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Associate Director of Medicaid Programs / Clinical Open Rank Faculty/ Clinical Pharmacist

UIC - College of Pharmacy
Chicago, Illinois
Commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Nov 24, 2023

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The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice is seeking an Associate Director of Medicaid Programs. This position provides oversight for the educational activities and operations of the Prior Authorization and the Medication Review and Academic Detailing Groups (MRAD), supervision of the clinical and assistant directors assigned to these respective settings and assists the Director in the overall administration of the Medicaid Programs. The position also holds an academic clinical faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with experience.

The College of Pharmacy at UIC, with campuses in Chicago and Rockford, is the #1 college of pharmacy in the state of Illinois and the #7 college in the US as ranked by US News & World Report. More information about the College, the Department of Pharmacy Practice can be found at and


  • The academic responsibilities of the clinical faculty member (Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) include the provision of didactic lectures and precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students, residents, and fellows.
  • Scholarly activities, including presentations and publications, are an expectation.
  • Clinical Pharmacist duties entail working closely with health-care providers, patients, and trainees in providing innovative pharmacy services and entrepreneurial Medicaid programs related clinical services.
  • Assure minimum standards of practice and best practices are maintained through regular review and audit of all programs; evaluate current Medicaid patients and provider services.
  • Ensure optimal indirect patient care, addressing all Medicaid patient and provider needs and concerns in compliance with applicable components of the Pharmacy Practice Act, departmental policy, and procedures; state and federal laws, and other legal / regulatory bodies to provide optimal patient care.
  • Responsible for the operations and direction of Medicaid Programs as well as overall administration, such as fiscal administration, recruitment, training, and development etc. of the clinicians assigned to the respective primary pharmacy group(s).
  • Define hiring/recruitment criteria and monitor the orientation, training, and conduct performance appraisals of clinicians assigned to the respective pharmacy group(s).
  • Identify, recommend, and facilitate the implementation of improvements in efficiency, pharmacy documentation, productivity, and new clinical services to meet the changing needs in the respective primary pharmacy groups.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • PharmD from an accredited ACPE College of Pharmacy.
  • Active Illinois licensure as a professional pharmacist by start date.
  • Qualified to hold a clinical faculty appointment in the College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice.
  • Professional certification and/or relevant clinical research experience and pharmacy practice experience.
  • Critical clinical thinking skills, extensive experience and knowledge of Medicaid programs including medication management, prior authorization, clinical criteria development, and academic detailing, including management and organization skills for clinical service supervision and coordination.
  • A minimum of 3 years supervisory and/or managerial experience.

How and When to Apply

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications may only be submitted via the university’s online application system at Career Site (

For fullest consideration, submit complete application materials by November 17, 2023. Applications must include all the following:

  • A letter of intent describing relevant qualifications, experience, and interest in the position.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Names and contact information of three professional references.

The search is open until December 1, 2023.

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UIC is an EOE including Disability/Vets.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

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