Walgreens Atlanta, GA PGY1-Community-Based Residency
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program Purpose: To build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.
The mission of the Walgreens Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program is to provide postgraduate training that enables residents to achieve their professional goals, become a leader within the profession, provide compassionate care for members of their communities and contribute to the Walgreen Company’s advancement in healthcare.
The residency program is based at the Walgreens health-system pharmacy located at Piedmont Hospital-Atlanta. This pharmacy location offers clinical pharmacy services for patients who are prescribed in complex therapies such as HIV/AIDS, oncology, chronic inflammatory disease, and transplant. The clinical pharmacists at this site work closely with medical staff to provide optimal drug therapy for patients. The residency program graduates will be leaders in the future of pharmacy and will have an active role in advancing community pharmacy practice.
The resident will participate in the provision of patient-care services through the following:
Develop skills needed in Walgreens health system pharmacy relationships and specialty pharmacy
Working with disease states such as oncology, chronic inflammatory diseases, HCV, HIV, transplant, and others with Limited Distribution Drug therapies
Transitions of care and disease state management programs in areas such as HIV/AIDS, oncology, pediatrics, transplant, Hepatitis C, and immunologic disorders
Clinical management of specialty patients that includes; financial assistance, thorough disease-specific clinical counseling, and close communication with providers for optimal patient management
Impact patient outcomes through participation in patient counseling, Medication Therapy Management, patient adherence, and immunization services.
Collaborate with the hospital staff to assist in reducing expenses associated with readmissions
In collaboration with health systems, help with transitions of care through bedside delivery of medications upon discharge.
Develop skills to become an efficient clinical staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager and store manager.
Comprehensive patient care services with a particular focus on Diabetes Self-Management Education; Good Samaritan Health Center-Atlanta and Village Medical in Stone Mountain
Meet with regional leadership to learn about management initiatives and issues that can affect the implementation of patient care services in the community pharmacy setting.
The resident will participate in the following activities that strengthen practice management and educator skills:
Develop and conduct a practice-based research project and present findings at regional and national professional meetings
Design and execute collaborative practice, business plan, and quality improvement projects
Instruct and precept APPE student pharmacists
Complete a Teaching Certificate Program
Complete rotations in ambulatory care
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Georgia pharmacy intern license by June 1st and Georgia pharmacist license within 120 days of the start of the residency program
Complete the online resident position application at https://jobs.walgreens.com/
Submission of all residency application materials by the application deadline of January 15th in Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
Curriculum Vitae; Three professional letters of recommendation
A letter of intent
Official university transcripts
On-site interview (upon invitation)
Presentation at on-site interview on a topic related to community practice
About Walgreens Atlanta, GA PGY1-Community-Based Residency
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the United States segment of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated pharmacy, healthcare and retail leader serving millions of customers and patients every day, with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. As America’s most loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and well-being of every community in America. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 9 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in local communities nationwide.