I have a rather unique concern and hope someone can help me. I am a US licensed pharmacist and have not been practicing pharmacy since my graduation (4 years ago). I am now interested in entering the work force. I have tried residency but could not match with one.
I prefer patient pharmacy. As most of you know, the market is very tight especially in Southern California. Inpatient positions usually require experience or residency. Fortunately, I have found a volunteer position where the director is very much willing to teach me skills to improve my clinical skills. Here lies the problem: to learn anything clinical, we would have to access patients' profiles. My mentor is very much concerned about HIPPA violation. Because I am not an intern/extern/student, I have no business seeing these patient's files.
I am wondering if any of you have done similar thing and how did you go around the HIPPA rules and regulations. Many thanks in advance.