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Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Medication Utilization

Job ID SHSO-2000084 Date Posted 07/31/2020 Location Sacramento, California Schedule/Shift Full Time/ Day
Position Overview:

Reporting to the Director of Formulary Management and Clinical Pharmacy, the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator – Medication Utilization leads optimization of medication utilization to ensure the safe, clinically effective, and cost-effective medication use across Sutter Health System.This position will oversee programs relating to the utilization of medications to identify and support development of medication use guidelines, policies or protocols regarding optimal medication use.This position supports the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Subcommittees to further support the formulary process, which includes facilitation and leadership of Subcommittees.The incumbent in this position will collect, analyze and disseminate information on medication utilization initiatives, and integrate with systems and processes including clinical, safety, prescribing, administration, procurement and distribution systems to optimize medication use across Sutter Health System.The incumbent in this position will identify opportunities for stewardship of high cost or high use medications to limit waste, generate revenue, improve quality, and/or reduce overall cost of care.The incumbent executes and supports the implementation of approved action plans and continuously tracks progress of stewardship initiatives.Additional responsibilities may include strategic partnerships with Service Line leadership, representation on medical center committees and collaboration on department and inter-professional initiatives.


Pharm D required
Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy is required

Prior in-patient, out-patient, or clinical pharmacy experience is required.
Experience with Microsoft, windows-based software is required.
Managed care, health plan, pharmacy benefit management, or physician group experience is strongly recommended.
Prior experience developing clinical programs, presenting clinical information, communicating drug information, and calculating the cost/benefit of a program is desirable.

Skills and Knowledge:
Extensive clinical knowledge of medical and pharmaceutical issues is required.
In addition, expertise in clinical interventions is recommended.
Knowledge of managed care, hospital and physician group issues is strongly desirable.
Financial analysis knowledge is highly recommended.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point is required.
Familiarity with pharmacy claims data systems is desirable.
Excellent organizational and time management skills, and strong communication skills, both written and verbal as well as interpersonal skills are required.
Professional presence, capability to work independently and ability to establish work-flow priorities with minimum supervision are important.

Organization: Sutter Health System Office
Employee Status: Regular
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: None
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans

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