Posted on October 11, 2019 in: Member News
Name: Jason Williamson, Pharm.D.
Employment: Clinical Pharmacy Manager / PGY1 Residency Program Director at Ascension Genesys Hospital, Grand Blanc, MI
Member since: June 2011
Describe Your Role/Day In the Life:
I lead an outstanding team of pharmacists and help advocate for the advancement of pharmacy practice to improve patient care. Much of my day-to-day work includes coordinating clinical initiatives (currently focusing most greatly on implementing emergency department pharmacist practice); oversight of student, resident and preceptor practice; and helping my team members navigate change and any difficulties in their practice. I also have roles on a number of different committees and workgroups at the hospital, including our drug shortage workgroup, P&T committee and COPD transitions of care workgroup.
Why You’re an MSHP/MPA Member:
I’m an MSHP / MPA member because of the value being involved with these organizations have provided to my career. There are many opportunities to contribute and to influence our profession, whether this looks like presenting a continuing education presentation, serving on a committee or engaging at a legislative advocacy event. Additionally, I am able to reconnect with many different professional contacts and create new connections with each MSHP / MPA event I attend.
In 2018, the PGY1 residency program at Ascension Genesys Hospital received full accreditation for eight years from ASHP and I also accepted an offer to serve as a guest surveyor of PGY1 residency programs for ASHP. So far, I’ve surveyed two programs and have learned a lot from each experience. Also in 2018, I was selected as the institutional / health system IPPE preceptor of the year by Ferris State University (FSU).
How MSHP/MPA Has Helped You Achieve Any Accomplishments (if applicable):
MSHP has connected me with outstanding resources to be successful in my practice as a pharmacist and as a leader. One thing that has positively impacted my career was completing the Michigan Pharmacy Foundation’s Healthcare Professional Leadership Academy (MPF HPLA), and this provided me with the right foundation to engage with leadership roles and opportunities. In addition, MPA offers preceptor development programming and opportunities to help refine my skills as a preceptor, student experiential coordinator and residency program director.