Apothecare Pharmacy, LLC

Apothecare Pharmacy, LLC and MCPHS University offer 2 pharmacy fellowships:

2-year pharmacy fellowship in Medication Therapy Management/Business Development
2-year pharmacy fellowship in Compounding/Business Development

Apothecare Pharmacy, LLC, located in Brockton Massachusetts, is an independently owned pharmacy focused on providing the highest quality and most comprehensive pharmaceutical care to all patients served. Our automated packaging and dispensing technology and cutting edge workflow management systems support a consistently growing patient population. Apothecare’s reputation has made the pharmacy one of the area’s largest providers for residential programs, assisted living and independently living seniors, and hospice - with an expanding service area covering the entire state of Massachusetts and beyond.

For more information on either fellowship, please contact the Fellowship Program Director:

Rudy Dajie, PharmD, RPh
720 Centre St. Brockton, MA 02302
508-588-6800
rdajie@apothecareinc.com

Fellowship in Medication Therapy Management/Business Development

This Fellowship is designed for pharmacists interested in initiating and maintaining a Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program and developing skills in business management. Our Specialized Medpack Program, for independently living seniors and any patient seeking efficiency in the packaging of their medications, provides an extensive opportunity for provision of MTM services. The Fellow will be introduced to the basics of business development and will receive experience in all areas of pharmacy operations. Apothecare is also equipped with a state-of-the-art non-sterile compounding room in compliance with USP chapters <795> and <800>, which provides a unique aspect of business management and will allow the Fellow the opportunity to gain experience in non-sterile compounding.

The purpose of this two-year Fellowship program is to train graduate pharmacists to develop and maintain an MTM program and to gain a thorough understanding of business development. Training includes development of a hands-on understanding of all pharmacy services and operations, identifying MTM eligible services and patients, and participation in other operational aspects per the Fellowship. 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 the area of Medication Therapy Management. 

The Fellow will:

  • Manage and successfully operate Apothecare’s Medication Therapy Management program;
  • Optimize utilization of MTM billing websites (OutcomesMTM, Mirixa), with regard to Part D Plans’ target completion rate;
  • Perform Comprehensive Medication Reviews for eligible patients, including home visits for new patients;
  • Provide counsel for patients with non-adherence and suboptimal regimen issues;
  • Communicate therapy optimization recommendations to prescribers effectively and professionally;
  • Recommend and administer immunizations as recommended by CDC Immunization Schedule;
  • Precept PharmD students on advanced or intermediate pharmacy practice experience at Apothecare, with a focus on development of MTM skills;
  • Integrate with healthcare providers at hospice interdisciplinary team rounds to effectively manage end-of-life care for terminally ill patients;
  • Initiate and develop strategic business opportunities;
  • Identify under-serviced areas of the marketplace and structure a model for growth opportunities in those areas;
  • Apply business metrics;
  • Conduct a financially-based research project and presentation on related subject to be determined by Fellowship Director and Fellow
  • Develop skills and techniques necessary for non-sterile compounding;
  • 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 and employ all regulations and standards of practice associated with a compounding pharmacy as outlined by USP chapters <795> and <800> and accrediting bodies;
  • Prepare and dispense compounded medication utilizing methodology in policy and procedure manual;
  • Perform clinical consultations for patients as well as providers, including drug interactions, side effects, dosage and storage;
  • Process records of medication and equipment dispensed to customers, compute charges, and bill customer and/or third party;
  • Supervise pharmacy technicians and delivery department in maintaining established procedures concerning quality assurance, security of controlled substances, and disposal of hazardous waste drugs;
  • Precept PharmD students on advanced or intermediate pharmacy practice experience 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;
  • Attend regional compounding trainings and seminars;
  • Initiate and develop strategic business opportunities with regards to new compounding prescription business;
  • 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;
  • Conduct a financially-based research project and presentation on related subject to be determined by Fellowship Director and Fellow
  • Interested candidates must have completed an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Program before July 1st, 2017 and be eligible for licensure in Massachusetts.
  • MCPHS University and Apothecare cannot sponsor visas. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Participation in an interview at ASHP Midyear via Professional Placement Service is highly encouraged, but not required.

Fellowship in Compounding/Business Development

This Fellowship is designed for pharmacists seeking a career in compounding pharmacy and developing skills in business management. Not only is Apothecare equipped with a state-of-the-art non-sterile compounding room in compliance with USP chapters <795> and <800>, but the needs of our unique patient population allow for extensive prescription compounding experience as well as opportunities for expansion of compounding services. The Fellow will be introduced to the basics of business development as they apply to prescription compounding and will receive experience in all areas of non-sterile compounding including formula selection and development, physician and patient consultation, regulations and compliance, and quality assurance.

The purpose of this two-year Fellowship program is to train graduate pharmacists to specialize in formulation and compounding of non-sterile medications and to gain a thorough understanding of the development of a compounding business. Training includes operational, financial, regulatory, and scientific areas of compounding. 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;
  • 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 and employ all regulations and standards of practice associated with a compounding pharmacy as outlined by USP chapters <795> and <800> and accrediting bodies;
  • Prepare and dispense compounded medication utilizing methodology in policy and procedure manual;
  • Perform clinical consultations for patients as well as providers, including drug interactions, side effects, dosage and storage;
  • Process records of medication and equipment dispensed to customers, compute charges, and bill customer and/or third party;
  • Supervise pharmacy technicians and delivery department in maintaining established procedures concerning quality assurance, security of controlled substances, and disposal of hazardous waste drugs;
  • Precept PharmD students on advanced or intermediate pharmacy practice experience 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;
  • Attend regional compounding trainings and seminars;
  • Initiate and develop strategic business opportunities with regards to new compounding prescription business;
  • 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;
  • Conduct a financially-based research project and presentation on related subject to be determined by Fellowship Director and Fellow

 

  • Interested candidates must have completed an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Program before July 1st, 2017 and be eligible for licensure in Massachusetts.
  • MCPHS University and Apothecare cannot sponsor visas. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Participation in an interview at ASHP Midyear via Professional Placement Service is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The fellow must apply online at the MCPHS job posting for the Fellowship in Compounding/Business Development at https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs.