Purpose: The purpose of the MidMichigan Health – Midland Hospital Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency is to prepare pharmacists to practice as highly qualified independent practitioners able to provide patient care in a variety of environments, apply skill in medication related education, serve as leaders within the profession of pharmacy, and excel during further post-graduate training.
Program Overview: The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is a 12-month postgraduate curriculum that offers training opportunities in acute care, ambulatory care, drug information and drug use policy development, clinical services and practice leadership. Our residents will have the opportunity to provide pharmaceutical care to patients in multiple settings, develop independent learning skills, maintain a professional ethic, provide effective drug education to others, understand research methods and opportunities, recognize the principles and application of drug use control, and assume personal responsibility for effecting change. A range of elective rotations are available, allowing residents to pursue individual goals as well as complete core rotations. Upon completion of the ASHP accredited program, individuals are awarded a residency certificate.
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Position Title: Pharmacist Resident
Job Title: Resident
Subsidiary: MidMichigan Health FLSA Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Reports To: XXXXX
Job Code: XXXXX
Pay Grade: XX
Department Number: 10435
Department Name: Pharmacy
The Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency program prepares pharmacists to practice as highly qualified independent practitioners able to provide patient care in a variety of environments, apply skill in medication related education, serve as leaders within the profession of pharmacy, and excel during further post-graduate training
. This position screens physician orders to ensure the correct medications are given to individual patients that range in age from birth to 100+ years assuring that the most correct drug and dose is prescribed, dispensed, administered and properly monitored. Incumbents screen orders for proper drug/dosage, drug interaction, adverse reactions, allergies, and contraindications. Research and answer drug information questions and provide various clinical pharmacy services.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is a 12-month postgraduate curriculum that offers training opportunities in acute care, ambulatory care, drug information and drug use policy development, clinical services and practice leadership. Our residents will have the opportunity to provide pharmaceutical care to patients in multiple settings, develop independent learning skills, maintain a professional ethic, provide effective drug education to others, understand research methods and opportunities, recognize the principles and application of drug use control, and assume personal responsibility for effecting change. A range of elective rotations are available, allowing residents to pursue individual goals as well as complete core rotations. Upon completion of the ASHP accredited program, individuals are awarded a residency certificate. The complete list of program requirements is listed in Appendix A.
Pharmacist job duties:
(30%)* Receives and reviews all prescriptions for correctness and appropriateness and dispenses the most appropriate medications for individual patients.
(30%)* Supervises the preparation of intravenous admixtures and parenteral products.
(30%)* Responsible for the pharmacy workflow and leadership on their shift and communication between shifts. Follows up on problems during the course of the daily shift.
(10%)* Participates in patient care rounds with nursing, physicians, dietitians, social workers and other health professionals to provide multidisciplinary approach to the care of each patient, as applies to the specific affiliate where pharmacist works.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides and documents drug information to health care professionals and patients.
Assists in the maintenance of the hospital formulary by intervening on non-formulary orders and helps with the maintenance of the pharmacy inventory.
Recommends antibiotics, when to switch patients to oral therapy and advises on duplicate therapies.
Doses patients on any medications provided by the kinetics service and follows kinetic policies and procedures.
Manages dosing of renally eliminated drugs and Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN).
Compounds IV and piggyback medications, TPNs, and narcotic drips.
Makes all biohazard IVs, including IVIG/Gammagard, Remicade, etc. using aseptic technique and universal precautions.
Follows USP 797 guidelines.
Other duties as assigned.
Resident Licensure and Dismissal procedure (when applicable):
The pharmacy resident should submit appropriate documentation to the State Board of Pharmacy where they will pursue pharmacist licensure as soon as possible after learning where they have matched for their residency program.
The resident must be fully licensed as a pharmacist (successfully passing the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination - NAPLEX- and Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudent Examination -MPJE - and having an active pharmacist license in the state of Michigan) within 90 days of the beginning of the residency.
If the resident is not licensed within 90 days of the beginning of the residency program, the following applies:
If the resident has taken, but not successfully passed either the NAPLEX or MPJE exam, or both, the Residency Advisory Committee (RAC) may consider allowing a 30 day extension, which will allow the resident to complete two-thirds of the residency as a licensed pharmacist.
If approved, this extension will be noted in the RAC minutes.
If this extension is not approved, the resident will be dismissed.
If the resident has not taken both the NAPLEX and MPJE exams within 90 days of the beginning of the program, the resident will be dismissed from the program.
If a 30 day extension has been provided and the resident is still not licensed as a pharmacist at the end of the 30 day extension, the resident will be dismissed.
*Total Time Spent or Importance Weight
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Excellence - We offer nothing less than the best. We adhere to the highest standards possible in clinical care and customer service. We continuously measure ourselves and constantly strive to improve.
Integrity - We do the right thing, each time, every time. We treat each individual with compassion and respect, demonstrating the pinnacle of professionalism and dignity. We communicate openly and honestly. We recognize the unique individuality of each person. In all that we do, we exemplify the highest ethical standards.
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Accountability - We accept responsibility for all we do. We are accountable for the outcomes of our efforts. We are responsible to the communities we serve, to our patients, and to one another. We recognize that as health care providers we occupy a position of trust.
We use the following behaviors to support our values and provide a clear and simple description of exactly what is expected of every employee: Attitude is Everything, Reward and Recognition, Thoughtful Communication, Teamwork, Service Recovery, Patient Safety, Appearance Matters, Service Excellence, Privacy and Confidentiality, and Electronic Communication Manners.
PHARM – Pharmacist (within 90 days of employment or after a 30 day extension, if granted)
Essential - Y Equivalent Experience -
Education: Pharm. D.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:
Basic knowledge of personal computer needed to enter prescription information. Organizational skills needed to prioritize multiple tasks.
Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understanding manner.
MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft® Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.
Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.
Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description.
Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).
Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.
Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required.
Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.
Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.
Physical Demand Level: Light. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 11-20 lbs., frequently (34-66% of the workday) 10 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls.
Reports to Manager Pharmacy
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About MidMichigan Health PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Welcome to MidMichigan Health
A non-profit health system headquartered in Midland, Michigan
Nearly 8,700 employees, volunteers and health care providers working together to create healthy communities and provide award-winning high-quality care for the 940,000 residents in our 23-county service area
A family of Medical Centers in Alpena, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Midland, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch plus urgent care centers, home health, virtual care and medical offices
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