The University of Kansas Health System

  • Pharmacy Practice Resident - HSPAL Program

    Department Pharmacy Department
    Shift Varies - Full-Time
    Requisition ID
    Position Location
    Hospital Main Campus, KS
    Allied Health
  • Position Summary/Career Interest

    This Pharmacy Residency Programs at The University of Kansas Health System require two applications. Your application will only be considered if both applications are completed.

    • The TUKHS specific application
    • PhorCAS application


    Pharmacy Programs:

    • PGY1/2/MS Health System Pharmacy  Administration and Leadership (3 positions)

    Pharmacy Programs No Longer Accepting Applications

    • PGY1 Pharmacy (6 positions)  submit by January 2nd
    • PGY1/2 Pharmacy Informatics (1 position) submit by January 3rd
    • PGY2 Critical Care (1 position) submit by December 30th
    • PGY2 Infectious Diseases (1 position) submit by January 4th
    • PGY2 Medication-Use Safety & Policy (1 position) submit by January 6th
    • PGY2 Oncology (3 positions) submit by December 30th
    • PGY2 Psychiatry (1 position – filled for 2019-2020)
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care (2 positions – both filled for 2019-2020)


    Please click here to be redirected to our Pharmacy Residency page for specific details regarding each of our programs.


    • Actively participates in organizational and departmental performance improvement efforts to strengthen existing systems, processes, policies and procedures by introducing new ideas that lead to improved pharmaceutical care in clinical areas and in the pharmacy department as a whole.
    • Actively participates on the multidisciplinary team by consistently attending patient care rounds and providing patient-focused pharmaceutical care by assessing and monitoring drug therapy to ensure safe- and cost-conscious treatment regimens.
    • Actively supports department staffing needs by flexing to other areas or alternative scheduling in order to assist in coverage of supplemental shifts when primary team is in need.
    • Adheres to the hospital's Standards of Excellence by conducting self in a courteous and professional manner to all patients, customers (internal and external), peers, preceptors and others as necessary.
    • Attends majority of required residency events (journal clubs, brown bags, grand rounds) and reviews minutes when unable to attend. Follows up with questions when necessary for understanding topics covered in the meetings; completes residency documentation in a timely, thorough, thoughtful, and consistent fashion as required.
    • Completes patient-specific medication profile reviews resulting in execution of protocol-based drug therapy including, but not limited to pharmacokinetic dosing and IV to PO conversions with appropriate documentation. Adjusts doses as appropriate for patient-specific parameters such as renal or hepatic dysfunction.
    • Continually reports medication incidents and adverse drug reactions in Patient Safety Net (PSN) and participates in medication incident review, peer review, or other activities to establish safe medication systems.
    • Demonstrates competence in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, and self awareness skills, with ability to accept constructive criticism and feedback in an open fashion while modifying development plan throughout program.
    • If applicable, participation in the quality management program is expected with the goal of improving services by monitoring processes, analyzing data, implementing interventions to improve and evaluating the effectiveness of those interventions. Responsibilities may include working to establish and maintain long and short term goals for the Quality Management Program; monitoring and documenting Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs) for progress in meeting QI goals; providing guidance and education to staff on Quality Management priorities and projects. If applicable, as part of the program, the staff will uphold the quality of the Patient Management Program to include the development and reassessment of the program.
    • Participates in projects resulting in contributions to pharmacy department, external publication and/or poster presentation for a local, regional, or national pharmacy association meeting.
    • Shares pharmaceutical expertise by coordinating and providing educational presentations or in-services for pharmacy and non-pharmacy staff.
    • May have the responsibility of supervising staff at the discretion of the Pharmacy Residency Directors
    • Supports clerkship students and interns by precepting organized rotations, providing timely and constructive feedback, participating in training and orientation.

    *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

    *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.



    • Graduate of or graduating from an ACPE-accredited college of Pharmacy or otherwise be eligible for licensure
    • Licensed by Kansas Board of Pharmacy to practice in the State of Kansas within the first 120 days after start date
    • BLS (Basic Life Support)
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


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