Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2023
New York City, NY
Red Scissor cuts the red tape between patients and their medicine. Our mission is to make using health care easy for everyone, starting with prescription drugs.
Health care in the US often feels impossible, especially when you need to use insurance. Just figuring out what benefits you’re entitled to requires hours of back-and-forth. It’s so common that healthcare researchers gave it a name: sludge. When dealing with serious health issues, you have no choice but to waste your energy battling the system to get what you need.
The problems show up most acutely and consistently with complex medications – these drugs make up 25%+ of all healthcare spend because they're the only way to treat many serious conditions. Unfortunately, they’re unaffordable without insurance, and the paperwork to get them approved takes weeks, if not months. A Washington Post reporter captured the experience poignantly in an article earlier this year.
Thanks to recent developments in healthcare regulation and technology, we are changing this. Red Scissor helps patients get the medicine they need at the lowest cost possible, as fast as possible, coordinating with any insurance and pharmacy. Patients and their doctors now have someone to rely on to ensure they get their medicine. And the same developments will allow us to drive similar change for other categories of healthcare. We are building a company that can handle the complexity of using health insurance for anyone.
We’re lucky to have the support of Thrive Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, BoxGroup, Pear VC, Vast Ventures, SV Angel, and many angel investors, and we are sufficiently funded for the next few years. We also have a large network of industry experts, many of whom are close friends, to advise us.
About the role
What we’re doing is super complex, both in terms of business context and the tech required. It requires understanding the intricacies of health insurance rules, archaic healthcare systems, and what makes experiences effective for patients, providers, and pharmacies. As Pharmacist on our team, you’ll need to get comfortable navigating all of the above at a national level across a wide variety of situations.
In this role, you’ll lead the setup of our pharmacy (don’t worry, we don’t dispense) and a team that handles the processing of prescriptions and insurance coverage. You’ll work cross-functionally with the rest of our team across operations, product, and engineering to design and build better tools for conducting these processes. You’ll also help us figure out the best ways to partner with providers and pharmacies throughout the lifecycle of prescriptions and support patients as they get on new therapies.
We know that the products and services we build and the reach they have, and therefore our chance of making a difference, will be better when we have more diverse perspectives. This is especially important in healthcare, where the problems affect everyone differently and disproportionately impact people in underserved communities. We’re excited to work with people from underrepresented backgrounds, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.
If you join, you will:
Lead our pharmacy setup, building up our initial operations for processing prescriptions and handling comprehensive and accurate clinical utilization review
Set our pharmacy policies and ensure we are in compliance with both government and third-party rules and regulations regarding the practice of pharmacy
Collaborate with the rest of our leadership team and CEO to prioritize business goals as we balance supporting patients with building a long-term profitable business
Help define our strategy for and establish partnerships with with prescribing providers and dispensing pharmacies to maximize the quality and efficiency of care for our patients
Support clinical decision-making and inquiries across the board, from product to patients
We’ll be most excited if you:
Have a valid State Pharmacist License and are in good standing
Have experience in a relevant pharmacy role (e.g., prescription processing, customer inquiries, managing a pharmacy, managing relationships with doctor offices and insurance companies – bonus if you have previously been a Pharmacist-in-Charge)
Have experience working in a high volume setting (bonus for heavy specialty experience)
Are a team player who cares both about patients and the people around you
Are pragmatic and can see the bigger picture
Are high output and bias towards action
Are excited to be a part of our mission! We’re pumped about what we’re working towards, and we want you to be, too.
P.S. This is a list of ideal qualifications for this position. If you don't meet every single one of them, you should still consider applying!
How to Apply
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