Pfizer Medical Outcomes Specialist in Austin, Texas
Job Description PFIZER CONFIDENTIAL
Position Title: Director, Medical Outcomes Specialist - Austin, TX
Zone / Line: Pfizer Innovative Health Business - NA Medical Affairs
Location: Austin, Texas / Home Office
Discipline / Job Family Field Medical/Medical Liaison
Career Ladder (Level): Director
Version Date: 1-JAN-2017
Position Purpose The Medical Outcomes Specialist (MOS) will develop long-term relationships with a wide variety of key healthcare stakeholders and customers to include Managed Care, Medical Groups, Integrated Delivery Systems, in order to demonstrate clinical and economic value of Pfizer's in-line medicines. These MOS activities are implemented to help inform formulary decision-making through medical presentations, pharmaeconomic analyses, and outcomes evaluations. Additional customer collaborations are built with the goal of aligning with corporate medical priorities and the specific needs of the customer to advance the quality of patient care in areas of mutual interest, to identify provider and/or patient knowledge gaps, and areas for quality improvement interventions. They will develop and maintain an advanced perspective of the evolving clinical and healthcare landscape. The MOS will utilize advanced HIT understanding to help assist customers in data analytics to address population health issues. The MOS will also provide Pfizer brand teams with customer and clinical insights to assist in informing Pfizer strategies on critical health issues and facilitate the development of customer-focused tools and medical communications to support patient access to quality medicines.
Reports to the MOS Team Leader
Account Management (e.g., PCA ADs, KAMs, VADs, SADs)
Other Field Medical (e.g., FMDs, ORS, ROR, O&E, NAMOS, NEMOS)
Commercial Colleagues (e.g., DBMs, DSRs, PHRs, RMs, RBDs)
Marketing (Regional Marketers, Brand Team, Trade)
Legal and Regulatory
Government Relations (GRDs)
Resources Managed (budget and FTEs):
- MOS shall ensure responsible management of designated expense budget
Partnership with commercial leadership
Contribute to medical insight and support for the development of customer plans that provide innovative and targeted solutions that advance the quality of patient care in regional markets
Maintain a collaborative working relationship and communication with commercial and other colleagues to develop appropriate joint customer goals and individual strategies to meet medical needs with prioritized customers
Working with External Partners
Provide objective and scientifically sound medical information regarding Pfizer's in-line portfolio and the diseases states they treat through use of pharmacoeconomic models, outcomes tools, educational programs, HOPEs (Health Outcomes Projects and Evaluations), Non-interventional Studies and collaborations.
Appropriately prioritize the needs of the customer and of Pfizer to implement HOPEs, educational programs and other tools which identify the greatest opportunities for improving patient care and quality gaps and addressing population health management
Integrate clinical, HIT, market and account dynamics to provide mutually beneficial customer-specific projects
Develop strategic medical partnerships to improve patient outcomes
Respond to unsolicited requests from customers regarding scientific interpretation of clinical information and pharmacoeconomic impact of product selection to further advance formulary decision making or patient outcomes through appropriate pharmaceutical care within the legal guidance of the MOS specialty
Engage with key stakeholders and influencers within the market, such as Quality Improvement Organizations, Advocacy Groups, Coalitions and other medical/healthcare associations.
Enhance customer recognition through collaborative projects, publications and healthcare awards.
Ability to travel up to 30% which includes of overnight travel; must have a valid, US Driver's License. Must meet and comply with all Corporate Travel and Fleet requirements, policies and procedures as applicable.
Supporting Medical Affairs Integrated Medical Plan
Maintain excellent working knowledge of disease area(s) and Pfizer products in order to provide context for functional and technical excellence in collaboration with other medical and commercial colleagues/groups within Pfizer as well as priority customers
Ensure that customer insights are shared with relevant leadership to assist in informing future field based medical strategy
Serve as members of Product Support Teams (PSTs) and Medical Advisory Teams (MATs) Health Trends and Channels Teams (HTACs)
stakeholders to ensure appropriate tools are available and relevant to meet changing customer needs
Manage resources strategically
Contribute to an engaged and effective work environment
Ensure compliance with all policies and procedures for reporting activities, impacts and Unsolicited Medical Request (UMR) entries.
Work within Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) guidelines
Training & Education Preferred:
Doctoral Level required, Pharmacy doctoral degree preferred.
Minimum 5 years of experience of work experience, pharmacy practice experience preferred
Prior Experience Preferred:
5 years of HEOR experience - strong methodological skills (study design, data analysis and interpretation) in health services research
Clinical, Formulary Management, and/or management experience
Managed Care, Pharmaceutical Industry, and/or Quality Improvement experience
Residency or Fellowship experience
US Pharmacy Licensure or Other US Clinical Licensure
Technical Competencies: Competency Detail / Comments (specific skills, etc.)
Ability to demonstrate and communicate the value of Pfizer products and medical resources to customers and internal stakeholders.
Understand, demonstrate, and leverage knowledge of the complex business environment within the US Healthcare System and emerging healthcare trends
Demonstrate/relay clinical knowledge and skills with Pfizer products and related disease states appropriate to customer level or needs
Able to leverage clinical/market knowledge to provide solutions to benefit customer challenges
Excellent computer/technology skills with Microsoft applications and other software tools.
Microsoft Access and Statistics Software experience a plus.
Understanding of Health Information Technology and how to access and analyze data from EHRs and other HIT platforms
Behavioral Competencies: Competency Detail / Comments (specific skills, etc.)
Able to work as a self-starter with a willingness to lead, take on assignments and execute to deliver results
Takes responsibility to execute projects and ensure they are completed in a timely and professional manner
Serves/acts as a champion for change and able to adapt in a changing environment
Ability to make decisions collaboratively and in a timely manner, sometimes in ambiguous situations
Ability to prioritize internal and external customers and competing priorities
Assesses, recognizes and addresses potential market place opportunities and threats
Demonstrates emotional intelligence when dealing with internal and external customers and acts in a professional manner with integrity
Knows personal strengths and weaknesses and works to mitigate weaknesses and capitalize on strengths
Finds opportunities to grow self and others
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional environment with diverse personnel and teams.
EEO & Employment Eligibility
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Additional Offer Details:
Additional Location Information : Texas- Remote
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
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