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HCA Healthcare Pharmacy Resident in Independence, Missouri



Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application for our Pharmacy Resident opening with Centerpoint Medical Center today and find out what it truly means to be a part of the HCA Healthcare team.


Centerpoint Medical Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.

  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.

  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing

  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock

  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.

  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more

  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts

  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships

  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)

  • Colleague recognition program

  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

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Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

We are seeking a Pharmacy Resident for our team to ensure that we continue to provide all patients with high quality, efficient care. Did you get into our industry for these reasons? We are an amazing team that works hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply!

Job Summary and Qualifications

A Pharmacy Resident is a highly motivated pharmacist seeking advanced training leading to an enhanced level of professional pharmacy practice and is responsible for providing general clinical pharmacy services. Join us and become part of a team committed to providing compassionate, efficient, quality, patient-focused healthcare at all times.

What you will do in this role:

  • Read and adhere to the current residency manual, including residency-specific policies and procedures, received during Orientation.

  • Complete the goals and objectives of each rotation as determined by the resident and preceptor. Projects may often overlap and/or be of varying sizes.

  • Maintain documentation and self-evaluation in a timely manner withinPharmAcademic.

  • Complete a major project culminating in a paper of publishable quality prior to the completion of the residency.

  • Present the results of the major project at a regional residency conference.

  • Deliver case presentations and journal clubs to pharmacy staff as outlined in the residency manual.

  • Actively participate in interdisciplinary committee meetings as assigned, including Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Present at least one drug monograph or medication use evaluation presentation to the P&T committee.

  • Comply with facility policy and procedures

  • Comply with all regulatory standards and requirements

  • Practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”

  • Have knowledge of the patient population served and apply that knowledge in the care of those patients

  • Comply with facility pharmacy schedule to work physically at patient care areas to interact with medical staff, nurses and other members of the healthcare team

  • Assess the status of the patient and determine whether the prescribedmedications are optimally meeting the patient’s needs and goals of care

  • Evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of patient’s active medication therapy

  • Recognize untreated medical issues that could be improved or resolved with appropriate medication therapy

  • Monitor patient progress for regimen effectiveness and safety

  • Counsel/advise patients and family members regarding medication therapy regimens

  • Communicate effectively with physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers to provide clinical pharmacy services and direct patient care activities

  • Provide general clinical services such as pharmacokinetic-based dosing, anticoagulant monitoring, pain management, nutrition support, IV to PO, renal dosing and other programs as defined by pharmacy leadership

  • Provide clinical pharmacokinetic services as appropriate

  • Provide pharmacy anticoagulation services as appropriate

  • Assist with the Antimicrobial Management Program initiatives as appropriate

  • Assist with clinical initiatives as appropriate

  • Provide accurate and timely medication information to healthcare staff and patients

  • Monitor drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose

  • Suggest appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic medication regimens or alternatives to medical staff

  • Document all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely

  • Sustain the hospital formulary, minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchanges and promotes rational drug therapy selection

  • Effectively and proactively intervene in conflicts between pharmacy and medical staff regarding drug therapy issue resolutions

  • Support and participate in the goals of the organization’s quality improvement, risk management and patient safety program to include but not limited to National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures and HCAHPS medication-related initiatives

  • Participate in continuous quality improvement of pharmacy operations (operations/clinical) including but not limited to medication use evaluations

  • Provide input for improving pharmacy computer system programs relating to pharmacy, nursing and physician programs

  • Complete notification reports regarding medication errors and adverse drug reactions

  • Identify areas for improved efficiency

  • Obtain and maintain BLS-ACLS or -PALS current certification as appropriate

  • Train and participate with Code Team as assigned/appropriate

  • Train and participate with Disaster Team drills and real-event response as assigned/appropriate

  • Participate in facility and division meetings as deemed appropriate by pharmacy leadership

  • Interpret orders and transcribes or verifies them accurately and efficiently into the pharmacy computer system

  • Accurately compound and dispense pharmaceuticals

  • Maintain appropriate controlled substance records

  • Provide basic technical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacy computer systems

  • Prioritize work and lead others to comply with facility medication turn-around time policy and procedures

  • Effectively supervise pharmacy operation activities and provides support to the whole pharmacy team

  • Supervise and assist pharmacy technicians and other support staff effectively

  • Register with Missouri State Board of Pharmacy as a preceptor as appropriate

  • Participate in training of pharmacy students and technicians as assigned

  • Act as supervisor in charge as assigned

  • Comply with all ASHP residency standards and requirements

  • Staff every other weekend, two shifts per weekend. One comp day will be granted for each full weekend worked.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

What Qualifications You Will Need:

  • Graduation from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). At a minimum, the program must be a five-year pharmacy degree program.

  • Active pharmacist license in good standing withthe StateBoard of Pharmacy within 90 days of program start date

  • Organization – proactively prioritizes needs and effectively manages resources

  • Communication – communicates clearly and concisely

  • Judgment – Makes decisions based upon job knowledge and experience. Considers all impacted areas in decision process. Seeks advice where applicable. Judgment sensible and reliable.

  • Customer Orientation – establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting or exceeding expectations.

  • Interpersonal Skills – able to work effectively with other employees, patients and external parties

  • PC Skills – demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office, Meditech, and purchasing vendor applications and others as required

  • Policies and Procedures – articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems

  • Basic Skills – able to perform mathematical calculations, balance and reconcile figures, punctuate properly, spell correctly and transcribe accurately

  • Residents must obtain “achieved for residency” status on 80% of program objectives and “satisfactory progress” on any remaining programs objectives. Goals can be evaluated as “achieved for residency” status by the current preceptor, residency program director at quarterly review, or residency advisory committee upon meeting.

  • Pharmacist must be obtained within 90 days of employment start date

  • Doctorate Degree

Centerpoint Medical Center ( is a 285+ bed hospital featuring state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Our hospital offers some of the latest clinical services available to patients. We remain focused on providing compa­ssionate care and top-notch customer service for our patients. We offer many features for visitors, including sleeper chairs in patient rooms, comfortable waiting areas, and wireless internet access. We are a Level II Trauma Center with 24/7 emergency services and an accredited Chest Pain Center. Our Orthopedic Services include Total Joints and Sports Medicine. We are an accredited Cancer Program and Breast Center. We provide Women’s Services, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and a Stroke Center. Our Outpatient Services include a Surgery Center, Advanced Wound Care Center, Pain Center, Sleep Disorder Center, Imaging, and Rehab. We are part of HCA Midwest Health, a network of hospitals in Kansas City and surrounding areas.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Across HCA Healthcare’s more than 2,000 sites of care, our nurses and colleagues have a positive impact on patients, communities and healthcare.

Together, we uplift and elevate our purpose to give people a healthier tomorrow." - Jane Englebright, PhD, RN CENP, FAAN

Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive

If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply for our Pharmacy Resident opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be directly contacted by a member of our team.We are interviewing apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.