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Pharmacist careers

Improving health through medication management

As an Aetna pharmacist, you’ll play a central role in our mission to build a healthier world. Our members use prescription servicess more often than any other health care. And our pharmacy benefits help them stay as healthy as possible and prevent crises that might send them to a hospital.

Aetna pharmacists fill prescriptions for long-term and specialty medications by mail order. And they are crucial to our integrated care management.

Our tools and data resources allow our pharmacists to alert members’ doctors to care concerns. And we offer nursing support for members with complex medication needs. The result? When pharmacy and medical work together, our members can get better, more consistent care, at an affordable cost.

Flexibility and a great career path

We support your needs, too. You can work the hours that fit your schedule. If you’re looking for professional growth, you’ve found the right place. We have positions from entry-level residents to senior management. And we’ll promote your professional development by helping you pay for continuing education and license fees. 

Our generous benefits include some unusual ones, such as online mindfulness classes and yoga classes. We offer discounts on gym memberships. You can even earn money for your healthy habits. 

Of course, every professional role is different and may have unique requirements. But, in general, here’s what we’re looking for:

  • An active pharmacy license (for employees handling prescriptions and some leadership positions)
  • 2-3 years background in pharmacy procedures, laws, positive and negative formulary and DAW codes
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • For higher-level positions, a master’s degree, MD or PhD
  • In addition, we strongly prefer experience with managed care and Medicare/Medicaid.

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Director, clinical pharmacy

As a director of clinical pharmacy, you’ll make decisions that can improve health for individual members and employee populations as a whole. Your team will balance clinical with financial needs to promote the best care for members at an affordable cost. You’ll create policies, strategies and workflows that minimize gaps in care, promote medication access and improve efficiency. By analyzing health trends, you’ll be able to adapt solutions for particular groups of employees. You’ll translate the details about specific drugs for audiences across the organization to lead to policy decisions. And you’ll help shape strategy and  further our competitive advantage. 

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Manager, clinical pharmacy operations

As a manager of clinical pharmacy operations, you’ll develop formulary, disease management and other clinical programs. And you’ll take on the challenge of optimizing quality of care while controlling costs. You’ll be the in-house expert for clinical pharmacy issues. So others will consult you on  appeals, fraud, drug reviews and other subjects. Your area of oversight will include our own pharmacy-related research. And you’ll also keep track of research in industry, government and academia. To do all this, you’ll need help. So you’ll be able to select, train, coach and mentor a strong team.  Together, you’ll deliver the best integrated, affordable pharmacy solution to our customers. 

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Pharmacy operations supervisor

Are you an experienced pharmacist who’s ready to lead others? As an operations supervisor, you’ll oversee a shift, a function or a small department (across all shifts). You’ll direct the work of team leads and technicians, as well as support staff and administrative staff. You and your team will enter orders, process prescriptions and take calls from physicians. As the daily operations leader, you’ll manage workflow and performance for your team. And you’ll be responsible for reporting your results to senior management.

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Clinical pharmacist

As an Aetna clinical pharmacist, you’ll develop strategies and policies to improve health care at an affordable cost. You may work in our Medicare business. In that case, you’ll implement clinical management programs in local markets. Or you may manage the pharmacy part of medical benefits for assigned customers. We also have numerous joint ventures with hospitals and doctors. If you are involved in one of them, you’ll help develop treatment guidelines. You’ll monitor patient care and may suggest medication changes to doctors. You may even work one-on-one with high-risk patients to head off problems with medications. 

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Pharmacy resident

Our residency program allows post-graduate pharmacists to gain experience in managed care pharmacy, including:

  • Formulary management
  • Prior authorization
  • Strategic benefit design
  • Pharmacy operations

As a pharmacy resident, you’ll review doctor and member drug use data to ensure effective utilization management. You’ll write drug monographs. And you’ll participate in reviews of new drugs and therapeutic classes. The program lasts one year. It is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).

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