McKesson Sr. Dir. Pharmacy Programs in The Woodlands, Texas

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. At McKesson Specialty Health, our products and services span the full continuum of specialty patient care. From the initial phases of a product life cycle and the distribution of specialty drugs, to fully integrated healthcare technology systems, practice management support, and ultimately to patient care in the communities where they live, we empower the community patient care delivery system by helping community practices advance the science, technology and quality of care.

We have a vision —that the long-term vibrancy of community care will be achieved through the leadership of physicians committed to clinical excellence and innovation, enabled by close collaboration with our organization and our deep clinical, operational and technological expertise.Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson Specialty Health you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. You’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Current Need

The US Oncology Network seeks to identify an experienced pharmacist for the Senior Director, Pharmacy Strategic Programs to support the work of medical oncologists, hematologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and advanced practice providers in affiliated practices. The Network is transforming its care delivery models consistent with Value Based Care and to participate in the Oncology Care Model. We seek an experienced clinical professional with oncology, operations, and analytical experience to identify and execute on a variety of operational and strategic initiatives that optimize the support of The Network practices with two primary goals: 1) strengthening the operational and financial performances of the practices as a result of clinical and outcomes analyses in support of patient care delivery 2) developing an operations structure for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Program that involves multiple sub-committees involved in therapeutic interchange and substitution, outcomes and publications, and care delivery analyses of importance to Network providers The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively, strategically, and systematically in analysis, development, and execution of initiatives and programs designed to improve operational and financial performance in complex healthcare settings ideally with specific experience in community oncology office settings or multi-disciplinary cancer delivery systems. This pharmacist will work under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment and perform advanced (senior-level) managerial consultative and technical work related largely to prescription drugs. Competitive candidates will have experience in working successfully with physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers on a large scale (i.e. National) basis to identify, plan, and complete projects with significant impact to the organization. Additionally, the candidate should have strong communication skills with ease in working with both physicians and corporate executives as this role will include working productively in a matrixed environment collaborating with multiple business units within McKesson Specialty Health and McKesson Corporation including colleagues in managed care, clinical services, operations, finance, distribution, and manufacturer-facing businesses.

Position Description

Strategic Development and Execution of the Pharmacy & Therapeutic Program for The US Oncology Network

  • In collaboration with the P&T physician leaders, assess the current program and develop a structure for the program that will support the key needs of US Oncology practices’ consistent with the needs of Value-Based Care, as it relates to therapeutic interchange and substitution, outcomes and publications, and other clinical care priorities within the scope of P&T

  • Lead the P&T (with the physician leaders), in a collaborative and inclusive culture across multiple functions within MSH, to include perspectives and expertise needed to accomplish initiatives within the P&T program

  • Identify clinical issues, define scope of projects, analyze data, and report on the findings in collaboration with the physicians on strategic priorities and initiatives important to US Oncology practices

  • Engage P&T physician , pharmacist, and other healthcare stakeholders within each US Oncology Network affiliated practice in order to facilitate communication and sharing of information that is useful to the practices’ with respect to care delivery, focused on value-based care

Operational Development and Implementation of Initiatives

  • Overseeing and conducting analysis of complex pharmaceutical policy issues; conducting analyses related to formularies, MAC lists, Preferred Drug List program, and Network pathways program (which helps ensure appropriate clinical use of medications in the out-patient setting). Also including analyses focused on the OCM and efforts to ensure knowledge from regimen selections are understood, communicated and are used to specifically drive improvements in program performance measures (related to the OCM redesign activity of continuous learning).

  • Define and implement realistic project management for initiatives that have been identified for each fiscal year

  • Be accountable and hold others accountable for the implementation of the various programs developed with documented expectations and measurements

  • Proactively interpreting managed care contracts and providing insights to maximize the value we are trying to achieve, Identifying and suggesting opportunities to deliver on those contracts as it relates to value-based care principles.

  • Become one of the MSH subject matter experts on the OCM

Leadership & Strategic Roles

  • Lead a team of pharmacists and analysts and work cross-functionally and collaboratively on the initiatives described above

  • Develop, retain, recruit and mentor team members

  • Educate senior leaders of McKesson Specialty Health on evolving trends in pharmaceuticals/therapeutics that have the potential to impact care delivery and work to maximize the likelihood that divisional priorities align with needed investments in this service line

  • Participate in meetings with various stakeholders including company meetings scheduled at ASCO with pharmaceutical and biotech companies

  • Participate in strategic planning related to company and practice priorities, as related to care delivery

  • Co-lead the P&T Committee and support all efforts of the Pathways Task Force

  • Foster relationships and engagement with Network providers and practice pharmacists

  • Participate in OCM Steering Committee as a committee member

QualificationsMinimum Requirements

8-10 years experience

Critical Skills

At least 10 years of health care experience; preference is for experience as Pharmacist in community oncology, or related space

At least 5 years of experience with developing and implementing clinical and business models related to Pharmacy and Healthcare at national level

At least 5 years of managerial experience at the Manager or Senior Manager level in corporate healthcare industry setting

Post-doctorate pharmacy residency

This position requires a doctorate Degree in Pharmacy

Additional Knowledge & Skills

Oncology experience strongly preferred

Other specialty experience a plus

Experience working in a matrix organization

Experience managing national healthcare initiatives in a corporate environment.

Excellent verbal and written skills

Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task

Excellent computer skills including: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, Outlook

Must be willing and able to travel at least 30-40% to fulfill the requirements of the job

Excellent people and project management skills

This is a full time position only


B.Pharm/PharmD; must be registered pharmacist in good standing with appropriate State Board of Pharmacy.

Physical Requirements

General Office Demands

This position will be located at McKesson Specialty Health headquarters office in The Woodlands, Texas or can be established remotely.

Travel could be as high as 40%of the time.

Benefits & Company Statement

McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

Agency Statement

No agencies please.

Category: Pharmacy