Specialty Pharmacy Hub Pharmacist – STF PHARMACIST 2

UC Davis

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Job Summary

This Pharmacist 2 position for the Specialty Pharmacy Hub is expected to provide patient care in a variety of clinical areas for Specialty Pharmacy to support patients in receiving appropriate outpatient and specialty pharmacy medications. This position is responsible for screening prescriptions for appropriateness and making interventions, preparing medications for dispensing, distribution activities, providing immunizations and providing patient consultations. Other duties may include providing drug information and recommendations, assisting with insurance/prior authorization needs, supporting drug dispensing and distribution activities, compounding activities, maintaining pharmacy robotics, inventory management, prescription billing, processing payments for prescriptions, providing medication consultations, providing immunizations, serving as a preceptor to pharmacy students and residents, and providing training to other personnel. This position fosters excellent interdepartmental relationships and provides quality and cost-effective pharmaceutical care to all patients.

As a part of the outpatient pharmacy service line, Specialty Pharmacy staff are responsible for appropriate prescription billing to multiple payers including third party insurances, Medicaid, Medicare D and Medicare B plans. Our pharmacies maintain compliance with multiple accrediting bodies and with State and Federal Laws and Regulations.

Apply By Date

4/29/2024 at 11:59pm

Minimum Qualifications

For full consideration applicants are encouraged to upload license and certification if required of the position. 

  • California Pharmacist License eligible and possess a valid license at the time of hire
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice or Specialty residency, or minimum of 3 years of relevant clinical experience
  • Recent outpatient/specialty pharmacy or ambulatory clinical pharmacist work experience
  • Excellent ability to effectively communicate with and educate/counsel patients about their medication therapy.
  • Clinical pharmacist experience including familiarity with medical terminology, lab data and optimal drug therapy.
  • Computer skills that facilitate clinical patient data or medication order entry, chart documentation in the electronic medical record (EMR), and use of other software programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain needed information from a patient or patient’s chart to create medication management plans.
  • Strong communication skills (written & oral) to clearly and concisely provide information with exceptional interpersonal skills to healthcare providers, clinic staff, and other members of a patient’s care team.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify medication-related problems in patients, communicate them to a patient’s physician and offer recommendations.
  • Recent working knowledge of prior authorization, appeals, and pharmacy benefit structure and formulary requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to triage and prioritize to provide patient care.
  • Familiar with physical assessments and the use of physical assessment monitors such as DM machines, asthma spacers/inhalers, BP monitors, coagucheck machines, etc.
  • Knowledge of current ambulatory care guidelines (i.e. NCEP, JNC, ADA).
  • Decision-making skills to independently exercise delegated authority to take action, and to recognize when it is appropriate to seek assistance from others when limits of delegated authority have been reached.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) or Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) certification
  • PGY-2 Pharmacy Practice or Specialty Residency
  • Prior experience developing or implementing a pharmacist collaborative practice agreement or new clinical pharmacist service
  • Prior experience precepting and evaluating residents and students
  • Ability to navigate third party reimbursement programs and resolve insurance issues

Department Description

UC Davis Health is a nationally recognized leader in the provision of high-quality, patient-centered care, based in the Greater Sacramento area of Northern California. UC Davis Health has a Comprehensive Cancer Center, internationally recognized MIND Institute, and a nationally ranked pediatric hospital. The UC Davis acute care hospital has 646 beds and an ambulatory care service area spanning north to the Oregon border, east to Nevada, and down the Central Valley to Fresno, California, covering 65,000 square miles across 33 counties.

The Department of Pharmacy is a dynamic, integral, and critical part of patient care provided by UC Davis Health. As a department of greater than 600 professional, technical, and administrative support personnel, we focus on providing patient-centered medication management that optimizes outcomes through practice, education, research, and leadership through the continuum of care. We also have the largest pharmacy residency program in the country with 46 total residents in 13 different programs.

The Department of Pharmacy offers comprehensive pharmaceutical services (unit dose, IV admixtures, clinical services, infusion pumps, and teaching) throughout the health system complex 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The pharmacy services encompass inpatient pharmacy services as well as an expansive footprint in the ambulatory care space where we have clinical pharmacists embedded within our clinics and specialty care locations. Our operational teams support the health system enterprise with three inpatient pharmacies, five outpatient pharmacies, two infusion pharmacies, a home infusion service line, and the full complement of pharmacy purchasing, stores, and distribution.

Position Information

  • Salary or Pay Range: $81.87 to $92.22
  • Salary Frequency: Hourly
  • Salary Grade: 142
  • Payroll Title: STF PHARMACIST 2
  • Number of Positions: 3
  • Appointment Type: Career
  • Percentage of Time: 100%
  • Shift Hours: 8 Hour
  • Location: Jackson Business Park
  • Union Representation: Yes, HX
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Hybrid/Remote/On-Site: On-Site On-Site
  • THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY 

Benefits

Outstanding benefits and perks are among the many rewards of working for the University of California. UC Davis Health offers a full range of benefits, resources and programs to help you bring your best self to work, as well as to help you and your family achieve your health, wellness, financial and career goals. Learn more about the benefits below and eligibility rules by visiting our handy Benefits Summary and our Benefits Page

If you are represented by a union, benefits are negotiated between the University of California (UC) and your union and finalized in a contract. Read your bargaining unit’s employment contract, stay abreast of current negotiations and learn about collective bargaining at UC: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/index.html

  • High quality and low-cost medical plans to choose from to fit your family’s needs
  • UC pays for Dental and Vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Extensive leave benefits including Maternity, Paternity, Family & Medical Leave
  • Paid Holidays annually as stipulated in the UC Davis Health Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Paid Time Off/Vacation/Sick Time as stipulated in the UC Davis Health Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Paid time off for professional development as stipulated in the UC Davis Health Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Continuing Education (CE) allowance and Education Reimbursement Program as stipulated in the UC Davis Health Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Access to free professional development courses and learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Wellness and on-site Employee Assistance Program including access to free mental health services
  • Supplemental insurance offered including additional life, disability, short/long term disability, pet insurance and legal coverage
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer & Student Loan Repayment Assistant for qualified roles
  • Retirement benefit options for eligible roles including Pension and other Retirement Saving Plans. More information on our retirement benefits can be found here
  • UC Davis cares about building a community, which is why we provide resources to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion as well as Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to support our staff

Physical Demands

Carrying – Occasionally, Attendance – Constantly, Cleaning – Occasionally, Climbing – Occasionally, Driving – Occasionally, Kneeling – Occasionally, Pulling – Occasionally, Pushing – Occasionally, Reaching – Occasionally, Removing – Occasionally, Sitting – Constantly, Speaking – Constantly, Squatting, Stooping, Bending – Occasionally, Standing – Constantly, Twisting – Occasionally, Walking – Occasionally, Writing – Occasionally, Grasp – Occasionally, Talk or Hear – Constantly

Special Requirements

  • This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
  • As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements. 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging 

At UC Davis, we’re solving life’s most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don’t just maintain – we improve. We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds, and you belong here. As you consider joining UC Davis, please explore our Principles of Community, our Clinical Strategic Plan and strategic vision for research and education, and our latest efforts to outgrow the expected. The University of California, Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/PPSM-20. 

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

Because we want you to be seen, our recruiting process at UC Davis fosters authenticity, diversity, and inclusion. Studies have shown that some people may not apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Each unique role at UC Davis has a set of requirements and you could be perfect for this role, or you could be perfect for the next role! Don’t meet all the requirements? We still encourage you to apply! #YouBelongHere

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