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Clinical Pharmacy Program Consultant

University of Massachusetts Medical School
MA, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Jun 25, 2022

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Clinical Pharmacist
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Clinical Pharmacy Program Consultant Job Number: 2022-40029
Category: Healthcare
Location: North Quincy, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: Commonwealth Medicine
Department: Commonwealth Medicine - Office Of Clinical Affairs - W401300
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: P3
Union Code: Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: April 1, 2022


Under the general direction of the Clinical Pharmacy Manager or designee, the Consultant Pharmacist IV functions as a team member of the Pharmacy Program within the Office of Clinical Affairs (OCA). The Consultant Pharmacist IV will assist in the development and management of the MassHealth Drug List, clinical initiatives, Accountable Care Organization pharmacy oversight and other pharmacy programs. This position will serve as a liaison to EOHHS sister agencies, the Drug Utilization Review Program, pharmacy providers, and the pharmaceutical industry, as necessary.

  • Manage select aspects of the specialty pharmacy program
  • Recommend appropriate therapeutic interchanges based on clinical information, economic evaluations and strategic initiatives
  • Identify market trends related to specialty pharmacy and proactively recommend adjustments
  • Analyze cost data and make formulary recommendations
  • Analyze data and clinical appropriateness for supplemental rebates and present findings to senior management for action
  • Monitor the clinical program, analyze results, and plan new program initiatives
  • Serve as liaison to the MassHealth Quality Office
  • Participate in the development of clinical drug use criteria for the Pharmacy Program
  • Lead pharmacy strategy workgroups to ensure that deliverables are met and that program or initiative implementation is optimized
  • Evaluate appropriate therapeutic classes for procurement based on utilization and clinical information
  • Evaluate, interpret, and present data in formal written format for review
  • Lead and participate in quality improvement and quality assurance initiatives
  • Refer suspected abuse and fraudulent members to the program manager or designee for case review
  • In the absence of the Pharmacy Manager make clinical recommendations to sister agencies and other stakeholders
  • Perform other duties as required

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy with 3 years of work experience or
    • Doctor of Pharmacy degree with 2 years of pharmacy-related work experience or completion of 2 years of pharmacy residency or
    • Doctor of Pharmacy degree with completion of 1 year of pharmacy residency and 1 year of pharmacy-related work experience or
    • Doctor of Pharmacy degree with completion of managed care residency program
  • Eligibility for licensure or current pharmacist license in good standing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations

  • Previous medical and medication review experience
  • Bilingual fluency in reading, writing and speaking English and one other major language
  • Experience with Medicaid
  • Experience with Managed Care
  • Experience in data analysis, and the evaluation and interpretation of economic models

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