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Job Summary

Join the Pharmacy team at the Michigan Medicine!  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; you have the opportunity to join a world-class team to provide exceptional patient care and advance the Mission of Michigan Medicine.  Work to assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of clinical services for cardiovascular and other surgery services; to ensure and promote the safe, rational, efficacious and cost-effective use of drug therapy in patients under the care of our cardiovascular and surgical services; 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.


  • Health insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement plan
  • Opportunities to earn continuing education credits at in-house education programs
  • Shift premium applicable to individuals working under midnight shift contract

For more information about the UMHS Department of Pharmacy Services, see our annual report at:

    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.


    Pharmacist Generalists on the Medicine Team are expected to cover around 3-4 medicine service teams and attend daily rounds, review and verify medication orders, provide dosage adjustments per pharmacy policies for anticoagulation, pharmacokinetic antimicrobials, renally dosed medications, parenteral nutrition, conduct daily profile reviews, and serve as preceptor for University of Michigan College of Pharmacy IPPE and APPE students. 

    Duties and Responsibilities

    After successful orientation and training, the pharmacist generalist will rotate through a variety of roles and locations spending approximately half the time as a service based, clinical pharmacist and half the time in a medication distribution role.  We offer pharmacy services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, it is expected that this position will include a mixture of morning and evening shifts.

    • Service Based, Team Pharmacist: Activities include interdisciplinary rounding, comprehensive profile reviews, pharmacokinetic monitoring and dosing, anticoagulation therapy monitoring, discharge counseling, renal dosing, parenteral nutrition monitoring and nurse/prescriber education.
    • University Hospital Central Pharmacy: The first site of new generalist distribution staffing with operational and clinical activities that include order verification, code response, clinical inquiry response, product verification, medication distribution oversight, technician management, Pyxis management, and inventory control.
    • Other Pharmacy Satellites (Emergency Department, OR, Clean Room, Cardiovascular Center): Activities include central order verification, medication question triage, product verification, investigational drug management, controlled substances management, and functional supervision of technical staff working in their area including completion of job assignments and assuring adherence to institutional policies and procedures.


    Pharmacists serve as preceptors for University of Michigan Pharm.D. students including Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs).   

    Quality Improvement

    Develop and implement quality improvement and process improvements to improve patient care and pharmacy services

    Required Qualifications*

    • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Current licensure as a registered pharmacist by the State of Michigan Board of Pharmacy and a Michigan Controlled Substance License to practice pharmacy in the State of Michigan, or eligibility to become licensed within 60 days of employment start date
    • Able to perform all of the Duties and Responsibilities
    • Able to prioritize with accuracy and dependability
    • Demonstrate and apply excellent teamwork and communication skills
    • Effectively communicate with pharmacy team members, other healthcare professionals, employees, patients and visitors
    • Accurately and efficiently interpret and process medication orders, labels, and documentation
    • Other: Ability to perform a variety of manual dexterity movements, including keyboarding and active participation in codes (e.g. sterile product preparation). Demonstrates effective use of computers and applications (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Outlook).  Fluency in reading, writing and speaking English.
    • Ability to meet all of the above qualifications and requirements with or without reasonable accommodation

    Desired Qualifications*

    • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency and/or BCPS certification.
    • Recent inpatient clinical hospital practice experience including participation in multi-disciplinary rounds, direct patient care and education, and product verification with a range of medications and patient populations similar to those at Michigan Medicine.
    • Active membership in professional organizations.

    Underfill Statement

    This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

    Additional Information


    This position will report to the Pharmacy Manager – CVC, Surgery and Cardiovascular Services


    Pharmacists provide functional supervision of technical staff, residents, and students working in their area including completion of job assignments and assuring adherence to institutional policies and procedures.

    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.

    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.


    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.