The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at Mission Hospital is designed to provide advanced training for a pharmacist in a wide variety of ambulatory care areas, including primary care, cardiology, anticoagulation, medication safety, population health, and rural healthcare. This ambulatory care pharmacist will follow a longitudinal schedule to support development or enhancement of innovative services to deliver pharmaceutical care to individuals and populations of patients, leading to stronger relationships with patients and the healthcare team. A strong focus is placed on strengthening leadership skills, developing precepting skills, and developing innovative and technology-based pharmacy practice models.
The ultimate goal of our program is to develop pharmacists who are compassionate, competent, and professional clinicians who have the clinical, problem-solving, and leadership skills to develop and enhance patient care services.
Clinical Experience Curriculum Following an initial orientation period, the resident follows a longitudinal schedule, allowing them to develop long-term relationships with patient and colleagues, follow patient outcomes, and expand services over time.
Most of our clinics utilize a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner model, allowing pharmacists to make direct impacts on patient outcomes by prescribing and monitoring drug therapies. Residents are responsible for providing patient education, monitoring for drug-related problems, performing limited physical assessments, establishing therapeutic goals, and communicating with providers.
Rotation Sites: • Advanced Cardiac Care Clinic (ACCC) • Outpatient Anticoagulation Clinic • Consult Service • Medication Assistance Program (MAP) • Medication Safety • Mission Health Partners (MHP) • Primary Care • Transitions of Care (TOC) Staffing
Learning Outside the Clinic In addition to their clinical rotation experiences, pharmacy residents at Mission further enhance their learning through variety of longitudinal didactic experiences. Residents complete a research program, often focused on quality improvement needs in the health system, and present this research at regional and enterprise meetings. Public speaking expertise is also enhanced by the presentation of CE in-services several times throughout the year. The curriculum also offers opportunities for developing effective teaching skills through primary precepting responsibilities for pharmacy students in advanced immersion experiences.
Ancillary Activities: • ABCCM (volunteering) • Clinical Conundrums • Coffee Rounds • Diabetes Didactics • Leadership Program • Population and Practice Management Didactics (PPMD) • Western North Carolina Outpatient Pharmacy Partners (WNCOPP)
The Asheville Experience It cannot be ignored that Mission Hospital is conveniently nestled in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. Work-life balance can happily be achieved with a hike to 360-degree mountain-top views or by visiting as many eclectic restaurants as possible in cultural downtown Asheville. There are abundant recreational activities year-round!
Located in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, Mission Hospital is an 815-bed tertiary-care community teaching hospital. Mission Hospital, along with six-member hospitals, make up HCA Healthcare’s North Carolina division, serving an 18-county area in western North Carolina.
Mission is a part of HCA Healthcare, one of the largest health systems in the world. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, HCA Healthcare is comprised of more than 180 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 20 states and the United Kingdom.