The incumbent is responsible for pharmacoeconomic program development, implementation, monitoring and reporting. Programs and program activities shall focus on formulary selection; formulary implementation; medication conversions; drug utilization evaluations; therapy treatment and pathway assessments (economic and clinical); patient health outcomes; pharmaceutical procurement; and medical education and information communication. The incumbent for the Pharmacoeconomic/Procurement Specialist position has particular emphasis is placed on protocol development/implementation and outcomes research/impact assessment designed to contain drug and therapeutic treatment costs while ensuring quality patient care. The incumbent shall also play and important role in Pharmacy procurement and purchasing, guiding the Pharmacy Procurement staff and ensuring all requirements, business rules, and purchasing hierarchies are adhered to. The incumbent shall function under the general supervision of the Chief of Pharmacy. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Pharmacoeconomic Program Responsibilities: The incumbent shall be responsible for the development and maintenance of pharmaceutical outcome research and economic analysis programs. 1. Develop, implement, and manage programs to maximize patient outcomes while minimizing drug therapy costs. 2. Interface with internal and external customers to identify, develop and implement appropriate outcomes-based research activities. 3. Design and coordinate the implementation of pharmacoeconomic protocols. Administrative/Program Management: 1. Assists and directs the Pharmacy Procurement staff in assuring that the lowest cost generic equivalent drugs are being purchased by the Pharmacy Service whenever appropriate, including coordination of activities with the CMOP. 2. Leads and coordinates all required activities related to inventory management, 3. Coordinates the review and close out of all drug recalls as required by the FDA and or Pharmacy Benefits Management. Initiates reviews of purchasing records and creates drug utilization lists to identify affected patients. Medication Management Committee Activities: 1. Participate in the development and presentation of pharmaceutical product monographs for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee and the VISN Medication Management Board. Monographs shall incorporate appropriate economic impact. 2. Participate on other medication-related and service committees as assigned. Clinical Responsibilities: 1. Provides care utilizing knowledge of current pharmacy and medical literature and a basic understanding of the assessment of patients' subjective, physical and laboratory parameters directly and through intervention. 2. Establishes programs for the appropriate and cost-efficient use of selected drugs (target drugs) that are high cost and subject to misuse. 3. Coordinates medication conversions to comply with local, VISN, and National contracts or approved formulary substitutions. Research / Publication: 1. The incumbent shall help coordinate and participate in the conceptualization, development and implementation of all pharmacy-based medication and service-related studies and research projects. 3. The incumbent shall be responsible for coordinating the routine publication of the pharmacy newsletter and the distribution of medical staff informational updates. Marketing / Customer Service: 1. The incumbent shall develop and implement dynamic marketing plans for the purpose of achieving multidisciplinary participation and support for pharmacoeconomic decision analysis. 2. The incumbent shall participate in supporting and sponsoring local, regional and national poster and/or platform presentations to market program outcomes. 3. The incumbent shall support product line management and team development by promoting harmonious relationships within the work environment. Education / Training: The incumbent shall be responsible for participating in the educational services and activities of the pharmacy department. 1. Actively participate in all educational programs of the Clinical Pharmacy Section including lecture series, staff development lectures, residency program, university-affiliated student training programs. 2. Educate and provide in-service programs for nursing, pharmacy, and the medical staff on pharmacoeconomic issues and related programs. 3. Comply with all departmental and hospital professional/non-professional educational attendance and documentation requirements. Informatics 1. Collects and reports data for drug utilization, disease state management, decision analysis and other pharmacy benefits. 2. Provides education and training support in informatics. 3. Supports the Medical Center P&T Committee, Drug Usage Evaluation Subcommittee and quality assurance programs through Pharmacoeconomics analysis, drug monograph, and other information. Work Schedule: 77:30AM-4PM; flexible schedule some telework possible; occasional weekend and holiday as per service needs. THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION Financial Disclosure Report: Is required
Internal Number: 598906600
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