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University of Utah Pharmacotherapy Review Writer in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 02/23/2021

Requisition Number PRN25369B

Job Title PS Pharmacist, Clinical

Working Title Pharmacotherapy Review Writer

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01140 - Drug Regimen and Review Center

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 100,000 to 110,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The position requires expert knowledge and/or experience with the medication use system, critical literature evaluation, evidence synthesis, medical writing, and public speaking. A PharmD degree or equivalent, is usually a minimum requirement for developing the required expertise, although other credentials combined with appropriate experience will also be considered. Due to the collaborative nature of our working environment, a high degree of emotional intelligence and excellent interpersonal skills are required, in addition to a basic knowledge of clinical therapeutics, and superior verbal and written communication skills.

The ideal candidate is expected to be clinically independent and to function in the review process without prior approval from a supervisor. Prior experience working with government payers, drug approval agencies, preparing drug reviews, additional outcomes research course work or residency experience are all highly desirable.

All job functions are consistent with the Pharmacy Practice Act and Rules.

This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement.

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Sciences exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The Health Sciences Center seeks faculty and staff who are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission.


The primary responsibility in this position is to provide evidence-based recommendations in support of the Utah Medicaid Drug Utilization Review ( DUR ) Board and its Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee. Specific job tasks include serving as lead author of drug class literature reviews and medication evidence and criteria sets, and presenting findings to the appropriate Board/committee at public meetings. The successful applicant will be expected to work collaboratively with DRRC and Medicaid staff to identify topics, define the scope of the report, plan and execute literature searches, summarize and synthesize evidence, write summary reports, and to present findings and answer questions at public meetings. Additional responsibilities may include contributing as co-author to reports authored by other DRRC staff and faculty, contribute to manuscripts to be submitted for publication, and for licensed pharmacists, supervise the work of PharmD students on rotation in the DRRC .

Essential Functions:

1.Prepares drug information to support the Medicaid DUR Board and P&T Committee.

2.Develops and demonstrates commitment to the self-directed development of clinical pharmacy practice skills under guidelines of the departmental staff development programs through identification of personal education goals and objectives.

3.Maintains current knowledge of state and federal regulations and statutes regarding the practice of pharmacy and the distribution of approved drugs, controlled substances and investigational agents; conducts personal practice in accordance with those requirements.

4.Attends meetings, works on special projects.

5.Supervises students serving department clerkships (requires a pharmacy license).

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Seldom: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead, sitting.

Minimum Qualifications

A practice degree in Pharmacy and Utah State licensure to practice pharmacy and to dispense controlled substances; authorized or qualified for authorization as a preceptor of student interns in Pharmacy as described by the Utah State Board of Pharmacy; membership in both state and national hospitals pharmacy organizations and maintained membership required. Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are also required. It is preferred that all incumbents possess an advanced degree (Pharm.D. or M.S.) or equivalent clinical practice experience. Completion of a general or specialized residency is also preferred. Authorization to be a preceptor requires two years practice as a pharmacist.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.


The top of the pay range is for a fully licensed clinical pharmacist with requisite writing and review skills.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.