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Clinical Faculty (Open Rank)/Clinical Pharmacist/Associate Director, Specialty Pharmacy Services

University of Illinois at Chicago/UI Health
Chicago, Illinois
commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 31, 2024

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Specialty Area
Ambulatory Care
Work Setting
College / University, Health System

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The Associate Director of Specialty Pharmacy Services is responsible for assuring oversight, operations coordination, quality and cost effectiveness of pharmacy services provided by specialty pharmacy programs. This position directs assistant directors, coordinators and support personnel and works with them to assure optimal outcomes and works closely with the Director of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services in developing the strategic direction for the specialty pharmacy. The candidate for this position will be expected to identify and lead the development, implementation, monitoring, and process improvement of new and current programs, including the application and refinement of the pharmacy practice model and oversee the quality and outcomes programs required to maintain Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) and Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) specialty pharmacy accreditation requirements. The candidate will also be responsible for completing other duties as assigned, including forecasting, and creating the annual operating and personnel budgets, and optimizing reimbursement. 




The academic responsibilities of the clinical faculty member (Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) include the provision of didactic lectures and precepting entry level Doctor of Pharmacy students, PGY1 residents and PGY2 residents. Scholarly activities, including presentations and publications, are an expectation as well. Clinical Pharmacist duties include working closely with pharmacy technicians, students, medical staff, and patients in providing patient-centered clinical pharmacy services. 
We are looking for a motivated compassionate individual who is a team player, possesses strong oral and written communication skills; demonstrates flexibility and ability to work independently and adapt to a changing work environment; top notch time management and organizational skills, and is committed to excellent patient care. 






Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited College of Pharmacy with a PharmD or equivalent terminal pharmacy degree 
Licensed as a registered pharmacist by the state of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation or eligible for Illinois licensure by start date 
Minimum of 3 years’ ambulatory pharmacy experience required, preferably in an academic medical setting 
Minimum of 5 years supervisory operations-related experience, preferably in an academic medical setting 
Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary, progressive ambulatory specialty pharmacy services 
Effective oral and written communication skills 


Preferred Qualifications: 
Completion of a residency in health-system pharmacy administration and leadership or equivalent experience 
Advanced education in business, public health, and/or health administration with demonstrable experience in budget preparation and analysis, financial operations management, personnel leadership, quality functions and the professional aspects of pharmacy practice 


Comprehension of the 340B drug pricing program and leadership experience in specialty pharmacy services  




For fullest consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete application, plus a cover letter of interest and CV/resume by February 18, 2024. This position will remain open until filled. 








The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.  The university provides accommodations to applicants and employees. Request an Accommodation 






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