Nursing Unit Based Practice
Although there is always a significant clinical component to processing or verifying physician orders, Nursing Unit-Based Pharmacists (NUBPs) provide pharmaceutical care services directly to patients. As an NUBP in training, you’ll work closely with a specially assigned Clinical Specialist Mentor. Additional educational programs and competencies may be required depending on the area of practice.
Typically recruited for high risk, high expense or high volume clinical practices, clinical specialists are responsible for direct patient care with a significant education and research component. As such, they must complete specialty residencies and are usually either board-certified pharmacotherapy specialists, have related board certifications, or have completed requirements of the Pharmacy Career Ladder.
Eight Residency Programs
Our residency program lays the foundation for exciting careers. One-year (PGY-1) programs prepare pharmacists for specialty residency training or to work as an NUBP. Two-year programs (PGY-2) prepare residents to pursue careers as clinical specialists in the hospital setting or clinical faculty at a college of pharmacy.
Pharmacist Career Ladder
The purpose of the Pharmacist Career Ladder (PCL) is to provide a formalized process for pharmacists to advance within the profession of pharmacy through enhanced skill sets and/or direct patient care on the nursing unit. The PCL has six positions ranging from a newly licensed pharmacy graduate to a highly specialized clinical practitioner.
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