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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

.Join the Pharmacy team at the Michigan Medicine!  The vision of Michigan Medicine is to create the future of health care through discovery and to become the national leader in health care, health care reform, biomedical innovation and education.  As part of this world-class organization, the Department of Pharmacy Services has high standards for service, education, and research.  Our Department has a rich history of excellence; you have the opportunity to join a world-class team to provide exceptional patient care and advance the Mission of Michigan Medicine.  Pharmacists at UMHS provide pharmaceutical care services which include but are not limited to medication profile reviews, pharmacokinetic dosing, renal dose adjustment, anticoagulation management, parenteral nutrition management, patient teaching and clinical order verification.  Pharmacist responsibilities are focused to ensure optimal effectiveness and safety of medications used throughout the institution as well as providing accurate and timely drug information to members of the healthcare team.

  After successful orientation and training, the pharmacist generalist will rotate through a variety of roles within our University Hospital Central Pharmacy and Cardiovascular Center Inpatient/Operating Room Pharmacy, with a consistent focus in the Cardiovascular Center Pharmacy.  We offer pharmacy services in both of these areas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It is expected that this position will include a mixture of morning and evening shifts, including weekend and holiday rotation.

Generous Benefits Package

  • Health insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement plan
  • Opportunities to earn continuing education credits at in-house education programs

For more information about the Michigan Medicine 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*

  • Cardiovascular Center Pharmacy: The CVC/operating room pharmacist is responsible for the daily satellite operations including order verification, product verification and drug information for the 32 CV-surgery ICU and 16-moderate care/general care inpatient beds, procedural areas (cath lab, EP lab, interventional radiology), peri-operative medication management (i.e. antimicrobial prophylaxis, support for pain management, anticoagulants and blood factors) and narcotic control and distribution including quality control to maintain compliance with regulatory standards and quality measures. 
  • University Hospital B2 Central Pharmacy: Distribution staffing with operational and clinical activities that include order verification, code response, clinical inquiry response, product verification, medication distribution oversight, technician management, Pyxis management, and inventory control.
  • Other Pharmacy Satellites and roles (Emergency Department, University Hospital OR, Clinical Services): Opportunities to cross-train to additional areas may be available if department need and pharmacist interest align. Activities include central order verification, medication question triage, product verification, investigational drug management, controlled substances management, and functional supervision of technical staff working in their area including completion of job assignments and assuring adherence to institutional policies and procedures. Clinical Service opportunities may initially focus on clinical evening management of anticoagulation and pharmacokinetic management, clinical order verification and clinical drug information question response.

Teaching

Pharmacists serve as preceptors for University of Michigan Pharm.D. students including Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs).  
 

Quality Improvement

Pharmacists provide input and suggestions for process improvements to improve the care that is provided to our patients. Activities include researching opportunities and initiating action plans with follow through until successful implementation of the improvement.

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
  • Able to perform all of the Duties and Responsibilities
  • Able to prioritize with accuracy and dependability
  • Demonstrate and apply excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Effectively communicate with pharmacy team members, other healthcare professionals, employees, patients and visitors
  • Accurately and efficiently interpret and process medication orders, labels, and documentation
  • Other: Ability to perform a variety of manual dexterity movements, including keyboarding and active participation in codes (e.g. sterile product preparation). Demonstrates effective use of computers and applications (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Outlook).  Fluency in reading, writing and speaking English.
  • Ability to meet all of the above qualifications and requirements with or without reasonable accommodation

Desired Qualifications*

  • Recent inpatient hospital practice experience including experience in OR pharmacy workflow, order verification, and product verification with a range of medications and patient populations similar to those at Michigan Medicine.

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.

 

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.