Pharmacy Consultant Job Description

Pharmacy Consultant Job Description

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Pharmacy consultant provides direction and oversight for University of Chicago Hospitals clinical pharmacy activities at Mitchell Hospital and Comer Hospital.

Pharmacy Consultant Duties & Responsibilities

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Pharmacy Consultant Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Pharmacy Consultant

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Education for Pharmacy Consultant

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Employers hiring for the pharmacy consultant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Pharmacy, Business, Marketing, Management, Finance, Business/Administration, Education, MBA, Computer Science, Computer Sciences

Skills for Pharmacy Consultant

Desired skills for pharmacy consultant include:

Active directory
Clinical device settings
Hospital & pharmacy system integration
Hospital formulary build
Interface validation
Large hospital/IDN level pharmacy/clinical workflow processes
User account role design
Variety of software applications
MS Office
Competitive intel

Desired experience for pharmacy consultant includes:

Track operational issues and work with Client, Employer Group, HPS Pharmacy Client Service Consultants and HPS Colleagues to drive to timely resolutions
Regulatory (DOI, CMS, ) experience
3-5 years of experience using technical and analytical tools
2-4 years data experience using analytical tools
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite data extract tools
Experience with other relational databases such as Oracle, DB2, MySQL

Pharmacy Consultant Examples

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Pharmacy Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of pharmacy consultant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for pharmacy consultant
  • Performs data and financial analysis of drug categories, including utilization patterns, increasing trends, etc to identify opportunities for new revenue
  • Assists in developing and maximizing the profitability of pharmaceutical manufacturer rebate contracts
  • Develops and provides reports and data feeds for internal and external use
  • Collaborates with external vendor
  • Assists and supports development of other service fee contracts with pharmaceutical manufacturers related to drugs or therapeutic classes for both the pharmacy and medical benefit
  • Investigates and reports on issues
  • Supports and answers inquiries from both internal and external parties
  • Provides input and receives guidance on issues, challenges, and solutions related to formulary positions, rebate contracts, pharma programs and initiatives
  • Strives to understand MTM, Pharmacy Clinical Programs, MYB, and industry trends and use that knowledge to recommend, develop and implement effective solutions in collaboration with business partners
  • Support the Specialty Strategy team in short-term and long-term analysis and planning
Qualifications for pharmacy consultant
  • Inpatient pharmacy work experience required
  • Outpatient pharmacy work experience, a plus
  • Retail pharmacy work experience, a plus
  • 5+ years’ experience with inpatient, outpatient and dispensing workflows
  • Strong knowledge of workflow in acute or ambulatory pharmacy settings
  • Knowledge of automated dispensing machines and interfaces
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of pharmacy consultant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for pharmacy consultant
  • Pricing/Analytical support for the provider network to identify optimization and consolidation opportunities
  • Develop and maintain savings trackers for the specialty initiatives
  • Perform market sizing and trending analysis to show the shifts over time to support future program valuations and execution plans
  • Evaluate and implement improved management processes, reimbursement strategies, claim edits, reporting, and ongoing opportunity mining to reduce payment issues and increase cost control
  • Provide highly specialized detailed pharmacy related expertise
  • Presents recommendations to Senior Leadership
  • Tracks project success
  • Assists in identifying leads, writing proposals, and sharing of Statements of Work in pharmacy engagements
  • Coordinates projects, assuring deliverables are presented on time in a professional manner
  • Facilitates client meetings and discussions, on site and/or by conference call
Qualifications for pharmacy consultant
  • Build and manage UAT Release project plans based on Functional Area and project team planned testing for monthly, weekly or ad hoc releases in multiple test environments
  • Encourage advance planning for UAT through verification and approval of Testing Approach documents created by project teams
  • Create, manage, track, and coordinate changes to the Pharmacy Automated Claims Extractor and providing oversight over other pharmacy testing tools
  • Compile metrics and use to identify and implement continuous process improvement initiatives
  • Create and maintain process documentation, process flows, and P&Ps
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Visio (desirable)
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of pharmacy consultant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for pharmacy consultant
  • Scheduling and managing status calls for active engagements
  • Assisting with the preparation and presentation of deliverables
  • Supporting the pharmacy practice on internal marketing or intellectual capital initiatives such as development of new financial models or tools as applicable
  • Lead teams of analysts assigned to complex projects
  • Multiple, complex and timeline driven work efforts
  • Consults with business partners and external vendors concerning application and implementation of technology
  • Performs detailed analysis to define root cause for reported issues and facilitate issue resolution
  • Evaluates and interprets data relative to accuracy standards and able to format data into usable format for customer review
  • Responsible for acquisition, growth and retention of customers in allocated territory, this includes driving sustainable profit growth by identifying substitution opportunities for customers on territory
  • Responsible for developing and understanding customer needs through tailoring and delivering a business strategy to meet these needs within Sandoz’ value proposition, this includes developing substitution plans for contracted customers based on Dispense Intelligence (DI) information
Qualifications for pharmacy consultant
  • Requires a BA/BS degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field
  • Experience with pharmaceutical products, including familiarity with pharmaceutical and health care terminology, contract terminology and service agreements strongly preferred
  • Requires 3-5 years of contract administration including financial analytics experience, data extraction and manipulation experience, or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background
  • Intermediate level of proficiency in Excel and Access required
  • Prefer knowledge/experience with the EDWard system
  • Ability to extract data, perform analyses and identify trends and emerging considerations required
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Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a pharmacy consultant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for pharmacy consultant
  • Responsible for efficient territory management utilising the Sandoz Salesforce CRM 
  • High knowledge level of Sandoz portfolio and value proposition (key element in establishing credibility in the eyes of the customer) 
  • Develops high level of communication skills (presentation, probing, objection handling, closing) highlighting company, product and service capabilities in a planned strategy to develop profitable business 
  • Communicate regularly with direct line of management/mentors 
  • Deliver substitution training to pharmacy as per KPI’s
  • Supports business operations and client implementations in the development and maintenance of prior authorization criteria, fee schedules, client set-ups, and clinical edits within the Novologix system
  • Support client implementations through development and implementation of client specific operational requirements
  • Develops knowledge of drug database and assists with questions and processes related to drug database, NDC/HCPCS crosswalk and drug pricing calculations and loads
  • Performs daily drug claim review and assists in resolving related issues, performing related reports, and conducting routine claim rejection process
  • Monitors the Pharmacy and Drug Review incidents and facilitates the resolution of incidents related to drug and miscellaneous code claim review
Qualifications for pharmacy consultant
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team required
  • Candidate must be team oriented with ability to work as a successful team member and individually
  • Degree in Business or equivalent in relevant business experience
  • Minimum 2 years retail selling experience
  • Demonstrated achievement in business-to-business selling
  • Pharmacy selling or FMCG experience preferred
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Pharmacy Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a pharmacy consultant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for pharmacy consultant
  • Coordinate the generation and validation of data files to be provided to external audit vendor during external audit
  • Maintain appropriate contact between HPS, external audit vendor and HPS client throughout the external audit process
  • Coordinate work of cross-functional team to ensure accurate and timely review of potential discrepancies and collect and organize responses to those potential discrepancies
  • Present, explain and support HPS perspective on potential discrepancies identified as part of an external audit
  • Assist in negotiation (if necessary) of final external audit outcome and settlement if applicable
  • Assist, as assigned, in other, related audit activities
  • Reporting to the Director, Clinical Consulting West, will serve as a pharmacy domain expert to provide advice regarding the impact of company’s products and services on the customers, end-user experience
  • Serves as clinical resource to the Regional teams to provide support to drive sales in the Division
  • Maintain awareness of current issues relating to the medication management process in hospitals by attending professional meetings and conferences, interaction with peers in the healthcare community, and by direct involvement in professional organizations
  • Serve as a resource to management and staff on the issues relating to hospital practice and, more specifically, the pharmacy department and the hospitals medication management system
Qualifications for pharmacy consultant
  • 3+ years’ experience working in Managed Care
  • Bachelor Degree in Business healthcare or related field preferred
  • Strategic thinking and planning capabilities as it relates to understanding the competitive environment around specialty drugs
  • Ability to work independently under general instructions, evaluate facts, and arrive at conclusions that make sense
  • 2-5 Years of Health Care experience with knowledge of specialty drugs
  • Experience in both pharmacy and medical claim analysis

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