How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae.
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.
Basic Function and Responsibility
This 1.0 FTE position is dedicated to 100% patient care as a clinical pharmacist, generalist within the specialty pharmacy- rheumatology program. This position reports directly to the Supervisor, Specialty Pharmacy Patient Management Program.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
The pharmacist will support patient care responsibilities for Michigan Medicine specialty pharmacy patients, specifically in the rheumatology population. This includes developing individualized patient care plans and performing therapy baseline and periodic reassessment for every enrolled patient prior to medication dispensation. Both initial and reassessment involves adherence monitoring, medication reconciliation, drug interaction assessment, side effect management, comprehensive medication reviews (CMR), and patient counseling and education. The clinical pharmacist, generalist also supports clinic providers in selecting appropriate specialty medication(s), responding to patient-specific drug information requests, and writing insurance coverage appeal letters for specialty medications.
Core functions include:
Patient care duties include prescription verification, clinical care for specialty patients including, but not limited to, baseline and follow-up CMR and adherence checks, supporting clinical services in conjunction with UMHS providers and clinics, and close coordination with UMHS 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.
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.
The clinical pharmacist, generalist is responsible for precepting both pharmacy students and pharmacy residents. The incumbent should embody the mission, vision, and values of the Department of Pharmacy and Michigan Medicine.
- 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.
- PharmD or bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy with at least 3 years of relevant experience. Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency may be considered in lieu of 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.
- Ideal candidate must be patient-centered, flexible, adaptable to change, innovative, and willing to take on tasks/responsibilities with autonomy and creativity as we are a growing program and the working environment will continue to change.
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.
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.
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