The Medication Utilization Strategy Pharmacist leads optimization of medication utilization to ensure the safe, clinically effective, and cost-effective medication use across UVA Medical Center. This position will oversee utilization of medications to identify and support development of medication use guidelines, policies, or protocols regarding optimal medication use. This position supports the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Subcommittees to include formulary management and oversight, facilitation of committees, and development of drug monographs/MUEs/formulary reviews/pharmacoeconomic analysis/and best practice recommendations to the committees.
This position will develop clinical and operational drug shortage management strategies to ensure optimal use of available medications, in collaboration with clinical and operational pharmacy teams. This position will collect, analyze, and disseminate information on medication utilization, and integrate with systems and processes including clinical, safety, prescribing, administration, procurement, and distribution systems to optimize medication use across UVA Medical Center. This position will identify opportunities for stewardship of high cost or high use medications to limit waste, generate revenue, or reduce overall cost of care; executes approved action plans and continuously tracks progress of stewardship initiatives. Additional responsibilities may include strategic partnerships with Service Line leaders, representation on medical center committees, and collaboration on department and inter-professional initiatives.
Internal Number: R0008766
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.