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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, Emergency Medicine PGY2, Solid Organ Transplant, and Health-System Pharmacy Administration PGY2 – Accredited
Pediatric Pharmacy – Candidate Status
Residents per year: 3 PGY1s, 1 Critical Care PGY2, 1 Infectious Diseases PGY2, 2 Emergency Medicine PGY2s, 1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration PGY2, 1 Solid Organ Transplant PGY2; 1 Pediatric Pharmacy
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
$44,737 - Pharmacy Resident (PGY1)
$47,858 - Critical Care Pharmacy Resident (PGY2)
$47,858 - Infectious Diseases Resident (PGY2)
$47,858 - Emergency Medicine (PGY2)
$47,858 - Health-System Pharmacy Administration (PGY2)
$47,858 - Solid Organ Transplant (PGY2)
$47,858 - Pediatric Pharmacy (PGY2)

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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 that builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Required Rotations

The core required rotations include:
  • Orientation
  • Adult Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care (1 month)
    • Medical
    • Surgical
    • Cardiac Surgical
    • Neuroscience
    • Trauma/Burn
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics (1 month)
    • Critical Care
    • Transplant
    • Oncology
  • Administration
  • Research (month split into weeks throughout the year))
  • Ambulatory Care (1 month)
    • Clinical Immunology (HIV)
    • Anticoagulation
Elective Rotations (not all inclusive)
  • 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 PROGRAMS PURPOSE
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

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:
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • General ID Consult Service
  • Pediatric ID Consult Service
  • Transplant ID Consult Service
  • HIV Inpatient
  • HIV Outpatient
Elective Rotations
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Surgical ICU


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 EMERGENCY MEDICINE PHARMACY RESIDENCY PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The residency in Emergency Medicine Pharmacy is a 12-month program that is accredited 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 SOLID ORGAN TRANSPLANT RESIDENCY PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Solid Organ Transplant (SOT) residency program at Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH) is a one-year, PGY-2 program that is a candidate for accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). JMH is large tertiary care academic medical center affiliated with the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine. The Miami Transplant Institute (MTI), formed as a collaboration between JMH and the University of Miami Health System (UHealth), is South Florida's largest transplant center, and the only center in the region performing all types of solid organ transplants (kidney, pancreas, liver, intestine, heart, and lung).

The PGY2 SOT pharmacy resident will work closely with pharmacists specialized in both adult and pediatric SOT and highly qualified clinical pharmacists in other specialties, including Infectious Diseases (ID) and Critical Care. Residents will participate in the continuum of care for the transplant patient, both inpatient and outpatient at our clinics. Daily requirements may include topic discussions relevant to each rotation, assist with patient medication counseling, present articles in a monthly journal club, and/or frequent patient discussions. Teaching opportunities include mentorship for PGY1 residents and pharmacy students as well as involvement in courses through Nova Southeastern University's College of Pharmacy. Upon completion, the SOT resident will have had the opportunity to develop skills of a well-rounded, independent Solid Organ Transplant Clinical Pharmacy Specialist.



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



PGY2 PEDIATRIC PHARMACY RESIDENCY PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Holtz Children's Hospital (HCH) is one of the hospitals in the Jackson Health System and one of the largest children's hospitals in the southeast United States with 254 licensed beds. Located at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, HCH is affiliated with the University of Miami's Leonard M Miller School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics and is among the largest pediatric teaching hospitals and research centers in the country. It is a major tertiary care and referral center to critically ill children from across the state and the international community. The hospital features a 126 bed NICU, 66 of which are Level III, making it the largest Level III NICU in Florida. Holtz is a national leader in pediatric medical specialties including diabetes, solid organ transplant, hematology/oncology, cardiac surgery, infectious diseases and immunology, gastroenterology, and nephrology.

PEDIATRIC PHARMACY SERVICES
Pediatric Pharmacy Services are provided to the patients at HCH by pediatric trained pharmacists from a decentralized Pediatric Pharmacy Satellite and a Neonatal Pharmacy Satellite. Our pediatric pharmacists cover various areas including but not limited to general pediatrics, NICU, PICU, hematology/oncology, bone marrow transplant, solid organ transplant, emergency medicine and infectious diseases.

PGY2 PEDIATRIC PHARMACY RESIDENCY PROGRAM
The PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program is a one-year program designed to provide the resident with advanced clinical training in neonatal and pediatric pharmacotherapy. The resident will gain expertise through direct patient care in a variety of patient care environments, primary literature evaluation and application, participation in educational programs, research and publication opportunities and student preceptorship. The resident is expected to become an integral part of the multidisciplinary team(s) and is expected to participate in the education of other health care professionals. Residents who successfully complete the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program will develop the necessary skills to become confident and independent members of the health care team and will be prepared to provide safe and effective pharmaceutical care to pediatric patients in a variety of patient care environments in a health-system or academia.

Required Rotations
The core required rotations include:
  • Orientation
  • General Pediatrics (2 months)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Pharmacy Practice Management
Required Longitudinal Rotations
  • Ambulatory Care
Elective Rotations
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Any previous rotation

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 and Anticoagulation Stewardship Program

 

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

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