22 days old

Payer Administration Director/UKHC

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Payer Administration Director/UKHC
Requisition Number RE25445
Working Title Payer Administration Director/UKHC - 3rd Party Contracts
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 16
Salary Range $111,634-192,379/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

6 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification

JD degree plus Licensed Pharmacist or eligible for licensure in KY.

Physical Requirements

This position requires intermittently sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time; performing tasks with repetitive motions (such as typing); occasionally standing or walking with objects weighing up to 10 pounds; and lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Also involves occasional job-related travel (less than 10% of time); risk of injury from use of equipment on the job; and some exposure to blood-borne/airborne pathogens.


Primarily days, Monday through Friday; as an exempt-level position, however, additional hours may be needed in order to meet job and departmental business needs.

Job Summary

The Payer Administration Director will work with pharmacy leadership, the EVPHA Revenue Management Contract team, and the Office of Legal Counsel in order to serve as the primary point of contact for third-party payors in receiving, triaging, reviewing, negotiating, and responding to all retail, specialty, mail order, and infusion pharmacy contracts.

This individual will also cultivate third-party relationships with pharmacy benefit managers, medical plans, and select drug manufacturers with the goal of supporting UKHC Pharmacy Services while maximizing value.

The Payer Administration Director formally reports to the Enterprise Director of Pharmacy Services, with a dotted line to the Chief of Commercial & Governmental Payor Administration.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

The ideal candidate for this position will have exceptional negotiation, strategic thinking, attention to detail, relationship-building, and communication skills. The ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all organizational levels as well as external partners is essential, as well as the ability to seamlessly communicate, manage and preserve sensitive information while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality. Of additional importance to the success of the individual in this position is a strong background in, and familiarity with, the pharmacy industry, specifically with technical terms and processes.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience

JD, Kentucky pharmacist licensure, and at least six full years of paid employment experience in analytics, project management, pharmacy, Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) agreements, medical contracting, and reviewing, redlining, and negotiating contracts, is highly preferred.

Deadline to Apply 01/27/2021
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2020-12-31 Expires: 2021-01-30

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Payer Administration Director/UKHC

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40507

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast