Pharmacy Residents are registered pharmacists who are participating in a twelve-month clinical residency appointment with UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial. Pharmacy Residents provide safe, effective, and optimal medication therapy to patients with a broad range of disease states. They proficiently provide direct patient-centered care and integrated pharmacy operational services in a decentralized practice setting with physicians, nurses, and other hospital personnel. They also provide centralized pharmacy operations including order entry and verification, drug product checking, product compounding, and medication dispensing. Pharmacy Residents participate in all necessary aspects of the medication-use system while providing comprehensive and individualized pharmaceutical care to the patients in their assigned areas. Pharmaceutical care services include assessing patient needs, incorporating age and disease specific characteristics into drug therapy and patient education, adjusting care according to patient response, and providing clinical interventions to detect, mitigate, and prevent medication adverse events. Pharmacy Residents serve as departmental resources and liaisons to other departments, hospital personnel, or external groups. They proficiently manage and facilitate the appropriate use of medications according to professional and regulatory standards.
Graduate of an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy required.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree required. Registered Pharmacist in the State of Illinois or eligible.
Understanding of contemporary hospital/clinical practice and service; and general hospital operations. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to interact constructively with supervisors, peers, and support personnel. Ability to integrate clinical and distributive pharmacy services with quality improvement, teaching, research, and professional development activities.
Eligible for, or active, Illinois pharmacist license
About UChicago Ingalls Memorial
Over the years, Ingalls has grown to become a 478-bed, nationally recognized health system that spans over 22 acres, offering a full array of health care services. Ingalls has earned a national reputation and commendations for cancer, stroke, neurosciences and orthopedics.
In addition to providing excellent patient care, Ingalls has long been the region's leader in offering community-based services, especially to those in need. Each year, Ingalls hosts more than 200 free health screenings, educational programs and health fairs that reach nearly 50,000 individuals. These include free or discounted mammograms; free prostate screenings; and free or deeply discounted children's physicals and immunizations for hundreds of area children preparing for school.
Through its ongoing partnership with the Cancer Support Center in Homewood, Ingalls also reaches out to cancer patients and families with educational and support programs, as well as health screenings.
Joining the Forefront of Medicine
In recent history, we have experienced unprecedented changes in the health care field. We have responded with efforts to optimize our resources and relationships. The natural evolution includ...ed the foresight of a mutually beneficial partnership with UChicago Medicine.
This step has accelerated both the pace and scope of our progress. Now, on top of veteran local health care knowledge, we layer the innovative clinical talent of a highly respected academic leader at the forefront of medicine. Our patients' personal physicians now have an array of skilled colleagues with advanced training and expertise to support care delivery from hospital visits through recovery, with ready access to world-class specialties and techniques. This is sophisticated medicine unrivaled in the region.
Since opening the doors, Ingalls has remained a not-for-profit institution, committed to fulfilling its mission of improving the health of the communities we serve. Now, as UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial, we continue on that path.