Salaries, Benefits & Responsibilities
Salaries & Benefits
As the Pharmacy Resident, you will be hired on a one-year contract basis, with a salary that is roughly equivalent to 45-50% of a faculty member salary. You will be able to select from the health insurance options offered to PBA employees. Holiday and vacation days will also be provided. Expenses will be covered for registration and travel to the ASHP Midyear clinical Meeting.
As the resident, you will be responsible for the following:
- Support of the activities of the Residency Practice Director and the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy
- Promote development of expertise in the medication therapy management of chronic disease states commonly encountered in an urban/rural community health center
- Development of a clinical expertise that supports patients and their needs
Resident Medication Therapy Management Responsibilities
- Aid the health care practitioners in determining the proper drug therapy for any patient upon request. This may require conducting research as to the benefits versus risk of a certain proposed treatment. Alternative therapies should be suggested if appropriate to avoid drug-drug interactions or disease-drug interactions.
- Educate patients, upon referral, as to their prescribed drug therapy. Information on the disease-state and life-style modification should be presented along with information as to the benefits and side-effect associated with drug treatment. A complete assessment of all of the patient's therapy to prevent drug-drug and drug-disease interactions should be conducted.
- Monitor prescribed medications to determine whether they produce the desired effect. Adjust dosages of medications according to guidelines signed by a consulting provider.
- Help patients avoid side-effects of medications. When side-effects are reported, the pharmacist will determine if the adverse effect is a result of the therapy and will implement possible solution. You are expected to develop and follow guidelines to change medication when an equally efficacious medication is available.
- Modify and monitor or recommend discontinuation of medication to prevent disease. Once a patient is referred to you for education, you will screen the patient, to determine that the patient is truly a candidate for the therapy.
- Aid the health care practitioners in approval or disapproval of medication substitutions suggested by the patient's prescription drug insurance plan.
- See pharmaceutical company representatives and pass on beneficial information to the providers, along with an unbiased assessment of the information presented. Information will be presented formally as a drug monograph.