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Pharmacist - Medication Management and Optimization

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Job ID: 10757
Location: Morrisville, NC
Facility/Division: Shared Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.


Provides care of patients by optimizing medication use and drug distribution services.

  • Write, review, and present accurate, high-quality, evidence-based documents in a timely manner, such as class reviews, drug monographs, SBARs, medication-use evaluations, therapeutic interchanges, provider and nurse education, and newsletters


The Medication Management and Optimization team serves UNC Health and the Department of Pharmacy, including hospitals, clinics, retail pharmacies, and other care settings, across all of North Carolina. The Medication Management and Optimization team provides drug information, formulary management, policy, clinical guideline, and other expertise to internal and external partners with the mission to support optimal pharmaceutical care for all patients at UNC Health. The team includes 4 Clinical Pharmacist Specialists and 2 Pharmacy Student Interns. The reports to the Clinical Manager, Medication Management and Optimization. The Clinical Specialist, Medication Management and Optimization is eligible for partial remote work and partial on-site work, in accordance with UNC Health policies.


 The key responsibilities of the Clinical Specialist, Medication Management and Optimization will include the following:

·Lead and co-chair a UNC Health System Pharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee(s) by preparing materials, facilitating meetings, and implementing decisions

·Maintain and design an evidence-based hospital and clinic medication formulary that promotes therapeutic appropriateness, medication safety, and financial stewardship

·Monitor and review medication formulary compliance, including adjudication of non-formulary drug requests

·Identify, analyze, design, and execute system-level medication-use optimization initiatives using a coordinated approach that incorporates

    ·Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary stakeholder groups across the health care system and with external partners to ensure success of initiatives (eg, prescribers, pharmacists, nurses, Pharmacy Analytics and Outcomes team, Pharmacy Supply Chain Center team, Pharmacy Revenue integrity team, group purchasing organization, pharmaceutical vendors)

    ·Oversee routine functions of the drug information call center, including identifying, critically analyzing, and summarizing medication research

    ·Develop and maintain multidisciplinary and Department of Pharmacy medication-use policies and clinical guidelines

    ·Participate in and contribute to quality assurance and other programs that maintain regulatory compliance (eg, TJC, NC Board of Pharmacy)

    ·Serve as a primary preceptor of pharmacy students and PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents

    ·Deliver didactic and other learning experiences within relevant UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy courses, as needed

    ·Perform other functions, as needed


    The Clinical Specialist, Medication Management and Optimization should be able to efficiently work in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate abilities to complete the following:

    ·Build relationships and work collaboratively

    ·Critically think and problem solve

    ·Analyze data to answer complex questions

    ·Communicate effectively in verbal and written forms

    ·Maintain organization, timeliness, and attention to detail with multiple on-going projects

    ·Lead colleagues through innovative process changes


    ·Relevant ASHP-accredited PGY1 and PGY2 residencies (eg, Health-System Pharmacy Administration, Drug Information, Medication-Use Safety and Policy), or equivalent experience

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Eligible for licensure as a Registered Pharmacist in NC. Licensure from NC Board of Pharmacy required within 6 months of orientation date or sooner if required for operations.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Shared Services

Organization Unit: HCS Pharmacy Administration 

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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