The clinical pharmacy specialists provide pharmaceutical services for primary care and specialty care clinic patients both at the medical and community clinics. Pharmacists in these areas provide drug information, observations on patient response to therapy, and appropriate recommendations regarding treatment alternatives or additional interventions to maximize patient care outcomes. The pharmacists in these clinics function as licensed individual practitioners and work under a scope of practice.
The resident will also have the opportunity to develop innovative medication management services and patient care clinics. The practice environment promotes the development of the skills necessary for the resident to function as an independent clinical pharmacy specialist. Members of the pharmacy staff precept PGY1 pharmacy practice residents as well as KU and UMKC clerkship students.
This 12 month ambulatory care residency provides the resident exposure to commonly encountered disease states in an ambulatory primary care setting. The resident is afforded the opportunity to longitudinally monitor patients’ clinical progress through pharmacy-directed clinics. In addition, the resident will gain valuable experience in our pharmacy administrative programs, including budget preparation, local drug utilization reviews, academic detailing, and developing clinical programs. The resident will work with the primary preceptor to develop a pharmacy newsletter appropriate for providers in the CBOC setting as well as providing educational programming for these providers as deemed necessary.
The resident will be afforded the opportunity to participate in many educational programs, including a teaching certificate program offered through the UMKC School of Pharmacy.
Structurally the residency is divided into nine rotations of varying length. The rotations are arranged to combine required experiences along with electives in the resident’s area of interest to allow for growth of skills throughout the year. The resident is simultaneously expected to prioritize and work on ongoing requirements in longitudinal clinical, didactic, management and residency project rotations.
CBOC Medication Management Clinic
Home Based Primary Care
Mental Health Clinic
Medication Management Clinic
Rural Health/CBOC MM Clinic
Specialty Care Clinic
Hepatitis C Clinic
Honor Annex Medication Management
The following items are required to be submitted for application to the program:
Letter of intent
Pharmacy school transcripts
Three references completing appropriate template in PhORCAS
Applicants must be a graduate of an American Council of Pharmaceutical Education accredited School of Pharmacy with a Pharm.D. degree and complete a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency.
About Kansas City VA Medical Center
The KCVA Medical Center currently provides services to over 55,000 of the veterans that reside in the Kansas City primary service area. The Medical Center is a tertiary care hospital that serves as a referral center for the Kansas VA Medical Centers in Leavenworth, Topeka, and Wichita as well as the Columbia, Missouri VA Medical Center. This integrated health care system is dedicated to providing quality health care to veterans of Mid-America.
In addition to acute care medicine and surgery services, the Medical Center has Primary Care services for all veteran patients. The Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) housed in Overland Park & Paola, Kansas, and in Belton, Cameron, Excelsior Springs, Kansas City, Nevada, & Warrensburg, Missouri provide an extension of these services to veterans in rural areas. Sub-specialists or Specialty Care is also available to patients for evaluation and management of endocrine, pulmonary, gastroenterology, nephrology, cardiology, hematology/oncology, ID and geriatric disorders. Clinical Pharmacy Specialists play an integral role by enhancing care to all patients at the KCVAMC.
As a principal teaching hospital, the KCVAMC is affili...ated with the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy and the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy.
The Pharmacy Service provides 24-hour coverage seven days a week. Patient care is provided by a staff of more than 65 pharmacists, residents, students, and technicians practicing in the inpatient and outpatient care settings.
Ambulatory Care The clinic pharmacy staff provides pharmaceutical services for primary care and specialty care clinic patients. Pharmacists in these areas provide drug information, observations on patient response to therapy, and appropriate recommendations regarding treatment alternatives or additional interventions to maximize patient care outcomes. The pharmacists in these clinics function as mid-level practitioners and work under a scope of practice.
The decentralized inpatient pharmacy staff provides pharmaceutical care to veterans using a systematic process designed to ensure patients are educated and drug therapy is monitored. New orders are evaluated with attention to drug dosing, drug interactions, and drug allergies. Pharmacists’ recommendations are communicated on patient care rounds or directly to the medical, surgical, psychiatric, and critical care teams. Drug distribution is accomplished through centralized unit dose and IV admixture services.