Host Site: Geritom Medical, Inc
NMS Match Code: 111228
Program Length: 1 year
No. of Positions: 1 per year
Site Coordinator: Jason Wachtl, PharmD, BCGP- Vice President, Pharmacy
Additional Preceptor: Luexa Yang
Resident(s): Meet the current resident(s)
Geritom Med, Inc. is a Long Term Care pharmacy located in Bloomington, MN that succeeds by delivering outstanding service to a wide array of long term care customers, including Intellectual and Developmental Disability patients, Intermediate Care Facilities, Adult and Child Foster Care, Assisted Living Facilities, Senior Care facilities, and some individual customers with complex and chronic health conditions. We believe in service beyond expectation, achieved through a constant desire to anticipate and fulfill evolving customer needs.
The honesty, intelligence, and commitment of our people are vital to Geritom’s mission. We share pride in our company and respect each individual’s contribution at every level. With over 12,000 customers and 1,700 facilities served in the greater Twin Cities area Geritom is dedicated to pushing the limits of excellence, standing at the forefront to provide the finest and healthiest environments attainable in the industry.
The resident can expect to participate in direct patient care three days a week conducting MTM visits, one day staffing, and one day on projects. They will be providing comprehensive medication reviews, documenting recommendations, and communicating with prescribers and facility staff. These visits take place at the facilities where the individual patients reside which will include driving from Geritom to these facilities. A Geritom vehicle will be provided for this purpose on MTM days. There will be a large exposure to Psychiatry and Neurology, among other disease states at this practice location. There is an emphasis on the use of pharmacogenomic testing (PGx) within the population being served and the resident will utilize PGx as a tool to care for these patients. As the year progresses the resident will have more opportunity to work with minimal supervision.
The resident will work closely with their preceptor(s) with regular opportunities to review patients and ask questions. Other opportunities include journal clubs, addressing drug information questions, staffing, consulting, and completing a residency research project. The resident will also participate in Academic Days and participate in the residency program’s Curbside Consult publication.
Dr. Jason Wachtl, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCGP, is an experienced executive leader with a strong focus on management, operations, and compliance of Pharmacies with over 20 years of experience in the field. Jason currently serves as Vice President, Pharmacy and Clinical Programs at Geritom, a large independent Pharmacy where he oversees all compliance, accreditation, clinical, and pharmacy programs. Jason’s past experience includes running Medication Therapy Management Programs at the district level and Pharmacy Management at a large retail Pharmacy chain. Jason has earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Iowa in 2007 and is currently a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP). He lives in Maple Grove, MN and enjoys sports, cars, grilling, music, and spending time with his family in his free time.
Luexa Yang, Pharm.D., BCMTMS is a residency-trained, board-certified clinical staff pharmacist with fellowship experience in clinical psychopharmacology and pharmacogenomics. He is experienced in providing medication therapy management (MTM) and comprehensive medication management (CMM) in fee-for-service and value-based arrangements. He is passionate about helping students and new practitioners develop knowledge and skills so they can provide excellent care and advance the profession. Sam graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2019 and enjoys listening to podcasts, hiking around the Twin Cities, and eating good food.