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HALIFAX NS Permanent Posted: Saturday, 16 March 2019
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Health and Wellness

Manager, Pharmacare Business Solutions, Term, HALIFAX

Competition # 18323

About Us

The Pharmaceutical Services & Extended Health Benefits (PSEHB) branch provides evidence-based research, policy analysis, strategic planning, program design, monitoring and evaluation to support the provision of drug, dental, optometry and other non-drug insured government programs and services. We develop legislation, provincial policy, standards and guidelines that are responsive to the changing health needs of Nova Scotians and aligned with the overall strategic vision and mission of the Department.

About Our Opportunity

Acting as the leader and coordinator of all branch work relating to price negotiations for brand and generic pharmaceuticals you will work with a dynamic team of professionals to improve the overall pharmaceutical program within Nova Scotia. You will provide Business area oversight with a goal to improve the accessible, transparent, equitable, evidence-based and financially sustainable delivery of pharmaceuticals while improving the health of Nova Scotians.

This position also plays an active role in national committees and working groups such as the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance while working closely with colleagues across the branch and with other internal and external stakeholders.

About You

You have an undergraduate degree in pharmacy and several years of progressive experience at both the operational and supervisory levels; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

To be successful in this role, you will have experience with the following:

  • the Canadian Health Care System
  • issues related to drug pricing, pharmacy compensation, and drug policy issues of local and/or national importance
  • program management and/or financial management (public/health sector program or financial experience would be an asset)

In addition to the above, you will have strong research skills, an analytical mind and the ability to engage multiple stakeholders at one time. You will be comfortable working in a team environment, possess strong communication skills and be competent in Microsoft Office products, including excel.

Experience developing recommendations on drug policy issues such as pricing negotiation and contract/project management, stakeholder consultation, and policy research and analysis will be considered an asset.

Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Decisiveness, Strategic Orientation, Developing Others, Team Leadership, Self-Awareness and Personal Impact, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

Other Considerations

Please note, this is a term position with an expected end date of June 2020.

Pay Grade: EC 12

Salary Range: $2,918.05 - $3,647.00 Bi-Weekly

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Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer .

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For questions or concerns, please contact (see below) .

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Province of Nova Scotia
Province of Nova Scotia
2019-03-16 2:18:32 AM

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