Clinical Pharmacy Manager

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Salem, OR
  • Mar 06, 2020
Full time Manager Pharmaceutical

Job Description

The Oregon Health Authority has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Pharmacy Manager with a background Clinical Pharmacy Management to join an excellent team, provide top-notch leadership and work to advance their Pharmacy operations. 


This position is under the classification Pharmacy Manager 2.




As a licensed pharmacist and Clinical Pharmacy Manager, you will primarily provide clinical, analytic and program direction to the pharmacy programs and clinical committees (P&T Committee, CCO Pharmacy Directors Meeting & Mental Health Clinical Advisory Group) overseen by the Pharmacy Purchasing and Oregon Prescription Drug Program (OPDP) Director.


In this role, you will be responsible for clinical consulting, and ensuring excellence for OPDP programs, and more generally the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to ensure participating entities are supported to deploy practices in purchasing, dispensing and drug utilization that improve outcomes and reduce costs. You will also be responsible for oversight over clinical pharmacists from the Oregon State University (OSU) College of Pharmacy, pharmacists working as contractors for the OPDP, and other clinical and operational staff engaging the office of DSI Pharmacy Section. You will need to demonstrate an understanding of all aspects of pharmacy operations and pharmacy staff management, as well as an ability to develop unique systems and procedures to serve the needs of many different sizes of participating pharmacy programs and organizations. You will also serve as a member of the Steering Committee of the OPDP with the OPDP Director. This requires working collaboratively with other states who participate within the Northwest Prescription Drug Consortium.


Additionally, you will oversee the clinical elements of the Drug Utilization Review and P&T Committee contractor, who supports the clinical review and clinical analysis of the evidence base to inform and support the P&T Committee’s work. This will involve oversight of licensed clinical pharmacists. All contractors that perform clinical work for OHA in the scope of pharmacy will be either managed through the CPM acting with full contract administration responsibilities or in an oversight role in consultation with the OPDP Director. Public speaking and presentations will be routinely required.


Another one of your primary responsibilities will be assisting in monitoring and managing over $1.6 billion in pharmacy purchasing and programs that provide publicly sponsored payment for medications. This responsibility will grow as the Consortium grows and OHA’s leveraging purchasing power grows. This includes the clinical elements and the connection to MHCAG and P&T Committee of the Medicaid mental health drug carve-out.




  • A current Pharmacist's license issued by the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy; AND Three (3) years of experience providing pharmaceutical services; AND Graduation from an accredited School of Pharmacy and registration as a Pharmacist by the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy.
  • An extensive management background particularly within state systems of care, but private sector experience is acceptable.
  • 10 or more years of experience in Clinical Pharmacy Management.
  • Experience providing consultative services to large and small participating entities and/or large state agencies on innovative and best practices to manage staff and processes to deliver the best outcomes and value clinically and fiscally.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Oregon Health Authority, Medicaid, and health systems.
  • Experience managing pharmacy operations in variety of settings such as Retail, Long term care, specialty, and/or institutional.
  • Experience interacting with stakeholders and staff at all levels.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and other office software.
  • Experience coordinating and supporting public meetings.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Solid understanding of OPDP and the pharmacy supply chain.
  • Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health disparities and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable and underrepresented populations.




We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, and enthusiasm. You will collaborate in an open office with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, the Oregon Health Authority is the place for you.


General-Other: Business-Strategic Management, Pharmaceutical Research, Other



$121, 656 - $171, 012 per year

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