• Pharmacy Specialist - Allergy and Immunology

    Posted Date 6 days ago(5/15/2019 3:51 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    ICE IMSL MS OPC Allergy
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Allergy and Immunology Pharmacy Specialist assists patients with their medication therapy management by counseling on critical factors that include: dosage, duration, conditions, adverse events, drug interactions, monitoring parameters.  S/He obtains prior authorizations/appeals and navigates third party prior authorization processes successfully.


    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy.

    Salary offered commensurate with experience.


    • Performs the duties of a pharmacist working in a specialty pharmacy in compliance with policy and state/federal regulations.
    • Acts as supervising pharmacist as needed.
    • Works in cooperation and a professional manner with all other pharmacy departments and providers in assigned clinic.
    • Maintains distributive and clinical competency in compliance with policy and sufficient to meet pharmacy standards for patient safety and effective therapy, including clinical monitoring, assessments, adherence and compliance; dispenses and performs clinical activities to these standards.
    • Obtains prior authorizations/appeals and navigate third party prior authorization processes successfully
    • Reviews drug-to-drug interactions and manages patient medication regimen accordingly.
    • Supervises pharmacy support personnel, which includes activities performed, work allocation between staff, and work performance (quality and quantity of work).
    • Provides direct supervision to pharmacy interns and pharmacy technicians working with the pharmacist. 
    • Implements policy and regulatory required record systems and processes for the pharmacy.
    • Maintains compliance to company formulary.
    • Practices the concept of clean claims through compliance to proper pharmacy billing procedures.
    • Participates in the pharmacy on call rotation, as applicable.
    • Supervises and trains employees, students and residents to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
    • Skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures; developing and implementing new strategies and procedures (performance improvement) including best practices.
    • Develops and maintains record keeping systems and procedures.
    • Maintains compliance to URAC accreditation standards.
    • May perform other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy PLUS one (1) year of experience working in a pharmacy environment
    • Current, unrestricted pharmacist license in state of practice

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • PharmD

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.



    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Sharp objects/tools


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