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Apothecare Pharmacy, LLC

Apothecare Pharmacy, LLC and MCPHS University offer 3 postdoctoral pharmacy fellowships:

  • Fellowship in Medication Therapy Management/Business Development
  • Fellowship in Compounding/Business Development
  • Fellowship in Pharmacy Operations/Business Development

Headquartered in Brockton, MA, Apothecare Pharmacy, LLC is a quickly growing independent pharmacy specialized in servicing individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities residing in community based settings. Our vision is to provide the highest value and most comprehensive care to our customers, which elicits multiple daily deliveries to homes across the state, execution on complex patient-specific medication packaging, and 24/7 access to a pharmacist for medication consulting and dispensing.

Partnering in July 2018 with a Connecticut-based private equity firm, we intend to leverage our unique high-touch service model to expand operations into new markets throughout New England. As we pursue this goal, the Fellow will gain unique exposure to investment-driven acquisition-based growth strategies.

Our automated packaging and dispensing technology, cutting edge workflow management systems, and investments from our strategic business partners allow for a consistently growing population of over 6,000 patients. Apothecare’s reputation has made the pharmacy one of the area’s largest and most respected providers for residential programs, assisted living and independently living seniors, and hospice - soon to expand operations into surrounding states.

Apothecare’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, established in 2015, focuses on providing comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of pharmacy operations from the ground up by establishing Fellows’ understanding of workflow requirements of each department, integrating Fellows into the company’s management team, and pushing Fellows to make impactful business decisions. Graduates of the Fellowship are well-equipped to pursue management opportunities in diverse settings such as pharmacy ownership, pharmaceutical industry, or corporate enterprise.

For more information on any of the fellowships, please contact the Fellowship Program Director:

Rudy Dajie, PharmD, RPh
President, CEO, and Fellowship Program Director
720 Centre St. Brockton, MA 02302
508-588-6800
rdajie@apothecareinc.com

Fellowship in Medication Therapy Management/Business Development

This 2-year Fellowship is designed for pharmacists interested in initiating and maintaining a Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program and developing skills in business management. 

The purpose of this two-year Fellowship program is to develop graduate pharmacists in the area of medication therapy management by immersing the Fellow into the workflow of the pharmacy’s MTM and Medpack programs - taking on escalating responsibilities that will cultivate abilities in effective case management, quickly adapting to new priorities, coherent utilization of given resources, and implementation of new processes based on multimodal feedback.

This will include training in new patient outreach and on-boarding, root-cause analysis methodology, and policy creation and implementation. In addition, the Fellow will gain experience in teaching within the academic setting at MCPHS University which will develop skills to train students, technicians, and employees in the area of Medication Therapy Management.

The Fellow will:

  • Manage and successfully operate Apothecare’s Medpack program by supervising third party billing, refill coordination, dispensing schedule, and quality assurance;
  • Optimize utilization of MTM billing platforms (OutcomesMTM, Mirixa), with regard to Part D Plans’ target completion rate;
  • Perform Comprehensive Medication Reviews for eligible patients, including home visits for new patients;
  • Counsel patients with non-adherence and suboptimal regimen issues;
  • Communicate therapy optimization recommendations to prescribers effectively and professionally;
  • Manage the pharmacy’s CQI program which includes documenting QRE events, creating quarterly reports to analyze QRE trends, designing and implementing polices to effectively mitigate common QREs;
  • Recommend and administer immunizations as outlined by the CDC Immunization Schedule;
  • Assist in organizing Apothecare’s Annual Flu Vaccination clinics servicing over 1,000 patients;
  • Precept PharmD students on introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences at Apothecare, with a focus on development of MTM skills;
  • Conduct educational in-service presentations to group home agencies, rest home staff and hospice nurses;
  • Integrate with healthcare providers at hospice interdisciplinary team rounds to effectively manage end-of-life care for terminally ill patients;
  • Identify under-serviced areas of the marketplace and structure a model for growth opportunities in those areas;
  • Apply business metrics.
  • Interested candidates must have completed an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Program before July 1st, 2019 and be eligible for licensure in Massachusetts
  • Participation in an interview at ASHP Midyear via Personnel Placement Service is highly encouraged, but not required; additionally, the application will be available at https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs.

For more information, please contact:

Rudy Dajie, PharmD, RPh
President, CEO and Fellowship Program Director
720 Centre St. Brockton, MA 02302
508-588-6800
rdajie@apothecareinc.com

Lily Travis, PharmD, RPh
Assistant Director of Operations
720 Centre St. Brockton, MA 02302
508-588-6800
ltravis@apothecareinc.com

Fellowship in Compounding/Business Development

This 2-year Fellowship is designed for pharmacists interested in developing skills in pharmaceutical compounding and business management.

The purpose of this two-year Fellowship program is to develop graduate pharmacists in the area of pharmaceutical compounding by immersing the Fellow into the workflow of the compounding lab - taking on escalating responsibilities that will cultivate abilities in coherent formulation design, quickly adapting to new priorities, ascertaining and recommending appropriate therapeutic alternatives, and targeting timely completion of preparations through personnel management.

This will include training in inventory purchasing and management, non-sterile compounding techniques, and policy creation and implementation. In addition, the Fellow will gain experience in teaching within the academic setting at MCPHS University and develop skills to train students, technicians, and employees in all areas of non-sterile compounding and formula development.

The Fellow will:

  • Develop skills and techniques necessary for non-sterile compounding of capsules, creams, ointments, gels, suspensions, suppositories, and solutions;
  • Conduct research for formula selection and development including active and inactive ingredients, equipment, procedures, beyond-use dating, and assessment of product quality through visual and quantitative measures;
  • Comprehend all regulations and standards of practice associated with a compounding pharmacy as outlined by USP <795> and <800> and accrediting bodies and employ by maintaining and revising current standard operating procedures;
  • Create and implement policy and procedures on proper storage and disposal of hazardous drugs with respect to USP <800>; train and supervise pharmacy staff on compliance;
  • Process charges based on calculation of ingredient, equipment and personnel costs in order to bill customer and/or third party appropriately for product dispensed;
  • Manage compound ingredient and product inventory and purchasing;
  • Supervise pharmacy staff compliance to established procedures concerning security of controlled substances and adherence to temperature specifications of all drug products;
  • Assist in organizing Apothecare’s annual flu vaccination clinics servicing over 1,000 patients;
  • Conduct educational in-service presentations to group home agencies, rest home staff and hospice nurses;
  • Precept PharmD students on introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences at Apothecare, with a focus on developing compounding skills;
  • Integrate with healthcare providers at interdisciplinary team rounds to effectively manage end-of-life care for terminally ill patients;
  • Identify under-serviced areas of the marketplace and structure a model for growth opportunities in those areas, with attention to trends in reimbursement;
  • Apply business metrics
  • Interested candidates must have completed an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Program before July 1st, 2019 and be eligible for licensure in Massachusetts
  • Participation in an interview at ASHP Midyear via Personnel Placement Service is highly encouraged, but not required; additionally, the application will be available at https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs.

For more information, please contact:

Rudy Dajie, PharmD, RPh
President, CEO and Fellowship Program Director
720 Centre St. Brockton, MA 02302
508-588-6800
rdajie@apothecareinc.com

Lily Travis, PharmD, RPh
Assistant Director of Operations
720 Centre St. Brockton, MA 02302
508-588-6800
ltravis@apothecareinc.com

Fellowship in Pharmacy Operations/Business Development

This 2-year Fellowship is designed for pharmacists to develop skills in the area of pharmacy operations and business management.

The purpose of this two-year Fellowship is to develop graduate pharmacists in the area of pharmacy operations by immersing the Fellow into the workflow of the pharmacy floor - taking on escalating responsibilities that will cultivate abilities in purposefully assigning work tasks, quickly adapting to new priorities, making fiscally-driven decisions, and efficiently resolving problems.

This will include training in inventory purchasing and management, reimbursement trend analysis, and policy creation and implementation. In addition, the Fellow will gain experience in teaching within the academic setting at MCPHS University which will develop skills to train students, technicians, and employees in all areas of pharmacy operations.

The Fellow will:

  • Create and implement training programs and procedures to assist with on-boarding of new employees and ongoing education of current employees in all departments;
  • Effectively manage workflow to ensure prescriptions are inputted, filled and delivered in a timely manner according to priority;
  • Ensure pharmacy is compliant with all federal and state regulations and policies by conducting regular audits and managing others with compliance responsibilities;
  • Maximize efficiency of Apothecare’s dispensing technology by troubleshooting barriers and maintaining utilization at full capacity;
  • Create and implement policies to ensure third party audit success;
  • Analyze new and existing contracts for feasibility and financial viability;
  • Source uncommon medications and products pursuant to customer needs;
  • Effectively bill prescriptions to ensure maximum reimbursement from third party providers;
  • Assist in creating solutions to customer complaints;
  • Manage drug shortages by assessing current inventory and drug utilization;
  • Assist in organizing Apothecare’s annual flu vaccination clinics servicing over 1,000 patients;
  • Precept PharmD students on introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences at Apothecare, with a focus on pharmacy operations;
  • Conduct educational in-service presentations to group home agencies, rest home staff and hospice nurses;
  • Integrate with healthcare providers at interdisciplinary team rounds to effectively manage end-of-life care for terminally ill patients;
  • Identify under-serviced areas of the marketplace and structure a model for growth opportunities in those areas, with attention to trends in reimbursement;
  • Apply business metrics.
  • Interested candidates must have completed an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Program before July 1st, 2019 and be eligible for licensure in Massachusetts
  • Participation in an interview at ASHP Midyear via Personnel Placement Service is highly encouraged, but not required; additionally, the application will be available at https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs.

For more information, please contact:

Rudy Dajie, PharmD, RPh
President, CEO and Fellowship Program Director
720 Centre St. Brockton, MA 02302
508-588-6800
rdajie@apothecareinc.com

Lily Travis, PharmD, RPh
Assistant Director of Operations
720 Centre St. Brockton, MA 02302
508-588-6800
ltravis@apothecareinc.com