Ascension Wisconsin operates 19 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ more than 19,600 associates. Across the state, Ascension provided more than $230 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Wisconsin for 169 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.
The diversity of health care services we provide allows us to a PGY1 pharmacy residency program at the Ascension St. Joseph Hospital and a 24-month PGY1 Pharmacy/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency program at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s. We are confident you will find a training program that matches your professional interests and prepares you for a career in an advanced practice environment. The PGY1 pharmacy residency programs are designed to develop self-directed practitioners who are prepared to assume advanced practice in an acute care environment, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. The PGY2 program build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge, and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice The resident will acquire or enhance current pharmaceutical care, leadership and administrative skills. Residents will function as effective members of the health care team with the ultimate goal of providing optimal pharmaceutical care to patients. Residents will demonstrate time management and independent thinking skills that will make them leaders within their practice settings and within the profession.
Both residency programs allow you to be a confident clinical pharmacist providing care to a diverse patient population that emphasizes teaching. You also have opportunities to spend time in providing ambulatory care. Your program is customized, and direct patient care, professional development, and leadership are emphasized.
Ascension St. Joseph PGY1 Pharmacy
Residents gain experience in drug policy, administration and direct patient care and customize their residency by choosing elective experiences based on individual needs and interests. This program offers two tracks - acute care and ambulatory care.
Emergency medicine: One of the busiest emergency departments in Wisconsin
Drug-use policy: Medication use evaluation, formulary evaluation and management, drug information, development of clinical policies and procedures, drug policy, medication safety and investigational drug service
Medicine: Infectious diseases, internal medicine, medical residency teaching rounds
NICU/Women's Health: Level III unit, well known service in Wisconsin
Oncology: outpatient oncology services,
Practice management/administration: Budgeting, personnel management, financial management, development and implementation of services
Orientation: Computer systems, drug distribution, personnel, policies, patient care, work flow and department structures
Professional development: Year-long residency project, learning experience projects, in-services, staffing, visits to other institutions, professional organizations, teaching and precepting, ACPE continuing education presentations, interviewing/recruiting, medication safety experiences, preparations for accreditation and more
Our program’s most important assets are our people. Becoming a pharmacist requires two key ingredients: a motivated learner and a motivated teacher. Our preceptors, with diverse backgrounds in pharmacy, are excellent role models and teachers to our exceptional learners.
Ascension Columbia St. Mary's/Ascension WI PGY1/PGY2 HSPA-L Combined Residency Program
The PGY1 & PGY2 Combined Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership residency program prepares you to be a future leader of an integrated health system. The PGY1 Pharmacy – Ascension Columbia St. Mary's residency is combined with the PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership residency for a two-year program that provides a solid clinical foundation and experience across the entirety of pharmacy services as part of the pharmacy leadership team. Ascension Columbia St. Mary's PGY1 program has similar rotations as outlined above in the Ascension St. Joseph program.
Candidates interested in a career as a clinical coordinator, supervisor, manager or director in an integrated healthcare organization are encouraged to apply.
During the PGY2 year, the format of the residency is tailored to the interest, experience, aptitude and career goals of the resident, including:
Health system pharmacy leadership: Human resources, strategic planning, communication skills, accreditation, continuity of care, resource management, interfaces with medical staff and administration, corporate interfaces, managing issues and problems
Finance: Financial management, productivity, variances, budgeting, capital budgeting
Ambulatory care management: Ambulatory clinical services, medication therapy management and reimbursement, business plan and return on investment, hospital discharge and clinic prescription services, customer service and performance improvement
Clinical services (includes drug use policy and medication safety): Planning and management of clinical pharmacy services, including daily practice of pharmacists, medication safety initiatives, drug use policy decisions, P&T Committee operations, medication management regulatory compliance
Hospital pharmacy operations: Direct experience in the daily supervision of pharmacy operations including workflow, personnel management, problem solving and performance improvement
Pharmacy informatics: Inpatient and ambulatory computer systems, project management, change management, database and application management, clinical documentation, billing systems and clinical/operational decision support
Orientation: Computer systems, drug distribution, personnel, policies, workflow and department structure
Professional development: Year-long residency project, learning experience projects, in-services, staffing, professional organizations, teaching and precepting, current topic discussions, leadership development
Application requirements Submit to PhORCAS: • Letter of intent • Curriculum vitae, including APPE rotations with preceptors • Three letters of recommendation • School/college of pharmacy transcripts • Supplemental application form available on program website (above) must be uploaded into PhORCAS Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on Jan. 3, 2021.
About Ascension St. Joseph PGY1 Pharmacy and Ascension Columbia St. Mary's PGY1/PGY2 HSPA-L Residencies
In Wisconsin, Ascension operates 23 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ more than 19,600 associates. Across the state, Ascension provided more than $230 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Wisconsin for 169 years, Ascension is
a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.
Ascension Wisconsin has six PGY1 Pharmacy residency programs (Ascension St. Clare's, Ascension St. Elizabeth, Ascension St. Joseph, Ascension Columbia St. Mary's, Ascension St. Francis, and Ascension All Saints) and one PGY1 Pharmacy & PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency. Please visit our residency website at https://www.mywheaton.org/careers/pharmacy-residency/ for additional information