Clinical Pharmacist Specialist- NICU

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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


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 the pediatric critical care services to ensure and promote the safe, rational, efficacious and cost-effective use of drug therapy in patients; 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

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.

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.


  •         Health insurance
  •         Paid Time Off
  •         Retirement plan
  •         Opportunities to earn continuing education credits at in-house education programs



Patient Care

  •         Support pharmacy services for pediatric patients, with a clinical focus on to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  •         Assure the appropriateness of medication therapy through:

o   Review of medication orders for clinical appropriateness based on patient specific conditions and concomitant therapies. 

o   Compound and accurately dispense medications, intravenous solutions and related supplies

o   Formulate, prepare, and maintain quality control of pharmaceutical preparations

o   Check medication preparation and oversee delegated pharmacy services performed by pharmacy technicians

o   Communication with prescribers and providers regarding appropriateness of drug therapy and patient response to therapy.

  •         Actively collaborate with the health care team designing, implementing and monitoring patient-specific pharmacotherapy; interviewing patients to obtain medication histories; counseling patients regarding proper drug dosage, administration, usage, and possible side effects; documenting pharmaceutical care activities
  •         Provide assistance as a member of patient care team ensuring accurate medication use and documentation of medication administration in situations such as cardiac arrests
  •         Assist in the development and implementation of new pharmacy services to support the Michigan Medicine's goals and objectives
  •         Develop and implement quality improvement and process improvements to improve patient care and pharmacy services    


  •         Pharmacists serve as preceptors for Doctor of Pharmacy students on a variety of practice experiences including Introductory Pharmacy Patient Experiences (IPPEs) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs), and may provide didactic education for pharmacy students
  •         Pharmacists serve as preceptors for pharmacy residents   
  •         May assist in the development and provision of medication-related educational and training programs


  •         May conduct or participate in research, drug use projects, cost reduction/management initiatives, and quality improvement activities consistent with Michigan Medicine's goals and objectives.

Additional pharmacy and patient care services may include but are not limited to:

  •         Participation in appropriate hospital committees aligned with specialty services


This position will report to Pharmacy Manager- Children's and Women's Pharmacy 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.

Required Qualifications*

  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Certificate of completion from a PGY-2 Residency in Pediatrics, fellowship, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience in Pediatrics
  • 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
  • Ability to meet all of the above qualifications and requirements with or without reasonable accommodation

Desired Qualifications*

  •         Relevant work experience in the area of practice
  •         Applicable certification (e.g., board certification) related to the practice area

Work Schedule

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

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening 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.

Application Deadline

Although the Posting End Date may indicate otherwise, this job may be filled and closed anytime after a posting duration of seven calendar days.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.