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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.


Basic Function and Responsibility

To provide direct patient care, to assist in the development, implementation, provision, and monitoring of pharmacy services; and to assist in the training of other pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, residents, students and healthcare professionals

Patient Care

  • Actively collaborate with the Acute Pain Service as well as primary medical teams and other health care professionals, designing, implementing and monitoring patient-specific pharmacotherapy; interviewing patients to obtain medication histories; counseling patients regarding proper drug dosage, administration, usage, and possible side effects; documenting pharmaceutical care activities.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new pharmacy services to support the University of Michigan Health System’s goals and objectives.
  • Assure the appropriateness of medication therapy through:
    • Review of medication orders for clinical appropriateness based on patient specific conditions and concomitant therapies. 
    • Communication with prescribers and providers regarding appropriateness of drug therapy and patient response to therapy.


  • Assist in the development and provision of medication-related educational and training programs.
  • Serve as the expert in pain management for the Department of Pharmacy; coordinating education, professional development, and serving as a liaison and contact for all things pain-related
  • Participate in the didactic education and experiential training of students and residents.


  • Conduct or participate in research, drug use projects, cost reduction/management initiatives, and quality improvement activities consistent with the University of Michigan Health System’s goals and objectives.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Integration with the Acute Pain Service, serving as the pharmacy contact for chronic and acute pain issues
  • Discharge and perioperative medication reconciliation and education for patients meeting certain trigger-based criteria
  • Development of additional pain management pharmacy services, protocols, guidelines, order sets, etc.
    • Perioperative pain
    • Opioid addiction and withdrawal
    • Patient-controlled analgesia

For more information about the UMHS Department of Pharmacy Services, see our annual report at Pharmacy Annual Reports/2015_UMHS_Pharmacy_Annual_Report.pdf

Required Qualifications*

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
  •  Completion of two years of pharmacy residency or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is preferred.
  • Board of Pharmacy Specialties certification is preferred.
  • Current licensure as a registered pharmacist by the Michigan State Board of Pharmacy is necessary.
  • Possession of a Michigan Controlled Substances license is necessary.
  • Excellent communication skills (fluency in writing, reading and speaking English).
  • Ability to perform a variety of manual dexterity movements (ie, keyboard data entry, IV preparation, etc.)


  • 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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

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.