Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.  

Schedule: 4 days per week, Monday - Thursday OR Tuesday - Friday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm CST, and rotational weekly on call as well as rotational weekends and holidays

Location: 6767 Old Madison Pike Nw, Suite 305, Huntsville, AL

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Enter prescriptions and verify appropriate and accurate information

  • Process prescriptions and delivery tickets

  • Resolve customer issues; ensuring accurate information is provided

  • Compounding IV Medications

  • Working in a clean – room

  • Pulling and staging the medications for compounding

  • Following USP 797 guidelines

  • Stocking medications

  • Labeling and organizing medications

  • Positions in this function perform various duties related to the fulfillment of prescription orders

  • Dispense any or all of the following: unit doses, specialty pharmaceuticals, injectables, IV, enteral and related supplies following state and federal regulations and company policies and procedures

  • May compound medications using appropriate components, supplies and sterile / ventilated environment

  • Process, pack, and ship outgoing pharmacy orders, ensuring drug, related supplies, and patient collateral (education materials) are included

  • May also perform drug / supply ordering and inventory / warehouse duties, including proper storage of drugs and supplies and appropriate refrigeration of perishable product, monitor and adjust/calibrate pharmacy equipment, fill dispensing units

  • Prep and scan documents, verify member / patient data, submit prescription orders in computer system

  • Contact members / patients to validate data, resolve rejected claims, request payment information, establish priority of order or delivery details, consult on medication issues, and set up treatment in on-site facilities

  • Interpret provider prescription and create order, access, input and retrieve prescription and medical / lab information from computer system, verifies whether order / drug is reimbursable / covered

  • Lifting up to 30 lbs. continuously

  • Standing on feet for an 8-10-hour shift with breaks and lunch

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active and current Pharmacy Technician license in the state of Alabama

  • Must be at least 18 years old

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Required Alabama Board of Pharmacy approved Training Program if applicable 

  • Sterile IV compounding experience gained in a hospital or Home Infusion environment

  • 1+ years of Pharmacy Technician experience

  • Pharmacy / prescription data entry experience

  • National Pharmacy Technician certification (PTCB)

  • Sterile Compounding Certification obtained through completion of a single course, a minimum of 40 hours of instruction

  • Proficiency with a computer and Windows PC applications including ability to navigate and learn new computer system application 


**PLEASE NOTE** The sign-on bonus is only available to external candidates.  Candidates who are currently working for UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time or per diem basis (Internal Candidates) are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus. 


At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location, and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups, and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.



Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.