An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.
• Manages and leads the development of specialty pharmacy services. • Develops, implements and maintains relevant policies and procedures for the area of responsibility. • Establishes and nurtures relationships with specialty clinic teams (providers and other team members) in order to expand clinical and distributive pharmacy services to respective specialty patient populations accordingly. • Develops specialty pharmacy services financial plan in consultation with executive pharmacy leadership, finance, and administration; monitors financial performance of responsible areas and is responsive to shift management strategies where possible / necessary in effort to achieve performance targets. • Establishes and maintains specialty operations including, but not limited to, benefits verification, prior authorization, dispensing and shipping logistics, patient and provider satisfaction, adherence and outcomes monitoring, quality management, and inventory control. • Develops annual work plans used to achieve goals and performance metrics in conjunction with executive pharmacy leadership; contributes to the strategic plan for the Pharmacy Services division. • Establishes and maintains URAC and other specialty pharmacy accreditation requirements. • Serves as a senior clinical professional for Specialty Pharmacy Services; responsible for jointly guiding clinical operations and oversight of clinical decisions; consults with clinical experts and ensures qualified clinicians are accountable to the organization for decisions affecting patient care. • In collaboration with the Executive Director of Managed Care and executive pharmacy leadership, facilitates the review and negotiation of payer contracts and markets specialty pharmacy services to maintain or increase visibility, and enable business growth. • Develops and coordinates operationally related quality and performance improvement programs addressing personnel competency, compounding, dispensing, and inventory control with the goal of ensuring the safe and efficient provision of services by the department. Conducts quality assurance monitoring and auditing to demonstrate compliance with hospital and department policy and procedures, regulatory, and accreditation standards. • Participates in leadership activities for division, contributing to the achievement of goals and objectives; evaluates team performance. Defines and maintains internal processes for function; establishes customer service standards and handles operational and customer service escalations for function. Nurtures the organizational culture, influencing change to support functional objectives. • Serves as a member of various interdisciplinary teams/committees as necessary. • Precepts pharmacy students and residents. • Maintains effective working relationships with peers in division, peers in other divisions, and senior leadership; communicates effectively. • Assumes preparation of the pharmacist and pharmacy technician work schedules (may delegate, as appropriate), considers team member requests time off, manages workflow, use of overtime, and oversees staffing plans accordingly. • Assigns and reviews work, provides work instruction (OTJ or formal training) and develops team members. Evaluates performance of team members, providing continuous feedback. Manages discipline and performance issues; hires and fires team members. Identifies resource needs and develops recommendations for meeting needs. • Works on highly complex or controversial projects; performs project management activities. Provides technical expertise on programs, processes, and best practices. • Ensures compliance against federal, state, and local regulations for functional area. • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire team members and to communicate effectively. • The ability to evaluate current methods of delivering service; plan improvement; and communicate and execute change.
Education: PharmD or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college of pharmacy
Experience: Five (5) years post-graduate experience in patient care including two (2) years in specialty or home-infusion pharmacy practice and one (1) year of management experience.
Licensure: Registered pharmacist in the state of Colorado without restriction
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 61139
About Children's Hospital Colorado
Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.