Director Of Pharmacy- Managed Care

Optima Health Virginia Beach , VA 23452

Posted 11 months ago

Job Description:

Assumes the responsibility and accountability for the Pharmacy Department services and operations within Optima Health Plan. Serves as a mentor and role model of professional practice consistent with organizational goals, customer service, clinical effectiveness, and standards of care.

Responsible for the delivery of high quality services that meet or exceed customer expectations and all requirements established by applicable regulatory and/or accreditation bodies. Establishes the strategic plan for the Pharmacy Department and pharmacy benefit aligned with the health plan's organizational strategic plan and objectives ultimately contributing to the success of the organization. Develops and implements cutting edge pharmacy benefit and utilization strategies that will enhance internal operating efficiency and bottom-line accountability as it relates to utilization of pharmaceutical products across the pharmacy and medical benefit.

Effectively negotiate and manage contracted vendor relationships supporting the pharmacy benefit inclusive of drug company contracting and rebate management.

Required Education

Bachelor's Level Degree

  • PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

Job Posting

Optima Health is hiring a Director of Pharmacy

  • Managed Care to lead our Pharmacy Benefit Management teams in Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach, VA.

Department/Position Overview:

The Director will assumes the responsibility and accountability for the Pharmacy Department services and operations within Optima Health Plan. Serves as a mentor and role model of professional practice consistent with organizational goals, customer service, clinical effectiveness, and standards of care.

Responsible for the delivery of high quality services that meet or exceed customer expectations and all requirements established by applicable regulatory and/or accreditation bodies. Establishes the strategic plan for the Pharmacy Department and pharmacy benefit aligned with the health plan's organizational strategic plan and objectives ultimately contributing to the success of the organization. Develops and implements cutting edge pharmacy benefit and utilization strategies that will enhance internal operating efficiency and bottom-line accountability as it relates to utilization of pharmaceutical products across the pharmacy and medical benefit.

Effectively negotiate and manage contracted vendor relationships supporting the pharmacy benefit inclusive of drug company contracting and rebate management. 5 years Pharmacy Leadership experience should include clinical pharmacy care experience, pharmaceutical contracting experience, quality improvement, pharmacy utilization management, leadership and management experience working in a health plan. At least 5 years of experience managing people and managing several projects or programs simultaneously. Will consider pharmacists not licensed in Virginia due to relocation.

Will lead 30 total team members (direct and indirect). Must have Virginia Pharmacist license within 90 days of Sentara start date. Doctorate of Pharmacy preferred.

Division Highlights:

Optima Health offers a full suite of commercial health insurance products including employee-owned and employer-sponsored plans, as well as Individual and Family health plans, employee assistance plans and plans serving Medicare and Medicaid enrollees. We offer programs to support members with chronic illnesses, customized wellness programs, and integrated clinical and behavioral health services.

As a nationally recognized provider of health plan coverage and innovative wellness programs, we live our mission "to improve health everyday." This same commitment and dedication directs our philosophy as an employer. When you join Optima Health, you will experience our deep passion for heal and service excellence while benefiting from a culture of opportunity, learning, career growth, and support --every day. Optima Health is a service of Sentara Healthcare, so joining Optima is joining the Sentara Healthcare family.

Sentara Benefits:

Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We're setting the standard for medical excellence within a vibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. For more information about our employee benefits, CLICK HERE!

Join our team, where we are committed to quality healthcare, improving health every day, and provide the opportunity for training, development, growth!



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