Pharmacist - Rational Drug Therapy Program, School of Pharmacy

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

ID: 7067125
Posted: June 22, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Pharmacist. This position is responsible for performing concurrent drug utilization review with program instructions and general pharmacy information using the point-of-sale computer system established by the West Virginia Bureau of Medical Services (WVBMS).

In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:

Review and manage the information provided to providers by the WVBMS program's non-professional personnel.

Provide professional services to the WVMBS.

Review individual inquiries and use clinical decision making skills and therapeutic judgment to determine if claim payment can be approved.

Initiate research to gather and evaluate information from various references to perform prospective drug utilization reviews.

Acquire and maintain clinical knowledge and information on the disease states in which the program is involved.

Review inquiries from technical employees of the program and ascertain the clinical appropriateness of the outcome in comparison to the drug utilization evaluation against which the inquiry is being presented.

Supervise the information being released by non-professional personnel to persons making inquiries.

Respond to inquiries in a friendly, professional manner.

Assist in the orientation and training of all new professional and non-professional personnel.


Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree required.

One (1) year of experience working as a licensed pharmacist in retail or hospital pharmacy required.

One (1) year of clinical pharmacy practice is preferred.

Demonstrated ability to make valid clinical judgments concerning a patient's drug therapy needs.

Excellent customer service skills and orientation.

Demonstrated knowledge of appropriate drug use in most common disease states.

Strong understanding of retail pharmacy operations and insurance billing processes associated with retail pharmacy operations.

Demonstrated excellent computer data entry, software (Window's based), and typing skills.

Demonstrated ability to perform duties in compliance with WVU HIPAA and patient confidentiality requirements.


Registered Pharmacist in WV or eligible for registration in WV.

About Research Corporation

West Virginia University Research Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. West Virginia University Research Corporation values diversity among its employees and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.


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