Jet Setter Pharmacist: Large City Sophistication, Small Town Flavor and Laid-back Attitude

April 25, 2014

As a pharmacist, you have options when it comes to where you work, and at PharmacyWeek we see several pharmacy job opportunities cross desks every day that even make us want to get up and go work at these dream destinations. Jet Setter Pharmacist highlights great job openings in even better locations, and what makes these locations and employers so unique!

Windy-Point-Vista-AZLOCATION: Tucson, Arizona

EMPLOYER: Aetna

POSITIONS: Clinical Pharmacist

WHY YOU’LL LOVE ITLarge city sophistication, small town flavor and laid-back attitude. From stylish to rustic, fitting any mood or recreational pleasure. That’s the attraction of Tucson. Its growing population of 800,000 fun-loving residents places it among America’s fastest growing cities.

No crowded urban landscape here. Tucson is only about wide-open beautiful spaces quietly nestled in the colorful Sonoran Desert surrounded by different mountain ranges each offering unique experience while equally sharing world-class views. Famous for its giant Saguaro with striking elegant blooms, Tucson is a haven that attracts hikers and outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world.

And when the mood beckons, take the scenic drive to the top of Mount Lemon in the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains. Cool pine forests, changing seasons, spectacular views and yes, winter snowfall that offers downhill skiing and bountiful winter recreation.

With over 300 days of annual sunshine and clear blue skies, its always tee-time in Tucson Az. Gorgeous golf courses ranked among the world’s best are ready whenever you are.

When you crave culture, slick yourself up and enjoy the Tucson Symphony or its Opera Company. There’s an abundance of art, botanical and historical museums. Within very short driving distance, you can envelop yourself into ancient history and the rough and tough days of the old west. Tombstone is nearby; where you can walk the same path of the famous Gunfight at the OK Corral. Take a short drive to Colossal Cave and hike into the depths where the prehistoric Indian Tribes sought shelter amidst formations that took millions of years for nature to create.

Tucson offers a style of living and a vacation personality like no other city.

ABOUT THE JOB: Working At Aetna — the Value To You

What does it mean to work at Aetna?  A lot.  From programs and benefits that support your financial, physical and emotional health to opportunities to build your knowledge and expand your career, the company makes working here a valuable experience in many ways.

This position provides pharmacist expertise in support of utilization management programs that provide drug therapy cost containment while ensuring quality care in pharmacy benefit management for workers compensation clients and their injured workers. POSITION LOCATION IS TUCSON, ARIZONA.

Monitors provider prescribing habits and makes recommendations to prescribers telephonically to improve drug therapy regimens for injured workers as appropriate.
Educates, supports and assists pharmacy technician colleagues involved in the clinical pharmacy benefit program operations. Completes client specific reports outlining prescription drug spend trends with recommendations for pharmacy benefit management cost containment strategies and clinical program outcomes Writes and maintains clinical pharmacy process procedural documents.
Assists in creating and maintaining preferred drug lists consistent with state workers compensation regulations and that meet clients specific requirements. Writes drug utilization reviews based on prescription drug claim history and medical records. Assists in researching for and writing drug therapy and pharmacy benefit newsletters and bulletins for clients.
Identify customer’s pain points
Create a strategic plan that addresses those pain points
Manage and achieve the strategic goals
Handle customer requests providing data and training as requested or needed

EDUCATION
The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Pharmacy/Licensed Pharmacist is required
Pharmacy/Registered Pharmacist (RPh) is required

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES
Functional – Clinical/Medical/Consultative informatics/1-3 Years
Functional – Project Management/Project Leader/1-3 Years

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