Fairview Pharmacy Services founded one of the nations earliest and most comprehensive Medication Therapy Management (MTM) programs in partnership with the University Of Minnesota College Of Pharmacy in 1997. The Fairview MTM program provides comprehensive medication management (CMM) services following the philosophy of Pharmaceutical Care. In 2020, we cared for more than 12,000 patients, expanded to over 50 clinic locations in specialty and primary care clinics, have implemented a system-wide collaborative practice agreement (CPA) encompassing 20+ disease states, and continue to lead the way in clinical pharmacy practice advancements.
We contract directly with payers and employers to provide their members and employees with MTM services. Our MTM pharmacists work with patients and their providers to start, stop and change medications to achieve the best results, prevent interactions, avoid unnecessary medications and reduce medication cost if possible. From a population health approach, we focus on high-complexity patients including patients transitioning from hospitals and patients with multiple co-morbidities not meeting their clinical goals.
The Fairview MTM program has published our results including a 12 to 1 return on investment through reduced medical costs. Clinical factors, such as diabetes outcomes, medication adherence and hospital readmission rates are also improved. With the comprehensive care Fairview MTM pharmacists provide, patients consistently give our MTM services high ratings for improving their quality of life and helping them better achieve their healthcare goals. Our providers also state that they are confident in our recommendations and feel we improve our patients health and wellbeing. You can continue to learn more about our program at Fairviewmtm.org.
Join the largest MTM department in the state of Minnesota as a Student Pharmacist! As a 2nd or 3rd Year Student Pharmacist you will work within an experienced MTM practice with over 45 MTM practitioners, become exposed to MTM business practices, and enjoy no weekend requirements!
The MTM Student Pharmacist program offers a unique opportunity to learn about the business side of MTM and develop skills necessary for building a successful practice: patient recruitment, scheduling, and billing. Students will learn about third party payers and how to determine coverage for patients. MTM practitioner shadowing will be included and clinical assignments may be offered if schedule allows. This position is a combination of an office and home-based setting and interns will work closely with MTM Coordinators.
Primary Intern Responsibilities
Provide overall support to Fairviews MTM business.
Manage in/out bound calls to a variety of patient populations to help achieve department recruitment goals
Schedule appointments in EPIC
Transfer provider documentation of patient visits from Epic to Outcomes system
Provide superior customer service to patients and practitioners
Collect and report recruitment stats
Assist coordinators with written communications to providers and patients
Assist with various billing projects and database work
Analyze effectiveness of various processes and procedures, recommend and assist with implementing
The MTM Student Pharmacist will work daytime hours Monday-Friday with a minimum of 5 hours per week. Increased hours available through summer months if desired.
Minimum Education: Enrolled as a 2nd or 3 rd Year Student at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus beginning Fall of 2021.
Minimum Licensure Requirements: Applicant should have current or pending Pharmacy Intern registration with the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy.
Preferred Experience: Previous pharmacy or medical experience, EPIC experience and strong interest in MTM Pharmacy
Applicant should have excellent customer service skills, be proficient in the English language, have good attention to detail, ability to problem solve effectively, ability to follow policies and procedures, basic math skills, basic typing skills and excellent communication and customer service skills.
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider netwo...rk and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.