Pharmacy Resident | Rapid City Hospital | Full Time 40 Hours

Rapid City, SD Full time 21_3415


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Job Category

Clinical Care

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RCH Pharmacy-Residency

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Job Summary

Postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. PGY2 residency programs build on PGY1 residency programs to develop clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residents function independently as practitioners with greater competence and proficiency as compared to PGY1 residents. At completion of the PGY2 residency, the pharmacist is prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborates with the health care team to provide safe and effective patient care following a consistent patient care process.  Interacts effectively with the health care team, patients, family members and caregivers.  Collects, analyzes and assesses information on which to base safe and effective medication therapy for patients. Designs and implements safe and effective patient-specific medication therapy plans and takes appropriate follow-up actions to ensure implementation of the plan. Documents direct patient care activities appropriately in the medical record.  Demonstrates responsibility to patients.
  • Ensures continuity of care during transitions of patients between care settings.
  • Manages and facilitates delivery of medications to support safe and effective drug therapy for patients.
  • Manages formulary and medication-use processes. Prepares and participates in drug class reviews, monographs, treatment guidelines, protocols medication-use evaluations, and  medication event reporting. Identifies opportunities for improvement of the medication-use system.
  • Conducts a quality improvement or research project to improve patient care and/or the medication use system and presents, orally and in writing, this project at local, regional and national pharmacy meetings and to appropriate audiences within the organization.
  • Demonstrates personal, interpersonal and teamwork skills critical for effective leadership. Contributes to pharmacy departmental management. Manages one’s own practice effectively.  
  • Provides effective medication and practice-related education to patients, caregivers, health care professionals, students and the public. 
  • Effectively employs preceptor roles (instructing, modeling, coaching, or facilitating) when engaged in teaching students, pharmacy technicians, or fellow health care professionals.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements


Education - Bachelors in Pharmacy
Certification - Pharmacist - South Dakota Board of Pharmacy

Education - Doctorate degree in Pharmacy
Certifications - Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification - American Heart Association (AHA)

Physical Requirements:
Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids, or tissues. Possible exposure to radiation and frequent exposure to contaminated needles and infectious body substances.

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