NCPA Innovation Center/ CPESN Community Pharmacy Fellowship

Fellowship

NCPA is focused on helping transform as many practices as possible, as quickly as possible to include diversified revenue opportunities through clinical services.

The NCPA Innovation Center/ CPESN Community Pharmacy Fellowship, sponsored by Good Neighbor Pharmacy, is an intensive 12-month training program open to all practicing pharmacists working at a CPESN® USA pharmacy. CPESN pharmacies can specifically hire a fellow or enroll a current employee in the fellowship. The fellows would participate in regular discussion groups with their co-fellows, as well as, educational webinars on core topics led by a centralized faculty including luminaries and ACT faculty that instruct them how to implement clinical services. The tuition for this program is a one time payment of $7,500.

Core curriculum is divided into 3 groups:

  • Practice Transformation

  • Management

  • Patient Care

Fellows will also participate in electives that will explore topics like research, teaching, pharmacogenetics and DSME/DPP.

For a full schedule, click here.

For more information email carlie.traylor@ncpa.org.

Can you describe how this aligns with Flip the Pharmacy and would it be advantageous to have a fellow at a Flip the Pharmacy site?

Flip the pharmacyThe Community Pharmacy Fellowship is complementary with Flip the Pharmacy. The secret to success with enhanced services is matching the pharmacy’s capacity to provide the services with an individual’s talent to lead and implement them. Flip the Pharmacy helps the pharmacy create the capacity, while the Community Pharmacy Fellowship empowers the individual to serve the site as an implementer (change agent). I see the fellowship being a great opportunity for the pharmacy to take on that additional staff member and gain access to leading practitioners across the country in the process. Click here to watch Randy’s video addressing this question.

Meet the Faculty

Joe Moose Mt Pleasant, NC

Matt Osterhaus, Maquoketa, IA

Tripp Logan, Charleston, MO

webinar

Webinars

 

General Interest Meeting – June 25, 2020

NCPA hosted a live interest meeting on June 25, 2020 to review the new NCPA Innovation Center/ CPESN Community Pharmacy Fellowship starting this September. They were joined by program leaders and facilitated a Q&A session. Click on the links below to access the recording and slides.

Applications for the 2020-2021 class are now closed. Please contact Carlie Traylor for information on how to apply for next year.

Fellows FAQs

Why should I participate?

Potential Fellows: Develop your ability to implement multiple clinical programs and workflows while expanding your professional network.

What will the fellow do?

For a fellow working full time at the pharmacy: roughly 3.5 days would be dedicated to site directed work activities and 1.5 days would be dedicated to fellowship-directed work activities.

Specifically, 4 hours per week will be dedicated for online learning and 8 hours per week for implementation of fellowship-directed practice change. Sites can give the fellow more time for fellowship-directed work activities but not less.

How long is the fellowship?

The fellowship lasts twelve months starting September 1, 2020 thru August 31, 2021. Orientation begins the last week of August 2020.

What will the fellow learn throughout the year and how will they receive that education?

The fellow will receive regular online learning modules presented in dyads. A dyad is a recorded webinar paired with a live webinar led by CPESN luminaries and ACT faculty. Sessions would include topics like Implementation Science, Scaling the Appointment-based Model, and POCT, in addition to, updates on common chronic diseases (DM, HTN, CHOL, Asthma, Anx/Depression). Electives would include niche services that not all CPESN pharmacies need to offer but can provide additional revenue opportunities. Elective sessions would include topics like research,teaching, DSME/DPP, PGx, and MAT.

What are the requirements for the fellows?

  1. Pharmacist license in good standing

  2. Complete pre-fellowship self-assessment and have countersigned by the site

  3. In-Residence at CPESN Pharmacy at least 20 hours per week

  4. Site Commitment Letter from Pharmacy Owner or Supervisor

  5. Attend regular fellowship webinars and discussion groups

  6. Execute fellowship-directed work activities

How do I get involved?

Applications are available now and should be completed by the pharmacy hosting the fellow. Click here to access the application. Once completed, applicants will receive information on next steps, and acceptances will start going out mid-July 2020.

Is there a cost to participate?

Yes, the cost of tuition is a one time payment of $7,500 paid by the pharmacy.

Pharmacies FAQs

Who can apply?

CPESN pharmacies in good standing with both their local network and CPESN USA.

Why should I participate?

Individual Pharmacies: Grow your clinical programs and positively impact key performance indicators like care plan documentation, clinical measures taken, and patient screenings. All sites will receive CPESN progress reports customized to show growth in fellowship areas.

What are the requirements for the site?

  1. Provide a Letter of Recommendation from a local CPESN network that attests to the site being in good standing

  2. Provide employees with access to eCarePlan capable system for Pharmacy-based patient
    care

  3. Provide Salary and Benefits and/or Contract Remuneration Directly to Fellow

  4. Allow at least 4 hours per week for learning and 8 hours per week for implementation of
    Fellowship directed practice change

  5. Provide the fellow with quarterly evaluations where the site's Quarterly Progress Report is
    reviewed, and new goals are set for the next quarter

  6. Evaluate the performance of the Fellow on a regular basis

  7. Provide a safe and adequate workspace and materials necessary for the Fellow to provide
    the Services, including sufficient technology to execute the Program

  8. Staff are informed and open to job description changes

How do I get involved?

Applications are available now and should be completed by the pharmacy hosting the fellow. Click here to access the application. Once completed, applicants will receive information on next steps, and acceptances will start going out mid-July 2020.

Is there a cost to participate?

Yes, the cost of tuition is a one time payment of $7,500 paid by the pharmacy.