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Job Summary

Why join the Michigan Medicine Pharmacy Services Team?

As an OR Pharmacist at Michigan Medicine, you will serve as the liaison between the OR pharmacy, surgeons, and PACU. You will deliver comprehensive pharmaceutical care including drug distribution to support the peri-operative phase of care, and clinical service provision. In addition, you will provide pharmaceutical care services which include but are not limited to medication profile reviews, pharmacokinetic dosing, anemia management, anticoagulation management patient teaching and clinical order verification. The areas of focus include the operating room pharmacies in University Hospital, Frankel Cardiovascular and Brighton Center for Specialty Care. The responsibilities are focused to ensure optimal effectiveness and safety of medications used throughout the institution as well as providing accurate and timely drug information to members of the healthcare team.

What Perks and Benefits Can You Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage

  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings

  • Generous PTO program

  • Preceptorship opportunities for Pharm.D. students

  • Tremendous team support

Responsibilities*

What Skills Would You Master?

  • Unit Based Responsibilities: You will be responsible for the daily satellite operations including peri-operative medication management (i.e. antimicrobial prophylaxis, support for pain management, anticoagulants and blood factors) and narcotic control and distribution including quality control to maintain compliance with regulatory standards and quality measures.
     
  • Teaching: You will have the opportunity to serve as a preceptor for Pharm.D. students on rotations for direct patient care Introductory Pharmacy Patient Experiences (IPPEs) during the third year and institutional and unit based hospital practice clerkship rotations during the fourth year.
     
  • Order Verification/ Profile Review: You will review, clarify and process medication orders in a timely manner while assuring appropriateness of therapy.
     
  • Quality Improvement: You will provide input and suggestions for process improvements to improve the care that is provided to our patients. Activities include researching opportunities and initiating action plans with follow through until successful implementation of the improvement.
     
  • Supervision of Work Area: You will provide functional supervision of technical staff working in their area including completion of job assignments and assuring adherence to institutional policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications*

What are the Qualifications?

  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy or RPh with commensurate experience.
     
  • Current license to practice pharmacy in the State of Michigan (including a Controlled Substance license), or eligibility to become licensed within 90 days of employment start date.
     
  • 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. 

Desired Qualifications*

What are the Desired Qualifications? 

  • Completion of a PGY1 residency and/or BCPS certification is desired.

  • Recent inpatient clinical hospital practice experience, including IV admixture, participation in multi-disciplinary rounds, and direct patient care and education, with a range of medications and patient populations similar to those at UMHHC (may include clerkships, APPE rotations or residency rotations) is desired.  

Work Schedule

This is a full time position. The schedule for this position includes a day and evening shift rotation, working every third weekend (Saturday and Sunday), and holiday coverage. Midnight rotations are a possibility.  Rotation among work locations may occur.

Underfill Statement

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

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.

External Applicants please note that for the first phase of this posting, we will be considering current employees exclusively in an effort to offer advancement opportunities to our tenured employees. You are still able to submit your resume for consideration during this period but our process for external employees will begin 30 days after the posting date. 

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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