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Department: School of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Prac & Sci Dept
Schedule: Full-time, regular with benefits
Shift: Day shift
Hours: Department specific
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Job Details:
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore is currently seeking an Advanced Practice Pharmacist for our School of Pharmacy, Spring Grove Hospital Center. The selected candidate will obtain and review information to determine appropriateness of drug regimens prescribed for patients in the Peer Review Program. The individual will make recommendations regarding appropriate drug use, dosing and monitoring. Will authorize antipsychotic use in accordance with Program and Medicaid policies.

    The Peer Review Program is a Maryland Medicaid clinical program operated in cooperation with the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy to improve safe and appropriate antipsychotic treatment of children. This program requires pre-authorization and ongoing clinical review of antipsychotic prescriptions for children and adolescents less than 18 years of age.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Complies with relevant Medicaid and Program policies and procedures regarding information, authorizations and communications.

    Reviews, analyzes and interprets patient information including health records, medical forms, laboratory work and records of past medication use. Analyzes drug usage trends in large databases.

    Actively monitors medication use in individual patients and populations.

    Interacts with prescribers and other health professionals regarding appropriate medication use, medication safety and pharmacotherapeutic monitoring.

    Documents consultations and prescriber interactions, creates reports that summarize clinical activity and presents them to supervisors, reviewers and oversight panels.

    Coordinates activities with officials from state agencies and/or state appointed vendors to facilitate patient access to appropriate medication.

    Performs formulary reviews as assigned.

    May attend rounds or treatment team meetings.

    May provide quality improvement services necessary for accreditation, certification or maintenance of permits and licenses.

    May perform administrative duties, such as staff supervision, scheduling and coordination of services.

    May precept pharmacy students and residents.

    May review patient medication profiles, dispense and distribute medication

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Bachelor degree in pharmacy required. Doctoral degree in pharmacy (PharmD) preferred.

    Current pharmacist licensure in good standing that will be eligible for reciprocity with State of Maryland Board of Pharmacy. Able to secure and retain an active State of Maryland Pharmacist license for employment.

    One (1) year post baccalaureate or post doctoral residency plus one (1) year of experience;

    OR two (2) years post baccalaureate or post doctoral residency;

    OR certification in a relevant specialty by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties or Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job. Employees in this job class may be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    Comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceuticals, their indications, interactions and potential side effects.

    Knowledge and understanding of relevant physiology, pathophysiology and disease states.

    Skill in the assessment of patients and their drug regimens.

    Skill in the development of pharmacotherapeutic plans.

    Skill in teaching health professional students and residents.

    Skill in communicating with people of all levels.

    Excellent organization and time management skills.

    Skill in use of relevant PC applications including MS Word and Excel and relevant library databases including Medline.

    Knowledge of relevant accreditation and certification requirements.

    Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience

    Closing Deadline: 6/21/2013
    Posting Date: 6/14/2013

    If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.


The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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