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Outcomes Research Pharmacist – Analytics and Outcomes

Job ID: 6626
Location: Morrisville, NC
Facility/Division: Shared Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

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HEALTH SYSTEM BACKGROUND 

UNC Health is a not-for-profit integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. UNC Health currently comprises UNC Hospitals and its provider network, the clinical programs of the UNC School of Medicine, and eleven affiliate hospitals and hospital systems across the state, including UNC Hospitals, a public academic medical center. 

The Pharmacy Analytics and Outcomes team is a service group within Pharmacy Services with a focus on advancing Institutional, Departmental, and System initiatives through providing data analysis and modeling to guide effective health care decision making. Our vision is to positively impact patient health outcomes and health care through providing data insight and analysis. The mission of Pharmacy Analytics and Outcomes is to partner with stakeholders in creating, evaluating, and guiding data-driven best practices by providing actionable information and expert consultation. The Pharmacy Analytics and Outcomes team currently consists of pharmacists, business intelligence analysts, business analytics specialists, and a biostatistician. The Pharmacy Analytics and Outcomes team has a focus on establishing a system-level Outcomes Research Program, to support ongoing research endeavors and develop a strategy for expanding outcomes research across the enterprise. 

POSITION SUMMARY 

This position will support Pharmacy Services in the development on an enterprise level outcomes research program. The successful candidate will gather, interpret, share, analyze and broadly influence clinical, operational, and financial data critical to the success of departmental initiatives. 

This exciting opportunity involves working with clinicians and researchers across UNC Health to lead and coordinate outcomes research and evaluations. This position supports the clinical and operational strategies within pharmacy services to optimize patient care and improve efficiency. In this position, you will support pharmacy services research endeavors across sites and service lines, serve as a content expert in biostatistics and research design, publish and present results of research projects, and provide research-related education and staff development. 

The ideal candidate should have considerable experience collaborating on medication-related clinical research in an academic health care setting, with examples of creating analytic approaches to complex problems in health care. Excellent academic writing and communication skills must be clearly demonstrated. 

This is a full-time, institutionally funded position. Grant writing is an expected position duty, but successful grant funding is not required to offset salary. 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS 

This individual will directly report to the Clinical Manager, Analytics and Outcomes. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

The Outcomes Research Pharmacist will have the following duties and responsibilities: 

1. Establish strategic vision and provide oversight to expand the breadth and impact of outcomes research programs within the pharmacy enterprise. 

2. In partnership with Clinical Manager and Pharmacist Coordinator, Analytics and Outcomes, and key stakeholders, develop an enterprise-level Outcomes Research Program to promote system-level outcomes driven initiatives. 

3. Improve the use of data and information in pharmacy operation decisions to foster the development of a learning healthcare system.

4. Build strategic partnerships and processes for quality improvement and research collaboration with external partners (e.g., manufacturers, payers) 

5. Conduct research independently, and in conjunction with other clinical pharmacists and researchers. 

6. Support the clinical mission of the department through research of new and existing programs. 

7. In collaboration with the team biostatistician, assist with the education of pharmacists and trainees in biostatistics and research design. 

8. Precept and mentor student and resident learners through rotations and longitudinal experiences. 

9. Drive recognition of UNC Health Pharmacy Services as a leader in high-quality, impactful research capable of improving patient care. 

10. Present at local, state, and national meetings. 

This position description is intended to provide a representation of responsibilities required. Employees may be requested to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. 

OTHER SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES 

• Ability to work in a team environment 

• Strong communication (written and verbal), organizational, prioritization, and project management skills 

• Ability to support multidisciplinary research endeavors, and coordinate large research teams 

• Ability to provide study design and statistical support for research initiatives 

• Ability to lead and support grant writing efforts 

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIRED EXPERIENCE 

Qualifications: 

• Current state licensure as a Pharmacist or eligible for reciprocation • PharmD or equivalent experience preferred 

• Masters in related discipline (statistics, epidemiology, clinical research, public health, health economics) or additional training in outcomes research preferred 

• Demonstrated expertise with research design, collaborative research implementation, biostatistics, presentations, and medical writing 

• Previous clinical pharmacy experience or post-graduate clinical pharmacy training preferred 

• Successful history of receiving extramural funding preferred 

Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Shared Services

Organization Unit: Pharmacy Analytics 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Morrisville

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care System, in a department that provides shared services to operations across UNC Health Care. This is not a State employed position.
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