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Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator

Requisition# 20359

Employment Type

Full-time

Experience

B.S. Pharm or Pharm.D. Degree

Pharmacist with current unrestricted CA license (RPh)

Completion of PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency (Managed care or Pharmacy Practice) OR minimum 2 years of managed care or clinical pharmacy experience

Location

445 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108

Region
Bay Area San Francisco
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Brief job information:

This position is responsible for supervision of administrative and clinical aspects of the CCHP pharmacy benefit for Commercial, Exchange, and Medicare lines of business. The Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator will develop and maintain effective working relationships with pharmacy technicians, pharmacies and CCHP staff to ensure members receive optimal quality care and service. The pharmacist will work with CCHP’s PBM vendor and Compliance department to maintain regulatory compliance with state and federal authorities. The pharmacist manages the formulary and shall support and serve on the CCHP Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Oversee the CCHP Commercial, Exchange, and Medicare Part D formularies. Monitor non- formulary drugs and make recommendations for additions or changes to the formulary.
  2. Monitor the impact of the formulary and prepare clinical reviews to recommend utilization guidelines and prior authorizations criteria, including strategies to decrease pharmacy costs for members and CCHP.
  3. Working with the Medical Department and PBM, develop prior authorization criteria, pharmacy benefit coverage recommendations and formulary alternatives.
  4. Contact physicians and pharmacies directly for quality assurance issues regarding pharmacologic standards of care and best practices. Collaborate with physicians on identified medication related issues and work with them to improve patient therapy.
  5. Maintain effective relationships with CCHP’s pharmacy network through regular communication to ensure efficient administration of the formulary for members and physicians.
  6. Issue overrides and assists pharmacies with authorization issues in accordance with formulary protocol.
  7. Participate in the quarterly Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee, which includes developing agenda items, presenting clinical drug information and serving as a member of the P&T Committee.
  8. Monitor and analyze prescribing patterns and drug usage. Report findings and recommendations to the P&T Committee.
  9. Monitor reports for members hitting coverage gap to assure that drugs are categorized as Part D correctly and resolve discrepancies with CCHP’s PBM.
  10. Perform audits of all prior authorizations performed by CCHP’s PBM.
  11. Audit Part B vs. Part D drugs to assure drugs and costs are applied to the correct benefit.
  12. Review, prepare, and assist in validating plan submissions to state and federal agencies
  13. Assure compliance with state and federal regulations regarding the pharmacy benefit.
  14. Work with CCHP nurses in the disease management/care management/utilization management programs by providing pharmacy data, expertise and tasks as assigned.
  15. Accepts and performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum required:

  • B.S. Pharm or PharmD Degree
  • Pharmacist with current unrestricted CA license (RPh)
  • Completion of PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency (Managed care or Pharmacy Practice) OR minimum 2 years of managed care or clinical pharmacy experience
  • Proficient in MS Office, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Thorough knowledge regarding therapeutic use of drugs

Preferred candidate:

  • Pharmacist with demonstrated experience managing administrative and professional functions of a business unit
  • At least 1 year experience managing pharmacy benefit (formulary and/or drug utilization management)
  • Working knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations for Medicare, HMO Commercial Plans, and Exchange lines of business.
  • Therapeutic knowledge of specialty pharmacy disease state management
  • Excellent research and analytical skills with ability to apply evidence-based principles to physician prescribing and drug utilization.
  • Ability to multi-task; composure to effectively handle multiple priorities and deadlines.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Use proper body mechanics when handling equipment
  • Standing, walking and moving 50% of the day.

In our efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, CCHP requires that its employees be fully vaccinated as of their start date. If you require a medical or religious accommodation we will engage in the interactive process with you. Proof of vaccination will be required prior to start. If we make you an offer and you are not yet vaccinated, we will accommodate a delay in start date. CCHP may also mandate that its employees receive vaccine boosters, and all accommodation laws will be followed.

Base Pay Scale: Starting at $118,000 – $177,000 per year
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. This pay scale is not a promise of a particular wage.