Position Title: PGY-1 Resident, Behavioral Health Pharmacy & Clinical Instructor, Behavioral Health Pharmacy PGY-1 Residency Program, Behavioral Health Residency Supervisory Organization
Supervisor: Daniel Ventricelli, PharmD, MPH
Start Date: July 1, 2021
End Date: June 30, 2022
The Behavioral Health Pharmacy PGY-1 Residency Program is a partnership between a College of Pharmacy, public health affiliated managed care organization, addictions research Institute and supporting community partners/collaborators. The Pharmacy postgraduate year one (PGY-1) program is a 12-month educational training program to gain experience and exposure across multiple practice settings with an overarching goal of receiving further pharmacy training in behavioral health and substance use disorders, public health, academia, and clinical pharmacy in outpatient and public health settings. The resident will also receive exposure to managed care and governmental pharmacist roles - including formulary management practices and engagement with State Medicaid pharmacy committees.
The Behavioral Health Pharmacy Resident, following the completion of the PGY-1 pharmacy residency program, will be competent in several practice areas within pharmacy such as development and evaluation of clinical/public health programs in community and managed care settings, the development and presentation of professional continuing education credits, and cross-disciplinary trainings to social workers, psychiatrists, and other allied health professionals. The knowledge and experience the resident will acquire in behavioral health, public health, substance use disorders, leadership and patient care will position the resident for future endeavors beyond the Behavioral Health Pharmacy PGY-1 Residency Program.
Provide pharmacy services across multiple practice settings with emphasis in public health, behavioral health, substance use disorders, academia, and clinical pharmacy
Conduct research and participate in other scholarly activities
Educate Doctor of Pharmacy students in didactic and experiential settings
Deliver one continuing education program for pharmacists
Complete the teaching and learning curriculum program
Support the mission and vision of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration and Philadelphia College of Pharmacy as well as partner organizations
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Residency Program Director(s)
Education and Experience:
Doctor of Pharmacy from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in public health, behavioral health and substance use disorders, and managed care pharmacy
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Time management/organizational skills
Written and verbal communication skills
Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
License to practice pharmacy in the state where the resident will be practicing
The finalist is required to successfully pass a background check
Candidates must submit a formal application to be considered for an interview. Review of applications begins today and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following materials through the application portal:
Letter of Intent
Pharmacy School Transcript
Writing sample (Instructions provided below)
Submit three letters of reference. The letters must be sent directly from the referee to the search committee chair, Daniel Ventricelli, PharmD, MPH, at email@example.com with a copy to Nancy D'Aversa in Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing Sample Instructions:
Describe in 1 page or less, the role you believe a pharmacist can play in promoting the public’s health, particularly within the behavioral health field. Furthermore, how will you leverage this residency program to pursue a public health minded career path moving forward.
Important Note to Applicants:
When applying to this position, on the “My Experience Page” and under the “Resume/CV” heading where it is indicated to “Upload a File” please attach all the required documents separately and then click the upload button.
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Internal Number: R635
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