The Research Scientist functions as a team member of the Retrospective Drug Utilization Review (RetroDUR) program. The RetroDUR program is one component of a partnership between the New York State Department of Health and the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The RetroDUR program is federally mandated by OBRA 90 legislation. The goal of the RetroDUR program is to optimize medication therapy through education. RetroDUR pharmacists review claims data to identify instances where medication therapy is inconsistent with accepted standards of care and instances of medication overuse/underuse/abuse. Drug interaction and polypharmacy are also an area of focus
Conduct monthly retrospective drug utilization reviews for New York Medicaid members
Support the operational activities of RetroDUR program through development of monthly risk reports and prescriber responses
Participate in the development of protocols specific to the RetroDUR program through regular reviews of the medical literature for various disease states to reflect current best practices
Participate in the development of RetroDUR review criteria and algorithms for identifying potential drug related problems
Lead and participate in continuous quality improvement initiatives for the RetroDUR program
Serve as a preceptor for Pharmacy Practice Experiential drug information students on rotation at the RetroDUR center
Participate in RetroDUR initiatives for education, research, and service to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.
Graduate level degree
RPh; licensed or eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in New York state
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an ACPE accredited program
Completion of a pharmacy practice residency or fellowship
Previous work experience in drug information, managed care, retrospective drug utilization review or medication therapy management (MTM)
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