Job Description


Under the direct supervision of the PACE Medical Director, the PACE Pharmacist is responsible for a wide range of RX disciplines, services and processes provided through the PACE Center, PACE Clinic, PACE Delivery Continuum and SYHC’s PACE Dispensary. In the PACE Center(s) is responsible for: PACE Enrollee Consultative Medication Therapy Management Services, Medication Compliance & Safety, Geriatric specific RX services, CMS Fraud/Waste/Abuse, Part-D quality and safety compliance activities, PACE PBM management, Acumen Safety Reporting & Compliance and PACE IDT RX representation and participation.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates and oversees all PACE Center and PACE Clinic RX activities, duties and functions including RX Care Planning and implementation of RX Regimens for PACE Enrollees as per the PACE IDT RX Specific Care Plans for each PACE enrollee.
  • In collaboration with the PACE IDT Team and PACE Providers, conducts Medication Care Management Planning and Medication Therapy Management Consultative services for all PACE Enrollees.
  • Works closely on-site and off-site with PACE IDT Team(s) and team members to optimize PACE enrollee RX safety, compliance and adherence; attends PACE IDT care plan meetings to collaborate with other PACE team members in reference to RX solutions and recommendations regarding individual PACE enrollee drug needs and follow-up.
  • Works closely with the PACE PBM to ensure optimal and compliant PDE claims processing and claims adjudication to CMS; reviews PBM utilization, process & benchmark reports on an ongoing basis to ensure accurate and compliant PACE Part-D claims and billings to CMS.
  • Oversees Acumen CMS Safety Reviews, Monitoring and Compliance Reporting for all PACE enrollees.
  • Working closely with PACE Place’s Quality and Compliance Director and Manager to implement FWA and Part-D Compliance processes, plans, protocols, systems P&Ps and reporting to ensure full CMS and Part-D compliance across the PACE Delivery Continuum; is available to work with Part-D compliance consulting firms to achieve full Part-D and RX FWA compliance for all PACE RX operations and activities.
  • Follows and coordinates PACE enrollee medication regimens and plans, RX utilization and RX safety/compliance from the PACE setting to other institutional settings (Hospital, ER, SNF, Nursing Home, Hospice).
  • Manages RX IT services, platforms, systems and processes impacting the PACE Place Center and PACE Delivery Continuum to include Greenway/Primesuite EHR, Pharmastar PBM interfaces, and other applicable IT PACE systems as appropriate.
  • Provides Geriatric specific Medication therapy management (MTM) services to PACE enrollees. Evaluates medication regimens in older adults, tailored to the geriatric patient’s individual circumstances, including co-morbidities, goals of care, preferences, and ability of elderly to adhere to medications. Recognizes PACE Drug therapy in older adults involves unique considerations, such as: potentially inappropriate medications, Polypharmacy, Prescribing cascade, and the impact of medications on geriatric syndromes (e.g. falls, cognitive impairment).
  • If not BCGP certified, pursues BCGP Certification and Credentialing through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) online training, testing and certification.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • A Doctoral degree in Pharmacy (PharmD) from a college of pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).
  • Must have a current, valid, unrestricted license to practice Pharmacy in Florida
  • Board Certified in Geriatric Pharmacy, preferred.
Experience Required:
  • Minimum of 1-2 years supervisory pharmacist experience
  • Minimum of 1-2 years as a Consulting or Clinical Pharmacist providing Medication Management Services
  • 1 year Geriatric Patient RX and medication management experience
Experience Preferred:
  • Experience with a PACE Program or LTC Program or Setting
  • One year providing RX and Medication Management services to seniors or elderly in an assisted living program or nursing home that provides services to disabled or elderly adults.

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