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
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.
Basic Function and Responsibility
Supervise and work as part of a team in the development, implementation and monitoring of pharmacy services in the areas of Specialty Pharmacy.
This 1.0 FTE position is dedicated to 80% patient care (clinical pharmacist, specialist) and 20% to supervising the specialty pharmacy patient management program. This position reports directly to the Pharmacy Manager, Specialty Pharmacy Services.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Patient care responsibilities include developing individualized patient care plans for each Michigan Medicine specialty pharmacy patient. This includes initial assessments for every enrolled patient prior to medication dispensation and regular reassessment, typically every 6 months. Both initial and reassessment involves adherence monitoring, medication reconciliation, drug interaction assessment, side effect management, comprehensive medication reviews, and patient counseling and education. Average pharmacist time spent completing a baseline initial assessment is ~45 minutes per patient (preparation, patient interaction, dispensing coordination, and documentation). Average pharmacist time to complete a patient reassessment is ~30 minutes per patient. Clinical pharmacists also support clinic providers in selecting appropriate specialty medication(s), responding to patient-specific drug information requests, and writing insurance coverage appeal letters for specialty medications.
Supervisory responsibilities include supervising specialty clinical pharmacists working in the specialty program; serving as Chair, Specialty Pharmacy Quality Management Committee; leading program quality improvement projects; developing and monitoring program metrics; performing new drug reviews; and leading policy and procedure development in accord with URAC accreditation. The supervisor also leads expansion of the specialty pharmacy patient management program by developing and maintaining relationships with physician, advanced practice practitioner, nurse, and other clinical partners to grow patient referral and identify additional service areas. The incumbent is compensated an administrative differential which coincides with this supervisory work.
Core functions include:
Patient care duties include prescription verification, clinical care for specialty patients including, but not limited to, baseline and follow-up CMR and adherence checks, development of new clinical services in conjunction with UMHS providers and clinics, and close coordination with UMHS clinics providing care to specialty patients. Pharmacist responsibilities are focused to ensure optimal effectiveness and safety of medications dispensed, as well as providing accurate and timely drug information to members of healthcare teams and patients. The incumbent will provide functional supervision of technical staff working in their area including completion of job assignments and assuring adherence to institutional policies and procedures.
This position is responsible for precepting both pharmacy students and pharmacy residents. The incumbent should embody the mission, vision, and values of the Department of Pharmacy and Michigan Medicine.
Supervisor functions include performing regular employee evaluations, scheduling, and supervisor and administrative duties as assigned or identified by the Pharmacy Manager. Activities may include research opportunities and developing action plans with follow through until successful implementation of any improvement.
- Current license to practice pharmacy in the State of Michigan (including a controlled Substance license), or eligibility to become licensed within 90 days of employment start date. Pharmacist preceptor license is required following State licensure.
- PharmD or Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy with at least 3 years of experience. Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency may be considered in lieu of experience.
- Credentialed as a Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) by the Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board (SPCB).
- Specialty, ambulatory care, and Medication Therapy Management (MTM) experience.
- Research or quality improvement experience.
- Experience in clinical protocol development and implementation.
- Experience working with data including building dashboards, establishing and optimizing documentation practices, extracting and analyzing data, etc.
- Ability to perform a variety of manual dexterity movements, including keyboarding; fluency in reading, writing and speaking English.
- Ideal candidate must be patient-centered, flexible, adaptable to change, innovative, and willing to take on tasks/responsibilities with autonomy and creativity as we are a growing program and the working environment will continue to change.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. (eligibility for Licensure as a Pharmacist by the State of Michigan is necessary.)
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.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.