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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
  • Letter of Intent
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • If invited for an on-site interview, applicants will be required to provide a presentation or other educational session (~ 30 minutes) on a topic of their choice

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.  The successful candidate will lead and coordinate education and professional development efforts for the Department of Pharmacy Services. This individual will also work as a clinical pharmacist to assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of clinical services; to ensure and promote the safe, rational, efficacious and cost-effective use of drug therapy in patients; to provide leadership for clinical services including developing guidelines and policies, developing quality improvement processes, and to assist in the clinical training of staff, residents and students. 

GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE

  • Health insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement plan
  • Opportunities to earn continuing education credits at in-house education programs

 

For more information about the UMHS Department of Pharmacy Services and to review our Annual report, please visit our website: https://www.medicine.umich.edu/dept/pharmacy/pharmacy-annual-report

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.

Responsibilities*

Staff Education & Professional Development

  • Coordination, oversight and implementation of initial on-boarding and training for new employees
  • Coordination, oversight and implementation of employee off-boarding
  • Work with content experts to provide coordination, oversight, and implementation of education and training to support:
    • New employee orientation and training
    • New pharmacy programs and services (e.g., clinical services, operational changes)
    • Updates and support of existing pharmacy programs and services (e.g., anticoagulation management, pharmacokinetic dosing, antimicrobial stewardship, parenteral nutrition management)
  • Expertise, oversight, and management of competency assessments, including:
    • M-Learning/Learning Management System (LMS)
    • Existing competencies and updates
    • Needs for new competency assessments
    • Compliance/Reporting from M-Learning/LMS
  • Assessment of staff needs for education and development, and developing appropriate training and education plans to address highest needs, at least annually
  • Actively identify needs for additional training opportunities, develops and provides live training opportunities as needed to accomplish departmental objectives, and maintains educational resources for clinical pharmacists
  • Serve as a resource for hiring managers to support recruiting and hiring as needed
    • Networking
    • Interviews
    • Meeting legal, HR, and policy requirements
    • Assisting with job offers
  • Work as Clinical Pharmacist or Clinical Pharmacist Specialist providing and supporting patient care (~30 – 50% of effort)
  • Collaborate with the Residency Coordinator to develop and implement preceptor development training programs

 

Patient Care

  • Assure the appropriateness of medication therapy through:
    • Review of medication orders for clinical appropriateness based on patient specific conditions and concomitant therapies. 
    • Compound and accurately dispense medications, intravenous solutions and related supplies
    • Formulate, prepare, and maintain quality control of pharmaceutical preparations
    • Check medication preparation and oversee delegated pharmacy services performed by pharmacy technicians
    • Communication with prescribers and providers regarding appropriateness of drug therapy and patient response to therapy.
  • Actively collaborate with the health care team 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
  • Provide assistance as a member of patient care team ensuring accurate medication use and documentation of medication administration in situations such as cardiac arrests
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new pharmacy services to support the Michigan Medicine’s goals and objectives
  • Develop and implement quality improvement and process improvements to improve patient care and pharmacy services

 

Education

  • Serve as a preceptor for Doctor of Pharmacy students on a variety of practice experiences including Introductory Pharmacy Patient Experiences (IPPEs) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs), and may provide didactic education for pharmacy students
  • Serve as a preceptor for pharmacy residents   
  • Lead the development and provision of medication-related educational and training programs for pharmacy personnel

 

Research

  • May conduct or participate in research, drug use projects, cost reduction/management initiatives, and quality improvement activities consistent with the position requirements and with Michigan Medicine’s goals and objectives.

Required Qualifications*

  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Current licensure as a registered pharmacist by the State of Michigan Board of Pharmacy and a Michigan Controlled Substance License to practice pharmacy in the State of Michigan, or eligibility to become licensed within 60 days of employment start date
  • Completion of an ASHP-Accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency and an additional 3 years of practice experience, or equivalent education, training and experience, in health-system pharmacy practice
  • Experiential teaching experience and service as a pharmacy student preceptor
  • Didactic teaching experience or presentation experience required
  • Able to prioritize with accuracy and dependability
  • Demonstrate and apply excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Effectively communicate with pharmacy team members, other healthcare professionals, employees, patients and visitors
  • Accurately and efficiently interpret and process medication orders, labels, and documentation
  • Ability to meet all of the above qualifications and perform all of the Duties and Responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation

 

 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience as a pharmacy residency preceptor
  • Completion of a teaching certificate program or equivalent
  • Additional training and experience in learning management systems and instructional design
  • Experience in recruiting and hiring employees
  • Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) certification

Desired Key Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes

  • Strong teaching skills
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Project management and prioritization skills
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment and follow-through
  • Learning management and instructional design

Work Schedule

This schedule for this position includes day shift and evening shift responsibilities, as well as weekend and holiday commitments.

Additional Information

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

This position will report to the Assistant Director-Education & Research

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Pharmacists provide functional supervision of technical staff, residents, interns, and students working in their area including completion of job assignments and assuring adherence to institutional policies and procedures.

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 anytime after a posting duration of seven calendar days.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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