Backus Hospital is part of the Hartford HealthCare, one of the Connecticut’s most comprehensive health care networks. Backus is an acute care, community hospital, licensed for 213 beds, with over 70 pharmacy employees. The Department of Pharmacy Services is focused on delivering quality pharmaceutical care. The pharmacy, open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, also services the Plainfield Emergency Care Center, with a satellite location in the Plainfield Specialty Outpatient Center (Plainfield Infusion Center), and Windham Hospital.
Among the Pharmacy department’s many services and features are:
Computerized-provider order entry (EPIC)
Decentralized Pyxis Profile® drug distribution
USP non-sterile and sterile compound preparation
Provision of drug information and consultation
Outpatient Anticoagulation and Medication Management Clinic (at the Backus Outpatient Care Center)
The following are required core learning experiences:
Orientation & Training ( 6 weeks)
Leadership & Administration (1 month)
Medication Management (1 month)
Emergency Medicine (1 month)
Critical Care (1 month)
Oncology (1 month)
Ambulatory Care (1 month)
Formulary & Medication Use (1 month)
Medication Safety (1 month)
The following are required 10 month longitudinal experiences:
Teaching & Learning
Operations & Staffing
The resident will complete 2 elective learning experiences, chosen based upon the resident’s interests and preceptor availability. Elective experiences may be available in areas such as: Infectious Diseases, Medication Management II/Transitions of Care, Critical Care II, Psychiatry as well as others.
PGY1 Residents will be active participants in safety huddles, committees and project work, participating in quality improvement initiatives. PGY1 Residents will complete a Teaching Certificate program through the University of Connecticut and will be involved in preceptor activities.
PharmD from a US ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy
Eligible for Connecticut Pharmacist licenseure
Application via Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PHORCAS)
Backus residency program will participate in the ASHP Matching program.
Applications should be submitted via the PhORCAS. A complete application will include a formal letter of intent, a current Curriculum Vitae, three PhORCAS recommendations, and academic transcripts from ACPE-accredited university. An interview will be required.
Completed application should be submitted via PhORCAS by Friday, January 1, 2021
About Backus (William W.Backus - Hartford HealthCare) PGY1 Pharmacy Residency