Pharmacy Rotation - June Start Date

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Feb 09, 2022
Jun 22, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Health Care that Starts with You!

Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 600,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs.

UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.


Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers.

At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.




UCare offers Medicare, Medicaid, Individual and Family health plans - powered by the hardest working people in the industry. Our people powered teams de-complicate, advocate and always go the extra mile to help our members. We serve with integrity, compassion and commitment to do right by members, providers and government partners. Above all, we come to work excited to provide members a path for the best health of their lives.


Working at UCare is more than a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Employees join UCare and stay because of the opportunity to have a purpose-driven job.

Our strong culture has established UCare as a Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace for 12 consecutive years since the awards program began. It's a culture that embraces innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and exemplary customer and provider experiences. Working at UCare is being a part of a people powered team dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and communities.


Position Description

UCare provides a unique opportunity for rotation students to gain experience within the managed care setting. The rotation will expose students to the roles and responsibilities for pharmacists at a health plan and to learn more about population health and government health care programs (Medicare, Medicaid, and Health Exchange). The student will be expected to work collaboratively as part of a team, perform drug class reviews, review newly marketed drugs, perform claims data analyses, perform pharmacoeconomic analyses, help improve quality measures, and help with formulary maintenance. Rotation objectives include the following:

• Understand the roles and responsibilities of the pharmacist within a managed care organization

• Learn about other departments within a managed care organization and how they interact with the pharmacy department

• Learn about the different government health care programs and regulatory oversight of these programs

• Learn about managing a pharmacy benefit and formulary administration

• Gain experience with reviews for medication requests

• Gain experience with tools available to assess utilization and trends within pharmacy

• Gain experience reviewing medication literature and newly marketed medications

• Learn about different quality and clinical programs, including Medication Therapy Management (MTM), for health plans

• Other projects and duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in health sciences research, public health or other field with a strong emphasis on critical thinking and program analysis. Statistic courses required. Master's degree or higher in informatics or health care discipline preferred.

Required Experience

Experience with health care metrics with understanding of healthcare data and key concepts in the Managed Care and Disease Management industries. Statistical calculation and interpretation. Related database experience and experience with statistical and query software (Excel, MS Access, SQL, Tableau). Two years of health care industry, program analysis and software administrator experience.

Preferred Experience

Related database experience and experience with statistical and query software (SAS) and visualization (Tableau).


The UCare difference is our people power - employees actively working on the behalf of our members to get them access to the health care they need. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and provide the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, and a myriad of volunteer activities. If you're looking for an inclusive environment that celebrates your people power, helps you build on your strengths and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

JOB POST DATE: 05/02/2022

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