Resident Pharmacist- PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency (Kansas City, MO)
Kansas City , Missouri
April 22, 2017
Resident Pharmacist- PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency (Kansas City, MO) (Job Number: 024791)
US-MO-Kansas City
Kansas City - 6125 Connecticut Ave
6125 Connecticut Ave

Walgreens Local Specialty Community Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY-1)  Kansas City, Missouri

The mission of the Walgreens Local Specialty Community Pharmacy Residency Program is to develop confident, effective  and innovative community pharmacy practitioners who will advance the profession and expand the role of the pharmacist  in Community and Specialty Pharmacy. Graduates of this program will be qualified to accept a variety of clinical
and management positions in the community and specialty pharmacy settings. In addition, Walgreens seeks to enable  residents to achieve their professional goals, become leaders within the profession, provide compassionate care for  members of their communities and contribute to the Walgreen Company's advancement in healthcare.

The residency program is conducted across five local Walgreens Specialty Pharmacies in Kansas City, Missouri. These  five premier pharmacy locations offer a variety of innovative clinical pharmacy services to patients who are prescribed  complex therapies. The pharmacy teams service patients with many disease states including hypertension, diabetes,
behavioral health, HIV, Hepatitis C, Oncology, Organ Transplant, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn's Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis  and more. The community pharmacists at these sites work closely with providers, patients, and the community to  provide optimal drug therapy for patients. In addition, residents gain insights on management issues that can affect the
implementation of patient care services in the community and specialty pharmacy setting. The resident also gains experience  in the delivery of clinical services, conducting research, developing management expertise, precepting students,  and participating in a teaching certification class. 

This residency program is an expansion of an accredited PGY1 Community Residency Program and thus is considered  pre-candidate for the initial year. The program will be seeking full accreditation.

Residency Activities
The resident will participate in the provision of patient-care  services through the following:
  • Disease state management programs in HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Transplantation,  Hepatitis C, and other Specialty Disease States
  • Medication therapy management, with an ongoing patient load of approximately  40 patients
  • Specialty Medication monitoring and follow-up
  • Direct to Bedside Consultations
  • Pharmacist-administered immunizations
  • Development of health and wellness programs
  • Community outreach programs

The resident will participate in the following activities that  strengthen research, practice management, and educator  skills:
  • Design and conduct a practice-based research project
  • Write a business plan for a new or improved service
  • Develop and conduct a continuous quality improvement project
  • Draft a collaborative practice protocol
  • Present research findings at appropriate regional and national professional  meetings
  • Execute marketing strategy for the promotion of patient care services
  • Provide clinical instruction to student pharmacists
  • Opportunity to participate in the UMKC Teaching Certificate Program

Residency Program Benefits
  • Competitive stipend and comprehensive medical plan
  • Travel allowance for pharmacy-related conferences
  • Residents are eligible for Paid Time Off (PTO). Resident pharmacists  may accrue approximately 15 days (120 hours) depending on average hours worked and time in position.

Candidate Requirements
  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy  accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Missouri pharmacist license within 60 days of the start of the residency  program
  • Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Residency  Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
  • Completed application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • A letter of intent explaining why you are pursuing a community pharmacy  residency and what you hope to gain from the residency program
  • Official university transcripts
  • Completed online application at
  • Travel to Kansas City for an onsite interview (upon invitation)
  • Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS)

Application Process
  • A completed application and all accompanying materials must be  received no later than January 15, 2017.

Employment type Full-time

A little about us:
The training you received, the discipline you embraced, and the responsibilities you held in the military will serve you well at Walgreens.

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