Pharmacist-Resident Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) - Critical Care Residency
Job Number 146559
The objective of the Specialty Pharmacy Practice Residency in Critical Care is to develop a high-level, critical care pharmacy leader who possesses skills to practice at an exemplary level. The graduate of this program will be able to provide evidence-based, integrated pharmaceutical care to critically ill patients in a variety of environments. These goals will be achieved by exposing the resident to a multitude of critical care environments staffed by practitioners with advanced clinical skills. The critical care specialty residency program will provide residents with opportunities to conceptualize, integrate, and transform accumulated experiences and knowledge into skill, competence, and confidence in providing patient care to this specialty patient population.
The critical care pharmacy residency program will be individualized based on the individual's previous experience. Therefore, the resident will be required to be involved in structuring their experience. In addition, the resident will be involved in all aspects of patient care including: (1) committee involvement; (2) collaborative, multidisciplinary development of protocols and standard operating procedures; (3) providing education to patients, nurses, physicians and other health care providers; and (4) completion of a research project.
Upon completion of the program, the resident will have developed a philosophy of practice that includes: (1) a commitment to advancing the profession (2) a desire to enhance inter-professional relationships through education and training other healthcare professionals; (3) a dedication to self learning and assessment; (4) a responsibility and accountability to pursue optimal drug therapy; and (5) a commitment to pharmaceutical research.
This is a full-time, temporary, one year benefited position.
Intermountain Medical Center is a 440 bed tertiary teaching hospital with six intensive care units: Respiratory ICU, Shock-Trauma ICU, Neuroscience ICU, Cardiac ICU, Thoracic ICU, and a Newborn ICU. In addition, the critical care resident at Intermountain Medical Center will have the opportunity to complete rotations in emergency medicine and infectious disease. Other specialty services, which may be negotiated as elective rotations, include: solid organ transplantation, drug information, and management. The resident may also elect to do a rotation outside of Intermountain Medical Center, e.g., Pediatric ICU at Primary Children’s Medical Center.
Pharmacy services at Intermountain Medical Center are provided by teams of pharmacists within an integrated practice model. The decentralized, unit based pharmacists provide care as part of an interdisciplinary team through: patient care rounds, clinical monitoring, medication order review, admission histories, first-dose teaching, discharge teaching and care coordination. Additional responsibilities of the critical care pharmacist include participation on the rapid code response teams, the stroke response team, and serve as a drug information resource and promote medication use stewardship. The Critical Care Resident will staff as a decentral pharmacist in the medical/surgical Shock Trauma Intensive Care Unit. The resident will staff approximately 16 hours every 2 weeks.
Resident Daily Activities:
While on rotation, the daily duties of the critical care resident will include, but are not limited to the following activities: (1) manage drug therapy as a member of the healthcare team; (2)attend daily rounds with a multidisciplinary team; (3) gain an understanding of rational drug therapy and its application to the critical care patient ; (3) obtain admission histories; (4) provide discharge teaching; (5) monitor and document pharmacotherapy plans; (6) investigate and understand the pathophysiology and medication implications of commonly encountered acute medical problems listed under the areas of emphasis in the ASHP standards; (7) identify medication errors and provide safety follow-up; (8) report adverse drug events; (9) problem solving (10) conduct drug information and literature searches (11) attend codes (12) complete quality improvement activities and audits (13) team-related projects (14) communicate and interact with team preceptor(s) and pharmacists; (15) communicate and interact with physicians and nurses (16) work with pharmacy students (17) work with PGY1 – Pharmacy Residents on rotation; (18) provide instructional and patient case presentations.
The critical care resident will complete a major research project suitable for publication. Projects are presented at the UHC resident poster session prior to the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, and Western States Pharmacy Residency Conference.
The resident must be a graduate from an accredited school of pharmacy and completed a prior PGY1 – Pharmacy Residency Program.
The resident must be eligible for Utah licensure.
Completion certificate for PGY 1 residency.
Current knowledge of state and federal regulations and statutes regarding the practice of pharmacy and the distribution of approved drugs, controlled substances, and investigational agents. knowledgeable in the federal and state regulations.
Note, all potential candidates must be enrolled in the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Residency Matching Program.
Must be willing to complete an onsite interview.
Applicants must submit a completed application packet by January 5th containing the following: (1) a current curriculum vitae (2) a letter of intent addressing why you wish to complete a PGY2 - critical care residency and why you want to complete a PGY2 - critical care residency at Intermountain Medical Center; (3) Three letters of recommendation.
All positions subject to close without notice
Intermountain Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US