Clinical Review Pharmacist Manager

Who We Are:

SmithRx is a rapidly growing, venture-backed Health-Tech company.  Our mission is to disrupt the expensive and inefficient Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) sector by building a next-generation drug acquisition platform driven by cutting edge technology, innovative cost saving tools, and best-in-class customer service.  With hundreds of thousands of members onboarded since 2016, SmithRx has a solution that is resonating with clients all across the country.

We pride ourselves for our mission-driven and collaborative culture that inspires our employees to do their best work. We believe that the U.S healthcare system is in need of transformation, and we come to work each day dedicated to making that change a reality. At our core, we are guided by our company values:

  • Integrity: Do the right thing. Especially when it’s hard.
  • Courage: Embrace the challenge.
  • Together: Build bridges and lift up your colleagues.

Job Summary:

SmithRx is looking for a motivated manager to help manage a team of prior authorization Pharmacists. This role is pivotal in driving daily performance of the prior authorization team by ensuring high quality reviews, adhering to turnaround times, and delivering exceptional member experiences. Your primary focus will be the coaching and mentoring of your team as well as drive performance through the measurement of key performance indicators.

What you will do

  • Directly manage, coach, and mentor a team of prior authorization Pharmacists
  • Recruit and hire new team members
  • Lead training and onboarding for all new team members
  • Provide day-to-day supervision, support, and escalation path for Pharmacists on your team
  • Manage team to meet target KPIs associated with our operating model
  • Ensure efficient allocation of operations center resources and maintain high performance standards
  • Identify and drive areas for operational process improvements to support scale
  • Cross-functional collaboration with other departments including troubleshooting eligibility questions, claims adjudication, and benefit designs
  • Motivates Pharmacist growth and performance through coaching interactions
  • Drive quality member experiences by ensuring Clinical Review team policy and procedures are adhered to
  • Responsible for scheduling to drive consistent capacity
  • Responsible for execution of goals, and objectives of  direct reports.
  • Collaborate with Pharmacists within the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee process and participate in development of clinical criteria for medications requiring prior authorization
  • Ensure prior authorization turnaround times are met
  • Work with cross functional teams to further SmithRx’s mission, vision, values and goals
  • Identify current process gaps and solve them using technology, process and people
  • When new technology is delivered service as a change champion and improve processes to scale the business and drive efficiencies

What you will bring

  • 5+ years of health plan or pharmacy benefit manager experience, specifically involved in prior authorization review
  • 3-5+ years of management experience
  • Proficiency in Mac, MS Office, G-Suite required
  • Active listening, conversational speaking skills, with a high degree of empathy
  • Self-starter with ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Ability to communicate clearly, present complex information to members, clients, pharmacies, providers, and other teams internally
  • Ability to work accurately within protocols and follow appropriate escalation pathways for unique situations or where clarification is needed.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes and updates to processes and protocols
  • Demonstrate accurate drug product/dose calculations for appropriate claim adjudication and knowledge of general pharmacy and drug product information for the prescription filling process
  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) required
  • Active Pharmacist License required


San Francisco, CA / Plano, TX / Lehi, UT / Remote
Clinical Strategy

Partnering with SmithRx to provide transparent pharmacy benefits helps us deliver low-cost, high-quality care. Their pass-through model is the best way to ensure prescription drug pricing is fair.

Will Young
CEO at Sana Benefits

My loudest and most challenging group was handled perfectly in the first 30 days post-go-live by SmithRx. If it were up to me, I would put every one of my new groups with SmithRx.

Ken Mensio
Vice President at Risk Strategies

Ready to make the leap?

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