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How to Apply

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

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, including leaders in the Pharmacy Profession, an award-winning ASHP-Accredited Residency Program, and a strong relationship with the UM College of Pharmacy.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.  The successful candidate will join a leading Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) as we expand to better serve our patients.  The ASP works to improve the overall management of specific infectious diseases, and promotes better patient care and compliance with national quality measures

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

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.

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

Responsibilities*

Basic Function and Responsibility

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, implementing, and contributing to antimicrobial stewardship activities and initiatives as part of an interdisciplinary team; ensuring and promoting the safe, rational, efficacious and cost-effective use of drug therapy in patients, in particular pediatric antimicrobial therapy; and supporting the 3 aspects of the Mission: patient care/service, education, and research/scholarly endeavors.


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Participation in disease-based antimicrobial stewardship activities and restricted antimicrobial management, rounding with an infectious diseases service, and expansion of current antimicrobial stewardship services

 

Developing guidelines and policies

Supporting education by serving as a preceptor for pharmacy students, and assisting in education and training for staff, residents, and students, and providing drug information and education to patients and caregivers

Developing quality improvement processes and assisting in the development, implementation and monitoring of clinical pharmacy practices consistent with the Health Systems needs and objectives.

Supporting other clinical pharmacy activities, including but not limited to: active participation in multidisciplinary rounds; designing, implementing and monitoring 

patient-specific pharmacotherapy, including pharmacokinetic support, nutrition support and anticoagulation management; and documenting patient care activities.

Leading drug use projects, cost reduction/management initiatives, and quality improvement activities consistent with the Health Systems needs and objectives.

Participating in Michigan Medicine committee(s) related to the care of patients

Individual or collaborative scholarly/research activity is encouraged

Local and National Professional Organization Involvement is encouraged

Required Qualifications*

Education/ Training
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy or Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy with commensurate experience.
  • A certificate of completion from a PGY-2 residency in infectious diseases, infectious diseases fellowship, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is necessary. 
  • Current 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.
    Other:
  • Ability to perform a variety of manual dexterity movements, including keyboarding. Fluency in reading, writing and speaking English

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience in clinical pharmacy practice is desired.
  • Experience as a clinical pharmacist specialist in  pediatric infectious diseases and/or antimicrobial stewardship is desired

Work Schedule

This schedule for this position includes day shift with a weekend and holiday rotation.

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

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.

 

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.