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Join the Pharmacy team at the University of Michigan Health! At the University of Michigan (UM) Health, our Mission is to advance health to serve Michigan and the world, and our vision is that our discoveries change care; our care changes lives. As part of this world-class organization, the Department of Pharmacy Services has a rich history of excellence, and we maintain high standards for service, education, and research. You have the opportunity to join a world-class team to advance the Mission of Michigan Medicine and support our exceptional patient care. Our Pharmacy Residency Programs also have a long history of excellence; we established the first Pharmacy Residency Program (initially started as an internship), and it was among the first Accredited Pharmacy Residency Programs in the nation. We continue this legacy by providing Pharmacy Residency Programs which strive to provide each Pharmacy Resident the opportunity to develop practice skills, expand his/her knowledge, and gain experience in an environment that promotes excellence and innovation.
We are looking for a motivated individual to serve as our Pharmacy Residency Program Manager. The successful candidate will coordinate and provide oversight of all aspects of our 17 Accredited Pharmacy Residency Programs in order to maintain the high quality of our programs, and to continue to innovate to make our Pharmacy Residency Programs the best in the nation. This will include serving as the functional supervisor for all 34 Pharmacy Residents in collaboration with Residency Program Directors, ensuring compliance with all ASHP Pharmacy Residency Accreditation Standards, and ensuring consistency in policies and procedures across all programs where feasible. We have an excellent support structure in place, including a fantastic Pharmacy Residency Program Administrator, and an outstanding team of Residency Program Directors and Preceptors.
Pharmacy Residency Management (approximately 80% of effort)
Coordination and oversight of all residency programs
Supervision of all pharmacy residents
Develops and maintains all Pharmacy Residency policies and procedures, and the Pharmacy Residency Manual
Assures and audits compliance with all ASHP Pharmacy Residency Accreditation Standards (ALL programs) and supports RPDs
Assures consistency across all Pharmacy Residency programs where possible
Appoints PGY-1 and PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency Program Directors (RPDs) (inclusive of ALL programs)
Oversight and coordination of PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency recruitment, evaluation, interviews, and ranking (some activities may be delegated)
Local and Regional Residency Recruiting events (e.g., SMSHP Residency Showcase, WMSHP Residency Showcase, etc.) as needed
ASHP MCM Residency Showcase and PPS
National Matching Service (NMS)
Residency applicant evaluations
On-site interviews, evaluations and ranking process
Hiring and on-boarding
Provides support for RPDs of PGY-1 and PGY-2 Residencies for recruitment, evaluation, interviews, and ranking (e.g., sharing of schedules and templates, etc.)
Coordinates and leads preceptor development efforts
Coordinates residency training schedules/orientation/on-boarding/competencies
Core training (ALL residents)
PGY-2 programs as needed
Coordination of Pharm-Academic/Resident evaluations (PGY-1 Pharmacy residents), assist other PGY-1 and PGY-2 RPDs
Coordinates ALL Pharmacy Resident research projects
Coordinates ALL Pharmacy Resident writing projects
Coordinates Pharmacy Resident Mentor Program
Leads preparation and on-site team for ASHP Residency Accreditation Visits
Coordinates/provides oversight of essential Pharmacy Residency activities (functions may be delegated):
Preceptor appointment and reappointment process
Teaching Series/Certificate Program (led by Teaching Series/Certificate Coordinator(s))
Research/Professional Development Series (led by Professional Development Coordinator(s))
Coordinates/provides oversight of key Residency program events
ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference
End of Year Activities
Serves as Residency Advisory Committee Chair
Identifies opportunities for improvements in residency programs, innovates changes
Patient Care (approximately 5% of effort)
Practice as a pharmacist in patient care approximately 1 – 2 days/month (work area based on the successful applicant’s area of expertise and practice as well as Department needs)
Patient care activities may include, but may not be limited to:
Assuring the appropriateness of medication therapy through:
Review of medication orders for clinical appropriateness based on patient specific conditions and concomitant therapies.
Compound and accurately dispense medications, intravenous solutions and related supplies
Formulate, prepare, and maintain quality control of pharmaceutical preparations
Check medication preparation and oversee delegated pharmacy services performed by pharmacy technicians
Communication with prescribers and providers regarding appropriateness of drug therapy and patient response to therapy.
Actively collaborating 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
Providing assistance as a member of patient care team ensuring accurate medication use and documentation of medication administration in situations such as cardiac arrests
Assisting in the development and implementation of new pharmacy services to support the Michigan Medicine’s goals and objectives
Developing and implementing quality improvement and process improvements to improve patient care and pharmacy services
Education (approximately 10% of effort)
Serve as a preceptor for Pharmacy Residents
Participate in the development and provision of medication and Pharmacy Residency-related educational and training programs for pharmacy team members
Evaluate potential new residency programs and expansion of current programs
Works with Education & Professional Development Coordinators to gather input and feedback from Pharmacy Residency preceptors, and develop and implement Pharmacy Residency preceptor development training programs
Innovate and develop new Pharmacy Residency services and programs as needed
Serve as a preceptor 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
Research and Other Activities (approximately 5% of effort)
Coordination of Pharmacy Residency research projects
May conduct or participate in research, drug use projects, medication use evaluations, cost reduction/management initiatives, and quality improvement activities consistent with the position requirements and with Michigan Medicine’s goals and objectives.
Coverage of the Pharmacy Administrator On-Call pager (coverage is for 1-week at a time, and rotates among all Management Team members)
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy is necessary.
Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
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
Possession of a State narcotics license is necessary
Completion of an ASHP-Accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency and an additional 3 years of practice experience in health-system pharmacy practice
3 to 5 years pharmacy experience including 1 to 2 years supervisory experience.
Experience as a pharmacy residency preceptor
Experiential teaching experience and service as a pharmacy student preceptor
Didactic teaching experience or presentation experience
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 perform all Duties and Responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation
Experience as a Residency Program Director
Service on a Residency Advisory Committee or similar experience
Completion of a PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency (any specialty area)
Completion of a teaching certificate program or equivalent
Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) certification
Desired Key Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes
Strong teaching skills
Excellent teamwork and collaboration
Excellent communication skills
Project management and prioritization skills
Commitment and follow-through
This schedule for this position includes primarily weekday shifts; some patient care shifts may require evening shift responsibilities, and possibly a weekend or holiday commitment if the need arises.
This position will report to the Assistant Director-Education & Professional Development
Functional/HR supervision of all Pharmacy Residents as well as the Pharmacy Residency Program Administrator. Pharmacists also provide functional supervision of technical staff, residents, interns, and students working in their area including completion of job assignments and assuring adherence to institutional policies and procedures.
University of Michigan Health System 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.
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.
Although the Posting End Date may indicate otherwise, this job may be filled and closed anytime after a posting duration of seven calendar days.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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