Consultants at PHSL deal with a wide variety of clients in a number of different pharmaceutical fields.

Job responsibilities vary but may include any of the following:

  • Identifying trends in MAC pricing and pharmacy reimbursement
  • Performing pharmaceutical market research
  • Designing and implementing new product launches
  • Working with pharmacy retailers to implement new marketing programs
  • Analyzing claims-based data in order to predict future trends and make adjustments accordingly
  • Overseeing pharmacy interns and rotation students

Pharmacy Intern

Pharmacy interns at PHSL assist pharmacists with a variety of consulting projects.

Projects vary but may include assisting pharmacists with any of the following:

  • Writing health literacy newsletters for managed care organizations
  • Conducting market research phone surveys for pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Analyzing trends in drug usage in local or regional pharmaceutical chains
  • Researching new pharmacy laws or legislature
  • Performing internet searches about new drug products or pricing

Interns should be able to commit to roughly twenty to thirty hours per week during the summer months and ten to fifteen hours per week during the school year.  Past pharmacy experience is strongly preferred but not required.

Please Note: Intern hours gained while working at Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions are not applicable toward the state mandated hours necessary for licensure.  This is due to the non-patient based nature of the work.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions, LLC serves as an APPE rotation site for students from Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh, Ohio Northern University, and LECOM.  Rotation students will spend four to six weeks at PHSL depending on their respective school of pharmacy.   Students will develop an understanding of the complex and multi-faceted world of consulting pharmacy.  In this unique, non-patient based rotation, students will learn about the interplay that takes place between manufacturers, PBMs, payers, and patients.  Students will be involved in a number of projects and will present to the consulting staff on new advancements in the industry.

For more information about a rotation at PHSL, students should contact their respective school of pharmacy for details.