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Medicare Pharmacy Residency Program

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Emergent Holdings business units offer a wide variety of opportunities to make a difference in our communities.

We are helping to prepare tomorrow’s healthcare leaders through the Senior Health Services Medicare Pharmacy Residency Program.

Roughly 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, a trend that will continue in the coming years. Many of these older Americans sign up for Medicare’s Part D prescription drug benefit, and the number of people enrolled in Part D has grown steadily since the program started in 2006.

Working as a pharmacist for a Medicare health plan presents unique challenges. Understanding CMS guidance, audits, and quality rating systems, as well as the rules for coverage determinations, formulary and appeals can be overwhelming. The Senior Health Services Medicare Pharmacy Residency provides in-depth training in all aspects of a Medicare pharmacy managed care plan by immersing the resident in the Medicare pharmacy department of one of the largest Medicare plans in the United States.

Our residency program, though non-accredited, follows residency guidelines established by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists to deliver a structured learning experience for the resident.

This program will educate the candidate in all areas of Medicare Part D

  • Quality improvement
  • Medication therapy management
  • Formulary
  • Coverage determinations, appeals and grievances
  • Fraud, waste and abuse
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidance, audits and compliance
  • Vendor management
  • Opioid over-utilization
  • Part B drug management
  • Administration
  • Product development

Rotation Blocks

  • Orientation
  • Part B and D coverage determinations
  • Clinical and pharmacy operations
  • Leadership and administration
  • Utilization management
  • Quality improvement
  • Medication therapy management
  • Pharmacy care management
  • Opioid over-utilization

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Research project
  • Teaching certificate
  • Continuing education presentation
  • Coverage determinations

Candidate Requirements

  • Available to begin a one-year residency on June 29, 2020
  • Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited Pharm. D. program
  • Must obtain a Michigan pharmacist license within 90 days of starting residency program
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • Background check

Preferred Experience

  • Managed care
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Leadership experience
  • Volunteer experience

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

If you are a U.S. applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please call us at 517-708-5400.

Experience the Best of Detroit and Southeast Michigan

The residency program at Senior Health Services will not only help you achieve your professional goals, it will give you the opportunity to see and experience everything that the Great Lakes state has to offer. Living and working in southeastern Michigan, you’ll be close to the best of Detroit-area arts, music, culture and sports.

Local museums such as the Motown Museum, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, the Detroit Institute of Arts and The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation contribute greatly to the cultural life of Metro Detroit. The area is also becoming a haven for food lovers, with dozens of new restaurants opening in the Detroit area each year.

Of course, metro Detroit is known for its outdoor fun and experiences as well. Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline in the United States, an energetic boating community, countless inland lakes and highly rated public golf courses. Plus, there are bike trails, walking paths and parks across the region and a host of community and cultural festivals held throughout the year.

For anyone considering a pharmacy residency, there’s never been a better time to study and live in Metro Detroit.

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Applications must include all the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation (Must be sent directly from the recommender to Kim Moon and Malissa Hanovich)
  • Official transcripts
  • Cover letter

Inquiries should be sent to:

Kim Moon, PharmD
Residency Program Director
kmoon@bcbsm.com

Malissa Hanovich, PharmD
Residency Coordinator
mhanovich@bcbsm.com