The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Shawnee Mission Health is designed to develop proficiency in a variety of clinically oriented patient care settings. Our mission is to integrate the pharmacy practice resident with a variety of disciplines within the patient care team. Upon completion of the residency, the candidate will have the skills and experience needed to perform at the highest level within the profession. The residency emphasizes independent thinking and application of clinical concepts in the development of progressive clinical services.
Available Learning Experiences:
The resident will work closely with one or more experienced pharmacists to provide comprehensive care to patients with a wide array of disease states. Assigned readings will be discussed with disease state discussion leaders for the following: bowel diseases, community-acquired pneumonia, CPOD-Asthma, diabetes mellitus, DVT/PE, hypertension/hyperlipidemia, liver diseases, obesity, pancreatitis, Parkinson’s disease, and seizure disorders.
The resident will work closely with one or more experienced pharmacists to provide comprehensive care to patients with a wide array of disease states. The resident will attend multidisciplinary daily rounds. Assigned readings will be discussed with disease state discussion leaders for the following: acute renal failure, clinical toxicology, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic non-ketotic syndrome, insulin infusion in the intensive care patient, electrolyte and acid-base disorders, elevated intracranial pressure, mechanical ventilation / respiratory distress, sepsis and septic shock, stroke / TIA, post-resuscitation therapeutic hypothermia, ventilator-associated and heathcare-associated pneumonia.
The resident will work closely with an experience Emergency Department pharmacist and will follow a multitude of patients in an emergency situation. Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s Emergency Department is on the busiest in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Residents will see a multitude of disease states and emergent situations while on rotation.
The resident will work closely with one or more experienced pharmacists to provide comprehensive care to patients with a variety of mental health disorders and substance abuse withdrawal. The resident will participate in bi-weekly medication group meetings. Assigned readings will be discussed with disease state discussion leaders for the following: Alcohol and Narcotic Withdrawal; Alzheimer’s Disease; Anxiety Disorders Spectrum (GAD, OCD, PTSD, Panic Disorder); Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder; Bipolar Affective Disorder & subtypes; Major Depression; Personality Disorders; Pregnancy and Medications; Schizophrenia / Schizophreniform / Schizoaffective Disorder
The resident will work closely with one or more experienced pharmacists to provide comprehensive care to patients referred to the palliative care team and for those with various hematologic and oncologic diseases. Assigned readings will be discussed with disease state discussion leaders for the following: Colony-Stimulating Factors / Erythropoietic Agents; Extravasation Injury; Tumor Lysis Syndrome; Hypercalcemia; Neutropenic Sepsis; Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting; Palliative Care
Ambulatory Care – Anticoagulation Clinic
The resident will work closely with Dr. Keith Perkins, Pharm.D. to provide care to patients requiring chronic anticoagulation seen in a large family-practice clinic. The resident will be assigned to the anticoagulation clinic one day each week throughout the year.
Practice Management / Drug Policy Development
The resident will work closely with the department leadership throughout the year to address a variety of topics related to practice management, formulary selection, and policy development. The resident is expected to participate in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee throughout the year and present drug monograph reviews for formulary additions as well as drug utilization reviews. The resident will also spend 4 weeks on an intensive management rotation.
The resident will have the opportunity to work within Shawnee Mission’s new Antimicrobial Stewardship program. The resident is expected to attend daily rounds with a group including an infectious disease physician and pharmacist and make recommendations as deemed necessary. Topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to: HIV/AIDS, pneumonia, MRSA, skin and soft tissue infections, bone infections, sepsis and bowel/peritoneal infections.
The resident will work closely with one or more NICU pharmacists to provide comprehensive care to infants with a wide assortment of disease processes. The resident will also be able to work within Kansas City’s busiest labor and delivery department and provide services to OB-GYN patients as well.
Throughout the residency year, the resident will develop a question into a research project. The resident will have the chance to present this project at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and at the Midwest Pharmacy Residency Conference.
All applications must be submitted through PhORCAS. A Curriculum Vitae, transcript, letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation are required.
Application Deadline - All application materials are due by January 7.
Interview Dates - On-site interviews may be scheduled on Feb 13 and 20, 2019.
About Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC), part of Shawnee Mission Health, is located in Merriam, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City. Situated in the heart of America, the area is rich in cultural, sports and entertainment venues. Johnson County provides the natural beauty of wooded parks and rolling hills and is home to some of the finest housing and public schools in the country.
SMMC is a 504-bed, non-profit community hospital specializing in multiple surgical procedures, heart and vascular health, behavioral health and women's health. In addition, the Medical Center features an extensive network of ambulatory clinics and has one of the busiest emergency departments in the area. The hospital is located near two colleges of pharmacy, which allow our staff to be involved in the education of future pharmacists.
The Department of Pharmacy consists of more than 40 associates who provide care to patients via eight satellite pharmacies, 28-bed ICU, 30-bed CCU, one retail pharmacy, a cancer center pharmacy, an ED/surgery center pharmacy, and a pharmacist-managed anticoagulation clinc in a large family-practice clinic.
Our staff sets SMMC apart from other institutions. We value the... unique contributions of each individual and know that a concerned, caring attitude is vital to the healing process.
With the support of today’s sophisticated technology, our dedicated staff treats patients, family members, visitors, and colleagues with integrity, care, and respect.
Guided by our mission and values, the work of SMMC associates exemplifies a spirit of service and commitment to excellence. The hospital is affiliated with Adventist Health System.