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Pharmacy Resident - University of California

Location: San Mateo, California

Job ID 767906BR
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The purpose of Walgreens at UCSF PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency is to prepare community pharmacists to become advanced practice leaders and provide patient-centered care. This will be attained by the resident through advanced training at various exemplary specialty pharmacy settings.

The residency is based at a unique Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy at the UCSF Medical Center. This pharmacy offers a variety of patient-centered services for complex diseases/conditions such as organ transplantation, HIV, oncology, and other chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and cardiovascular disease where the pharmacists work closely with healthcare providers as a team Other services provided at this location include bed-side deliveries for discharge medications, compounding, immunizations, precepting and teaching students.

This program also includes experiences at other Walgreens Specialty Clinic sites, one retail Walgreens location, district and corporate offices and UCSF outpatient clinics to provide additional patient care experience during each module. Other experiences such as off-site immunization clinics, community outreach events, medication therapy management, and management activities will ensure that the resident attains a well-rounded experience and graduates as a leader in community pharmacy.

Residency Activities

The resident will participate in the provision of patient-care services through the following:
  • Coordinate with healthcare providers from UCSF Health and other facilities.
  • Enhance and manage current programs for complex disease states to improve patient adherence and health outcomes.
  • Provide Medication Therapy Management
  • Patient medication counseling
  • Provide bed-side delivery of discharge medications and counseling
  • Administer immunizations in a variety of settings
  • Develop community outreach programs

The resident will participate in the following activities that will strengthen practice management/leadership and teaching skills:
  • Design and conduct practice-based research project
  • Present research findings at appropriate regional and national professional meetings.
  • Develop business plan to promote pharmacy’s patient- care services
  • Provide clinical instructions to students pharmacists

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Ability to obtain pharmacist license within the state of residency within 90 days of the start of the residency program
  • Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
  • Individuals must participate in and adhere to the rules of the ASHP Resident Matching Program.
  • Certified Immunizer or willing to become an immunizer within 90 days of hire.

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