JOB OVERVIEW The Department of Clinical Pharmacy currently is contracted to provide comprehensive retrospective Drug Utilization Review (rDUR) services as directed by the California Department of Health Care Services. Recently the State initiated a revised structure for Medi-Cal Pharmacy services. One purpose of this Program Pharmacist position is to provide additional pharmacist support to continue its rDUR work under the new model. The person shall have the necessary skills to perform drug utilization review and medication-related quality improvement. A key component of this role is to identify and analyze utilization patterns among prescribers, pharmacists and beneficiaries, and those associated with specific drugs or groups of drugs on at least a quarterly basis; identify and analyze common drug therapy problems and beneficiaries who may benefit from additional educational outreach; develop potential strategies to influence these patterns.
Faculty in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy serve as Experiential Program Directors for the School of Pharmacy’s satellite programs. The Greater Sacramento Area (GSA) Experiential Program is the largest off-site experiential program. The other main purpose of this Pharmacist position is to provide programmatic support the Greater Sacramento Area Experiential Program. The Program Pharmacist shall participate in identified research or quality improvement activities, teaching and precepting pharmacy students and residents, and furthering the University’s teaching, patient care, research, and public service mission.
Please note: This is a full time one year contract position starting from the date of hire. Based in Sacramento, CA
CLINICAL PHARMACY The Department of Clinical Pharmacy is one of three departments in the School of Pharmacy (SOP). The School of Pharmacy operates through the School's strategic plan which was approved by the entire faculty in 2007. The three goals of the School are: creating a new framework for drug discovery and development, ensuring that more patients get the best results from their drugs, and shaping the future of pharmacy science, policy, education, and patient care by working in fresh and collaborative ways. Given the Schools Strategic planning, the Department has also met and adopted a mission and vision statement, under which it operates. The mission statement “To advance health through excellence and innovation in pharmacy education, patient care, research, and public service” and the vision statement “To be the best at bridging gaps in patient care, especially for the underserved” guide resource allocation and decision making within the Department.
The Department of Clinical Pharmacy is a multi-faceted department that provides comprehensive medication management services (e.g., asthma, diabetes, anticoagulation, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, depression, and medication non-adherence) and medication access assistance (e.g., Medicare Part D plan selection, patient assistance program assessment/registration) in a variety of clinic settings in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the state. It is home to a number of functional units: the Center for Self-Care, Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine, Drug Product Services Laboratory, Drug Research Unit, and the California Poison Control System, among others. The department also has significant teaching responsibility for the Doctor of Pharmacy program at UCSF. The department has approximately 40 faculty and 160 staff, as well as over 600 volunteer faculty members.
ABOUT UCSF The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
• PharmD from an accredited college/school of pharmacy • 10 years of relevant experience as a Pharmacist • PGY1 and PGY2 equivalent combination of education and experience • Active pharmacy license in California • PGY-1 teaching certificate • Experience working in a multidisciplinary setting • Experience working in varying environments with matrix reporting relationships requiring a high degree of confidence and self-motivation • Meet UCSF requirements for WOS (volunteer faculty) classification • Proficient with personal computer programs including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word • Experience in chronic disease management • Demonstrated ability to conduct drug utilization reviews and medication-related quality improvement. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Effective organizational skills
• Experience in drug utilization review work • Experience with quality improvement and clinical research (e.g., institutional review board, human subjects research, and data collection) • Experience in precepting pharmacy students • Experience in drug utilization review work
• Active pharmacy license in California • PGY-1 teaching certificate JOB REQUIREMENTS: Required Qualifications:
• PharmD from an accredited college/school of pharmacy• 10 years of relevant experience as a Pharmacist• PGY1 and PGY2 equivalent combination of education and experience • Active pharmacy license in California• PGY-1 teaching certificate• Experience working in a multidisciplinary setting• Experience working in varying environments with matrix reporting relationships requiring a high degree of confidence and self-motivation• Meet UCSF requirements for WOS (volunteer faculty) classification• Proficient with personal computer programs including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word• Experience in chronic disease management• Demonstrated ability to conduct drug utilization reviews and medication-related quality improvement. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills• Effective organizational skills
Preferred Qualifications:• Experience in drug utilization review work• Experience with quality improvement and clinical research (e.g., institutional review board, human subjects research, and data collection)• Experience in precepting pharmacy students• Experience in drug utilization review work
License/Certification required:• Active pharmacy license in California• PGY-1 teaching certificate
The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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