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Clinician Pharmacist Researcher III - Work From Home

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Are you passionate about improving the quality of healthcare?

Are you ready to leverage your talents to make healthcare better for everyone?

Do you want the opportunity to give back to your community?

Do you want to have fun at work?

Then join the growing team at Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) that is transforming the delivery of healthcare in the United States!


HSAG is nationally recognized as an industry leader in the areas of healthcare policy, measure development, healthcare data analysis, and survey research. We are in search of talented individuals who are interested in a career in health services research and pharmacy policy program implementation as a Clinician Researcher III (Pharmacist) in HSAG’s Healthcare Policy and Quality Measurement (HPQM) division. Together we can create positive change to make healthcare better.

Unique Benefits

The Clinician Researcher III position benefits from HSAG’s mission to provide multidisciplinary expertise in advancing healthcare quality improvement in the nation. This position will have the unique opportunity to work on a national healthcare policy program, focusing on planning and implementation, and contribute to technical documents and pharmacy claims data research. HSAG researchers have the opportunity to work and be mentored in national healthcare policy, quality reporting programs, measure development, and administrative claims data analysis. The Clinician Researcher III position also offers the opportunity to mentor and potentially supervise junior-level staff and pharmacy students.

HSAG offers:
  • A comfortable work-life balance, with remote-based work and flexible work schedules.
  • Three weeks of paid time off and 15 company-paid holidays where staff leave two hours early prior to each holiday to get a “jump start” on holiday festivities.
HSAG offers a competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) and an employee stock ownership plan. 


The Clinician Researcher III position is a key contributor in the Healthcare Policy and Quality Measurement division providing clinical expertise and healthcare experience to our policy and medication-related contracts. This position will assist in formulating a strategic implementation plan and designing an end-to-end workflow for a new national program focused on electronic prescribing of controlled substances. The position may also provide support to the development of research project proposals and analytic plans. Details regarding potential project assignments and key sources of data will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

Essential Competencies, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide clinical and pharmacy practice guidance to an interdisciplinary team for medication-related contract activities.
  • Participate in the design of policy and program implementation workflows, research plans, and literature reviews.
  • Oversee analysis of Medicare Part D claims data and collaborate with statisticians/analysts.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of technical reports, abstracts, manuscripts, and contract deliverables.
  • Communicate and work well with internal team members, community partners, and stakeholders to plan, facilitate, and execute activities.
  • Present and communicate project results to staff members and customers.
  • Supervise and mentor students on advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) rotations.
  • Remain current and knowledgeable about new initiatives, activities, opportunities, tools, and techniques through research, training, and continuous education.
  • Represent HSAG in a professional manner.

Education and/or Experience

  • PharmD with active license. 
  • A minimum of five (5) years of work experience.
    • At least two (2) years of healthcare experience (e.g., direct patient care, pharmacy operation, managed care pharmacy, community pharmacy experience).
  • Experience in leading research projects, workflow design, and/or program implementation is preferred.
  • Experience in Medicare Part D data research and/or analyses is preferred.
  • Experience in leading and producing peer-reviewed publications, written deliverables, and/or technical reports.
  • Experience precepting pharmacy students.

Other Qualifications

  • Experience in managed care pharmacy/drug utilization review with Medicare Part D data is preferred.
  • Experience in community pharmacy operations and/or electronic prescribing systems is preferred.
  • Familiarity with CMS quality reporting programs (e.g. Quality Payment Program, Medicare Part D Star Ratings) is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills to capture and track information.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously and work with multiple teams.
  • Ability to interact with a dispersed team across multiple offices and remote locations

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, management reserves the right to revise the position or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs requiring non-regular work hours, or technological developments).

HSAG is an EEO Employer of Veterans protected under Section 4212.

If you have special needs and require assistance completing our employment application process, please feel free to contact us.    

EOE M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job ID: 1085254181801700467