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Job Summary

To assure that comprehensive systems and skilled personnel are in place to assess, monitor, and assist in developing or expanding contemporary pharmacy services that ensure and support safe, high quality and compliant practices.

To review the Department of Pharmacy Annual Pharmacy Report please visit: https://www.medicine.umich.edu/dept/pharmacy/pharmacy-annual-report

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System 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*

  1. Pharmacy Analytics

Assure that:

  • an infrastructure is created to enable faster, more accurate, and understandable access to medication-related data
  • Medication and pharmacy related dashboards are created which enable authorized internal and external customers to access information necessary to improve their operational, clinical, or patient care services
  • internal and external/vendor relationships are nurtured to ensure data accessibility and the advancement of knowledge within the pharmacy department
  • pharmacy analytics is appropriately represented on key informatics, analytics, and data groups across the enterprise
  • data analytics continually advance with or ahead of contemporary practice, including the use of advanced tools, artificial intelligence, and predictive analytics

 

  1. Quality

Assure that:

  • partnerships exist with pharmacy management team members to coordinate and optimize process improvement efforts
  • training and education programs are in place for staff to increase their knowledge and effective application of quality and performance improvement processes
  • quality or process improvement projects are routinely conducted and results reported to the pharmacy executive committee
  • a department quality improvement plan is in place and updated annually
  • pharmacy services are represented on relevant institutional quality committees

 

  1. Regulatory Compliance

Assure that:

  • Pharmacy managers receives updates and information pertaining to medication aspects of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs), The Joint Commission and USP
  • systems for assessing and monitoring compliance are established for select regulatory body standards and requirements
  • processes are established to ensure continual readiness related to regulatory surveys, visits, and vendor certifications and facilitate the response to and correction of situations where Michigan Medicine is deemed to be noncompliant.
  • a designated pharmacy point of contact is identified for other departments as it relates to regulatory issues
  • programs and systems are in place to monitor compliance with controlled substances accountability and prevent and detect drug diversion
  • regulatory monitoring and control systems are continually evaluated and improved

 

  1. Safety

Assure that:

  • educational programs occur regularly to increase awareness of medication safety
  • proactive risk strategies are enacted to prevent adverse drug events or minimize their impact
  • systems are developed for assessing and monitoring the effectiveness of medication error prevention strategies (e.g. - audits, self-assessments, etc.)
  • effective systems are developed for reporting trends in medication errors and adverse drug events (ADEs) to stakeholders
  • up-to-date policies and procedures related to safe medication use are in place and are routinely reviewed and updated, as appropriate
  • pharmacy services are represented on relevant institutional safety committees

Required Qualifications*

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
  • Completion of HSPAL pharmacy residency, PGY2 in Informatics, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is necessary
  • Current licensure as a registered pharmacist by the Michigan State Board of Pharmacy is necessary.
  • Possession of a state controlled substances license is necessary.
  • Excellent communication skills (fluency in writing, reading and speaking English).

Additional Information

Supervision Received

General supervision is received from the Chief Pharmacy Officer or other designated official.

Supervision Exercised

Functional supervision is excercised over pharmacy managers, or supervisors, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and students.

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.