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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*

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY

To perform activities relating to or supporting the preparation, compounding, packaging, storing, recording, processing, dispensing, labeling and delivery of medications and pharmaceutical supplies under the supervision of a pharmacist, supervisor or resident.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential:

  • 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 in all C&W locations
  • 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 cabinets and pharmacy workflow systems
  • 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 medication safely and securely
  • Resolve routine medication-related discrepancies and escalate appropriately when necessary
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or pharmacist to assist with preparation and delivery of patient medications and other patient care needs
  • ROTATING WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS
  • Salaries for these positions are set via a salary setting model, but offer competitive rates.

The percentage mix of these duties will vary depending on the functional area where the employee is assigned.

RELATED DUTIES

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

?For more information about the UMHS Department of Pharmacy Services, see our annual report at: https://www.medicine.umich.edu/dept/pharmacy/pharmacy-annual-report

Required Qualifications*

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of a Pharmacy Technician training program is desirable.
  • Pharmacy technicians must obtain a valid Michigan Pharmacy Technician License on or before their hire date: this position requires primary source verification of licensure.
  • Proficient communication, computer and basic mathematic skills are necessary.
  • Must be able to prioritize with accuracy and dependability
  • 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
  • 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

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.”

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-empoyment assessment. To ensure you receive this invitation, please add HR-Recruitment@med.umich.edu as a secure email sender in your Contacts. Applicants who have completed the assesment will be considered viable candidates for this position. (Please note, if you have previously completed the assessment, you will not receive email/be asked to completed 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. 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

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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