The Walgreens Specialty PGY-1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program will prepare community-based practitioners capable of developing, providing, and advancing patient care services in any practice setting with a specific focus on patients with complex specialty disease states. Graduates from the Walgreens Specialty PGY-1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program will be highly sought community-based pharmacists that will be desired for their advanced skill-set in managing patients with complex disease states holistically and their experience in developing patient centered services in the specialty environment. Graduates would have the abilities and experiences necessary to secure positions with direct clinically focused patient care, ambulatory care practice settings, management opportunities, and academia.
The residency program is conducted across four Walgreens Specialty Pharmacies and one ambulatory care clinic in Kansas City, Missouri. These 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.
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
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 10 days depending on average hours worked and time in position.
Specific questions about this residency program should be addressed to Dr. Chad Cadwell via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 816-404-2198.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Missouri pharmacist license within 90 days of the start of the residency program
Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
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 https://jobs.walgreens.com
Travel to Kansas City for an onsite interview (upon invitation)
Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS)
A completed application and all accompanying materials must be received no later than January 12th, 2020
About Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency
Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.
As the neighborhood drugstore and retailer, our goal is to make health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment.... We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment, and be a part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, team members and the communities we all call home.