Description: Under administrative direction of the Director of Pharmacy, responsible for managing the functions and activities regarding pharmaceuticals to ensure appropriate maintenance of the Kern Family Health Care Formulary. This position is responsible for executing the adherence of the Formulary and associated activities regarding pharmaceuticals for a Knox-Keene licensed health maintenance organization (HMO). Adhere to budgetary issues regarding pharmaceuticals. May assist Director with developing the pharmaceutical budget and develops opportunities to maintain or reduce budget. Assists providers and patients with issues concerning pharmaceuticals. This includes review of Treatment Authorization Requests (TARS) for approval, modification, or denial. Encodes TAR information in Pharmacy Benefit Manager desktop system. Assists in informing providers regarding Formulary changes. Assists in the development and maintenance of protocols for disease state management that involves pharmaceuticals. Serves as the technical resource for other departments with issues pertaining to pharmaceuticals. Serves as a liaison with pharmaceutical vendor representatives and other vendor representatives regarding pharmaceutical issues. Participates and assists in provider education. Assists with the development of treatment plans for patients with special problems such as medication. Assists internal/external auditors or inspectors with pharmaceutical issues or expenses. Performs other job-related duties as required. Adheres to all company policies and procedures relative to employment and job responsibilities.
Requirements: Two (2) years of HMO related pharmacy experience at a supervisory level or Four (4) years of pharmacy practice in a setting similar to a hospital or group purchasing organization and possess a degree from an accredited pharmacy institution or equivalent and a current active California pharmacist license. Possession of valid driver’s license and proof of State required auto liability insurance. Required travel negligible. Knowledge Base of Pharmacology, disease states, pharmaceutical purchasing systems, pharmacy benefit managers, managed health care, computing skills including word processing and development of spread sheets.