Job Description

MATCH #676365: PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Resident at UConn Health/UConn John Dempsey Hospital Department of Pharmacy (1-Year Trainee Appointment)

Experience and Training

The applicant must be a graduate from an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program and an ASHP-accredited or candidate-status PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program. The applicant must be a citizen of the U.S.A., or hold a visa allowing for the completion of the residency year. UConn Health cannot sponsor your visa. The applicant must desire to be a highly motivated pharmacist wanting advanced education and training that leads to an enhanced level of professional pharmacy practice.

Special/Mandatory Requirements

Incumbents in this class may be required to travel. The resident must be licensed to work as a registered pharmacist in the State of Connecticut by 90 days after the start of the residency year. If this is not met, the resident will have up to 120 days after the start of the residency year to become licensed, or the resident may be terminated from employment. The resident must adhere to the rules of the resident matching program (RMP) process and utilize the PhORCAS system for the application process.

Preferred Experience

Preference for interview invitations will be given to those applicants with ambulatory care pharmacy experience, knowledge of the principles and practices of pharmacy and pharmacology and their application to the operation of a hospital pharmacy or outpatient facility, knowledge of relevant Federal and State laws, considerable interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, ability to maintain records, demonstrable teaching ability, a documented history of research and/or publication experience, a history of presentations to a multidisciplinary and/or professional meeting audience, leadership in professional organizations, and those with awards/honors within pharmacy and community service.

Working Conditions

Incumbents in this class may have significant exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases and risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive patients and may be exposed to disagreeable conditions and may be required to do some lifting. The employee must also be able and willing to be mobile across the UConn Health campus on a regular basis and to be able to walk and stand during working hours.

Supervision Received

Works independently, but in accordance of and under the supervision of the Residency Program Director (RPD).

Examples of Duties

The resident will be a self-directed, independent, motivated learner guided by the RPD and the appropriate preceptor(s) for each learning experience.

The resident will take part in all assigned learning experience rotations and is accountable for providing clinical pharmacy services to outpatient physicians and other hospital personnel. In this capacity, a resident: participates in the components of disease management: identification of need for, and development, implementation and assessment of, treatment guidelines/protocols related to individual and population-based patient care; designs, recommends, monitors, and evaluates patient-specific therapeutic regimens that incorporate the principles of evidence-based medicine (the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients); designs patient-specific and caregiver-specific education; uses processes that help to ensure continuity of direct patient care across health care delivery settings; documents direct patient-care activities appropriately; participates in the development or modification of policies for the use of medications in a health system; documents all medication incident reports; provides drug information to physicians, nurses, patients and other health care professionals; attends departmental staff meetings and educational seminars; contributes to pharmacist continuing education seminars; provides in service education to hospital health care professionals; maintains patient confidentiality; formulates and delivers programs that center on disease prevention and wellness promotion; demonstrates ethical conduct in all job-related activities; performs related duties as required.

The resident will be required to complete PharmAcademic evaluations in a timely manner, both for the learning experience(s) and preceptor(s).

The resident will be required to obtain (with the assistance of the RPD) an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor status with the UConn School of Pharmacy. The resident may be required to carry out and/or assist with didactic teaching responsibilities at the Storrs campus and/or clinical and didactic teaching responsibilities at UConn Health.

The resident will be required to present at least one (1) continuing education talk and/or lecture during the residency year.

The resident will be required to complete the UConn Teaching and Learning Practice-based Activity Teaching Certificate during the residency year, under the supervision of the RPD or program designee, unless the program or similar program was previously completed.

The resident will be required to successfully design, complete IRB submission for approval/exemption, carry out, and develop a manuscript of a major project to be determined within the first 2 months of the residency start date. The objective is to present a poster at a major/mid-major conference (to be determined). A manuscript will be developed and completed by the end of the residency year, and publication is strongly encouraged, though not required.

The resident will be required to successfully design and complete a clinical service project that establish a new ambulatory pharmacy service or revise an existing ambulatory pharmacy service. This project will require creation of a written service proposal and business plan as well as a final presentation.


This is a salaried position. In accordance with ASHP Accreditation Standards, the resident will be limited to 80 hours per week, averaged over a four-week period, inclusive of all in-house activities and all moonlighting. This policy is on file and in the Residency Handbook that each resident must review and sign at the start of their residency year. There is not a staffing component. Regular hours will be 0800-1630 Monday-Friday or as required based on rotational assignment during the training program.

Full Time Equivalent Minimum Salary and Benefits

$54,000 paid on a biweekly basis, with health insurance, 10 days of paid vacation, and travel expenses to the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and additional major/mid-major conference (to be determined).


Must be received via PhORCAS by January 2. The following items are required to have a complete application and be considered for an interview:

  1. Letter of Intent
  2. Official transcript
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Three letters of recommendation (two of the three must be from the candidate’s PGY1 program; one of which must be from their PGY1 Residency Leadership),

Selected candidates will be required to conduct an on-site or virtual interview (at their own expense). A pre-interview phone call/videoconference call may be required.

In accordance with the UConn Health policy and procedures, all appointments are subject to clearance of a criminal background and federal sanctions check and a pre-employment physical. Continuation is contingent upon successful completion of a probationary period (orientation experience), satisfactory employment performance, adherence to all applicable UConn Health policies and compliance regulations, and obtaining your Connecticut pharmacist licensure within ninety days after start date (but not to exceed 120 days per ASHP Standards for PGY2 Residency Programs).