Job Description

 

Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary

The Pharmacy Utilization Manager will oversee the efficient and effective usage of pharmaceuticals within the Pharmacy Division. The purpose of this role is to improve quality of care, cost-effectiveness, and clinical outcome through the use of approved drugs on the formulary and assure evidence-based utilization management. This individual will perform comprehensive utilization reviews on targeted formulary approved drugs including purchasing and prescribing trends to ensure evidence-base use across the health system.  The manager will prioritize linking utilization to patient outcomes. This position will work closely with the formulary team, patient financial services, high-cost committee, and Harris Health System’s utilization committee to promote financial stewardship by illuminating opportunities for evidence-based cost-effectiveness utilization. Through collaboration with pharmacy, physician, nursing, and informatics stakeholders, the Pharmacy Utilization Manager will coordinate efforts to mitigate unnecessary drug expenditure by monitoring medication utilization and comparing it to clinical outcomes for patients throughout the health system. Ultimately, the manager is accountable for optimal drug utilization and demonstrating clinical outcome of drugs approved by organizational pharmacy & therapeutics committee.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: 

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, or Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Master's Degree in Business, Healthcare Administration, or relevant/related field Preferred
  • ASHP Residency Training PGY1 and/or PGY-2 or HSPAL. (Required exception may be considered based on significant prior work experience)

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Pharmacist- Registered with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. 
  • Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) Residency                                                                                                                                                                 


Work Experience: Four (4) Years of Work Experience, or Two (2) Years of Work Experience with Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency or PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residency, or Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency.

Management Experience: Three (3) Years of Management Experience related to pharmacy with preference for experience in managed care pharmacy, health plan benefits, and/or health-system pharmacy administration.

Communication Skills:

  • Exceptional Verbal Communication; Public Speaking and Presentations,
  • Writing - Correspondence
  • Writing - Reports


Proficiencies: MS Office (Word, Excel Outlook)
Job Attributes: Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Design, Mathematical, Medical Terminology, Clinical Metrics and Patient Outcomes, Research, Statistical Analysis and Pharmacoeconomic Analysis.
Work Schedule: Flexible, Travel, On Call

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