Pharmacist Consultant

Location: 968 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA (approx. 80% on-site)

Terms: Full-Time

Job Overview:  Work with our dynamic team of pharmacist consultants and business owners to help our clients solve their ever-changing pharmaceutical product-related business issues.  Assist in projects with pharmaceutical manufacturers, payers, health plans/PBMs, pharmacy software providers, and other industry stakeholders.


  • Work collaboratively with the pharmacist consultant team on a variety of client projects.
  • Stay up to date on trends in the pharmaceutical industry and how they may affect our clients’ operations and needs.
  • Manage and/or assist with individual client projects, meeting agreed upon timelines while managing client expectations
  • Prepare written reports or presentations that summarize project findings and provide conclusions and recommendations for clients
  • While always changing, projects may include the following:
    • Review drug compendia monographs and data field exports, comparing to drug manufacturer prescribing information to assess accuracy and provide recommendations
    • Review pharmacy data claims files, comparing paid claims to negotiated contract rates, to identify trends and report upon findings
    • Perform retail pharmacy audits
    • Assist in operational improvement assessments and implementation projects
    • Research and analyze industry changes and their potential impact on PHSL clients


  • BS Pharm or Pharm.D. degree with state licensure(s)
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturer, specialty pharmacy, health plan, or PBM background
  • Sales experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Understanding of pharmacy pricing, drug reimbursement, and impact on pharmacy industry stakeholders. Specific knowledge sets beyond retail pharmacy such as specialty pharmacy, drug coverage under medical benefits, 340B, or more.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, including vlookups and functions. Managing large data sets.
  • Experience with PowerPoint, presentation creation, and formatting
  • Strong critical thinking skills with a drive for continuous learning and self-growth
  • Capability to prioritize and work simultaneously on numerous projects, coordinating with multiple individuals
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Collaborative individual with ability to lead projects or work under others
  • Detail-oriented individual


  • Experience with SharePoint
  • Microsoft Access proficiency
  • Experience with direct client engagement and management

Work Environment:

  • This job operates in a business casual office environment.
  • Travel may be required for some client projects and/or industry conferences (less than 20%).
  • This role uses standard office equipment, such as computers, phones, copy machines, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Consultants at PHSL deal with a wide variety of clients in a number of different pharmaceutical fields.

Job responsibilities vary but may include any of the following:

  • Identifying trends in MAC pricing and pharmacy reimbursement
  • Performing pharmaceutical market research
  • Designing and implementing new product launches
  • Working with pharmacy retailers to implement new marketing programs
  • Analyzing claims-based data in order to predict future trends and make adjustments accordingly
  • Overseeing pharmacy interns and rotation students

Pharmacy Intern

Pharmacy interns at PHSL assist pharmacists with a variety of consulting projects.

Projects vary but may include assisting pharmacists with any of the following:

  • Writing health literacy newsletters for managed care organizations
  • Conducting market research phone surveys for pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Analyzing trends in drug usage in local or regional pharmaceutical chains
  • Researching new pharmacy laws or legislature
  • Performing internet searches about new drug products or pricing

Interns should be able to commit to roughly twenty to thirty hours per week during the summer months and ten to fifteen hours per week during the school year.  Past pharmacy experience is strongly preferred but not required.

Please Note: Intern hours gained while working at Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions are not applicable toward the state mandated hours necessary for licensure.  This is due to the non-patient based nature of the work.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions, LLC serves as an APPE rotation site for students from Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh, Ohio Northern University, and LECOM.  Rotation students will spend four to six weeks at PHSL depending on their respective school of pharmacy.   Students will develop an understanding of the complex and multi-faceted world of consulting pharmacy.  In this unique, non-patient based rotation, students will learn about the interplay that takes place between manufacturers, PBMs, payers, and patients.  Students will be involved in a number of projects and will present to the consulting staff on new advancements in the industry.

For more information about a rotation at PHSL, students should contact their respective school of pharmacy for details.