How to Apply
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.
Basic Function and Responsibility
This 1.0 FTE position is dedicated to the management of University of Michigan (UM) Health specialty pharmacy clinical services. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director, Specialty Pharmacy Services.
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.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
The Pharmacy Manager, Specialty Pharmacy Clinical Services assists with maintaining the clinical business for UM Health specialty pharmacy services in accordance with departmental standards, internal and external reporting requirements, accreditation standards, and pharmacy laws and regulations. The Pharmacy Manager ultimately oversees the specialty pharmacy Patient Management Program to meet all specialty pharmacy accreditation standards and requirements from payers and manufacturers. The Pharmacy Manager provides oversight of pharmacy practice programs, medication use systems, and quality initiatives to detect, mitigate, and prevent medication adverse events and work to ensure medication use is aligned with evidence-based best practices and regulatory standards. The incumbent also works with interdisciplinary partners to deliver medication therapy management within patient care services and to ensure pharmaceutical care programs are appropriately integrated.
Specific duties include:
- Serve as the primary point of contact for specialty pharmacy practitioners within the UM Health system. This includes soliciting clinic prescriber feedback and identifying enhanced or additional services to meet clinic partner needs.
- Provide direct oversight of specialty pharmacy clinical services and clinical operations.
- Provide direction to specialty pharmacy staff regarding all clinical patient management decisions and operations.
- Oversee specialty clinical pharmacists to coordinate patient care activities for specialty pharmacy patients.
- Participate in identifying and implementing quality improvement programs and continuous quality assurance initiatives to advance the medication use systems and promote optimal patient outcomes.
- Oversee the initial and ongoing disease state and medication training of specialty pharmacy staff.
- Identify medications and disease states that need initial and ongoing training to meet accreditation, certification, and payer requirements.
- Monitor FDA reports of new specialty drugs and label changes and work with specialty pharmacy leaders and purchasing teams to maximize access to UM Health patients.
- Consult with specialty pharmacy practitioners when feedback is necessary regarding patient management program updates and submit reports to the Quality Management Committee for review and approval.
- Work with specialty and department leadership to integrate specialty clinical care with area and department needs and initiatives.
- Contribute to accreditation maintenance and renewal along with associated quality improvement and assurance initiatives and metrics.
- Perform direct specialty pharmacy patient care as needed based on area need(s).
- 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.
- Doctor of Pharmacy degree or Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy with one-year residency or fellowship or equivalent clinical experience.
- 3 to 5 years’ pharmacy experience in specialty, ambulatory care, and/or Medication Therapy Management (MTM) experience with 1 to 2 years’ supervisory experience.
- Ability to travel from point A to point B throughout the workday as assigned.
- Extensive knowledge of or previous experience with a specialty pharmacy services is highly preferred.
- Completion of a PGY1 residency and/or fellowship.
- Board Certification in Specialty Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care or Pharmacotherapy.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to perform a variety of manual dexterity movements, including keyboarding; fluency in reading, writing, and speaking English.
- We are a growing program, and the work environment will continue to change. For this reason, the ideal candidate must be patient-centered, flexible, adaptable to change, innovative, and willing to take on tasks/responsibilities with autonomy and creativity.
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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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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