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How to Apply

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, three letters of recommendation and their curriculum vitae to Bruce Chaffee, Assistant Director of Pharmacy.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Health System, world-renowned for its excellence in patient care, teaching and research, is accepting applications for the full-time leadership position of Coordinator, Medication Management Compliance. The Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Michigan Health System is seeking a special individual who can provide guidance and direction in the continuous improvement of medication management activities to ensure safe and high quality patient care outcomes! This individual will positively affect patient care by providing in-depth oversight, monitoring, and mentoring related to medication management standards and policy compliance.

Responsibilities*

As an integral member of the Pharmacy Department Management team, the Coordinator, Medication Management Compliance report to the Assistant Director of Pharmacy Analytics, Quality, Regulatory, and Safety and serve as an authoritative expert in regulatory and policy compliance and safe medication use.

The individual will work closely with leadership and collaborators from Accreditation Services, Pharmacy Leadership, and Ambulatory and Acute Care Nursing to achieve organizational medication management compliance goals. Core activities include:

  • Develop and support the departmental vision for regulatory and policy compliance
  • Supporting compliance and risk reduction through collaboration with internal and external partners to influence practice change
  • Representing pharmacy on related committees such as Accreditation and Regulatory Readiness Committee (ARRC) and Ambulatory Care Regulatory Readiness Advisory Committee (ACCRAC)
  • Advising and developing practice standards which improve compliance and minimize practice variability
  • Auditing practice areas twice annually to evaluate compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory standards as a leader on the Medication Use Process Team
  • Reviewing the results of nursing medication management surveys monthly, coordinating monthly medication use surveys for pharmacy areas, and providing summative reports on Medication Use Process Team findings.
  • Developing systems to track compliance and detecting opportunities for increased compliance with current standards both inside and outside of the Department of Pharmacy.
  • Coordinating meetings, creating agendas, and writing minutes. Maintaining lists, databases, and performing data analysis as needed. 
  • Ensuring departmental policies and procedures are standardized in format, tracked, up-to-date, and all new or changed policies are communicated to staff in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining competency by periodically participating in pharmacy operations as scheduled.

Required Qualifications*

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Completion of a pharmacy residency or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Pharmacist Licensure in the State of Michigan, or eligible to be licensed to practice as a pharmacist in the State of Michigan and possession of a state controlled substance license
  • Excellent organizational, teamwork, interpersonal, time management, consensus-building, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Prior experience practicing in contemporary ambulatory and/or acute care pharmacy practice(s). 
  • Prior experience with Joint Commission accreditation, regulatory management, policy writing, compliance auditing, and/or quality improvement initiatives
  • Excellent communication skills (fluency in writing, reading and speaking English)
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software
  • Ability to perform a variety of manual dexterity movements (i.e., keyboard data entry)

 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Prior experience with regulatory oversight, quality assurance, policy writing, and participation in accreditation/inspection site visits
  • Completion of a pharmacy practice, health-systems pharmacy administration, or drug information residency.
  • Experience in student and resident education

Underfill Statement

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

Additional Information

Key Outcomes

Successful deployment of this position will be represented by achieving compliance with regulatory requirements related to medication compounding.

Supervision Received

Direct supervision is received from the Assistant Director for Pharmacy Analytics, Quality, Regulatory, and Safety.

Supervision Exercised

Functional supervision is provided to pharmacists, technicians, pharmacy students and resident

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.