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Providence Director Pharmacy 340B in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Director Pharmacy 340B - Pharmacy (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Office Park Portland in Portland, OR

We are seeking a Director Pharmacy 340B - Pharmacy that will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing, coordinating and managing regional 340B programs, pharmacy financial performance and benchmarking of all pharmacy cost centers including department revenue and budgets, and pharmacy supply chain services in coordination with system goals that provide for quality pharmacy care to Providence Health and Services patients, clients and staff throughout the Oregon Region under the highest professional standards.

The position supports the Regional Pharmacy Executive Director Pharmacy and Providence leadership in meeting service, stewardship, quality, utilization and financial goals.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement cost savings strategies for drug purchases and works with Clinical Pharmacy Leadership to evaluate, implement, and track utilization management based cost reduction initiatives

  • Oversee multiple pharmacy and related budgets to ensure accurate projections and fiscal responsibility; ensures that significant deviations are adequately understood and appropriate action taken

  • In partnership with 340B Program Manager and other pharmacy leaders, ensures the overall compliance and maximization of savings opportunities in the 340B Program

  • Develop and implement new strategies across ambulatory clinics and hospitals that balance the maximization of 340B program savings with potential negative impacts to patients and physicians/providers

  • Work closely with Revenue Cycle, Finance, and clinical and executive leadership to address issues and implement initiatives and programs that improve the patient experience and reduce costs

  • Ensure revenue and reimbursement maximization through charge capture, appropriate billing and coding, and effective pricing strategies across 8 hospitals

  • Provide leadership to and advises pharmacy directors and managers to ensure financial and operational targets are met

  • Lead annual benchmarking efforts in collecting/submitting data, evaluating results, and developing strategies and staffing changes to meet benchmarking objectives

  • Ensure that new initiatives are appropriately evaluated in regards to current and proposed healthcare regulations to mitigate risk and maximize opportunities

  • Develop, propose, and implement business plans, pro formas, and ROI analyses to support the clinical and other strategic initiatives of Pharmacy Services

  • Develop and maintain financial and operational dashboards and reports for pharmacy leaders to allow for effective financial management and budgeting as well as monitoring of clinical and patient safety initiatives

  • Evaluate staff performance, objectives, standards, and personal development plans which support employee participation

  • Provide input to performance evaluations for growth and development of staff. If necessary, disciplining or discharging staff who fail to meet expected performance standards according to established policies

  • Provide leadership and consultation to operational, clinical, and executive leaders both inside and external to Pharmacy on the 340B program to ensure appropriate understanding of the risks, opportunities, and complexities involved

  • Develop and implements the goals and objectives of Pharmacy Services in the region and system in conjunction with the Regional Executive Director Pharmacy, Pharmacy directors and managers, and other internal department leaders

  • Lead and consult with Pharmacy Directors and Managers, Finance, and the Regional Executive Director Pharmacy on the long-range financial plan and capital budget requests to meet the financial and operational goals of the pharmacy departments

  • Participate on Pharmacy Integration Council with leaders from pharmacy and other disciplines to provide guidance and make decisions on pharmacy strategies and initiatives across the region

  • Enhance personal development and expertise by staying current regarding services, trends, and regulatory changes in pharmacy, 340B, and the healthcare industry more broadly


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Graduate from an accredited College of Pharmacy

  • PharmD -OR- Master's Degree in Accredited College of Pharmacy

  • Current licensure by Oregon State Board of Pharmacy (or eligible to meet requirement of Oregon State Board with licensure required before employment)

  • Five (5) years of Leadership experience in health care, preferably with demonstration of increasing responsibility and experience in the oversight of financial and business operations in pharmacy or related programs and services

  • Knowledge of strategy development, budgeting, planning, presentation/public speaking skills, project management skills, and the ability to work with senior executives and key internal and external audiences

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Business or Healthcare Administration -OR- equivalent education/experience

  • Coursework/Training: Completed an ASHP accredited pharmacy residency -OR- equivalent education/experience

  • Experience with an integrated health care delivery system

  • Experience in hospital finance

  • Pharmacy 340B Program experience

  • Experience with project management methodologies and software

  • Experience in strategy development, budgeting, planning, presentation/public speaking skills, project management skills, and the ability to work with senior executives and key internal and external audiences

  • Extensive experience in developing and managing budgets including ensuring revenue maximization, controlling costs, and tracking productivity:

  • Ability to apply value analysis processes to product decision making

  • Proven ability to work with financial and other data and information in order develop accurate ROI and pro forma analyses to support decision making processes

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinical Lead Supervisor/Manager

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 289691