The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to offer a Community-based Practice Development Fellowship. This fellowship provides an opportunity for a highly motivated pharmacist, who is passionate about the advancement of community-based pharmacy, to train in a unique and progressive academic environment. This program is 12 months in duration.
One positions is available to start as early as January 1, 2020 and one positions is available to start on July 1, 2020.
PROGRAM STRUCTURE Patient Care (70%) The fellow will provide direct patient care with an innovative partner that is revolutionizing community- based pharmacy practice. The fellow will serve as a clinical pharmacist in both community and ambulatory (outpatient) settings. Patient care services include, but are not limited to: care transitions with incorporated medication reconciliation and medication management, annual wellness visits, chronic care management, behavioral health integration, remote patient monitoring, and additional collaborative care services. The fellow will conduct practice-based research on the quality of patient care provided at the site.
Leadership and Management (15%) The fellow will gain essential skills related to clinical service strategic planning and implementation. The fellow will demonstrate effective self- and time-management in daily activities. The fellow will apply personal leadership strengths through mentorship of student pharmacists and PGY1 community-based pharmacy residents and collaborations with other health care providers. The fellow will explore leadership opportunities within state and national professional associations.
Advancement of Community-based Practice and Improving Patient Care (7.5%) The fellow will drive organizational achievement of quality measures. The fellow will actively participate in medication safety systems, regulatory compliance initiatives, patient quality services, and disease outcomes programs. The fellow will develop and execute a business plan for a clinical service, a collaborative practice agreement and relevant policies and procedures for the practice site. The fellow will conduct practice-based research, including design, implementation, data collection, data analysis and dissemination.
Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge (7.5%) The fellow will provide oral presentations and written materials (through Avant Institute) to pharmacists and other health care professionals. The fellow will provide in-service presentations to train internal team members, external team members, and community partners. The fellow will employ effective precepting and feedback to students, technicians, and other health care professionals. In collaboration with academic and practice partners, the fellow will disseminate best practices and results of practice-based research through presentation and publication.
The candidate must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, completed a PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program or equivalent experience, and is eligible for licensure in North Carolina.
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Application materials should be emailed to the contact below and include:
Letter of Intent: Describe your reasons for pursuing this fellowship and how completion of this program will help achieve your career goals.
Essay: Include a response to each of the following questions (limit three pages total)
Articulate your vision for community-based pharmacy practice.
Describe your personal strengths and how you will utilize them to advance the profession.
Describe your philosophy of practice and how this is evidenced in your daily activities.
References: Names and contact information for three references (references will be contacted later to provide letters of recommendation)
Transcript (can be sent directly to the contact below and separately from the materials above)
For questions regarding the program or application materials, please contact: Macary Weck Marciniak, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS, FAPhA Clinical Associate Professor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 919-843-9929
About UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is recognized as one of the leading schools of pharmacy in the U.S. in training pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists and is therefore uniquely positioned to expand its education mission and research enterprise globally through strategic partnerships. The enriched educational and research experience of the School faculty and students through global engagement should benefit not only the School but also the University and the state of North Carolina. The global reputation of the School will attract the best talent in the world to the School. Of equal importance, there are unmet health-care needs in many parts of the world. The School, through global engagement, should assume a leadership role in humanitarian health-related efforts in underserved countries.