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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

Job Summary

Specialty Pharmacy is an exciting, dynamic and continually growing area of pharmacy practice at Michigan Medicine. Specialty medications are high-cost, high-touch medications used to treat patients with specialized diseases requiring complex treatment and coordinated care.

This position is a leadership and management role for our Specialty Pharmacy Services Program. The Specialty Pharmacy Manager leads the overall strategic planning, operations, prioritization, growth, staff development and technology resources for quality patient care and revenue generation. This position leads a dedicated team of supervisors, clinical pharmacists, technicians, project and financial coordinators in providing high-touch comprehensive access and clinical services to patients with high-cost specialty medication needs. In FY19, this area had 42 FTEs and dispensed over 130,000 prescriptions.

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

 

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*

  • Anticipate, develop, administer, and monitor specialty financial, operational, and clinical program objectives within market conditions, margin drivers, operational costs, and available resources. Take corrective action, when needed, to work within budgetary constraints.                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Direct operations in manner consistent with applicable government laws/regulations and health-system policies and standards while providing exceptional customer service.
  • Evaluate patient care, compliance, financial or other impact of potential service or operational changes with available alternatives.
  • Establish access to key specialty medications via manufacturer, payer, and provider relationships to broaden patient care opportunities. 
  • Develop collaborative partnerships with campus, health system and external organizations to increase program value, patient care, and access to specialty pharmacy services.
  • Monitor program value, quality and service using key performance metrics and benchmark standards.
  • Hire, develop, and retain a high performing specialty pharmacy staff. 
  • Effectively lead program in a manner consistent with the Specialty Pharmacy mission and culture.
  • Value organizational diversity, treat others with respect, and promote a culture of cooperation.
  • Hold self and staff accountable for meeting established objectives and successfully accomplishing desired outcomes for patient care and service.                                                                                                                                                

 

This position reports to the Director of Ambulatory and Oncology Pharmacy Services.  Direct supervision is exercised over pharmacists, supervisors, and pharmacy technicians with functional supervision of residents and students. Close collaboration is necessary with internal and external partners, pharmacy administration, and pharmacy staff.

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
  • Knowledge and/or experience with specialty pharmacy medications and services
  • 1-2 years of supervisory experience or certificate of completion from a PGY-2 Residency in Health System Pharmacy Administration and Laedership

Desired Qualifications*

Successful candidates should demonstrate the following desired qualifications;

  • Ability to work effectively as an individual contributor or team member in a diverse work group including physicians, pharmacists, information system staff, and allied health professionals from all clinical disciplines.
  • Ability to work successfully on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Effective writing, communication, interpersonal, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated skill in routine software, data analytics, and data visualization
  • Knowledge of pharmacy financial topics including federal 340b program

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.