The Inova Pharmacy Plus PGY1 Community Residency provides clinical and administrative training for pharmacists suitable for entry into an advanced patient care role as a community or ambulatory care pharmacist or matriculation into a PGY2 residency program. We are a new program (accredited in 2022) and are excited to offer the opportunity for our residents to help shape our program. Our residents will primarily work at our Inova Schar Cancer Institute specialty pharmacy. At Schar, they will staff, counsel patients, educate pharmacy and other team members about new medications and therapies, develop specific patient care programs and disease state management programs based on current need and the resident's interests. The residents will also monitor and manage patients in our Patient Assistance Program oral chemotherapy program. Numerous opportunities exist for the residents to gain management experience and to initiate quality improvement projects and new business projects working with the pharmacy managers and the Director of Retail and Specialty Pharmacy. The residents will also staff at the Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute Pharmacy Plus location. The residents will also have the opportunity to manage ambulatory patients with a variety of chronic disease states, with a focus on diabetes and Infectious Disease/HIV. Elective rotations currently available include in our Infusion Pharmacy (5 weeks), an Advanced Ambulatory Care -Infectious Disease/HIV, and a Teaching and Learning Certificate.
Rotations are typically longitudinal, varying from 3 to 10 months in length.
Medication Therapy Management
Patient Assistance Oral Chemo Monitoring Program
Ambulatory Care- Infectious Disease/HIV Clinic
Teaching and Learning Certificate – in collaboration with the Shenandoah Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
In addition to the optional Teaching and Learning Certificate, the resident will have the opportunity to precept an APPE student during the Specialty Pharmacy rotation, in the spring of the residency year. Opportunities for oral/written patient education, staff and other team member education are available during many of the rotations as the need arises. Voluntary participation in the VCU School of Pharmacy Foundations Course (skills lab) is also available.
Large, diverse practice environment
Professional meeting reimbursement
Medical, dental, vision insurance
Accrual of paid time off
Proximity to cultural and historical attractions of Washington D.C.
The applicant will be a PharmD graduate of an ACPE School of Pharmacy
The applicant will be licensed or eligible for licensure in Virginia
A formal letter of intent
Three letters of recommendation
Official transcripts from an accredited school of pharmacy
Applications are accepted through PHORCAS
Qualified applicants will be selected and invited for an interview in January and February. After the interviews, applicants will be ranked and rankings submitted to the ASHP resident matching program. Our NMS code is 284415.
About Inova Pharmacy Plus PGY1 Community Residency
Inova Pharmacy Plus (part of the Inova Health System)
Inova is a global leader in personalized health, serving more than two million people each year throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. Inova's five hospitals include more than 1,800 licensed beds and 16,000 employees. Inova has in-house retail pharmacies at Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax Hospital and the Schar Cancer Institute. The Schar pharmacy is both a retail and URAC and ACHC accredited specialty pharmacy. We have an integrated model of patient care which includes practice agreements with many providers to manage their prior authorization process for specialty medications. We provided MTM services with an emphasis on our specialty patients. Fair Oaks and Fairfax pharmacies have a Meds-to-Beds program in which patients' prescriptions are filled and delivered to their rooms upon discharge. We work with diabetes, HIV and oncology clinics to provided patients with medications, resources and education to manage their conditions.