Henry Ford Health System Pharmacy Specialist - Drug Information- Full Time, Days in Detroit, Michigan

GENERAL SUMMARY:The Pharmacy Specialist reports to the Pharmacy Director – Drug Use Policy and Pharmacy Sourcing, HFHS, and works closely with the managers and staff in other areas of the HFHS Pharmacy Product Line. He/she is responsible for ensuring the safe use of medications in the health system; managing the health system drug formulary; overseeing medication-related clinical policies and procedures, as well as ensuring the integration and consistency of local practices to such policies and procedures. He/she is also responsible for ensuring the cost-effectiveness and safety of medication use within the system by utilizing numerous forms of data and analytics. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:In addition to fulfilling all other duties and responsibilities of a pharmacist, the Pharmacy Specialist:Maintains an active practice in his/her specialty area and serves as the institutional expert regarding pharmacy practice issues which arise in or from that area.Plans, develops, and implements new, high quality, cost effective pharmacy programs and services relating to the specialty area of practice.Provides direct direction, oversight, support and evaluation of 6th year Doctor of Pharmacy Students assigned to his/her area of responsibilityProvides proper training and direction in pharmacy functions and procedures for personnel assigned to the specialty area.Identifies and resolves daily operational and/or clinical problems which arise in his/her area of practice working with staff from other departments as necessary.Designs and conducts applied research. Contributes regularly to the pharmacy and/or medical literature.Represents the department at appropriate internal and external meetings.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:Must hold a degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must complete a residency training program or have equivalent experience in hospital pharmacy practice.Minimum of 3-5 years of pharmacist experience or the equivalent training and experience at another institution, preferred.Must have demonstrated the ability to meet and exceed practice standards set for a Level II pharmacist.Must be able to serve as an institutional authority in a given specialty practice area.Must have demonstrable leadership abilities and exhibit teamwork when working with others.Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills which enable him/her to contribute effectively in the dissemination of information to all levels of health care personnel in the institution. Should have a proven research/publication record.Must be qualified to work with pharmacy students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Must have a previous work history of reliability, dependability, and willingness to assume additional responsibilities.Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other analytic tools to effectively capture and measure medication use, expense, and related trends preferred.Documented experience and participation in the development of medication related guidelines, policies, or monographs, and experience serving on and/or leading interprofessional teams or committees preferred. CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED:Must be licensed as a pharmacist in the State of Michigan. Pay grade:35$50.44. This rate is the minimum pay for the position. Actual compensation will be based on education, years of experience, and other factors at the time of offer.

Overview Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care. The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600 employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.