Shields Health Solutions
  • 07-Aug-2017 to 06-Oct-2017 (EST)
  • Quincy, MA, USA
  • Full Time

Business overview:

One of the fastest growing companies in America, Shields Health Solutions partners with hospital leaders on every aspect of specialty pharmacy creation and management. The company provides the fastest, lowest risk model for Hospital leaders to create a hospital-owned specialty pharmacy business, whether starting from scratch or adding specialty capabilities to a hospital's existing pharmacy programs.


General description:

The Company is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter who is looking for a challenging career with a fast-growing company in the Healthcare Services sector.  Applicant should be results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality. A natural forward-planner who critically assesses own performance. Mature, credible, well-presented, professional and comfortable in dealing with others both in-person and on the phone.  Critical to this position is a person who is able to work well under deadlines and time pressures.  Applicant must be reliable, tolerant, and determined; an empathetic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view. Most importantly, person must be able to work as a member of a close-knit team.

Job Purpose: 

The Director of Contracting is responsible for establishing specialty pharmacy payor contracts and restricted drug purchasing contracts on behalf of each partnering health system. 


Specific skills/qualifications: Skills:  Strong interpersonal and communication skills, able to extract relevant information, strong organizational skills a must, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred: Healthcare, retail pharmacy, or Pharmacy Benefit Management knowledge

Traits: Organized, high-integrity, strict attention to detail, dependable, quality focus, empathetic, good listener/communicator, self-motivated

Other:  Energetic, highly motivated, team player, extreme discretion and confidentiality are essential as this position deals with highly sensitive and private data in a HIPAA compliant environment, excellent written and oral communication skills


Job Duties:

  • Source specialty pharmacy and retail pharmacy payor contracts on behalf of each partnering health system;
  • Source limited distribution drug contracts with drug manufacturers on behalf of each partnering health system;
  • Participate in negotiations with our partners as you build strong industry relationships
  • Develop specialty pharmacy contracting partnerships with self-funded employers;
  • Assist in the development of comparative analysis related to patient total cost of care using reliable skill set in statistical analysis;
  • Provide explanation and interpretation of contracts to internal and external customers
  • Responsible for the strategic development and implementation of payor strategies
  • Work closely with legal and business teams to ensure contract language accurately conveys intent
  • Work with the team on state licensing matters, including new applications, credentialing, and recredentialization;
  • Work with team on assessment of reporting requirements;
  • Assess and interpret customer needs and requirements
  • Identify solution to non-standard requests and problems
  • Willingness to do whatever is necessary for the betterment of the Company;
  • Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential;
  • Other duties as assigned;  

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