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Specialty Pharmacist

Job Description

Job ID: 1220007
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.


Role Purpose

Provide high level clinical services and support for patients with complex disease states. Serve as a liaison between pharmacy and multidisciplinary team, ensure accurate third party billing, direct specialty pharmacy workflow and participate in development of policies and procedures for specialty pharmacy business.


  • Evaluate medication orders for appropriateness with regard to patient condition, organ function, and concomitant therapies to promote optimal patient outcomes with high focus on disease states requiring specialty medications. Provide high level clinical education to patients on complex disease states. Documents all activities and communicates as appropriate.
  • Maintain expert knowledge of insurance billing, prior authorizations, and requirements based upon individual plans for specialty medication. Ensure Medicare B and all insurance billing is completed according to regulations. Manage patient assistance including enrollment in copay cards, foundations and grants. Successfully manage all third party audits.
  • Collaborate with members of multidisciplinary team to ensure optimal patient drug therapy such as appropriate medications, formulary preferred medications, and avoidance of drug interactions.
  • Directs and manages workflow in focused area of pharmacy practice. Activities include oversight of pharmacists, technicians, interns, and volunteers ensuring the accuracy of their work in accordance with departmental procedures and Federal and State regulations.
  • Serves as a lead on the development, review, and implementation of policies and procedures for specialty pharmacy business.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Pharmacy



  • <2 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

    Licenses & Certifications



    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Doctorate
  • - Pharmacy



  • 2-5 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • < 2 years

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer