SVP, Chief Pharmacy Officer
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Posted on: February 22, 2021
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and recommending treatment programs that support our proactive
philosophy, you'll approach health from a holistic perspective that
includes alternative therapies and lifestyle changes in addition to
the latest medications. SVP, Chief Pharmacy Officer Location:
Downey, CA Job Number: 914172 Date posted: 10/07/2020 Submit
Interest Description: The SVP, Chief Pharmacy Officer is the
senior-most Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospital executive
providing oversight, direction and decision-making for Pharmacy
programs and services across the entire program and ensuring that
Pharmacy achieves performance excellence in terms of access,
quality, safety, service, affordability and effective use of
This position is responsible for developing, executing, and
updating a Enterprise Pharmacy strategy that addresses all lines of
service and may introduce new lines of service to the organization.
The strategy will ensure Pharmacy addresses external threats and
opportunities and may introduce new external strategic
partnerships, including acquisitions, when appropriate.
To ensure Pharmacy is contributing to the enterprise's success,
this position must establish strong collaborative relationships
with key leaders, such as national executives, Regional Presidents,
Senior Vice Presidents, and Permanente Medical Group
The SVP, Chief Pharmacy Officer, is also responsible for
establishing strong collaborative relationships with external
pharmacy leaders in various healthcare systems and organizations.
This position is expected to understand and assess the external
healthcare and pharmacy environment and develop short-term and
long-term plans to ensure that KP's National Pharmacy Program is
well-positioned within the current and future landscape. The SVP,
Chief Pharmacy Officer, is expected to ensure that the Enterprise
Pharmacy Program is represented in national forums where critical
discussions are held related to pharmacy regulation, practice and,
This position provides executive leadership and oversight for the
design, implementation, and ongoing administration of prescription
drug benefits including, Medicare Part D.
The SVP, Chief Pharmacy Officer, is expected to leverage Kaiser
Permanente's integrated healthcare delivery model to engage with
Physicians and other healthcare leaders and further integrate
pharmacy services into care delivery and chronic disease management
for system-wide improvements in patient care outcomes.
This position engages with senior leaders and key stakeholders to
ensure the optimal utilization of technology and resources to
support the implementation of enterprise-wide pharmacy systems and
processes, including large scale operational projects.
This position consistently supports compliance and the Principles
of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by
maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information,
protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and
integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to the applicable
federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and
licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's
policies and procedures.Essential Functions:---Leads and directs
the development and execution of strategies for delivering pharmacy
services across the program to achieve high quality, affordable
health care that improves our members- lives.
- Leads and directs an enterprise team of national and regionally
based pharmacy executives to achieve consistently high levels of
- Responsible for assessing external pharmacy industry trends and
developments that represent risk and opportunities for the
organization. Develops short- and long-term plans to respond to
potential risks and to capitalize on opportunities. Expected to
establish a participative presence on behalf of the organization in
national pharmacy industry forums.
- Promotes a high level of collaboration between pharmacy
leadership and physician leadership to leverage pharmaceutical and
medical expertise to improve health, promote quality care, assuring
appropriate use of medications, and prudent use of resources.
- Leads and creates the necessary degree of collaboration and
coordination in order to develop effective drug use management
programs across the enterprise. Provides executive leadership and
oversight to assure the necessary system support is provided for
success in the execution of drug use management initiatives.
- Provides executive leadership and oversight to national
- Responsible for prescription drug benefit design, implementation,
and administration, including Medicare Part D. Ensures plans are
compliant with requirements and are supported by critical systems,
technology and resources.
- Provides executive leadership and oversight for the planning,
implementation, and maintenance of national pharmacy technologies
and information systems; and consumer digital strategy as it
relates to pharmacy services.
- Ensures Drug Information Services perform in a manner that leads
to promoting evidence-based formulary decisions, outcomes are
well-researched, and critical drug information is maintained in key
systems (ePIMS, KP Health Connect) for use across the program.
- Provides executive leadership and oversight for the optimization
of Pharmacy Contact Center(s), prescription mail services, and
Specialty Pharmacy Services.
- Provides executive leadership and oversight to assure a
consistent approach to the pricing of outpatient prescriptions, and
inpatient drugs, on a national level, consistent with Fee Schedule
Oversight Team (FSOT) approval.
- Assists in the development of forecasts for drug cost and
utilization in future periods are based on the best available
information related to drugs in development, patent expirations,
and other relevant marketplace factors.
- Provides executive leadership and oversight to assure processes,
tools, and systems are used to assure the quality of pharmaceutical
care and services across all pharmacy practice settings.
- Collaborates with the designated Financial Officers in the
development and allocation of Operating Plans, with monitoring of
performance to achieve financial goals.
- Provides executive leadership and direction to assure a
systematic approach to enterprise pharmacy talent management and
- Collaborates with Governmental Affairs representatives to
influence public policy related to pharmacy services,
pharmaceuticals, drug benefits, drug costs, and market
Provides executive leadership and direction to assure compliance
with laws, regulations, Kaiser Permanente Principles of
Responsibility, and Kaiser Permanente policies.
Basic Qualifications: Experience - Minimum seven (7) years of of
senior leadership-level experience and documented record of success
in management of a multi-disciplinary pharmacy operations,
required. Education - Bachelor's degree required. License,
Certification, Registration - Licensure as a registered pharmacist
required. Additional Requirements: - N/A. Preferred Qualifications:
---Bachelor-s degree in Pharmacy preferred - Pharm.D. degree
preferred, but will also consider master-s degree in Pharmacy,
Health Services or Business Administration or related field.
Primary Location: California,Downey,Downey Boeing - Independence
Park Additional Locations: Walnut Center - Regional Offices, 393 E.
Walnut St., Pasadena,California, 91188 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
Shift: Day Workdays: Mon-Fri Working Hours Start: 9am Working Hours
End: 5pm Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee
Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE
Executives-NUE-Non Union Employee Job Level: Executive/VP Job
Category: Pharmacy Specialty: Management Department: National
Pharmacy Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an
equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive
workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy),
age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental
status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status,
genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of
diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified
applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered
for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws,
as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited
to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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