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.
Why Join Michigan Medicine?
Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.
What Benefits can you Look Forward to?
- Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
- 2:1 Match on retirement savings
Basic Function and Responsibility
This 1.0 FTE position is dedicated to 100% patient care as a clinical pharmacist, generalist within the specialty pharmacy dispensing and fulfilment team. This position reports directly to the Pharmacist Supervisor, East Ann Arbor Pharmacy.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
The pharmacist will support patient care responsibilities for University of Michigan (UM) Health Specialty Pharmacy patients. In this role, pharmacists provide care for patients within a variety of disease states and perform prescription quality assurance verification prior to specialty medication shipment. The clinical pharmacist, generalist (fulfilment) also supports clinic providers in selecting appropriate specialty medication(s), addressing prescription order discrepancies, and responding to patient-specific drug information requests as needed.
Core functions include:
Patient care duties include performing prescription review and final quality assurance verification in a timely manner while assuring appropriateness of therapy. Medication reconciliation is performed on each set of prescription orders to ensure therapeutic appropriateness in conjunction with UM Health providers and clinics, and occasionally requires close coordination with UM Health clinics providing care to specialty patients. Pharmacist responsibilities are focused to ensure optimal effectiveness and safety of medications dispensed and to consistently provide accurate, clear, and timely drug information to members of healthcare teams and patients, as needed.
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. Additionally, the incumbent will contribute to accreditation maintenance and renewal along with associated quality improvement and assurance initiatives and metrics. Additionally, pharmacists provide input and suggestions for process improvements to improve the care that is provided to UM Health Specialty Pharmacy patients.
- Current, unrestricted 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.
- Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) or bachelor’s degree in pharmacy with commensurate experience.
- Credentialed as a Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) by the Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board (SPCB).
- Specialty, ambulatory care, and Medication Therapy Management (MTM) experience.
- Ability to perform a variety of manual dexterity movements, including keyboarding; fluency in reading, writing, and speaking English.
- We are a growing program, and the work environment will continue to change. For this reason, the ideal candidate must be patient-centered, flexible, adaptable to change, innovative, and willing to take on tasks/responsibilities with autonomy and creativity.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
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.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae.
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.