November 13, 2020


The Pharmacy Services division of UK HealthCare, the academic medical center of the University of Kentucky, has an outstanding opportunity available for a Payer Administration Director for Third-Party Contracts.

The Payer Administration Director will work with pharmacy leadership, the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs’ Revenue Management Contract team, and the Office of Legal Counsel in order to serve as the primary point of contact for third-party payers in receiving, triaging, reviewing, negotiating, and responding to all retail, specialty, mail-order, and infusion pharmacy contracts.

This individual will also cultivate third-party relationships with pharmacy benefit managers, medical plans, and select drug manufacturers with the goal of supporting UK HealthCare Pharmacy Services while maximizing value. The Payer Administration Director formally reports to the Enterprise Director of Pharmacy Services, with a dotted line to the Chief of Commercial & Governmental Payor Administration.    

The ideal candidate for this position will have exceptional negotiation, strategic thinking, attention to detail, relationship-building, and communication skills. The ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all organizational levels as well as external partners is essential, as well as the ability to seamlessly communicate, manage and preserve sensitive information while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality. Of additional importance to the success of the individual in this position is a strong background in, and familiarity with, the pharmacy industry, specifically with technical terms and processes.

JD, Kentucky pharmacist licensure, and at least six full years of paid employment experience in analytics, project management, pharmacy, Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) agreements, medical contracting, and reviewing, redlining, and negotiating contracts, is highly preferred.

UK HealthCare Pharmacy Services, considered one of the premier pharmacy programs in the United States, has more than 800 staff members dedicated to providing the highest quality care for our patients. Service locations currently include inpatient pharmacies at our three hospitals, five retail and community pharmacies, and a specialty pharmacy.

Lexington is a beautiful, highly livable city with an enviable cost of living.

Apply before Nov. 19, 2020, at


November 12, 2020

Health & Pharmacy Associate

The global law firm of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is actively recruiting mid-level Associate to join the Health & FDA practice group. Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is an AmLaw 50 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., Asia and the UK. Ideal candidates will have 3-7 years of experience in pharmacy law, specifically pharmaceutical supply chain issues and pharmacy operations and compliance issues. Excellent writing skills, attention to detail, a can-do, problem-solving attitude, intrinsic motivation, and strong academic credentials are required. This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing, collaborative firm, please apply online here and include your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample.

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws.  Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of employment, including retirement, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline and termination.

We are committed to providing equitable access to employment for all and welcome qualified applicants with disabilities who meet the qualifications of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.  If you need an accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an email to [email protected] to let us know the nature of your request.


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