The Pharmacy Practice Resident is a licensed pharmacist participating in advanced clinical training provided by The University of Kansas Health System. Provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care through integrated drug distribution, clinical services, and teaching. Provides services consistent with services provided by pharmacists at the University of Kansas Health System.
At the University of Kansas Health System, the Pharmacy Informatics Residency program focuses on developing the skills and knowledge necessary for enhancing medication use processes across the continuum of care through use of health information technology. Experiential training opportunities in informatics fundamentals, pharmacy automation, clinical decision support, data analytics, project management, end-user trainer, and leadership and management are key components of this program. This 2-year program builds on the foundational skills learned through a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency, combining clinical skills and knowledge with effective use of health information technology in order to positively impact the safety, quality, and efficiency of pharmacy practices.
PHARMACY PRACTICE RESIDENT ROLE
*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, and duties and may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.
Actively participates in organizational and departmental performance improvement efforts to strengthen existing systems, processes, policies and procedures by introducing new ideas that lead to improved pharmaceutical care in clinical areas and in the pharmacy department as a whole.
Actively participates on the multidisciplinary team by consistently attending patient care rounds and providing patient-focused pharmaceutical care by assessing and monitoring drug therapy to ensure safe- and cost-conscious treatment regimens.
Actively supports department staffing needs by flexing to other areas or alternative scheduling in order to assist in coverage of supplemental shifts when primary team is in need.
Adheres to the hospital's Standards of Excellence by conducting self in a courteous and professional manner to all patients, customers (internal and external), peers, preceptors and others as necessary.
Attends a majority of required residency events (journal clubs, brown bags, grand rounds) and reviews minutes when unable to attend. Follows up with questions when necessary for understanding topics covered in the meetings. Completes residency documentation in a timely, thorough, thoughtful, and consistent fashion as required.
Completes patient-specific medication profile reviews resulting in execution of protocol based drug therapy including, but not limited to pharmacokinetic dosing and IV to PO conversions with appropriate documentation. Adjusts doses as appropriate for patient specific parameters such as renal or hepatic dysfunction.
Continually reports medication incidents and adverse drug reactions in Patient Safety Net (PSN) and participates in medication incident review, peer review, or other activities to establish safe medication systems.
Demonstrates competence in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, and self awareness skills. Resident is able to accept constructive criticism and feedback in an open fashion while modifying development plan throughout program.
If applicable, participation in the quality management program is expected with the goal of improving services by monitoring processes, analyzing data, implementing interventions to improve and evaluating the effectiveness of those interventions. Responsibilities may include working to establish and maintain long and short term goals for the Quality Management Program; monitoring and documenting Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs) for progress in meeting QI goals; and providing guidance and education to staff on Quality Management priorities and projects. If applicable, as part of the program, the staff will uphold the quality of the Patient Management Program to include the development and reassessment of the program.
Participates in projects resulting in contributions to pharmacy department, external publication and/or poster presentation for a local, regional, or national pharmacy association meeting.
Shares pharmaceutical expertise by coordinating and providing educational presentations or in-services for pharmacy and non-pharmacy staff.
Supports clerkship students and interns by precepting organized rotations, providing timely and constructive feedback, participating in training and orientation, providing mentorship, and collaborating on presentations and projects.
Graduate of or graduating from an ACPE-accredited college of Pharmacy or otherwise be eligible for licensure.
Licensed by Kansas Board of Pharmacy to practice in the State of Kansas within the first 120 days after start date
Internal Number: 2018-10522
About The University of Kansas Health System
The University of Kansas Health System is the region's premier academic medical center, providing a full range of care. The health system is affiliated with the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions, and their various leading-edge research projects. Many health care organizations talk about a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Only at an academic medical center like The University of Kansas Health System will you find the necessary level of knowledge and scientific inquiry to support that level of care, where specialists in different medical fields work together to make the right decisions for each patient.
Nationally ranked in nine adult medical and surgical specialties according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospital Rankings, placing the hospital within the top 1% of the country. U.S. News also recognized The University of Kansas Hospital as the “Best Hospital in Kansas City” for the ninth consecutive year and “Best Hospital in Kansas” for the seventh consecutive year.
In November 2017, the health system opened an additional 11 floor hospital tower north of the main campus adding 124 beds and 7 OR suites bringing the total lic...ensed bed number to over 850. The new Cambridge Tower A has allowed for expansion of services including specialized surgeries, oncology, neurosciences and otolaryngology. The strategic plan for the next 30 years includes 3 additional towers for future growth.