Partners Specialty Pharmacy is a not-for-profit wholly owned subsidiary of Partners HealthCare targeted to open in late summer 2017. The Partners Specialty Pharmacy will serve Partners Healthcare patients from a centrally managed location in the Boston area with support from local entity clinics and pharmacy departments.
The Partners Specialty Pharmacy will deliver high quality services with an emphasis on patient education, service excellence and comprehensive care management. Partners Specialty Pharmacy will serve as an integral link between patient and provider, efficiently providing first-rate service to optimize patient outcomes and achieve organizational financial goals. Therapeutic areas of focus will include Hematology, Oncology, inflammatory conditions, Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS and Multiple Sclerosis
The Pharmacy Intern will complete the following responsibilities under the direct supervision of a pharmacist preceptor. The intern will additionally be tasked with learning the role of the pharmacist and taking on clinical activities based on their knowledge and at the direction of the pharmacist preceptor.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with physicians, nurses and pharmacists to ensure that each patient receives the medications he/she needs at the appropriate time: Review medication regime with patient to determine which medications need to be dispensed Process medication orders confirming that they are billed to all third parties correctly Monitor patient concerns, charts and profiles to meet their medication therapy needs
Assist in education efforts for PHSP: Answer patient questions about the service Provide patient education materials and information about other resources Intern may support patient care by answering specific clinical questions under the direct guidance of a pharmacist
Commit to Building Relationships: Provide caring service, adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served Improve processes to facilitate communication and service between patient, and clinic, infusion center and discharge pharmacy teams to ensure accurate and timely delivery of medications Assist with insurance benefit investigation and processing: Understand Medicare/Medicaid regulations and billing guidelines as they pertain patient pharmacy benefits Understand billing primary, secondary and tertiary insurance claims Obtain benefit information and verify patient insurance eligibility and level of coverage Obtain Prior Authorizations for medications.
Assist Clinical Coordinators with tasks as assigned: Assist in special projects as assigned by preceptor
Demonstrates Commitment to Patients: Treats other employees with dignity and respect Demonstrates open, honest communication and behavior Resolves conflict in a positive manner Contributes to the productivity of the workgroup Use/s the Partners HealthCare values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration Other duties as assigned
Demonstrates Commitment to Fellow Employees: Seeks to understand and value differences between employees Treats other employees with dignity and respect Demonstrates open, honest communication and behavior Resolves conflict in a positive manner Contributes to the productivity of the workgroup
Demonstrates Commitment to Health System: Lives the values of dignity, integrity, service and compassion Supports the mission/vision Speaks positively about Health System Chooses to make Health System a better place
Qualifications • Active registration as a pharmacy intern in the state of Massachusetts • Current enrollment at North Eastern College of Pharmacy • Successful completion of prerequisite courses for Pharmacy Cooperative Learning experience
• Successful completion of prerequisite courses for Pharmacy Cooperative Learning experience
• Standing • Walking • Sitting • Reaching above shoulders • Reaching waist level • Reach below the knee • Lifting about the shoulder • Lifting waist level
EEO Statement Partners HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. Partners Healthcare System Inc. is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
MGH Institute of Health Professions, founded by Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977, is an innovative and independent graduate school in Boston that is a member of Partners HealthCare. A progressive leader in developing comprehensive models of health care education, the MGH Institute prepares advanced practice professionals in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and communication sciences and disorders through a distinctive combination of academic study, clinical practice, and research. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in graduate level and certificate programs, with an increasing number of courses available online. The Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).