Ascension Health Strategic Development and Implementation Manager in St Louis, Missouri

Job ID: 264984

Strategic Development and Implementation Manager

St Louis, Missouri


Additional Job Information

Title: Strategic Development and Implementation Manager

City, State: St Louis, MO

Location: Westport Center Drive

Department: Pharmacy Admin Support

Additional Job Details: FT

About Us

The Resource Group’s national pharmacy team, in collaboration with other groups across Ascension, have been on a yearlong journey to identify potential opportunities in pharmacy. Through this work, we have identified several opportunities with significant financial impact in the retail, specialty, PBM, revenue cycle and infusion center areas. The following dot points represent potential preliminary opportunities that are still being discerned:

  • Retail Pharmacy - Identified a total annual revenue opportunity of $480M through a nationally aligned retail strategy that is focuses on small footprint pop-up retail pharmacies

  • Specialty Pharmacy - An initial analysis performed by Shields Health identified a $150M specialty opportunity in the Wisconsin Ministry Market

  • PBM – Identified $10 to $20M in potential annual savings for SmartHealth if we can establish a transparent PBM model

  • Infusion Centers: Identified $944K opportunity at St. Vincent Jacksonville

  • Revenue Cycle: Opportunity not yet identified

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Strategic Development and Implementation Manager will support the identification, coordination, implementation, and measurement of the pharmacy organization’s business operations to include but not limit to Retail, Specialty, Pharmacy Benefits Management, Revenue Cycle, Infusion Centers, etc.


  • Develops and implements performance improvement activities to include medication safety, medication use evaluation and pharmacoeconomics.

  • Conducts competency assessments and coordinates the training and development of pharmacists, pharmacy residents and pharmacy students.

  • Develops and manages departmental budget to promote pharmacoeconomics.

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and Board of Pharmacy rules and regulations. Also serves on various committees.



  • Preferred Credential(s):

  • Drug Enforcement Admin.

  • Finger Printing.

  • CSR-Prescriptive Authority.


  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • Master's degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • 1 year technical experience required.

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