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Bilingual/Bicultural Clinical Pharmacist-Care Management (English/Spanish)

Company: SCAN Healthplan
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Bilingual Clinical Pharmacist, Care Management

  • Long Beach, CA
  • Arizona (Remote)
  • Nevada (Remote)
  • Full-Time

About SCAN

As one of the nation's largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, serving more than 200,000 members in California, SCAN Health Plan has been a mission-driven organization dedicated to keeping seniors healthy and independent for over 40 years. SCAN employees are passionate about what they do, and understand that success is based on achieving the mission. Employees are afforded with the training and tools necessary to do their jobs and are rewarded for their efforts and recognized as experts in their fields. To learn more, visit scanhealthplan.com or follow us on social media: LinkedIn; Facebook; and Twitter.

The Opportunity

The Clinical Pharmacist, Care Management will perform comprehensive and targeted medication management in high risk plan members to identify, resolve, and prevent medication-related problems to improve care outcomes.

You Will

  • Provide clinical recommendations pertaining to, but not limited to, gaps in care, high risk medications, compliance and adherence, drug interactions, therapeutic substitution, and generic substitution.
  • Complete comprehensive medication review of prescription and non-prescription medications with emphasis on patient assessment and counseling, safe and effective use of medications, identification of potential drug interactions, and other related activities.
  • Conduct engaging and comprehensive telephonic medication consultations with members and delivers high quality evidence-based therapeutic recommendations to providers.
  • Utilize prescription and medical claim data to generate clinical recommendations for medication management.
  • Complete pharmacotherapy assessment of patients' claims, past medical history, and disease states.
  • Collaborate with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner.
  • Provide medication education to patients to improve medication adherence. Monitor of complex comorbidities (DM, HTN, hyperlipidemia, bone disease, ID, etc.).
  • See the whole person, take into account Social Determinants of Health, and connect members to benefits as applicable.
  • Perform job duties with sensitivity to the patients' diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Navigate the Part B and Part D benefits to support member care.
  • Research and maintain knowledge of current and emerging clinical trends. Takes initiative to continually learn and maintain clinical and regulatory knowledge.
  • Actively participate in various clinical departmental meetings and forums to improve clinical programs, enhance processes, and share clinical information.
  • Maintain competency skills to identify medication safety concerns in the age-related population and institute additional measures to provide a safe environment with consideration to the developmental changes in the patient population.
  • Ensure projects/tasks, as assigned, are completed in a timely manner and contribute to success of the team.
  • Serve as preceptor to pharmacy students and residents as assigned.


Your Qualifications

  • Pharm. D. degree required.
  • Current Pharmacist Licensure in California required.
  • Board Certification preferred (Geriatric, AmCare, or Pharmacotherapy)
  • Completion of a PGY1 and/or PGY2 residency or equivalent clinical practice experience

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish required.
  • Dynamic and confident person with strong clinical skills and a mind that is both flexible and capable of critical thinking.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build positive, trusting relationships with providers and other health care staff.
  • Must be highly detail oriented, motivated, and independent.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology as related to drug usage.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of common disease states and pathologies.
  • Ability to comprehend patient medical management plans.
  • Ability to assess and apply current pharmacological and biopharmaceutical principles for the selection and use of drug products in a clinical setting.
  • Ability to extract pertinent information from the patient or other sources and relate it to the patient care plan.
  • Possess the verbal and written communication skills required to fulfill the pharmacist's responsibilities.
  • Ability to provide recommendations and monitor the use of drugs.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and standards relative to pharmacy practice.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to the use of automated information systems in daily practice.
  • Demonstrated competency in techniques of pharmaceutical calculations, compounding and pharmacokinetics.
  • Possess patient-centered communication skills

What's in it for you?

  • A competitive compensation and benefits program
  • An annual employee bonus program
  • Generous paid-time-off (PTO)
  • Ten paid holidays per year
  • Excellent 403(b) Saving Plan, providing up to 4% match and vesting after three years
  • Casual attire
  • Telecommute opportunity
  • A work-life balance and much more!

We're always looking for talented people to join our team! Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply now!

SCAN is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

Keywords: SCAN Healthplan, Long Beach , Bilingual/Bicultural Clinical Pharmacist-Care Management (English/Spanish), Other , Long Beach, California

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