The University of Kansas Health System (TUKHS) in Kansas City, Kansas offers a PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency program designed to equip the resident with expertise in the practices of medication safety, medication-use policy and formulary management and to enable the resident to assume a leadership role in these areas. The resident will play an integral role in ensuring the appropriate, safe and cost-effective use of medications for TUKHS patients. They will receive advanced training in safe medication-use practices and process improvement as a member of an interdisciplinary team focusing on patient safety within the health system. The resident will contribute to the optimization of medication management through the provision of evidence-based evaluation of the medical literature including the preparation and presentation of materials to support the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee in medication-use policy and formulary management considerations. The resident will be exposed to areas of pharmacy critical to implementation of medication safety, policy and formulary management initiatives including informatics, operations and supply chain. In addition, completion of this residency program will facilitate the development of medical writing, didactic/experiential teaching, clinical problem solving, professional communication and time/project management skills.
For more information, please visit our website: https://www.kansashealthsystem.com/careers/residency-programs-fellowships/pharmacy-residency.
PharmD degree, completion of a pharmacy practice residency or equivalent experience, and valid Kansas licensure. In addition to PHORCAS requirements for application (letter of intent, transcripts, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation), the program requires application for employment through hospital website (link below), submission of a sample project completed on rotation (preferably related to medication safety, formulary management or drug information), and completion of three essay questions. References may upload a traditional reference letter on behalf of the applicant in addition to the Standardized Reference Form provided in PHORCAS.
About The University of Kansas Health System
The University of Kansas Health System is the region's premier academic medical center, providing a full range of care. The health system is affiliated with the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions, and their various leading-edge research projects. Many health care organizations talk about a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Only at an academic medical center like The University of Kansas Health System will you find the necessary level of knowledge and scientific inquiry to support that level of care, where specialists in different medical fields work together to make the right decisions for each patient.
Nationally ranked in nine adult medical and surgical specialties according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospital Rankings, placing the hospital within the top 1% of the country. U.S. News also recognized The University of Kansas Hospital as the “Best Hospital in Kansas City” for the ninth consecutive year and “Best Hospital in Kansas” for the seventh consecutive year.
In November 2017, the health system opened an additional 11 floor hospital tower north of the main campus adding 124 beds and 7 OR suites bringing the total lic...ensed bed number to over 850. The new Cambridge Tower A has allowed for expansion of services including specialized surgeries, oncology, neurosciences and otolaryngology. The strategic plan for the next 30 years includes 3 additional towers for future growth.