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How to Apply

  • Applicants will only be considered after successful completion and submission of the following:
    • Completed application via the job posting on the UM Careers website
    • Updated Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Applications will be evaluated by members of the Management Team and preferred applicants will be invited to complete an interview (via teleconference or on-site)


Temporary student employees will be offered an opportunity to work for one of the teams in the Department of Pharmacy Services, depending on the need and availability of positions and work shifts

  • Examples of areas/teams may include (but may not be limited to):
    • B2/Central Pharmacy
    • Children’s & Women’s Pharmacy
    • Inpatient Pharmacy
    • Infusion Pharmacy
    • Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
    • OR Pharmacy
    • Specialty Pharmacy
    • Pharmacy Management

Mission, Vision, and Values Statements

Our Mission: To advance health to serve Michigan and the world.

Our Vision:  Our discoveries change care; our care changes lives.

Our Core Values:

  • Caring: I will treat everyone with dignity, kindness and respect, promoting the well-being of self and others.
  • Innovation: I will promote a culture of creativity, flexibility and curiosity that inspires new ideas and ways of thinking, behaving and improving the world.
  • Inclusion: I will foster an environment where every individual has a sense of belonging, a voice that is heard, and the opportunity to achieve and thrive.
  • Integrity: I will adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrating courage, truth and transparency in my words and actions.

Teamwork: We will work together with a shared purpose rooted in equity and fairness where diversity is celebrated, respected and valued

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.


  • Basic Functions and Responsibilities:  Perform activities relating to or supporting the preparation, compounding, packaging, storing, recording, processing, dispensing, labeling and delivery of medications and pharmaceutical supplies under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, licensed pharmacy technician, licensed pharmacy intern, and/or supervisor
  • Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Requirements include, but may not be limited to the following:
    • Demonstrates proficiency and skill with pharmacy and health system information systems
    • Accurately interpret prescriptions and information on medication labels and containers
    • Participate in the documentation of patient care activities within the health record
    • Accurately, prepare, compound, and label sterile and non-sterile medications for dispensing
    • Stock and maintain pharmacy inventory
    • Travel significant distances on a daily basis
    • Maintains, dispenses, stores controlled substances and associated records as required
    • Prepare and deliver investigational drugs per research protocols
    • Assist with use of automated dispensing cabinets (Pyxis®)
    • Participate in audits and inspections which support regulatory and compliance standards
    • Effectively communicate with other pharmacy team members, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals, health-system employees, patients, families, and visitors
    • Respond to internal and external customers demonstrating service excellence
    • Transport medication safely and securely
    • Resolve routine medication-related issues and ensure medication transactions are processed accurately and appropriately (insurance and cash-handling where applicable)
    • Investigate and resolve routine medication history and reconciliation discrepancies
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or pharmacist to assist with preparation and delivery of patient medications and other patient care needs
    • Ability to meet all of the above qualifications and requirements with or without reasonable accommodation
    • The percentage mix of these duties will vary depending on the functional area where the employee is assigned
    • This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be; it is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his supervision; the use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty
  • Training required
    • ~ 6-weeks (full-time), or ~ 240 hours during the summer (usually in May-June, or as academic and personal commitments will allow)
    • Successfully complete core pharmacy technician training and area-specific training (as required for specific job expectations)
  • Supervision Received
    • Once a candidate accepts an offer for a position and then selects a team/work opportunity, an administrative supervisor will be assigned (the supervisor for that team/work area)
    • Functional supervision is received from a Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician Supervisor, Pharmacist Supervisor/Manager, and/or designee

Required Qualifications*

  • Eligible applicants include current UM College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Students, Doctor of Pharmacy Preferred Admission students, and students in the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) program
  • The State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) requires all individuals involved in the practice of pharmacy to obtain and maintain a valid license. 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience as a pharmacy technician or pharmacy intern
  • Basic algebra
  • Customer service experience

Work Schedule

Minimum work commitment and schedule requirements

  • Temporary student employees will be expected to commit at least 1 year as a temporary employee with the following commitment to work hours:
    • 16 hours/month during the academic year
    • 20 hours/week during the summer/academic breaks
  • Work schedules will include day and evening shifts, as well as weekend shifts (if applicable to the work area)
  • Temporary student employees must work at least one summer holiday (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or Labor Day) and at least one fall/winter holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years Day) (if applicable to the work area)
  • Some teams/areas/opportunities may have slightly different expectations – these should be clearly explained, and the student/applicant should agree to these expectations before confirming employment/acceptance of a temporary position
  • Students will not be required to work during any times where they have other required academic commitments
  • While we strive to provide the above hours and the employee’s desired hours, there is no guarantee of the specific amount of hours that will be available for temporary employees, and it is subject to change at any time
  • If an individual does not work at least one shift in a 2-month period, their temporary work appointment may be terminated
  • Temporary positions are not eligible for benefits at Michigan Medicine

Additional Information

  • Temporary student technicians are expected and required to follow all policies and procedures, the same as regular employees, including attendance, scheduling/call-ins, and all other policies and procedures; failure to adhere to these policies and procedures may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination

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.