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Responsibilities*

Basic Function and Responsibility

To work as part of a team to assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of clinical pharmacy services in inpatient Surgery (focus on General Surgery and Nutrition Support) for the Pharmacy Department; to ensure and promote the safe, rational, efficacious and cost-effective use of drug therapy; to provide leadership for General Surgery and Nutrition Support including developing guidelines and policies, staff training activities, developing quality improvement processes, and to assist in the clinical training of staff, residents and students.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of clinical pharmacy practices consistent with the Health Systems needs and objectives.
  • Provide pharmaceutical care by: active participation in multidisciplinary rounds; designing, implementing and monitoring patient-specific pharmacotherapy, including pharmacokinetic support, nutrition support and anticoagulation management; and documenting pharmaceutical care activities.
  • Assist in the development of staff educational and training programs within and relating to the Surgery service line and Nutrition Support.
  • Actively participate in the training of staff, residents, and students from the College of Pharmacy.
  • Lead drug use projects, cost reduction/management initiatives, and quality improvement activities consistent with the Health Systems needs and objectives.
  • Individual or collaborative scholarly/research activity is encouraged.
  • Provide drug information and education to patients and caregivers.
  • Participate in MM committee(s) related to the care of general surgery patients and patients requiring specialized nutrition support. 
  • Local and National Professional Organization Involvement is encouraged.
  • For more information about the  Department of Pharmacy Services, see our annual report at https://www.medicine.umich.edu/dept/pharmacy/pharmacy-annual-report

Required Qualifications*

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
  • A certificate of completion from a specialty residency in critical care and/or nutrition support, fellowship, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is necessary.
  • Experience or training in specialized nutrition support and management of patients requiring parenteral nutrition is desired.
  • Experience in clinical pharmacy practice is necessary.
  • Licensure as a Pharmacist by the State of Michigan is necessary.
  • Possession of a state controlled substance license is necessary.

Graduate/Non-Cert Patient Care Professional Requirements

  • Recent graduation from recognized professional program and evidence of pending Pharmacist licensure with the State of Michigan

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.

 

Underfill Statement

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

Additional Information

Supervison Received

  • General supervision is received from the assistant director and /or team leader or other designated official.

Supervision Exercised

  • Functional supervision is exercised over pharmacy residents, pharmacy technicians, students, and other staff performing delegated pharmacy services.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine 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

Michigan Medicine 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 any time after a posting duration of seven calendar days.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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