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Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1) at Sharp HealthCare
Sharp HealthCare is a not-for-profit integrated regional health care delivery system based in San Diego. The Sharp system is comprised of four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals and three medical groups, in addition to hosting a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient facilities and services.
Residents are hired by and the program accredited and conducted through Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.
About the program.
As a resident, this ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice (PGY1) residency will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your ability to provide effective pharmaceutical care in a wide variety of settings. Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center serves as both hiring site and home base of the residency program, and residents will also have learning experiences at Sharp Memorial Hospital and other Sharp HealthCare hospitals.
Through this health care system residency approach, residents will obtain pharmacy experience in multiple diverse patient care settings. Unique and distinctive training may include: emergency medicine, transitions of care, critical care, NICU, infectious disease, oncology, trauma, nutritional and metabolic support, safe medication practice, solid organ transplant, psychiatry and specialty pharmacy.
As a resident, you will work under the mentorship of pharmacy resident advisors and preceptors. This program enables you to improve communication and leadership skills with health care professionals, pharmacy students and patients. You will participate in the development of your own residency plan, which reflects your interests and builds upon your previous experiences. Upon successful completion of our program, you will be equipped with the knowledge to become an asset to the pharmacy community.
Learn more about each Sharp HealthCare facility:
- Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
- Sharp Grossmont Hospital
- Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns
- Sharp Memorial Hospital
- Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
Awards and recognitions.2017
- Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies - Sharp HealthCare
- One of Global Healthcare Exchange's "Best 50" Supply Chains in North America - Sharp HealthCare
- Women's Choice Award® as one of America's best hospitals for heart care - Sharp Grossmont Hospital
- U-T San Diego "Best in San Diego" Best Medical Group - Sharp Community Medical Group
- Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine's Most Wired - Sharp HealthCare
- Forbes America's Best Employers, No. 16 overall, No. 2 newcomers - Sharp HealthCare
- Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies - Sharp HealthCare
- Women's Choice Award as one of America's best hospitals for obstetrics - Sharp Grossmont Hospital
- International Travel & Health Insurance Journal Global Medical Provider of the Year - Sharp HealthCare
Residency objectives and experiences are individually designed so that you develop confidence and competence in acute patient care, drug information, disease state management and practice management. As a resident, you will be encouraged to participate in the development of your own residency plan that reflects personal interests and builds upon previous experiences.
Required core learning experiences.*
- Critical care
- Infectious disease/antibiotic stewardship
- Medicine (telemetry/med-surg)
- Safe medication practice
- Practice management/administration
- Emergency medicine (guaranteed elective)
- Transitions of care (guaranteed elective)
Elective learning experiences.**
- Investigational drug services
- Nutritional and metabolic support
- Solid organ transplant
- Specialty pharmacy
*All core learning experiences may also be taken as electives.
**List does not include electives that were not chosen for the 2017-18 residency year.
***Residents may develop new learning experiences as approved by the residency director and preceptors.
You will actively participate in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T), Safe Medication Practice and other supervisory and multidisciplinary committees as appropriate.
The annual base stipend will be an estimate of $45,000. All staffing will be tailored to the needs of the residency program, the pharmacy department and coordinated with the pharmacy managers. Financial support is provided for approved educational opportunities, conferences and travel as pertaining to the needs of the residency program.
You will be provided with ongoing educational opportunities through attendance and participation of approved professional meetings and conferences (CSHP, ASHP Midyear, Western States Conference), the obtainment of certifications (ACLS, BCPS) and additional ongoing learning modules developed by Sharp HealthCare.
Each resident will act as chief resident for one quarter (three-month term) that involves coordinating and scheduling tasks to the residency team, maintaining correspondence with pharmacy administration and preceptors and additionally performing other duties as necessary for the development of the residency program.
The diversity of Sharp HealthCare provides numerous opportunities for our residents to present throughout the year to medical and nursing staff, pharmacy students and staff and among fellow peer residents in addition to the required rotational and formal seminar presentations.
You are expected to collaborate with residency preceptors and coordinators to select an area of interest and complete an in-depth, systematic study suitable for publication and presentation. Additional projects are completed as requested by the resident, preceptors, the pharmacy department and as deemed beneficial to Sharp HealthCare.
Teaching experiences are integrated with patient care activities and through the provision of educational support to pharmacy students and staff, nursing and medical staff members and others. Residents will work closely with pharmacists in the preceptorship of pharmacy students on clinical learning experiences from numerous pharmacy schools including Touro University College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences and the Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy. Through the San Diego Pharmacy Residency Leadership Program, you can obtain teaching certification upon completion and participate in activities including preceptor development and various workshops.
How to apply.
Applicants must possess a doctor of pharmacy degree (PharmD) and must be self-motivated with good interpersonal and communication skills. Completion of California licensure exam is recommended before residency.
In order to be considered for an interview, you must completed and submit all application material in PhORCAS by Jan. 2, 2018.
As per PhORCAS, complete applications should include the following as well as meet any additional requirements by PhORCAS:
- School of pharmacy transcript
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of interest
- 3 reference writers
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