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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/29/21

Applications Due06/03/21

Vacancy ID85481

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePharmacy Consultant

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade25

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $88146 to $102661 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Albany, Buffalo, Central Islip, Hauppauge, New Rochelle, and New York City

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications On or before the date of filing your application, you must have a current license and registration to practice pharmacy in New York State and two years of post-licensure experience as a pharmacist. Information regarding New York State licensure may be obtained from the State Board for Pharmacy by contacting the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Education Building, 2nd Floor, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234, or by calling (518) 474-3817, or e-mail at Their website address is:

1. Current licensure and registration to practice pharmacy in New York State is necessary for continued employment as a Pharmacy Consultant. Action will be taken to remove you from your position if you fail to maintain licensure and registration.

2. Credentials will be reviewed at the time of interview.

3. All statements made on the application are subject to investigation.

4. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.

5. New York State residence is not required.

6. The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 mandates that surveyors of health facilities complete a training and testing program. The US Department of Health and Human Services has developed the Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test (SMQT) in response to this mandate. Candidates must be aware that in addition to passing this examination for employment, they must also be certified through an appropriate SMQT process to retain certain positions.

Duties Description As a Pharmacy Consultant, you will review telephone and written prior approval requests from providers for Medicaid coverage of drugs, durable medical equipment, food supplements, over-the-counter and supply items, and therapeutic aids; interpret and assist with the interpretation of Medicaid payment rules, regulations and policies. You will assess the utilization of pharmacy services by Medicaid patients; dispensing patterns by pharmacy providers; the quality of pharmacy services provided and the potential for fraud and abuse. Pharmacy Consultants also participate in the health care surveillance process in the on-site evaluation of the care provided in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes as a part of a survey team and may be responsible for the facilitation of team operations.

Pharmacy Consultants provide pharmacological research and consultation on special projects relating to drugs, pharmacy and public health concerns; research and review new scheduling or rescheduling of drugs; and serve as liaison between appropriate state and federal agencies with regard to controlled substances scheduling.

Within the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Program, Pharmacy Consultants assist in the development of clinical criteria, perform clinical reviews of medication histories for the Therapeutic Monitoring Program; and assist in the direction and monitoring of the contractor's pharmacy staff. Consultants interact with pharmacists, prescribers, patients, drug manufacturers, and other government programs on medications, coverage issues, and policy matters; assist in analyzing state and federal proposals for prescription drug coverage; and participate in Outreach activities to Senior and Pharmacy Groups.

Additional Comments Current licensure and registration to practice pharmacy in New York State is necessary for continued employment as a Pharmacy Consultant. Action will be taken to remove you from your position if you fail to maintain licensure and registration.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Human Resources Management Group

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPROCEDURE
The NYS Department of Health has an ongoing need for persons qualified for appointment of these positions and will accept applications at any time and will rate applications whenever additional eligible are needed. For more information and to download a NYS-Application form please visit:

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