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The primary role of the Managed Care Clinical Pharmacist Specialist is to help improve pharmacy utilization and pharmacy related quality metric scores. This role requires a strong background in Managed Care Pharmacy and Performance Improvement and is uniquely positioned to make a large positive impact to the organization. The impact supports efforts to ensure patients receive high quality preventative care and clinically appropriate cost effective treatment.
The main focuses for the position are data analysis, development of tools/processes and physician education. The areas of focus include IHA P4P/HEDIS pharmacy related quality metrics and cost effective prescribing.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
* Thorough understanding and mastery of Managed Care Pharmacy strategies, processes, and outcomes * Develop and implement programs that decrease overall drug spend for ACO and HMO lines of business * Present objective scientific rationale surrounding drug treatment recommendations * Review and analyze data to track overall drug utilization * Comprehensive knowledge of IHA quality metrics with emphasis on pharmacy related measures * Develop and implement programs to improve medication-related performance metrics (includes but not limited to monitoring patient registries, physician education, etc.) * Develop and implement patient and provider education materials/tools for both quality metrics and managed care pharmacy initiatives * Complete projects as assigned by Pharmacy and Quality Performance leadership team
* Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a managed care organization (provider group preferred) * Strong managed care pharmacy experience required (e.g. formulary management, P&T Committee) * Experience with pharmacy related quality metrics preferred * Proven track record in lowering pharmacy costs and implementing initiatives * Effective oral and written communication skills * Proficient computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
* Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy from an accredited school of pharmacy * Completed residency or fellowship training in ambulatory care, managed care, or pharmacoeconomics/outcomes through an accredited pharmacy residency * Specialty board certified preferred * Licensed in the State of California