Introduction The Department of Pharmacy at St. Elizabeth Healthcare is committed to being innovative, proactive and accountable for quality patient outcomes by optimizing medication use across the continuum of care. Pharmacy Residents are an integral part of this commitment! Throughout the residency year, residents are expected to gain increasing independence and proficiency in pharmacy practice and specialized areas. Pharmacy Residents contribute to the ongoing advancement of the pharmacy enterprise at St. Elizabeth Healthcare by providing evidence-based patient care, conducting formulary stewardship, and executing research.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Elizabeth Healthcare is an ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) accredited 12-month structured training program designed to develop skills and competence in providing pharmaceutical care. The PGY1 residency is composed of four major elements: 1) Patient Care 2) Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care 3) Leadership and Management 4) Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge
Precepting Philosophy Team-based precepting is an innovative learning model based on the premise of collaborative mentoring. In this model, a primary preceptor works together with several other qualified pharmacists to provide quality rotation experiences for PGY1 residents. These interactions provide opportunities for coaching and facilitating personal and professional growth for residents. Program Structure The structure of the residency program at St. Elizabeth is based around monthly learning experiences (rotations). Staffing experiences will occur on the weekends with residency specific activities occurring Monday through Friday. The typical resident schedule is Monday through Friday and every other weekend. Rotations St. Elizabeth’s PGY1 program offers a selection of diverse patient care rotations, allowing for the flexibility to pursue individual goals. During each rotation, the resident is expected to perform independently and demonstrate an increasing proficiency in pharmacy practice. The resident will develop critical thinking skills, while monitoring patient progress and medication therapy. Required Rotations Orientation Medication Management Clinic Internal Medicine Pharmacy Administration & Drug Policy Development Medical Critical Care Cardiology Research & Practice Advancement Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacy Staffing Block Required Longitudinal Rotations Pharmacy Staffing Grand Rounds Quality Improvement Project Elective Rotations Infectious Disease Neonatal Intensive Care/Labor & Delivery Advanced Drug Policy Development Advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Advanced Heart Failure Family Medicine (Ambulatory Care) Advanced Internal Medicine Oncology Emergency Medicine Cardiovascular and Surgical Critical Care Surgery Elective Longitudinal Rotations Family Medicine (Ambulatory Care) Come Join Our Team Thank you for considering the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Pharmacy Residency Programs! We are proud to offer robust learning experiences that allow residents to develop their own clinical practice and leadership skills. Caring preceptors, multi-disciplinary staff, and a diverse patient population make St. Elizabeth an excellent environment to build a foundation for a lifelong pharmacy career.
Must be graduates or candidates for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
Must hold a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be eligible for licensure in Kentucky. (The state of Ohio is strongly encouraged as well).
A personal interview is required. In extenuating circumstances a phone, web-based interview may be considered.
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About St. Elizabeth Healthcare PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
St. Elizabeth Healthcare offers a PGY1 residency program based at community hospitals in the Northern Kentucky area, just across the river from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Residents will participate in patient care at our Edgewood, Florence, and Fort Thomas facilities. Edgewood has approximately 500 hospital beds, Florence 200 hospital beds, and Fort Thomas 200 hospital beds. St. Elizabeth Healthcare is the first and only healthcare system in Kentucky, Ohio or Indiana to pass Mayo Clinic's rigorous review process and become a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. St. Elizabeth also has a Level III NICU, a new cutting-edge Heart and Vascular Institute, a new state of the art, integrative Cancer Care Center.
We are proud to offer robust learning experiences that allow residents to develop their own clinical practice in a variety of patient care settings. Caring preceptors, supportive multi-disciplinary staff, and a diverse patient population make St. Elizabeth Healthcare an excellent environment to build a foundation for a lifelong pharmacy career.