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, pa-tients, and the community to provide optimal drug therapy for patients. In addition, residents gain insights on manage-ment 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.
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
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.
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 www.walgreens.jobs
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 12, 2020.
About Walgreens Local Specialty - Kansas City
Walgreens recognizes the importance of advancing the role of the pharmacist and profession of pharmacy in community practice and is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for pharmacists that both enhances their knowledge base and promotes personal growth. The Walgreens Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Residency is a 53 week program that provides exposure to the various pharmacist delivered patient care experiences within community practice.