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  • PHA 5942 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience II:

    Community Practice Requirement Manual

    Preceptors Edition

  • College of Pharmacy Health Science Center Department of Pharmacy Practice PO Box 100486 Office of Experiential Programs Gainesville, Fl 32610-0486 Tel: (352) 273-6228

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    Dear Pharmacist,

    Allow us to take this time to thank you for your participation in helping further student pharmacy education and careers in pharmacy. We understand that the importance of practice experience cannot be overemphasized in the profession of pharmacy today. Understanding the principles of proper patient care is essential if pharmacy is to grow as a profession and maintain the respect of patients and other health care providers. We hope that you will join us in conveying these messages to our students. As part of their Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Course (PHA 5942c), students in their first professional year are required to gain exposure and competence in the community pharmacy setting prior to their continuance in their degree program for their second professional year. To acquire this exposure and competence they are required to spend 80 hours under the supervision of a pharmacist preceptor in a community setting at some point during that first year. So as to provide maximum flexibility to our students and the pharmacists they work with we have designed this experience in such a way that the students can do it at any community pharmacy willing to provide the experience and that is committed to helping them meet the objectives regardless of where the pharmacy is located. Students may complete this experience at any point prior to their beginning their second year. You will find below a guide to aid you in assessing a students competency levels on the various objectives listed. The primary focus of this experience will be to document their competence in the prescription dispensing process while offering them significant opportunity for exposure to the careful and systematic assessment of the patient's drug therapy, to identify potential and existing drug related problems, and work with other health care team members to minimize the risk to the patient in a community pharmacy setting. The student will learn the goals of clinical intervention and the steps necessary to effectively execute those interventions. Evaluating and solving drug related problems, optimizing patient interactions, and acting as a primary health care source are also goals. We sincerely ask you to help students achieve all of these goals in their time at your practice. The student is required to provide at minimum 80 hours of unpaid* service. Each student must demonstrate that they have completed the listed competencies with professionalism. Please check off the items that were fulfilled and sign the list at the end of the 80 hours of service for the pharmacy student to return to their campus course coordinator. This layout is designed to help the preceptor observe specific goals that must be achieved during a pharmacy students time there. The completion of the hours and proper paperwork completion is the responsibility of the pharmacy student. They should take the initiative to ask for feedback and improve on their skills during their time at work with you.

    * ACPE accreditation standards do not allow for sites to pay students for hours that are being accrued to meet course requirements for coursework in a pharmacy degree program.

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    Contact Information:

    Overall Course Coordinator: Randell Doty, Pharm.D. Office: (352) 273-6228 Fax: (352) 273-6498 Email: Jacksonville Campus: Carol Motycka, Pharm.D. 580 W 8th Street/Tower 2 Jacksonville Campus Director Jacksonville, FL 32209-6533 Office: (904) 244-9590 Fax: 904-244-9591 Email: Lisa Inge, Pharm.D. Jacksonville Assistant Campus Director Office: (904) 244-9590 Email: Orlando Campus: Erin St. Onge, Pharm.D. 2725 Binion Road Orlando Campus Director Apopka, Florida 32703-8504 Office: 407-884-2034 ext 141 Fax: 407-814-6185 Email: Renee Rose, Pharm.D. Orlando Assistant Campus Director Office: 407-884-2034 ext 136 Email: St. Petersburg Campus: Jennifer Williams, Pharm.D. 9200 113th Street North, PH 105 St. Petersburg Campus Director Seminole, FL 33772 Office (727) 394-6213 Fax: 727-394-6149 Email: Carinda Feild, PharmD St Pete Assistant Campus Director Office (727) 394-6213 Email:

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    Criteria and Responsibilities for Sites, Preceptors and Students

    Site Criteria:

    A community pharmacy setting where students can participate in the following activities:

    All areas of the medication use system (prescription receipt, order processing, dispensing, administration and patient monitoring).

    Initiatives that promote safe, accurate, and time-sensitive delivery of medications. Preparation of medications for patients (perform basic calculations, establish a patient profile,

    evaluate appropriateness of using basic dosing criteria) Interaction with all employees in order to learn the roles/responsibilities of all pharmacist positions

    and pharmacy technicians/other staff. Interview/counsel patients about both prescription and self-care products. Communicate with other health professionals to clarify prescription orders.

    Sites should also have:

    Physical resources and computer technologies that are standards of practice in the community setting.

    Procedure/policies are established to prevent, identify, report and analyze medication errors and adverse reactions.

    References appropriate for community practice.

    Preceptor Criteria:

    A preceptor for Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences should:

    Have the desire to teach pharmacy students. Be a licensed or a registered health care practitioner in good standing with his/her respective state

    board of practice. Practiced in their discipline as a licensed practitioner for at least the past 2 years or be willing to co-

    precept with a practitioner who meets this requirement. Read and be willing to follow the program of activities/assessments detailed in the IPPE manual for

    the IPPE program they are precepting. Be aware of the preceptor training resources available to them noted in the IPPE program manual Demonstrate the professional attitudes and values that students are expected to develop including:

    o Practice ethically o Demonstrate compassion for patients o Accept personal responsibility for patient outcomes o Member or leader within at least one professional pharmacy organization

    Utilize clinical/scientific publications in clinical care decision making and evidence-based practice.

    Preceptor Responsibilities:

    Provide guidance and a safe environment for students to accomplish their goals and objectives. Verify that student achieved all goals and objectives as stated below, using the Competency Checklist

    found on page 9.

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    Verify student has completed all mandatory hours without pay, using the Record of Experience found on page 10.

    Preceptor Benefits:

    Pharmacists choosing to participate may (but are not required to) become appointed as clinical faculty for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

    Preceptors have access to training and CE from the Preceptor Training and Resource Network. The instructions for accessing this are on page 13.

    Student Responsibilities:

    When participating in this experience, students are expected to:

    Engage in patient care, operational, or other activities as directed by their preceptor and as needed to meet the requirements of this experience.

    Maintain professionalism while achieving completion of all competencies and goals. (Please see the UF professionalism compact at the end of this document that all UF students agree to.)

    Ensure requirements are met and documentation is submitted for successful completion of this experience, including:

    o Providing a minimum 80 hours of unpaid* service to the community pharmacy setting under the supervision of a pharmacist preceptor.

    o Filling out all proper paper work, found on pages 8 and 9, to be approved by preceptor and submitting documentation to individual campus contacts

    o Establishing feedback system with supervising pharmacist to enhance quality of work and progression throughout pharmacy education program

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    Frequently Asked Questions:

    How do I become a registered preceptor?

    If you are a pharmacist licensed and in good standing with the board we believe you are capable of providing this experience. (See the preceptor criteria on page 4 of this manual.) We will be recording the fact that you have supervised students in our database. This will allow students to see that you have been a preceptor before. In addition, preceptors can choose to be appointed as clinical faculty if they would like to. Please contact Melissa Willingham if you would like to start this process.

    Does my site have to be affiliated with UF via contract?

    Yes, since this is part of a university course this is the case. This helps both the site and the university be covered from a liability point of view. For most chains stores this contract is already in place. This is also the case for many independents pharmacies that we have worked with previously. If you have already precepted UF students in the past more than likely this is already in place. Please contact Melissa Willingham if you need help with this process.

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