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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 or Cover Letter
  • Updated curriculum vitae or resume

Job Summary

Join the Pharmacy team at the University of Michigan Health!  Our 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.  The successful candidate will lead and coordinate education and professional development efforts for the Department of Pharmacy Services. This individual will also work as a clinical pharmacist to assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of clinical services; to ensure and promote the safe, rational, efficacious and cost-effective use of drug therapy in patients; to provide leadership for clinical services including developing guidelines and policies, developing quality improvement processes, and to assist in the clinical training of staff, residents and students. 

 

For more information about the UM Health Department of Pharmacy Services and to review our Annual report, please visit our website: https://www.medicine.umich.edu/dept/pharmacy

 

COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION AND GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE

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

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Responsibilities*

This position is responsible for performing activities relating to and supporting the coordination, training, and supervision of individuals enrolled in the Pharmacy Technician Training Program.  Duties and responsibilities of the individual and the individuals enrolled in the Training Program will include activities related to the practice of pharmacy as a pharmacy technician. This includes preparation, compounding, packaging, storing, recording, processing, dispensing, labeling and delivery of medications and pharmaceutical supplies. The Pharmacy Technician Training Coordinator may also provide functional supervision of Pharmacy Technician Trainers, collect and or/record metrics, quality and/or surveillance data, and develop and implement process improvements

Essential:

The Pharmacy Technician Training Supervisor will have attained mastery in multiple roles within pharmacy practice. This individual will be responsible for coordinating and supervising all aspects of the Department of Pharmacy Services Pharmacy Technician Training Program, as well as additional tasks and roles, including:

  • Demonstrates ongoing competency in all technician duties and responsibilities (refer to Pharmacy Technician Associate (102658), Intermediate (103641), and Senior (103642) job descriptions)
  • Coordinates all aspects of the Department of Pharmacy Services Pharmacy Technician Training Program, including:
    • Developing policies and procedures
    • Recruiting and advertising
    • Coordinating and participating in applicant evaluation and admission
    • Coordinating all pharmacy technician student/trainee scheduling
    • Developing, scheduling, and conducting experiential training
    • Assessment of students’/employees’ didactic and experiential work
    • Ensuring student/employee completion of all program requirements
  • Supervision of all student employees enrolled in the Training Program
  • Coordinates and participates in the recruiting, hiring, orientation, performance appraisals, training, promotions, disciplinary actions, vacation schedules, and reviewing of payroll records and time reports for pharmacy technician student employees enrolled in the training program
  • Contributes to patient care/staffing in a pharmacy technician role (up to 40% of time/effort), depending on the enrollment and needs of the Pharmacy Technician Training Program
  • Assists in training of other employees as needed
  • Supports Pharmacy Technician Trainers across all pharmacy work areas, providing ongoing assessment of employee training and additional training/ remediation as needed
  • Assists in the development and preparation of training manuals and procedural materials
  • Facilitates the training and implementation of work practice changes and process improvement initiatives and oversees day to day workflow
  • Gathers area metrics and summarizes information in reports
  • Assists with problem solving and process improvements
  • Participates as an active member of internal work groups/committees  
  • Coordinates, oversees, and implements employee off-boarding
  • Provides expertise, oversight, and management of competency assessments as needed
  • Assesses pharmacy technician and pharmacy intern staff needs for education, skill, and professional development, and develops appropriate training, education, and competency assessment plans to address highest needs, at least annually

 

The percentage mix of these duties will vary depending on the needs of the Pharmacy Technician Training Program and the patient care/staffing needs of the Department.

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Promotes positive communications with entire health care team
  • Mentors others via feedback, in-service training, etc.
  • Adapts positively to change and helps to lead change process
  • Promotes learning experiences for staff
  • Participates and/or leads staff meetings and other work groups for problem identification, solving, and planning
  • Leads process improvements and supports implementation of changes

 

RELATED DUTIES

Perform other related duties as assigned

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

This position will report to the Assistant Director-Education & Professional Development.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

This individual will supervise all pharmacy technician employees in the Pharmacy Technician Training Program, and functional supervision may be exercised over Pharmacy Technician Trainers and other Pharmacy Technicians.

Required Qualifications*

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Current licensure, or eligibility for licensure, that meets the State of Michigan Pharmacy Technician licensing requirements is necessary. This includes:
  • A temporary pharmacy technician license (valid for 1 year and is non-renewable) or a full pharmacy technician license upon hire
  • If the successful candidate has or obtains a temporary pharmacy technician license, s/he must successfully obtain a full pharmacy technician license before the temporary license expires
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience as a pharmacy technician
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluency in writing, reading and speaking English
  • Demonstrated excellent teaching and/or training skills
  • Proficient computer skills and literacy, including Windows-based and Microsoft Office-based programs
  • Proficiency in basic mathematic skills relevant to pharmacy technician responsibilities

Desired Qualifications*

  • Completion of a Pharmacy Technician training program
  • Formal teaching experience, especially in a pharmacy technician training program
  • Supervisory experience, especially over pharmacy technicians

Desired Key Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes

  • Strong teaching skills
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent teaching and/or training skills
  • Project management and prioritization skills
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment and follow-through
  • Flexibility and Adaptability

Work Schedule

This is a full-time position requirine employees to report on-site, with minimal remote work as needed.  The schedule for this position includes primarily day shifts, but will include some evening shifts, and possibly some weekend and holiday coverage.  

Additional Information

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The employee will be able to perform the assigned duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Ability to work in a stationary position for long periods of time
  • Walking long distances
  • Ability to communicate/exchange information
  • Fine motor coordination/dexterity necessary for keyboarding, typing and compounding
  • Positioning self to enable movement of inventory
  • Pulling, bending and manual dexterity movements
  • Moving of up to 45 pounds
  • Understand and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to visualize details at close range in order to perform activities such as transcribing and reading from a screen

 

Additional Information

Upon applying for this position, you will be sent an invitation within two business days to complete on online pre-employment assessment. To ensure you receive this invitation, please add "HR-Recruitment@med.umich.edu” as a secure sender to your email contacts. Applicants who have completed the assessment will be considered viable candidates for this position. (Please note, if you have already completed the assessment once, you will not be asked to complete it again.)

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.

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.  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.