Belmont University is seeking 1 pharmacy fellow to complete a two year post-graduate program in collaboration with HealthTrust Performance Group (HealthTrust) and the Division of Drug Information within the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (FDA). The goal of this program is to equip the fellow with the skills required to excel in various practice settings such as academia, drug information, medical affairs, formulary management, corporate pharmacy, and regulatory agencies.
About Belmont University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, HealthTrust, and the FDA - Division of Drug Information
Belmont University consists of approximately 9,000 students from across the United States and abroad. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The purpose of this portion of the fellowship is to expose fellows to the roles and responsibilities within academia and drug information. Fellows will provide didactic and experiential training to Belmont University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students, as well as participate in the roles and responsibilities of a drug information specialist in the Christy Houston Foundation Drug Information Center.
HealthTrust is committed to strengthening clinical excellence and provider performance through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total spend management advisory solutions. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, HealthTrust serves over 1,600 hospitals and health systems, and more than 43,000 alternate care sites. The HealthTrust experiences are structured to fully integrate fellows into the daily functions and responsibilities of the Clinical Pharmacy team by engaging with the various department teams and supporting the drug information service. This component of the fellowship program will allow fellows to expand their knowledge of a group purchasing organization, and strengthen their research, writing, presentation and drug information skills.
The Division of Drug Information (DDI) within FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research is the latest partner in this fellowship program, joining in 2022. DDI fulfills its mission by educating the public and providing timely, accurate, and useful information regarding human drug products through traditional and social media outlets. The FDA experience provides an opportunity for fellows to refine their drug information skills in a regulatory setting. Fellows will respond to drug information inquiries from patients, health care professionals, and regulated industry; create and disseminate content; and assist with high-profile initiatives based on their areas of interest and Agency need.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Responsible for participating in a practice within HealthTrust that involves utilizing knowledge obtained at the FDA DDI to develop internal training materials as well as member facing resources regarding regulatory, operational, sourcing, and clinical information
Assist in the creation of supply chain mapping, educational regulatory documents, or any clinical education document to support HealthTrust clinical initiatives
Attend manufacturer site visits to evaluate manufacturing practices alongside the HealthTrust team
Teach within College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (i.e. assist in precepting APPE students and teach in didactic courses).
Perform all faculty functions related to the management of the Christy Houston Foundation Drug Information Center including: responding to drug information requests, and resource management.
Participate in a teaching certificate program (if eligible).
Conduct an original research project.
Precept students at Belmont University, HealthTrust and the FDA.
Other projects as assigned by the HealthTrust Clinical Director
Assist with FDA DDI projects
Answer MedWatch and DDI phone calls
Respond to DDI emails
Abide by all relevant university and/or departmental procedures and policies.
The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Belmont University seeks to attract highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.
Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the field of study.
Knowledge of subject matter and course content taught.
Ability to learn and apply instructional strategies and techniques.
Willingness to instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.
Skilled in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software.
Ability to learn relevant sections of BannerWeb, Belmont University’s online integrated database system for student grading.
Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Knowledge of the programs and services offered by Belmont University.
Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.
Graduated from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy prior to the start of the fellowship term
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an emphasis in ethics and professionalism
Eligible for pharmacist licensure in the state of Tennessee
Belmont University seeks a person of Christian faith and commitment to the mission of the University
United States Citizen
Background and security clearances. USAJOBS.gov outlines the basic requirements for government employees
Fellows will, at least, need to answer questions about where they have lived, worked, went to school, and any military history or police records
Fellows will also need to have fingerprints taken if they have never worked for the Federal Government
Letter of Intent
Response to Belmont University’s Mission, Vision and Values
Contact information for 3 references including email and phone number
Official Transcripts (electronic copies accepted; unofficial transcripts should be used as placeholders)
How to Apply:
Go to jobs.belmont.edu
Search for "Regulatory Management Fellow"
Click on "Regulatory Management Fellow in Drug Information"
The Belmont experience provides fellows with the opportunity to manage the day-to-day operations of an academic based drug information center while assisting in core curriculum courses and precepting students. Additionally, the fellows will participate in a teaching certificate program and exit with a completed teaching portfolio.
The HealthTrust experience provides fellows with the opportunity to gain experience at a group purchasing organization with over 1,600 member-hospitals and over 43,000 alternate sites. The Clinical Management Fellow will be integrated into the clinical pharmacy team through engagement with the sourcing department and support of the drug information service. The Regulatory Management Fellow will focus on the development and implementation of various operational and regulatory initiatives at HealthTrust.
The FDA experience provides fellows with the opportunity to refine their drug information skills in a regulatory setting. Fellows respond to drug information inquiries from patients, health care professionals, and regulated industry; create and disseminate content; and assist with a number of high-profile initiatives.