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Job Summary

Summary: The Clinical Pharmacist  Research Pharmacy is an integral member of the DOPS and study teams, and performs responsibilities which support the patient care, teaching, and research missions of UMHS. The primary clinical service component involves coordinating, collaborating, and providing expertise in support of clinical investigational drug trials. 

This pharmacist will contribute to UMHS Research Pharmacy Mission through management of investigational drug studies. Efforts may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serve as Lead Pharmacist for investigational drug studies. Implement and manage studies in accordance with GCP, FDA Regulations and Guidance's, TJC standards,  applicable state and federal laws, UMHS Policies and Procedures, and current pharmacy practice
  • Review protocols using investigational drug for IRBMED
  • Liaise with principal investigators and study teams to establish delegated IDS/pharmacy role; determine fees for delegated responsibilities
  • Provide staff training and education related to study drug management and dispensing
  • Provide oversight for maintenance of IDS Pharmacy Binder
  • Other responsibilities related to study management per IDS SOPs and SPGs
  • Serve as expert resource to investigators, UMHS study teams and staff, and COP colleagues on regulatory, clinical, and operational aspects of managing clinical trials
  • Dispense investigational drugs as assigned
  • Provide on-call support for Research Pharmacy as assigned
  • Maintain competence in relevant UMHS enterprise and DOPS systems (e.g.UM MiChart, WORx, eResearch)
  • Act as functional supervisor and appropriately delegate work to Research Pharmacy technicians and interns
  • Identify cost-saving/revenue-generating and quality initiatives within Research Pharmacy practice
  • Participate in implementation of IDS quality, cost-saving, or other institution initiatives (e.g. BCMA for IDS, MCRU Service initiative, revision of fees)
  • Complete other  service responsibilities as assigned
Contribute to UMHS Research Pharmacy Teaching Mission through staff or COP teaching efforts. Efforts may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Precept College of Pharmacy students on experiential rotations with Research Pharmacy
  • Serve as mentor to Research Pharmacy interns
  • Participate in/provide UMHS staff education
  • Complete other teaching activities as assigned
Contribute to and/or support UMHS Research Pharmacy Practice Advancement Mission. Efforts may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Participate in and support Reseearch Pharmacy research and data collection activities as assigned
  • Participate in COP PharmD Investigations projects
  • Foster and support UM Research Pharmacy prominence in Research Pharmacy practice at local, state, and national levels
  • Participate in other scholarly activities as determined in conjunction with supervisor
Maintain and develop professional competence of self and others. Efforts should include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Maintain all required professional licensures and certifications
  • Provide input into performance appraisals and evaluations of IDS team members
  • Promote professional development of staff and colleagues
  • Undertake professional development activities related to the position
  • Maintain membership in relevant professional organizations, listservers and other practice forums

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Required Qualifications*

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
  • Licensure as a Pharmacist by the State of Michigan is necessary.
  • Possession of a state controlled substance license is necessary.
  • Other: Ability to perform a variety of manual dexterity movements, including keyboarding and IV preparation, actively participating in codes.  Fluency in reading, writing and speaking English.

Graduate Non-Certified Patient Care Professional

  • Recent graduation from an approved program and pending Pharmacist Licensure with the State of Michigan

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Although the Posting End Date may indicate otherwise, this job may be filled and closed anytime after a posting duration of seven calendar days.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.