The resident has direct patient care responsibilities with a focus on continuity of care. Pharmacists practice under a robust collaborative practice agreement that allows for independent clinical decision making. Residents maintain an individual patient schedule and establish their own patient panel. Pharmacists are highly integrated into the patient-centered medical home resulting in an interdisciplinary standard of care.
Patient care activities include but are not limited to:
The geriatric learning experience is an interdisciplinary rotation that focuses on elder care and provision of geriatric medication education. This rotation offers an opportunity for the resident to refine skills in advocating for pharmacy involvement. Resident's time will be spent at the Panorama Clinic and Panorama Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center. Experiences include co-management of chronic disease in primary care, managing transitions of care, and participating in rounds at a long-term care facility. Additionally, residents serve as a drug information resource and facilitate geriatric topic discussions.
Residents are required to have a minimum of 400 hours of experience (not including IPPE) in both community and inpatient pharmacy settings. A highly-effective ambulatory care pharmacist has baseline knowledge across the continuum of care and acts as a liaison between practice settings. If a resident’s previous experiences do not meet one of the three month minimums, the experience will be built into the resident’s customized learning plan.