Pharmacy Supervisor - Formulary

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 29, 2021
Jan 29, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Health Care that Starts with You!

Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs.

UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.


Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers.

At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.




UCare offers Medicare, Medicaid, Individual and Family health plans - powered by the hardest working people in the industry. Our people powered teams de-complicate, advocate and always go the extra mile to help our members. We serve with integrity, compassion and commitment to do right by members, providers and government partners. Above all, we come to work excited to provide members a path for the best health of their lives.


Working at UCare is more than a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Employees join UCare and stay because of the opportunity to have a purpose-driven job.

Our strong culture has established UCare as a Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace for 12 consecutive years since the awards program began. It's a culture that embraces innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and exemplary customer and provider experiences. Working at UCare is being a part of a people powered team dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and communities.


Work Location: Standard or hybrid

The health and safety of our employees, members, providers, and our community is our highest priority. Therefore, all new employees are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to starting at UCare, subject to limited exceptions such as for a sincerely held religious belief or for medical reasons.

Position Description

This position is responsible to oversee all UCare formularies, medical drug authorization policies and associated clinical programs. Maintain and implement pharmacy management strategies with the goal of managing drug trend on pharmacy and medical benefit. Work with appropriate UCare departments as well as the Pharmacy Benefit Management Company (PBM) and Medical Drug Vendor to ensure strategic goals related to the Pharmacy Benefit are met.

• Oversee the development and maintenance of all UCare formularies and medical drug policies.

• Supervise and provide oversight of the clinical pharmacists. Recruit, interview and select new staff. Coordinate new employee orientation planning, maintenance of materials and collaborate with leader for on-going staff development and training.

• Evaluate and implement programs to manage pharmacy and medical drug spend through data analytics.

• Oversee and assist in the preparation of the agenda and all materials for the Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee meetings. Make recommendations for the Committee's approval. Ensure approved changes are communicated to the PBM and implemented.

• Ensure that all regulatory (e.g., CMS, DHS, and MDH) requirements are met regarding formulary submission, management, and publication.

• Oversee clinical formulary operations delegated to PBM and oversee medical drug policy operations delegated to Medical Drug Vendor.

• Develop and maintain Policies, Procedures and Job Aids related to formulary and medical drug authorization processes.

• Ensure adequate monitoring and evaluation of drug pipeline.

• Collaborate with the Health Care Economics Department in cost projections based on projected changes in the pharmacy marketplace.

• Participate on various UCare Committees and Product Teams.

• Other projects and duties as assigned.


Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy required. PharmD preferred. Current Minnesota pharmacy licensure required.

Required Experience

Three years' experience in a clinical pharmacy role, with at least two years' experience in a managed care and/or PBM company. One year supervisor or leadership experience. Demonstrated Project Management and presentation experience.

Preferred Experience

Five or more years' experience in a managed care and/or PBM organization. Experience with Medicare Part D, Medicaid, and Health Exchange pharmacy benefit administration.


The UCare difference is our people power - employees actively working on the behalf of our members to get them access to the health care they need. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and provide the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, and a myriad of volunteer activities. If you're looking for an inclusive environment that celebrates your people power, helps you build on your strengths and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

JOB POST DATE: 12/28/2021

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