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Pharmacy

A career in Pharmacy with UMHS puts you at the forefront of one of today’s most exciting and vital healthcare segments. Our pharmacy professionals are actively engaged in learning about the newest drug therapies and the most advanced dispensing technology and equipment.
Join the more than 250 talented pharmacy professionals who embody The Michigan Difference, in areas such as:

Pharmacists (Clinical & Staff)
Apply your strong commitment to quality patient care, and proven working knowledge of medications (mechanisms, appropriate use, dosing, side effects, product preparation, stability, expiration date, availability and cost).

Our Pharmacists practice in a variety of different settings including the Emergency Department, the OR, Clean Room, Cardiovascular Center (hybrid of OR and inpatient), outpatient infusion areas, as well as decentralized first-dose inpatient satellites. They provide pharmaceutical care services which include but are not limited to: medication profile reviews, pharmacokinetic dosing, anemia management, anticoagulation management patient teaching and clinical order verification.

Pharmacist responsibilities are focused to ensure optimal effectiveness and safety of medications used throughout the institution as well as providing accurate and timely drug information to members of the healthcare team. Core functions include:

Unit Based Responsibilities:
Pharmacists provide direct patient care which includes attending multidisciplinary rounds and working with members of the healthcare team to assure appropriateness of therapy. Other activities include reviewing medication profiles, patient counseling, pharmacokinetic dosing, anticoagulation management and physician/nurse education.

Teaching:
Pharmacists serve as preceptors for Pharm.D. students on a variety of rotations including medication reconciliation and direct patient care Introductory Pharmacy Patient Experiences (IPPEs) during the third year and intuitional and unit based hospital practice clerkship rotations during the fourth year.

Order Verification/ Profile Review:
Pharmacists review, clarify and process medication orders in a timely manner while assuring appropriateness of therapy.

Quality Improvement:
Pharmacists provide input and suggestions for process improvements to improve the care that is provided to our patients. Activities include researching opportunities and initiating action plans with follow through until successful implementation of the improvement.

Pharmacy Technicians
Support licensed pharmacists by providing medication and other health care products to patients, and performing a variety of other essential tasks.

At UMHS, we care for all types of patients utilizing technology that provides the safest medication therapy possible. We believe dedication to patient care, accuracy, and flexibility are the hallmarks of a great Pharmacy Technician. Technicians are responsible for accurate preparation of medications for Pharmacists to check, for both in and out-patients.

Pharmacy Technician duties in the inpatient area may include:

  • enter medication orders into patient profiles
  • fill and deliver unit dose carts, make other deliveries
  • assist with use of automated unit dose dispensing machine (RobotRx)
  • prepare sterile products, injections and IV chemotherapy
  • retrieve medication orders from patient units
  • stock medications shelves, return excess stock to inventory
  • fill Omnicell electronic dispensing cabinets on nursing units
  • prepare and package non-sterile compounded pharmaceuticals
  • correctly distribute controlled substances
  • prepare and deliver investigational drugs per research protocols