Applicants will only be considered after successful completion and submission of the following:
Completed application via the UM Careers website
Updated curriculum vitae or resume
Upon applying for this position, you will be sent an invitation within two business days to complete on online pre-employment assessment. To ensure you receive this invitation, please add "[email protected]” as a secure sender to your email contacts. Applicants who have completed the assessment will be considered viable candidates for this position. (Please note, if you have already completed the assessment once, you will not be asked to complete it again.)
Join the Pharmacy team at the University of Michigan Health! Our 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. The successful candidate will lead and coordinate pharmacy technician training efforts within the Department of Pharmacy Services. This individual will also work as a pharmacy technician to ensure and promote the safe and effective preparation, labeling, dispensing, and distribution of medications.
COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION AND GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE
Paid Time Off
Opportunities to earn continuing education credits at in-house education programs and via online programs
This position is responsible for performing activities relating to the training of individuals as relates to the practice of pharmacy as a pharmacy technician. This includes ensuring high standards of care, thorough proper didactic and practical applications, as well as comprehensive knowledge- and skill-based training requirements. The Pharmacy Technician Trainers will be responsible for assessing, planning, coordinating, and evaluating educational programming and services required for all levels of technician and transporter staff to meet role expectations. This is a full-time position, with approximately 50% of time spent on training and related activities, and approximately 50% of time working in a pharmacy technician role. This position will require the employee to report on-site, with minimal remote work as needed.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Pharmacy Technician Trainer will have attained mastery in multiple roles within the pharmacy. This individual will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of didactic and practical training of pharmacy technicians, as well as additional tasks and roles, including (but not limited to):
Demonstrates ongoing competency in pharmacy technician duties and responsibilities (refer to Pharmacy Technician Associate (102658) and Intermediate (103641) job descriptions)
Coordination, oversight and implementation of initial area-specific on-boarding and training for new employees
Coordination and oversight of experiential training for individuals enrolled in the pharmacy technician training program, in collaboration with the Pharmacy Technician Training Supervisor
Evaluation of on-boarding and training, responding to feedback, and developing plans to address opportunities for improvement
Coordination, oversight and implementation of employee off-boarding
Develop, review and maintain training materials, pharmacy standards of care, policies, and procedures, with at least annual review and updates
Work with content experts and the Education & Professional Development (EPD) Team to provide coordination, oversight, and implementation/delivery of education and training to support:
New employee orientation and training
New pharmacy programs and services (e.g., clinical services, operational changes)
Updates and support of existing pharmacy programs and services
Education and training may be delivered by (but not limited to): classes, in-services, formal presentations, continuing education events, and online learnings
Provide expertise, oversight, and management of competency assessments in coordination with the EPD Team, including:
Assist in management of all aspects of the Learning Management System (LMS) (M-Learning)
Review, evaluation and update of existing competencies and learnings
Assessing needs for new competency assessments and learning
Assessment of pharmacy technician and pharmacy intern staff needs for education, skill, and professional development, and developing appropriate training, education, and competency assessment plans to address highest needs, at least annually
Provide feedback on each new pharmacy technician and pharmacy intern employee and current pharmacy technician and pharmacy intern employee to their respective supervisors, to be included in their new or annual evaluation
Serve as a resource for hiring managers to support recruiting and hiring
Participating as an active member of internal work groups/committees
Work as a pharmacy technician in their respective areas as needed (up to ~50% of time/effort)
The exact percentage mix of these duties will vary depending on the patient care/staffing needs of the team and the Department Pharmacy Services.
Promotes positive communications with entire health care team
Mentors others via feedback, in-service training, etc.
Adapts positively to change and helps to lead change process
Promotes learning experiences for staff
Participates and/or leads staff meetings and other work groups for problem identification, solving, and planning
Leads process improvements and supports implementation of changes
Assures productive use of Pharmacy Technician staff time
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Graduation from high school or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Current licensure, or eligibility for licensure, that meets the State of Michigan Pharmacy Technician licensing requirements set by The State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) is necessary. This includes:
A temporary pharmacy technician license (valid for 1 year and is non-renewable) or a full pharmacy technician license upon hire
If the successful candidate has or obtains a temporary pharmacy technician license, s/he must successfully obtain a full pharmacy technician license before the temporary license expires
Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience as a pharmacy technician
Excellent communication skills, including fluency in writing, reading and speaking English
Excellent teaching skills
Proficient computer skills and literacy, including Windows-based and Microsoft Office-based programs
Proficiency in basic mathematic skills relevant to pharmacy technician responsibilities
Completion of a pharmacy technician training program
Experience as a pharmacy technician in a hospital setting
Experience with training others, especially pharmacy technicians
Desired Key Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes
Strong teaching skills
Excellent teamwork and collaboration
Excellent communication skills
Excellent teaching and/or training skills
Project management and prioritization skills
Commitment and follow-through
Flexibility and Adaptability
This schedule for this position includes primarily day shifts, but will include some evening shifts, and some weekend coverage, as well as a holiday rotation.
General supervision is received from a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Manager designee. Functional supervision is received from the Pharmacy Technician Training Supervisor or another designated official.
Functional supervision may be exercised over pharmacy technician student employees and other pharmacy technicians.
The employee will be able to perform the assigned duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations:
Ability to work in a stationary position for long periods of time
Traveling long distances within the health system
Ability to communicate/exchange information
Fine motor coordination/dexterity necessary for keyboarding, typing and medication compounding
Positioning self to enable movement of inventory
Pulling, bending and manual dexterity movements
Moving of up to 50 pounds
Understand and follow written and verbal instructions
Ability to visualize details at close range in order to perform activities such as transcribing and reading from a screen
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.
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