Pharmacy Resident - Walgreens, Kansas City - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Kansas City
United States

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 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
  • Pharmacist-administered immunizations
  • 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 to promote patient care services
  • Provide clinical instruction to student pharmacists
  • Participate in the UMKC Teaching Certificate Program
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans

About Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care. With more than 170 years of trusted healthcare heritage and innovation in community pharmacy, the company is meeting customers’ and patients’ needs through its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products.
Including equity method investments, WBA has a presence in more than 25 countries, employs more than 450,000 people and has more than 21,000 stores.

WBA’s purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. The company is proud of its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. WBA is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact and adheres to its principles-based approach to responsible business.

WBA is included in FORTUNE’s 2021 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies*. This is the 28th consecutive year that WBA or its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., has been named to the list.

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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.

Preferred Qualifications