Alumni Career Opportunities

To Post A Job:
Have an employment opportunity to share with the UWSOP alumni community? Please send position, company, location, job description/details, requirements, contact information, and if you or the acting supervisor are a UW alumnus/a, to rxalumni@uw.edu

Positions offered by pharmacy employers are posted on this site as a service to the pharmacy community. Positions will not be posted for recruitment firms serving as agents for pharmacy employers. Pharmacies who want positions posted on this site should contact us directly. We reserve the right to review and screen all requests.

Director Pharmacy Business Services | City of Hope

Location: Duarte, CA

Position Description
The Director of Pharmacy business serves as the senior leader responsible for directing and organizing programs that identify, measure, and compare the costs and consequences of drug therapy to the healthcare system while ensuring the highest care quality and good customer experience. The director uses Pharmacoeconomics analysis, 340B knowledge and payer guidance as a tool for developing strategies that include cost-minimization, cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, and cost-utility and will compare competing treatment options that measure costs and patient outcomes. The business office will use all the fiscal and budgetary data available for effective procurement services, contract execution, compliance, formulary management, medication policy determination, and resource allocation. Follows established City of Hope and enterprise pharmacy policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Key Responsibilities
Pharmacoeconomics:

Analyzes claims, billing data, product literature and multiple internal and external data sources to identify or strengthen cost-effectiveness.
Generates cost-effectiveness, budget impact models, and other tools critical for advancing opportunities, achieving optimal contract positioning, pricing reimbursement, and insurance coverage Provide economic analysis with health care providers, insurers, patients and regulators.
Lead and support the development of the health economic strategy of the Pharmacy Enterprise.
Responsible for implementing the technical components of health economic studies including proposal development, analysis and interpretation.
Identifies and recommends cost reduction and revenue enhancement programs when appropriate
Responsible for statistical and technical support to internal customers and other members in the leadership team.
Quality:

Responsible to ensure system-wide appropriate 340B data management and compliance
Coordinates internal and external compliance assessments and audits to ensure compliance
Responsible to ensure system-wide appropriate drug purchasing management and compliance
Development and maintenance of departmental policies and procedures as they relate to financial management, procurement activities, and contracts.
Budgetary oversight:

Contract with vendors to optimize pharmacy budget
Negotiates agreements with vendors, drug wholesalers, group purchasing organizations and insurance companies for price optimization
Collaborates with the finance and billing departments to monitor the Medicare cost reports as they relate to drug pricing program.
Oversight:

Procurement, 340B program, Pharmacoeconomics, Revenue Integrity (RI) oversight, Contracts
Inventory, budget development and other aspects related to medication procurement and distribution program.
Regulatory and legislative activity and subject matter expert as it relates to the 340B drug program requirements and HRSA Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) regulations
Oversight of all pharmacy related billing activities
All Joint Commission requirements, DEA, BOP, and others as deemed critical to the organization.
Oversight over enterprise wide formulary standardization and enforcement
Activities related to payor policies
Budgetary Operations Administration

Assists the VP in the development of annual budgets and monitors actual performance relative to plan. Reviews budget and develops and implement corrective action plans to address financial shortfalls. Continually seeks opportunities to improve fiscal performance, return on investment program compliance and cost saving initiatives.
Medication Delivery Process Administration

Leads and provides oversight of the design and operation of the entire medication use process to ensure safety and efficiency. This includes complex patient research protocols (Phase II-IV Trials) including storage requirements.
Human Resource Administration

Leads, motivates, mentors and develops education for the business pharmacy team to ensure program growth and goals fulfilment. Recruits, hires, evaluates and disciplines direct reports if warranted. Justifies staffing model and ensures appropriate levels of staffing to meet safety and patient care needs.
Business quality oversight

Provides oversight to all business aspects of the enterprise to ensure compliance with all internal and external regulatory requirements that includes but not limited to the following; BOP, DEA, HERSA and JC. Routinely reports on programs and budgetary and Pharmacoeconomics initiatives. Ensue proper follow up on identified and/or known revenue and /or fiscal issues and ensure timely resolution. Establishes, monitors and takes corrective action to address key performance indicators.
Provider Relations

Works with senior business leaders to ensure program is strategically developed and aligned with COH and pharmacy enterprise wide goals and initiatives.

Qualifications
Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy with Pharmacy Degree (Pharm.D) or an MBA.
7+ years of progressively responsible healthcare administration experience; 2 to Three years of experience in a leadership role.
Knowledge and understanding of Title 22, GMP, CDPH, CMS, DEA, California state board of pharmacy, HIPPA, USP, California Pharmacy Law, provider regulations and Joint Commission standards.
Knowledge and understanding of human subject’s research which includes the entire IRB application process, legal requirements and oversight (OHRP, FDA, and others) and auditing/reporting results. Experience in 340 B program.
Quantitative skills for statistical analysis and budget assessment.
License in the state of California as a Pharmacist; Board Certification such as BCPS and/or BCOP.
To Apply

Eastern State Hospital Pharmacy Director | WA State DHSH

Location: Spokane County – Medical Lake, WA

Position Description
Eastern State Hospital seeks a Director of Pharmacy. The pharmacy provides services for approximately 340 patients at Eastern State Hospital (ESH). Clinical pharmacists also provide pharmacological counsel to 30+ providers, both psychiatric and medical provided within the mission of Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Behavioral Health Services (BHA) and Eastern States Hospital (ESH) to “transform lives by supporting sustainable recovery, independence and wellness.
Duties
The Pharmacy Director is responsible for overseeing the entire scope of daily mission-critical functions performed by the pharmacy department at ESH; ensuring that the hospital meets the medication management standards of accrediting bodies including The Joint Commission (TJC), Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission (PQAC) standards. Accreditation is critical for sustainable operation and continued federal funding. Responsibility for meeting these standards involves developing policies and procedures that medical, nursing and pharmacy staff follows, with the main focus on patient safety and accountability of medications. This Director of Pharmacy supervises Clinical Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and billing/purchasing technicians. This requires completion of annual employee evaluations, performance and development plans, daily work performance feedback and corrective action if required. In addition, the Director serves as a key member of the hospital executive team and consultant to other BHA teams.

Other duties performed
Supervises 14 pharmacy staff: combination of 7 clinical pharmacists and 7 pharmacy technicians; pharmacy students and residents.
Directly supervises the Medicare Part D prescription billing process which is responsible for billing and reimbursement of approximately $1.4 million in revenue for ESH;
Reviews medical literature and develops policies and procedures effecting standards of pharmacy practice and describing how to meet patients’ pharmaceutical care and medication safety needs;
Reviews policies regarding medications including prescribing, dispensing, administration, and monitoring, as well as regulatory and accreditation issues;
Has oversight of the medication budget for ESH. ($5.3 million for SY 2021);
Serves as contract administrator for the CareFusion (Pyxis) contract ($260,000/annually executive team and consultant to other BHA teams.
Provides clinical pharmacological consultative services and acts a peer reviewer for clinical pharmacological consults written by pharmacists;
Serves on multiple hospital and patient care committees to act as a liaison or representative between the Pharmacy and committees;
Facilitates hospital-wide committees and work groups;
Leverage pharmacy expertise to improve quality, safety, patient experience, patient access to quality healthcare across the continuum of care, and the economic performance of the organization.

What we're looking for in a Pharmacy Director
Knowledge
A valid Washington State license to practice pharmacy AND Graduation from an accredited college of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree OR
Master of Science (M.S.) degree with clinical emphasis OR
Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy with clinical emphasis, a completed Residency Program in Clinical Pharmacy, a specialty residency in psychiatric pharmacy, or an administrative specialty residency, and 2 years’ of clinical consultative pharmacy experience of clinical consultative pharmacy experience OR
Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and the equivalent of 5 years’ of clinical pharmacy consultative experience

Skills and Abilities
Proficiency to work collaboratively and respectfully with all staff and patients to accomplish the mission of the hospital;
A skilled leader with experience developing staff and departmental relationships across a hospital environment.
Experience working in a unionized environment.
Ability to work with persons who have behavioral, emotional, psychiatric, social, medical and/or correctional problems and who may exhibit inappropriate non-compliant and/or aggressive behavior;
Ability to work in a facility receiving Medicare Funds.
Technical knowledge and ability; skilled in using automated medication dispensing systems, such as Pyxis products and electronic health records and other technological innovations;
Knowledge and skills to function as a Clinical Pharmacist;
Ability to communicate with management, peers, clients, and the public.
Experience leading operational improvement projects.
Demonstrates personal leadership qualities and business acumen essential to operate effectively within the health system and to advance the profession and practice of pharmacy.

To Apply
Submit a completed application and attach your resume and cover letter HERE

Pharmacist | Washington Valley Pharmacy

Locations: East wenatchee , Quincy , WA

Position Description
Dispensing or supervising the dispensation of medications and related supplies, according to physicians’ prescriptions
Able to check and dispense Single dose as well as multi dose packaging
Reviewing prescriptions for accuracy
Checking for drug interactions
Able to do immunization.
Counseling patients regarding appropriate use of medications
Overseeing daily ordering, as well as automatic refills
Collaborating with other healthcare professionals to plan, monitor, review, and evaluate patient effectiveness
Recommending drug therapy changes when appropriate
Ensuring the pharmacy complies with all local, state, and federal regulations
Educating patients and staff on drug therapies
Requirements
Must have active Pharmacist License for State of WA
Contact Details
Hardik ( Harry ) Modi – Hiring Manager / Owner
phone : + 1 (785)-851-9022
Perks
Lucrative Pay + Medical + Bonus

COVID Vaccination Pharmacists | Seattle Pharmacy Relief, PLLC

Locations: Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Shoreline, Everett, Puyallup, Federal Way, Tacoma, Lacey, Vancouver, Bremerton, Sequim, Port Townsend, Ellensburg, Yakima, Kennewick

Position Description
Pharmacists needed to assist in providing Covid vaccinations at Seattle Pharmacy Relief’s client pharmacy sites such as Costco, QFC, and a variety of independent pharmacies. Scheduling is flexible and work opportunities can be freely accepted or rejected by employees as they arise. We endeavor to add 50 part-time, PRN Pharmacists to our staff so that we can be of maximal assistance to client pharmacies as the Covid vaccination campaign gets fully underway. Seattle Pharmacy Relief is a Pharmacist-owned, local staffing firm which caters exclusively to pharmacy. As members of our team, all immunization trained Pharmacists will be provided with a collaborative drug therapy agreement sponsored by a local physician which imparts the authority to administer all FDA approved Covid vaccines.
Qualifications
Washington Pharmacist or Intern license in good standing. Immunization Certification and Current Basic Life Support credentials.
To Apply
Email Howard Crabtree at howard@seattlepharmacyrelief.com

Clinical Pharmacist | DSHS WA State

Location: Spokane County – Medical Lake, WA
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Retail Pharmacists | Walgreens

Location: Nationwide (16 positions in WA state)

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Learn more about joining the Walgreens team at jobs.walgreens.com

Posted 12/4/2020


Consultant Pharmacist | Premera

Location: Telecommuter/Mountlake Terrace/Spokane

Join Our Team: Do Meaningful Work and Improve People’s Lives

Our purpose, to improve customers’ lives by making healthcare work better, is far from ordinary. And so are our employees. Working at Premera means you have the opportunity to drive real change by transforming healthcare.

To better serve our customers, we’re creating a culture that promotes employee growth, collaborative innovation, and inspired leadership. We are committed to creating an environment where employees can do their best work and where best-in-class talent comes, stays, and thrives!

Who We Are: A Customer-Focused, Local Health Plan
We are a diverse team of professionals comprised of early in career, pharmacy leadership, and 15+ year experienced staff. We serve as a collaborative partner across the Premera enterprise. We offer expertise in the areas of pharmacy business development, clinical operations, strategic/clinical programs, and consulting. We are committed to serving the diverse needs that our customers present. We deliver drug management programs, solutions, and services that hold the healthcare system accountable to standards of care, quality, and clinical effectiveness. The diversity of our programs and solutions deliver value to customers and strive to improve member experience to make their experience simple and easy.

The Consultant Pharmacist executes a strategic pharmacy support and sales role for a set of assigned clients as well as supporting role for all clients across the book of business.

The role serves the Pharmacy department and Sales/Account management as the primary contact for all clinical support, formulary management, clinical program modeling, trend evaluation, pharmacy business support, Rx program implementation/oversight support, results evaluation, follow-ups related to the comprehensive management of pharmacy benefits, clinical programs, services issues, and initiatives related to pharmacy benefits.

The Consultant Pharmacist works with a number of different stakeholders across the organization including Pharmacy Operations, Clinical Pharmacy team, Product team, Actuary, Underwriting, Knowledge Management/Data analysts, Legal/Regulatory, external vendor partners, Proposal Management (RFP) team, Sales, and Account Management.

Role requires travel to Eastern, WA and Alaska up to 50% of the time (1-2x per month) to meet with clients.

What You’ll Do
  • Works as a pharmacy subject matter expert for internal and external stakeholders including brokers and employer groups
  • Provides sales support related to pharmacy subject matter
  • Develops and presents pharmacy reporting to various internal and external audiences including client-specific pharmacy experience/trend reporting
  • Understands client benefit set-ups and works with sales to identify gaps and client opportunities
  • Provides pharmacy RFP sales support
  • Knows, understands, and communicates pharmacy-related marketplace topics and issues for unique/varied audiences
What You’ll Bring
Required:

  • Pharmacy degree (B.S. or PharmD)
  • Current U.S. pharmacist license in good standing
  • Two (2) years’ experience as a practicing pharmacist
  • Two (2) years’ experience in pharmaceutical sales or consulting, preferably in managed care

Preferred:

  • Advanced secondary degree (ex. MBA, MHA)
  • Experience working with various lines of business (commercial, Medicaid, Medicare)
  • Organizational skills including the ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks
  • Ability to work with multiple partners to help address and resolve complex issues/escalations
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience with and understanding of pharmacy/drug financials and business impacts
What We Offer
  • Medical, vision and dental coverage
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement programs (401K employer match and pension plan)
  • Wellness incentives, onsite services, a discount program and more
  • Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Generous Paid Time Off to reenergize
  • Free parking

Apply Online
Posted 11/18/2020


Pharmacy Manager | Makah Tribe’s Sophie Trettevick Indian Health Center

Location: Neah Bay, WA

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Posted 11/18/2020


Pharmacist/Clinical Services Coordinator | Pharm-A-Save

Location: Granite Falls, WA

Get to know us: We are an alumni-owned and locally owned community pharmacy located in Granite Falls, WA. Our sister pharmacy is located in Duvall, WA. We are committed to providing the highest level of care to the patients in our community by meeting our patients’ needs while working with providers in the area.

What We’re Looking For: A Full-Time Pharmacist who is committed to providing exceptional care and advancing the role of pharmacy within a community-based pharmacy practice. This individual needs to be an excellent communicator with staff, patients and other healthcare team members, detail-oriented, innovative, self-starter, and appreciates and is willing to perform the baseline functions of a pharmacist in the community-based pharmacy setting. There will be opportunities to work at or for both locations in Granite Falls and Duvall. While the primary location/employer will be Pharm-A-Save Granite Falls, any hours worked at Duvall Family Drugs will count towards your employee benefit requirements.

Job Description Apply on Indeed Email Aluma Owner with Questions or Application

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To Post A Job:
Please send information in the following format: position, company, location, job description/details, requirements, contact information, and if you or the acting supervisor are a UW alumnus/a, to rxalumni@uw.edu

Positions offered by pharmacy employers are posted on this site as a service to the pharmacy community. Positions will not be posted for recruitment firms serving as agents for pharmacy employers. Pharmacies who want positions posted on this site should contact us directly. We reserve the right to review and screen all requests.

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