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Banner Health Pharmacy Resident Pgy 2 in Gilbert, Arizona

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Gilbert, Arizona

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Pharm Res Pgm (PGY2)

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Experience innovative technology and exceptional opportunities for growth and development at Banner Health's state-of-the-art hospital Banner Gateway Medical Center. With comprehensive electronic medical records, physician order entry, digital radiography and proprietary advanced patient monitoring, Banner Gateway provides you with the innovative resources you need to provide your patients with the best care possible. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Located near Phoenix in Gilbert, Ariz., Banner Gateway Medical Center offers 176 private rooms, eight operating suites, a 37-bed emergency department and shares a campus with the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Key specialties include oncology, obstetrics, bariatric surgery, emergency and other services that focus on meeting the changing needs of the dynamic and growing community we serve. About Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Located in Gilbert, Ariz. (the Phoenix Metro area) on the Banner Gateway Campus, the center provides world-class care for oncology patients - both inpatient and outpatient - and has also brought leading oncology programs to the Banner Gateway campus including Stem Cell Transplantation and comprehensive Head & Neck cancer care. Our capabilities include five linear accelerator vaults, a brachytherapy vault, an advanced diagnostic imaging suite with PET/CT scan, more than 50 infusion bays, a cryopreservation lab and much more. Our inpatient medical oncology unit also incorporates a program that utilizes the electronic surveillance partnership in caring for the patient, where remote nurses have the ability to interact with patients via two way audio-video to assist the bedside nurse with patient care.


This positions primary purpose is to train the resident to become a confident and competent Clinical Pharmacist. This position delivers pharmaceutical care at the facility and serves as a resource for pharmacy, nursing, and allied healthcare providers. Activities may include active participation on multi-disciplinary healthcare teams in an area of specialty to provide quality patient care. This position includes participation in the optimal selection of drug therapy and designing regimens to maximize therapeutic benefit and minimize toxicity. Accountable for on-going evaluation and documentation of all components of pharmaceutical care delivered to patients. Conducts and participates in educational activities, applies principles of performance improvement, and participates in facility and system committee(s) as appropriate. Must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements and provide pharmaceutical care based on those needs. Adheres to local, state, and federal laws regarding the profession of pharmacy practice.


  1. Critically evaluates medication therapy and makes recommendations to improve patient medication regimens. Ensures appropriate and cost effective drug therapy. Areas of focus may include but are not limited to evaluating and addressing drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, contraindicated medications, inappropriate therapeutic regimens, adverse drug reactions, and medication therapy management (e.g. pharmacokinetics, nutrition). Accurately and completely documents patient assessment data for pharmacist to provider communication, clinical interventions and adverse drug events.

  2. Functions as a therapeutic consultant in areas that include rational and appropriate use of medications, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and medication therapy management. Adheres to all clinical practices approved by Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee/Clinical Consensus Group.

  3. Reviews and evaluates medication orders prior to processing for appropriateness and completeness with respect to patient data including age, height, weight, diagnosis, allergy, laboratory values and other pertinent patient information. Complies with directives of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee/Clinical Consensus Group (e.g. therapeutic substitutions, formulary management).

  4. Participate in operations of pharmacy including management of technology, inventory and preparation and dispensing of medications in compliance with company policies and procedures.

  5. Serves as a drug information and medication safety resource expert for health care team, patients, and community. Participates in the education of pharmacy staff, students and residents where applicable.

  6. Actively participates in facility based committees (e.g. Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Other Multidisciplinary Committees) and effectively communicates to stakeholders. Assists with the development and implementation of evidence-based medication guidelines/protocols. Helps design and implement medication monitoring guidelines and programs for both staff and clinical pharmacists.

  7. Applies the principles of continuous quality improvement consistent with job expectations. Incorporates quality improvement principles into other activities and facility based projects (i.e. data collection, documentation, med error review). Participates in drug use evaluations and medication use indicators.

  8. Adheres to and completes all requirements in the ASHP PGY1 (or PGY2) Accreditation Standard for successful completion of the program.


Doctorate in Pharmacy degree or another advanced degree in pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy. Requires (or eligible for) pharmacist licensure in the state of practice. Must obtain state licensure within the timeframe set by the specific residency program. Completion of ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program or ASHP approved exemption (PGY2 Resident only).

Pharmacy licensure.

Must possess good organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Must possess good written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and other contacts. Must be able to use reference tools to evaluate patient care and answer questions posed by customers.

Must have knowledge of computer software, particularly medication management information system software, Microsoft applications and automated dispensing system.


Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability.