Riverside Community Pharmacy Services Mission, Vision, Values and Key Philosophy Statements
Hospital Mission Statement: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Hospital Vision Statement: To be the premier provider of exceptional care. Values: iCARE: Integrity Compassion Attitude Respect Excellence
Resident positions: 2
ASHP Booth : 06518971
NMS CODE : 285613
Riverside Community Hospital (RCH) is a 478 bed teaching institution serving the Southern California community for over 110 years. Riverside Community Hospital houses one of the largest emergency departments and has recently been designated as a Level 1 Trauma Center. Additionally, RCH serves as a Comprehensive and Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center and is one of the largest STEMI receiving centers. Specialty services include invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures, the accredited Chest Pain Center, the Center of Excellence for Surgical Weight Loss, the Transplant Program, the Cancer Center, and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Joint Commission has recognized RCH as a top performing hospital on key quality measures for three consecutive years in a row. Additionally, RCH has received national recognition for patient safety and a five-star orthopedic rating by Healthgrades. Moreover, the Leapfrog Group has recently given RCH a Grade A rating for patient safety!
The residency program is designed and conducted in a manner that supports residents in achieving the PGY1 program purpose and the required educational competency areas, goals, and objectives described in the remainder of the ASHP accreditation standards for PGY1 pharmacy residency programs. Pharmacists completing the PGY1 Residency program will be competent, confident, and compassionate pharmacy practitioners’ serving patients, healthcare professionals, and the community. The resident will follow a personal philosophy of practice, be a self directed learner, and exhibit a strong commitment to the advancement of the pharmacy profession. The training will equip residents with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of current and future pharmacy practice. The program will also provide experience in learning how to coordinate the provision of pharmaceutical care with the needs of the institution and foster the ability to conceptualize and implement new pharmacy services. This program is designed to provide training within a broad range of pharmacy practice settings, while remaining flexible enough to adapt to the needs and goals of the individual resident.
The Riverside Community Hospital post graduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency program is a 52 week postgraduate curriculum where residents are mentored by preceptors in a decentralized practice model. Residents are given the opportunity to be trained in the largest hospital system, Hospital Corporation of America. Residents will have access to multiple drug information and practice resources. Residents will be extensively involved with the Pharmacy and Therapeutics process, facility and corporate committee meetings, will receive ACLS training to respond to Code Team activations and will participate in the clinical pharmacist services, including consult services for managing aminoglycoside, vancomycin, and warfarin.
Required Competency Areas for Residency Program
1. Patient Care
2. Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care
3. Leadership and Management
4. Teaching, Education and Dissemination of Knowledge
5. Management of Medical Emergencies
About California, Southern California, HCA, Acute care, Residency
Riverside Community Hospital (RCH) is a 478 bed teaching institution serving the Southern California community for over 110 years. Riverside Community Hospital houses one of the largest emergency departments, Level 1 Trauma Center, Comprehensive and Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center, one of the largest STEMI receiving center, Center of Excellence for Surgical Weight Loss, the Transplant Program, the Cancer Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and GME program of over 200 residents.