Resident must meet the following requirements to graduate from North Country HealthCare community pharmacy residency program.
The residency program is offered in Flagstaff where the resident will be trained. There will be opportunities to travel to NCHC satellite clinics. To meet the community’s needs, the resident is required to have longitudinal rotations in the areas of:
- Orientation (not longitudinal)
- Medication Distribution
- Patient Care Community 1 & 2
- Patient Care Ambulatory
- Pharmacy Leadership and Management
- Residency Project
The resident will also be exposed to pharmacy management and financial aspects of pharmacy operation, financial justification for new pharmacy services, learn to develop a collaborative practice, participate in Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and develop patient care in a FQHC community healthcare clinic.
Drug Distribution and Control Systems
Resident will be required to participate in distribution component (staffing) at North Country Pharmacy at least 2 days per week. This experience will expose resident to variety of medications, combination of medications and disease states. Resident will gain experience with pharmacy software Liberty, ScriptPro, telepharmacy, patient counseling, script verification, quality checks & improvement, communication skills, time-management and pharmacy workflow. This resident will have opportunities to participate in satellite pharmacies as well.
Research and Problem Solving
Resident will be required to complete residency project under RPD and preceptor guidance. This project may be a research project, continuous quality improvement project or medication usage evaluation. Resident may choose any project, in conjunction with residency director and preceptors, that entails the following criteria:
- Design study appropriate for presentation involving a clinical pharmacist role at state and national conferences
- Data extraction and/or gathering completed prior to presentations
- Prepare manuscript suitable for publication
Additionally, medical providers may request resident to research drug information (DI).
Resident will have opportunities for didactics with patients, medical staff, pharmacy interns and medical students in areas of diabetes management, anticoagulation and general pharmacy services. These educational experiences will be one-on-one and in groups of classroom setting. The program also provides a teaching certificate.