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How to Apply

Applicants will only be considered after successful completion and submission of the following:

  • Completed application via the UM Careers website
  • Cover Letter or Letter of Intent
  • Updated resume or curriculum vitae
  • Completed HealthcareSource Pre-Employment Assessment (additional information below)

Job Summary

Join the Pharmacy team at the Michigan Medicine!  The vision of Michigan Medicine is to create the future of health care through discovery and to become the national leader in health care, health care reform, biomedical innovation and education.  As part of this world-class organization, the Department of Pharmacy Services has high standards for service, education, and research.  Our Department has a rich history of excellence; you have the opportunity to join a world-class team to provide exceptional patient care and advance the Mission of Michigan Medicine.  Pharmacy technicians participate in many essential roles in our Department and health-system, including medication inventory and distribution, assisting in the preparation of compounded sterile products and non-sterile products, maintenance of required records and documentation, and other important duties important for the provision of patient care.

The goal of the Research Pharmacy (RP) in the Department of Pharmacy Services at Michigan Medicine is to ensure that investigational drug studies and other drug related research at the Hospitals and Clinics are conducted in a safe and efficient manner. In doing so, the RP assists investigators in complying with the requirements of the FDA, study sponsors, Michigan State Board of Pharmacy Regulations, The Joint Commission standards and requirements, and hospital and pharmacy policies.  Come join our excellent team of dedicated pharmacy technicians and pharmacists!

GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE

  • Health insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement plan
  • Complimentary access to continuing education (CE) credits via the Pharmacy Technician Letter
  • Reimbursement for Membership in the Southeast Michigan Society of Health System Pharmacists (SMSHP)

For more information about Pharmacy Services, please see our Annual Report at:  https://www.medicine.umich.edu/dept/pharmacy/pharmacy-annual-report

Responsibilities*

Pharmacy Technician Associate:

  • Demonstrates proficiency and skill with pharmacy and health system information systems
  • Accurately interpret prescriptions and information on medication labels and containers
  • Participate in the documentation of patient care activities within the health record
  • Accurately, prepare, compound, and label sterile and non-sterile medications for dispensing
  • Stock and maintain pharmacy inventory
  • Maintains, dispenses, stores all controlled substances and associated records as required
  • Prepare and deliver investigational drugs per research protocols
  • Assist with use of automated dispensing machines and other technologies as part of the medication use process (e.g., Omnicell, medication carousels, ScriptPro, DoseEdge, etc.)
  • Participate in audits and inspections which support regulatory and compliance standards
  • Effectively communicate with other pharmacy team members, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals, health-system employees, patients, families, and visitors 
  • Respond to internal and external customers demonstrating service excellence
  • Transport medications safely and securely
  • Resolve routine medication-related issues and ensure medication transactions are processed accurately and appropriately (insurance and cash-handling where applicable)
  • Investigate and resolve routine medication history and reconciliation discrepancies
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or pharmacist to assist with preparation and delivery of patient medications and other patient care needs

 

Pharmacy Technician Intermediate:

A Pharmacy Technician Intermediate may be required to perform all of the Duties and Responsibilities of a Pharmacy Technician Associate (included below). They will be proficient and able to be largely self-directed in their efforts within the pharmacy. Further, they may be required to perform the following Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collect and or/record metric, quality and/or surveillance data
  • Act as trainer for the orientation of new staff, pharmacy trainees, and/or learners
  • Make recommendations on inventory and stocking of pharmacy supplies
  • Routinely prepare complex, high-risk, and/or hazardous products
  • Troubleshoot complex medication-related issues and make suggestions for improvement (insurance/prior authorization, medication history, etc.)
  • Identify and participates in additional projects as needed.

Pharmacy Technician Senior:

Pharmacy Technician Senior is expected to be able to perform all of the essential characteristic duties and responsibilities of the Pharmacy Technician Intermediate. They will have mastered the ability to work independently in the pharmacy. Further, they may be required to perform the following Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily activities for optimal workflow
  • Assists in professional development via feedback, in-service training, and other activities
  • Provides learning experiences for team members
  • Leads team meetings and/or other work groups
  • Leads process improvements and supports implementation of changes
  • Owner and coordinator of a senior technician activity: a specific and necessary task(s) occurring on an ongoing basis. The exact task(s) to be specified at time of appointment

The percentage mix of these duties will vary depending on the area and assigned role within the Research Pharmacy team. This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.

Required Qualifications*

Pharmacy Technician Associate:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Valid Michigan Pharmacy Technician License on or before hire date, verifiable through the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
  • Proficient communication, computer and basic mathematic skills are necessary.
  • Must be able to prioritize with accuracy and dependability.

Pharmacy Technician Intermediate: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid Michigan Pharmacy Technician License on or before hire date, verifiable through the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
  • One or more years of relevant pharmacy practice or equivalent experience is necessary.
  • Proficient communication, computer and basic mathematic skills are necessary.
  • Must be able to prioritize with accuracy and dependability

Pharmacy Technician Senior

  • High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Valid Michigan Pharmacy Technician License on or before hire date, verifiable through the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
  • Two or more years of relevant pharmacy practice or equivalent experience is necessary.
  • Proficient communication, computer and basic mathematic skills are necessary.
  • Must be able to prioritize with accuracy and dependability


*PTCB Pharmacy Technician Certification will be required within six months after employment begins.

Desired Qualifications*

  • At least one-year technician experience or completion of a Pharmacy Technician training program is highly desirable
  • Basic algebra knowledge is highly desirable

Licensure & Certification

“The State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) requires all Pharmacy Technicians to be licensed. The new regulations allow for a one-time temporary license for up to 1 year, during which time a Technician must successfully complete requirements to become certified and meet all other State of Michigan requirements for a Full Pharmacy Technician License. UMHS Pharmacy Department provides coaching and additional information to support Technicians to become certified and licensed.

Please visit the Michigan LARA website for more information about Pharmacy Technician licensing: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72603_27529_27548-340669--,00.html

Newly hired pharmacy technicians must obtain a valid Michigan Pharmacy Technician License on or before their hire date.  This can include a Full Michigan Pharmacy Technician License or a Temporary Michigan Pharmacy Technician License. If a technician obtains a Temporary Michigan Pharmacy Technician License on or before their date of hire, they must obtain a Full Michigan Pharmacy Technician License within 1 year of hire date or before the Temporary Michigan Pharmacy Technician License expires, whichever is sooner, in order to maintain employment.  In addition, All pharmacy technicians must obtain PTCB certification within 6 months of hire date or in time to obtain a Full Michigan Pharmacy Technician License, whichever is sooner, and they must maintain their PTCB certification throughout the duration of employment at UMHS as a Pharmacy Technician.

Work Schedule

This schedule for this position includes primarily day shift rotation.

Underfill Statement

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

Additional Information

Upon applying for this position, you will be sent an invitation within two business days to complete an online pre-employment assessment. To ensure you receive this invitation, please add HR-Recruitment@med.umich.edu as a secure sender. Applicants who have completed the assessment will be considered viable candidates for this position. (Please note: If you have completed the assessment previously, you will not be asked to complete it again.)

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.