Managed Care Pharmacy Practice Residency
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington in Seattle offers a postgraduate year one (PGY1) Managed Care Pharmacy Practice Residency. Our residency program offers training opportunities in a variety of practice settings and provides residents an opportunity to gain valuable clinical and administrative experience in a managed care environment.
Practice areas include: pharmacy administration, health plan operations, primary care, and specialty care. Residents have a unique opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in the development and implementation of medication use management initiatives, formulary development and management, management of high-cost specialty medications, and drug use policy development.
Clinical pharmacy experiences are available in centralized and decentralized services in a wide range of areas, including: clinical pharmacy care center, family medicine, internal medicine, oncology, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, anticoagulation, hepatitis C, nephrology, and pain management. Past residents have moved on to successful careers in a variety of practice settings.
Accreditation: American Society of Health System Pharmacy & Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
Number of Available Positions: 2
Application Deadline: Dec. 29, 2017
Onsite Interview Required: Yes
Start Date:June 25, 2018
End Date: June 28, 2019
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington, based in Seattle, Wash., is a nonprofit, integrated, managed care system. Our health plans provide medical and pharmacy benefits to approximately 600,000 residents in Washington state.
About the residency
Founded in 1983, the Pharmacy Residency Program offers a series of core, required learning experiences that allow the resident to gain experience in population-based care. Residents also have the opportunity to develop and implement clinical practice guidelines, ensure quality and safety of medication use, and create patient-specific pharmaceutical care plans.
Our program strives to develop clinically adept, managed care pharmacists with strong leadership qualities who can manage projects, communicate effectively, and critically analyze data.
Stipend and benefits
- Estimated stipend: $54,800
- Full medical and dental coverage (optional; cost varies depending on plans chosen)
- 10 days of vacation
- Educational leave and travel allowance for select professional conferences
Applicants must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be eligible for licensure in the State of Washington (will need to complete pharmacist licensure by Sept. 30 of the residency year). Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
In addition, a CV, letter of intent, all pharmacy school transcripts, and three letters of reference are required by the application deadline.
|Core Learning Experiences||Chronic Disease Program Development (1 required for Core)||Elective Learning Experiences|
|Orientation, professional development||Oncology-hematology||Specialty medication pharmacy services|
|Pharmacy benefit manager||Cardiovascular disease||Specialty clinical programs & strategies|
|Partnership & oversight||Respiratory/pulmonary disease||Employer group reporting & performance|
|Benefit design||Multiple sclerosis||Network provider programs (reporting, quality incentives, counter detailing)|
|Formulary management & drug information||Diabetes||Pharmacy purchasing/drug contracting|
|Written communications skills (newsletter)||Hep C||Clinical operations|
|Medication therapy management (MTM)||HIV||Analytics/outcome reporting|
|Medication quality improvement||Medication reconciliation||Leadership/special projects|
|Medication use and trend management||HP compliance/operations|
|Direct patient care|
|Clinical coverage determinations|
|Medication safety improvement|
|Project management-residency project|