The UIC College of Pharmacy, Prior Authorization Group in the Department of Pharmacy Practice provides services for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS). We currently seek qualified candidates for the full time position of Clinical Instructor/Clinical Pharmacist in Academic Detailing and Medication Review. The position is located in Springfield, Illinois. Primary duties include implementing updates and changes to the State Medicaid Preferred Drug List (PDL) and Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) systems. The individual will develop queries of state databases related to pharmacy policy and special topics; track trends in Medicaid policy and update state Medicaid drug plan changes; educate providers and others stakeholders about the state formulary system for Medicaid in order to provide ultimate patient care. The individual may also participate in the department mentoring program.
To qualify for the position, candidates must be a graduate of an ACPE accredited PharmD program; must be licensed or eligible for Illinois licensure as a professional pharmacist prior to hire date; must have a minimum of one year experience in a pharmacy setting, at least five years of experience preferred. The individual should be able to implement system changes, develop and execute queries in State PBM system and State Datawarehouse. Applicant must possess knowledge and skills such that they qualify for an academic faculty position as Clinical instructor in Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy. Highly preferred are a strong clinical knowledge base; analytical and problem solving skills; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to demonstrate flexibility, work independently and adapt to a changing work environment, along with excellent planning, time management and organizational skills. For fullest consideration candidates must complete the university on-line application and enter three professional references and attach a cover letter of interest and a current CV by August 28, 2020. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
About University of Illinois at Chicago-Pharmacy Practice
The UIC College of Pharmacy (UIC COP) is a public pharmacy school with two campuses located in Chicago and Rockford, Illinois. We offer a four-year professional degree program that leads to the PharmD, the highest level of professional education in pharmacy, and programs leading to six master's degrees and four doctorate degrees. More than 185 research and clinical faculty conduct research and provide training to more than 160 graduate students and postdoctoral trainees, as well as 650 professional students. While what we do is important, it’s who we are that guides and defines the College of Pharmacy, setting us apart. From our rich history dating back to 1859 and our hands-on approach to education to the strategic locations of our two campuses, we are proud of where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going.