The goal of the AllianceRx Walgreens Prime and Duquesne University School of Pharmacy PGY1 Community Pharmacy Practice Residency with a focus in Specialty Pharmacy is to provide pharmacy residents with opportunities to develop the fundamental skills necessary to excel in the specialty pharmacy environment. The residency program is based at AllianceRx Walgreens Prime located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This premier specialty pharmacy location offers a variety of patient care services to support patents who are managing chronic life-threatening or rare conditions, including cancer, Crohn’s disease, growth hormone disorders, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis, among others. The clinical pharmacists at this site work closely with health care professionals, patient care coordinators, insurance advocates and patients to meet the needs of the patient’s medication therapy. In addition, residents will gain insights on the pharmacy practice management issues that can affect the delivery of care for patients taking specialty medications.
The residency is offered in partnership with Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. This partnership allows the resident the opportunity to also gain experiences in health and wellness services and develop the academic skills necessary to serve as an educator and preceptor. As part of this residency program, the resident will actively participate in educating AllianceRx Walgreens Prime pharmacy staff and some instructing of university students.
Disease management programs in the areas such as multiple sclerosis, oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, and growth hormone deficiency
Educate patients on appropriate medication use
Work with patients and prescribers to resolve drug therapy problems
Identify strategies to improve medication adherence and reduce medication costs
Contribute to the development of novel disease management programs
Design and conduct a practice based research project, in its entirety, present the findings at the AMCP Annual Meeting and submit for publication in a refereed journal
Contribute to the Specialty Pharmacy Weekly newsletter
Respond to patient and healthcare professional medication information inquiries
Present AllianceRx Walgreens Prime Specialty Pharmacy continuing education seminars
Provide tailored information to healthcare providers and clients on specialty pharmacy topics
Provide clinical instruction to pharmacy staff and student pharmacists at the university
Assist with content development and presentation of certification programs
Enhance academic skills through completion of preparatory courses, including Teaching Methodology, Research Methods and Qualitative Methods
Pennsylvania licensure within 60 days of the start of the residency program
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education or equivalent experience
Completed online employment application form at www.walgreens.jobs
Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Residency Application Service (PhORCAS)
Three professional letters of recommendation
Official university transcripts
A written statement (not to exceed 500 words) explaining why you are pursuing a pharmacy practice residency and what you hope to gain from the residency program
All application materials must be submitted no later than January 15, 2020 for candidates to be considered for the 2020-2021 Community Pharmacy Practice Residency Program.
About Walgreens Residency Programs
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.