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The Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Specialist provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care services to patients seen in UI Healthcare Ambulatory Care Pharmacies and clinics. The Pharmacy Practice Specialist is intended to serve as a guide for the Clinical Pharmacists, Revenue Cycle Representatives and Support Service Specialists in the ambulatory care practice environment as he/she carries out the Department’s and UIHC’s tripartite missions of patient care, teaching, and research, both in the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy and in those ambulatory clinics where pharmaceutical care is directly provided. This Pharmacy Practice Specialist position will specifically serve in the Specialty Pharmacy Services’ call center, providing support for staff involved in benefits investigation, prior authorization and adherence phone calls. They will also serve as the chair for the Quality Committee and perform all related duties including but not limited to: development of quality improvement projects, root cause analysis of medication errors, and reporting of quality metrics.
UIHC provides excellent flexible benefit options, an exceptional retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and five weeks of vacation. Iowa City is a community of approximately 75,000. It provides the cultural and social benefits of a large university while retaining the benefits of a small urban area with excellent schools and a wide variety of community activities.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
A successful applicant for this position will have a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree, eligibility for or current license by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners, board certification in an applicable area within 12 months of hire are all required. Applicant will have completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy practice residency or two years’ experience in a complex multi-disciplinary healthcare environment is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Job related experience with and/ or commitment to service excellence is required. Job-related experience with and/ or commitment to diversity in the work environment is required. Knowledge of URAC or JCAHO accreditation standards is desirable. Board certification in Ambulatory Care or Pharmacotherapy is highly desirable. Satisfactory completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY2 residency in Ambulatory Care is highly desirable. Able to work independently, prioritize multiple stakeholders and tasks, manage details and deliver results in an environment with competing demands is desirable. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with other is desirable.
Internal Number: 19001671
About UIHC Pharmacy
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is a 811 bed comprehensive, university, teaching hospital. The Department of Pharmaceutical Care consists of approximately 130 pharmacists and 150 support staff and provides care to acute, ambulatory and home care patients. UIHC provides excellent flexible benefit options, an exceptional retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and five weeks of vacation.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and regional referral center. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics was recently name in Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Employers 2015. In it, UI Hospitals and Clinics was named the #12 employer overall and #1 employer in the health care industry category across the country.