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CLINICAL PHARMACY SERVICES
Jackson Memorial Hospital pharmacists practice in a unique setting that enables them to fully utilize their professional knowledge and pharmaceutical care skills. They enjoy a multicultural, multidisciplinary practice environment and are well respected members of the health care team.

THE RESIDENCY EXPERIENCE
Pharmacy residents develop their pharmaceutical care skills, including problem-solving strategies, professional maturity and clinical judgment, through daily interaction with experienced preceptors in different areas of practice. Residents spend at least one month in each of the required and elective rotations. A number of elective rotations in different areas of practice are available. Residents are involved in various departmental activities designed to refine the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to pursue optimal medication therapy outcomes. Pharmacists completing our residency programs will be competent and confident practitioners of pharmaceutical care in multiple health care environments. They will be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as members of the health care team. These pharmacists will exercise skills in educating other health care professionals, patients and the community on drug related topics. They will demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of practice, monitoring their own performance and exhibiting commitment to the profession.

ASHP Accreditation Status: PGY1, Critical Care PGY2, Infectious Disease PGY2 - Accredited; Emergency Medicine and Health-System Pharmacy Administration - Candidate status
Residents per year: 3 PGY1s, 1 Critical Care PGY2, 1 Infectious Diseases PGY2, 1 Emergency Medicine PGY2, 1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration PGY2
Application Deadline: Applications must be complete and all materials received by January 5th via PhORCAS.
Duration: One year
Postgraduate Training Required: PGY1 required to obtain PGY2
U.S. Citizenship Required: No

BENEFITS

Stipend
$43,000 - Pharmacy Resident (PGY1)
$46,000 - Critical Care Pharmacy Resident (PGY2)
$46,000 - Infectious Diseases Resident (PGY2)
$46,000 - Emergency Medicine (PGY2)
$46,000 - Health-System Pharmacy Administration (PGY2)

Leave
Vacation, Sick, Education, Holidays

Medical and Dental Insurance
Effective date of hire

Teaching Hospitals
Jackson Memorial Hospital

PGY1 PHARMACY PRACTICE RESIDENCY PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program is a one-year, American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP)-accredited program designed to prepare graduates for a Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency, employment as a clinical pharmacist within a health system, pharmaceutical industry, fellowship or in academia.

Required Rotations
(One month) - Sequencing of required rotations is typically in the order found below but varies based on availability and choice of electives.
The core required rotations include:

  • Orientation
  • Adult Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care: either Medical, Surgical, Cardiac Surgical, Neuroscience, or Trauma/Burn
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics: either General, Critical Care, Transplant, Oncology, or Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Administration
  • Research (3 weeks in the year)
  • Ambulatory Care: either Clinical Immunology (HIV), Anticoagulation, or Transitional Care

Elective Rotations
(One month) - No more than 1/3 of the 12 months deals with a specific disease state and population.

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Care Unit
  • Solid Organ Transplant (Kidney, Liver)
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Critical Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Nutrition Support
  • Psychiatry
  • Special Immunology
  • Adult Emergency Medicine
  • Medication Safety

PGY2 INFECTIOUS DISEASES PHARMACY RESIDENCY PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The PGY2 Infectious Diseases (ID) Residency Program is a one-year, ASHP-accredited program designed to develop an exceedingly experienced practitioner able to adapt to any ID service. Residents will develop critical thinking skills by rounding with general and oncology/transplant ID services, and will be a vital participant in the established Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) at JMH. The resident will focus on three major elements including development of clinical skills, institution-wide management of ASP initiatives and advancement in communication/research skills. The resident will gain experience providing education to students, PGY1 residents and other healthcare practitioners. A resident who graduates from the PGY2 in ID will be prepared for employment as an infectious diseases specialist, qualified to provide clinical services, development or maintenance of an ASP and/or academia.

Required Rotations
The core required rotations include:

  • Academia
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Critical Care
  • General ID Consult Service
  • Microbiology
  • Special Immunology (HIV) Inpatient
  • Transplant/Oncology ID Consult Service

Elective Rotations

  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric ID Consult Service
  • Solid Organ Transplant (Rotational options include: Heart, Kidney/Pancreas, Liver/Intestine, and Lung)
  • Special Immunology (HIV) Outpatient

PGY2 EMERGENCY MEDICINE PHARMACY RESIDENCY PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The residency in Emergency Medicine Pharmacy is a 12-month program that is a candidate for accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. This residency is for selected, highly motivated and qualified pharmacists. The resident will focus on areas such as trauma, emergency medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, toxicology/emergency preparedness, and critical care. A variety of elective rotations are available. The resident is integrated with comprehensive clinical pharmacy services and is involved in teaching and research activities. A resident who successfully completes the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program will be prepared to enter into a clinical specialty position in a health-system or a combination of academia and practice affiliated with a College of Pharmacy.

Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Medical Emergency Room/Trauma Resus (28 weeks/7-four week rotations)
    1. Medical Emergency Room/ Trauma Resus (28 weeks/7-four week rotations)
    2. Introduction to Emergency Medicine
    3. Emergency Medicine-Internal Medicine
    4. Emergency Medicine- Community
    5. Emergency Medicine-Psychiatric (3 weeks)
    6. Emergency Medicine- Critical Care
    7. Emergency Medicine- Surgical
    8. Emergency Medicine- Pediatrics and Urgent Care
  • Trauma Intensive Care Unit/Trauma Resus (3 weeks)
  • Burn Intensive Care Unit/ Trauma Resus (3 weeks)
  • Toxicology/ Emergency Preparedness (4 weeks)
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (3 weeks)
  • Research project weeks (2 weeks- spread throughout the year)

Elective Rotations (Max of 2)

  • Infectious Diseases (3 weeks)
  • Neuro Science Intensive Care (3 weeks)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care (3 weeks)
  • Cardiovascular/Coronary Care Unit (3 weeks)
  • Surgical Intensive Care (3 weeks)

PGY2 CRITICAL CARE PHARMACY RESIDENCY PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program is a one-year, ASHP-accredited program designed to develop highly qualified independent practitioners within a critical care setting. Residents will gain expertise through direct patient care in a variety of critical care environments, primary literature evaluation and application, participation in educational programs, research and publication opportunities and student preceptorship. The resident will be an integral member of the multi-disciplinary care team and will be skilled at teaching other healthcare professionals about critical care drug therapy. A resident who successfully completes the PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program should be prepared to enter into a clinical specialty position in a health-system or a combination of academia and practice affiliated with a college of pharmacy.

Required Rotations
The core required rotations include:

  • Orientation
  • Trauma Intensive Care Unit
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Research (month split into weeks throughout the year)
  • Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Required Longitudinal Rotations

  • Nutrition Support (longitudinal)
  • Toxicology (longitudinal)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (longitudinal)

Elective Rotations

  • Cardiac Care Unit
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Any previous rotation

PGY2 HEALTH-SYSTEM PHARMACY ADMINISTRATION OVERVIEW
The residency in Health System Administration is a 12-month program that is a candidate for accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The resident will focus on areas such as productivity, budgeting, customer service, inventory control, clinical service expansion, practice model assessment, staff development, procurement, and much more. A variety of elective rotations are available to tailor the elective months of the residency to the resident's needs. The resident is integrated with the Jackson Health-System Pharmacy Administration services with exposure to a large academic county facility and retail pharmacy services.
The resident is also involved in teaching and research activities.

Required Rotations
The core required rotations include:

  • Orientation
  • Inpatient Pharmacy Services/Operations
  • Health-System Pharmacy Administration
  • Ambulatory and Specialty Pharmacy Services
  • Medication Safety
  • Formulary / Quality, and Regulatory Management
  • Pharmacy Informatics & Automation
  • Purchasing/Contract/ Supply Chain/Drug Shortage/Asset Management

Required Longitudinal Rotations

  • Human Resources Management
  • Drug Diversion & Controlled Substance Inventory Management
  • Pharmacy Leadership
  • Research Project
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Manager On Call

Elective Rotations

  • Compliance and Policy Management
  • Emergency Preparedness/ Disaster Response

STAFFING REQUIREMENTS
PGY1 residents are required to staff every other weekend and as needed. PGY2 residents are required to staff in the pharmacy satellites every third weekend and as needed. Staffing opportunities are available in central pharmacy, critical care, IV room, and pediatric satellites.

Board Exam Requirements

PGY1 applicants must possess a PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy and be eligible for licensure in the state of Florida. Failure to obtain licensure by August 1st may result in dismissal from the program.

PGY2 applicants must possess a PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy, be eligible for licensure in the state of Florida, and complete a PGY1 residency or equivalent experience. Residents must submit PGY1 residency certificate no later than August 1st. Failure to obtain licensure by August 1st may result in dismissal from the program.

Educational & Other Experience
Pharmacy Grand Rounds
Conference presented to pharmacists, pharmacy residents & students
Presentations include: Clinical case presentations and Journal club

Question and Answer project for pharmacy staff

Presentations
Select topic to pharmacists CE: 1 hour
Southeastern society of health system pharmacists CE: 1 hour
Topic based on midyear clinical meeting CEs: 20 minutes

Research
Residency Project
IRB submission
Poster presented during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (travel reimbursement provided)
Results presented at the Florida Residency Conference (travel reimbursement provided)
Preparation of a manuscript suitable for publication

Medication Utilization Evaluation
Present results to appropriate subcommittee and the P&T Committee

Formulary Review
Present results to the Formulary Subcommittee

Various Administrative Projects

Call
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program On-call for PGY1s, Infectious Diseases PGY2, and Critical Care PGY2

 

Department of Pharmacy Services
1611 N.W. 12 Avenue
East Tower Basement 069
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: 305-585-6651

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