Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

OHC Pharmacy · RAPID CITY, South Dakota
Department OHC Pharmacy
Employment Type Internship
Minimum Experience Entry-level

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Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board, Oyate Health Center, is proud to offer an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience to pharmacy students. OHC is unique in that it provides health care to Native Americans but is not located on a reservation. This facility provides comprehensive health care to adult and pediatric Native Americans residing in or near the service area of Pennington County, South Dakota. 


APPE Summary: 


Pharmacists participate in pharmacy-run clinics: Anticoagulation, Hepatitis C, and Spirometry.  Each year 5-10 senior pharmacy students complete clerkship rotations at our site. Drug information resources and computer support are readily available.  Rotation experiences will vary to student preferences.  Pharmacy student experiences may include family medicine, diabetes, psychiatry, public health nursing, microbiology lab, and administration.  Rapid City (pop. 70,000) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, close to numerous recreational opportunities and vacation destinations including Mount Rushmore, Badlands, Custer State park.


Essential Functions:


Specific duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Integrate clinical pharmacy services that improve patient safety and improve patient health outcomes.
  • Apply the current practice guidelines for chronic disease state management in choosing appropriate medications to achieve the goals set forth,
  • Use physical assessment skills to measure blood pressure, heart rate, and weight.
  • Evaluate laboratory tests as a means of diagnosing, monitoring disease state, and recommending drug therapy.
  • Find correct answers to provider's questions in a timely manner.
  • Instruct patients on recommended lifestyle modifications with diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia. warfarin therapy, asthma, COPD, sexually transmitted diseases, smoking cessation, and depression.


Professional Behavior


  • Effectively plan and organize workload and schedule time to meet the demands of the position.
  • Work in a cooperative and professional manner with GPTCHB staff.
  • Treat Great Plains tribes and collaborators with dignity and respect.
  • Utilize effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Abide by the GPTCHB policies, procedures, and structure. 
  • Attend GPTCHB meetings, events, and other functions as required.
  • Advance personal educational development by attending training sessions and seminars as appropriate.


Work Environment/Physical Demands


  • The characteristic demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Requirements


  • Must be an enrolled pharmacy student with a college or university that has an active collaborative agreement with GPTCHB, Oyate Health Center; The student must sign the corresponding agreement at the beginning of their rotation.
  • Must provide proof of liability insurance;
  • Must possess an active pharmacy intern license (in any state);
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Agree to and abide by the rules and regulations of the intern program and GPTCHB policies and procedures; and
  • Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing technology, including:
  • Office software suite knowledge (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Email usage (sending messages and attachments)
  • General internet usage (searching, downloading, etc.).


NATIVE AMERICAN/AMERICAN INDIAN PREFERENCE IN HIRING WILL BE APPLIED AS DEFINED IN TITLE 25 USC 44-46 &474.


Employment is contingent upon the outcome of all required criminal background checks and pre-employment drug screen.

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  • Location
    RAPID CITY, South Dakota
  • Department
    OHC Pharmacy
  • Employment Type
    Internship
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level