Evolent Health
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Pharmacy | Arlington, VA, United States


Evolent Health is looking for a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist to join its population health team. As a member of a team of nurses, social workers, physicians, pharmacists, health economists, and program coordinators, you will have the opportunity to make a profound impact on the lives of people living with multiple chronic illnesses.  You will connect with your patients in person, on the phone and through email, in the hospital, physician office, and patient’s home - essentially however and wherever the patient needs your assistance to improve their health, better understand their illness and coordinate their care.
 
Responsibilities:

Patient Care

  • Assess the drug therapy needs of patients & monitor progress of therapy through consultations, patient education and clinical laboratory monitoring. Assess patients for medication adherence barriers and develop a plan to maximize patient’s medication success through improving or maintaining adherence to medications
  • Based on this assessment and in conjunction with the patient, the patient’s physician and other members of the population health team, create a care plan that will address the identified needs, remove barriers and improve the health of the patient.
  • Provide patients with a personal medication record that can be shared with caregivers, with prescribers, and across care transitions

Provider Support

  • Develop and deliver physician drug education plans & strategies (including pharmacy-specific benchmark reports) to promote cost-effective prescribing
  • Serve as expert in clinical pharmacokinetics & pharmacodynamics and is knowledgeable in drug information including contraindications and dose adjustments

Care Management Collaboration

  • Serve as an accessible authority on drug usage, interactions, over-dosages, compliance and other pharmaceutical information including non-formulary and restricted drug determinations
  • Develop and deliver pharmaceutical education to population health team
  • Assist in development and execution of pharmacy-specific population health strategic and tactical plans including HEDIS measure and CMS Star rating improvement
  • Function as liaison and subject matter expert related to client PBM systems and processes most specifically related to drug utilization management, drug prior authorization and pharmacy claim adjudication

Pharmacy Program Support

  • Assist in development and lead the execution of clinical pharmacy programs & initiatives and other Pharmacy and Therapeutics activities
  • May serve as preceptor for pharmacy students and pharmacy residents in accordance with established protocols

Qualifications:

Required (Specialist I)

  • Pharmacy doctorate degree
  • Completion of 1 year residency related to practice area or 3 years of equivalent clinical practice experience
  • Current active pharmacy license in good standing in at least one state

Required (Specialist II)

  • Pharmacy doctorate degree
  • 3-5 years clinical practice experience
  • Current active pharmacy license in good standing in at least one state

Preferred

  • Board certification (either Pharmacotherapy (US-BCPS) or Ambulatory care (US-BCACP)- A plus
  • Certified patient educator (e.g., Diabetes, Asthma)- preferred
  • Health plan or PBM clinical pharmacy experience (1-2 years)
  • Exceptional interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Committed to team-oriented work environment
  • Strong work ethic built on a foundation of proactivity
  • Committed to the practice of inquiry and listening
  • Navigate ambiguity with structured problem-solving and decision-making
  • Analytic with the ability to transform data & trends into actionable insight
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, ability to positively influence others with respect and compassion; fluency in a foreign language is a plus.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity with the aid of structured problem solving techniques
  • Committed to the practice of inquiry and listening
  • Flexible work schedule – may need to work evenings/ occasional weekends to provide patient access and/ or follow up.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • We are looking for team members who possess high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who are kind and empathetic, have a sense of humor, and who enjoy working for a collaborative, team-oriented system.

Our Company
Evolent Health supports progressive health care systems lead, build and own the path to value-based care. Evolent is a high-growth, entrepreneurial company founded in 2011. We are backed by established players in the health care industry: The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health Plan, the nation’s second largest provider-owned plan, and TPG Growth, part of an investment firm with $55.3 billion of assets under management. Our investor partners contribute proven population health expertise, intellectual property, and strong financial backing to propel our leadership in the market. Evolent integrates the people, processes and technology needed to advance value-based care delivery and innovative payment models.

Our People
Selected as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work, Evolent provides an opportunity to work with top experts in the health care field in an organization committed to career development. Our rapid growth is made possible by a team of professionals who thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. While our team comes from a variety of backgrounds, we share a passion to advance health and health care, and a desire to pursue our passion in an innovative setting. 

Our Culture
Our accessible leadership team cultivates an open door environment. We don’t like approval chains; we love ideas and people with the courage and conviction to bring novel solutions forward. We win as a team and always ask how we can do better. We respect and encourage commitments outside of work. While we don’t all work the same way or the same hours, we are all dedicated to exceptional results.

Our Work Environment
Headquartered near Washington, DC in Arlington, Virginia, we have additional sites in San Francisco, Pittsburgh and in client markets across the country. Our open workspace is specifically designed for collaboration and efficiency. Walking treadmill desks, an onsite fitness center, healthy snacks and fitness challenges are a part of our expansive wellness program. Evolent also sponsors company-wide community service projects and supports individual volunteering.
 
Our Compensation and Benefits
We recognize and reward our most valuable asset—our team—with competitive pay and annual performance-based bonuses. Evolent also offers comprehensive health benefits, a company-matched 401(k) beginning day one and flexible spending accounts for daycare and transit. Each employee receives 25 personal days and 10 holiday paid days off each year.

Evolent Health is an equal opportunity employer in regards to minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans.





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