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Job Summary

Specialty Pharmacy is an exciting, dynamic and continually growing area of pharmacy practice at Michigan Medicine. These medications are high-cost medications used to treat patients with specialized diseases requiring complex treatment and coordinated care. As a member of our highly dedicated specialty pharmacy team, you will deliver comprehensive services for patients receiving self-administered specialty medications across the spectrum of access, delivery, and innovative clinical care. In this role, you will apply your knowledge and expertise of specialty disease state management to develop and implement clinical services including patient assessment, medication review and reconciliation, patient education and regular follow up with patients utilizing our pharmacies for their specialty medication needs. .

For more information about the Michigan Medicine Department of Pharmacy Services, see our annual report at:



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.


Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • You will perform phone-based baseline and follow-up comprehensive medication reviews and reconciliation, including drug interaction and adverse effect management, and adherence monitoring
  • You will conduct ongoing patient/caregiver education and counseling (mostly over the phone)
  • You will complete consistent documentation of the services and care provided
  • You will determine outcome measures for effective tracking, reporting, and demonstrated benefit of the clinical care delivered
  • In close coordination with our providers, you will assist in the development of new clinical services
  • In collaboration with specialty pharmacy colleagues and other health care partners, you will coordinate timely medication access, which may include drafting of appeal letters
  • You will provide accurate and timely drug information to patients, colleagues and our partner healthcare teams

You will have the opportunity to participate in training and/or precepting of staff, introductory and advanced practice pharmacy students, interns, and PGY1/2 pharmacy practice residents

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 (including a controlled Substance license), or eligibility to become licensed within 90 days of employment start date
  • This position will require on-call availability via pager rotated among the specialty pharmacists on the team. You may have to provide coverage in the high-volume outpatient pharmacy operations, when necessary.
  • Leadership and independence to develop clinical services
  • Ability to prioritize work with accuracy and dependability
  • Demonstrate and apply excellent partnership and collaborative skills
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to change as services develop and evolve
  • Effectively communicate with pharmacy team members, other healthcare professionals, employees, patients and visitors
  • Effectively use computer applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Fluency in reading, writing and speaking English
  • Ability to meet all of the above qualifications and requirements with or without reasonable accommodation

Desired Qualifications*

  • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1/2 residency and/or BCPS or CSP certification
  • Specialty pharmacy practice experience preferred, including experience in design, development and implementation of clinical services

Underfill Statement

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

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.