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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

This position participates and leads in the direction, supervision and provision of daily inventory, clean room operations, and the clinical programs provided by registered, licensed, and technical support staff such as: procurement, tracking, and storage of inventory products, computer data entry, admixture, production, hazardous and non-hazardous compounding, quality assurance, performance improvement and regulatory compliance to ensure safe and effective provision of patient care for all patient age groups. Provides direct oversight for pharmaceutical purchasing contract compliance, best price procurement practices, management of product recalls, shortages and outages, and USP compliance. 

Provides oversight of subordinate supervisory staff managing equipment and compounding services. Ensures that all services are performed in accordance with hospital, departmental, and governmental policies, procedures, and regulations. Ensures all related quality assurance, billing, and distribution activities are performed and documented. Manages functional area(s) as designated. Assists with the creation, development, and implementation of new programs. Performs clinical pharmacist duties and responsibilities on an intermittent and as needed frequency.

 

For more information about the UMHS Department of Pharmacy Services, see our annual report at: https://www.medicine.umich.edu/dept/pharmacy/pharmacy-annual-report

 

GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE

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

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*

  • Work collaboratively with physician and leadership teams to develop and implement quality improvement and process improvements to improve patient care and pharmacy services.
  • Management responsibilities include the authority to hire, terminate, or promote assigned employees.
  • This position has impact on budgeting, controlling costs, planning, scheduling, and procedural change.
  • Management duties include interviewing, selecting and training of employees; setting and adjusting their rates of pay and hours of work; planning and directing their work; appraising their productivity and efficiency for the purpose of recommending promotions or other changes in their status; handling their complaints and grievances and disciplining them when necessary.
  • Provide personnel supervision over assigned staff. Coordinate the selection, direction, training and discipline of all infusion pharmacy services technicians, clinical pharmacists, area specific coordinators, site leads, and other assigned staff.
  • Supervise and coordinate the procurement, tracking, storage and distribution of all pharmacy inventory in the provision of service to patients.
  • Provide direct oversight and management for pharmaceutical contracting compliance, adherence to federal and state pharmaceutical purchasing program requirements and best price procurement practices when acquiring inventory.
  • Provide direct oversight and management for USP compliance in the compounding of sterile and hazardous pharmaceutical products inclusive of clean room function and operation, staff competency, education and training, and monitoring surveillance activities.
  • Oversee and manage drug and product recalls, shortages, outages, and instances where therapeutic substitution is necessary including providing direction to the inventory group as needed to carry out the required processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and regulatory requirements for the procurement, storage, and distribution of pharmaceutical inventory.
  • Contribute to the education, training and professional development of University of Michigan College of Pharmacy students and interns through support of on-site clinical experiences and internships.
  • Lead the initiative to validate, review, and document the competence of assigned technical staff providing pharmacy services.
  • Contribute to the education, training, professional development, and assessment of subordinate staff. Coordinate and validate that all subordinate staff are oriented and competent.
  • Direct the development of individual performance plans for the pharmacy staff, review of staff performance, and addressing personnel issues.
  • Lead the initiative for staff development through the provision of continuing education endeavors and staff training for new functions.
  • May conduct or participate in research, drug use projects, cost reduction/management initiatives, and quality improvement activities consistent with Michigan Medicine’s goals and objectives.
  • Precept PGY1 Pharmacy, PGY2 hematology/oncology residents.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of TJC and other regulatory required programs and documentation including preparation for accreditation surveys.
  • Provide direct administrative support to the Infusion Pharmacy Services Assistant Director via assisting in the development, implementation, and maintenance of new or expanded infusion pharmacy services or programs.
  • Competently and proficiently perform all duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Infusion Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacist job description. 

 

Other Related Duties:

  • Complies with all University of Michigan and departmental standards and expectations.
  • Supports the department’s commitment to continuous improvement activities and principles through positive and respectful contribution in all problem-solving and change processes within the Infusion Pharmacy Department.
  • Participates in department committees and work teams as assigned.
  • Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.
  • Ability to meet all of the above qualifications and requirements with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Licensure in good standing, or immediate eligibility for Licensure, as a Registered Pharmacist with an active controlled substance license in the State of Michigan.
  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree or Master and/or Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmacy with one-year residency or fellowship or equivalent clinical experience.
  • 3 to 5 years’ pharmacy experience including 1 to 2 years’ supervisory experience
  • Ability to travel from point A to point B throughout the workday as assigned
  • General office work physical demands.

Desired Qualifications*

  • A minimum of one-year experience in infusion pharmacy services activity with a demonstrated knowledge of regulations, standards, and guidelines applicable to infusion pharmacies, admixtures practices, and other pharmacy services.  
  • Proficient in operating within the Windows environment with experience in use of the following software: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access.

Work Schedule

Exempt leader schedule generally weekdays dayshift responsibilities with occasional weekends and late evening hours as needed.

Work Locations

This position will oversee infusion pharmacy practices at the Rogel Cancer Center, West Ann Arbor—Parkland Plaza, Brighton Center for Specialty Care, Northville Health Center, Taubman Health Center, CW Children’s Hospital, and East Ann Arbor.

Additional Information

Must comply with all Michigan Medicine Occupational Health requirements including annual flu immunization.

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

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job 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.

 

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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.