PHARMACY RESIDENT (2016-2017)
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our
Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion -
must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
A pharmacy practice resident is enrolled in an accredited post -graduate training practical training program. The
program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) that runs from July through
June each year. The pharmacy resident reports to the Clinical Services Manager and is coordinated by the
Residency Program Director. The resident will abide by all regulations, standards and evaluation processes that
ASHP mandates for continued accreditation. The pharmacy resident shall provide pharmaceutical care consistent
with entry level of practice; synthesize an acquired body of knowledge with experience gained in order to have a
positive impact on patient care and demonstrate the basic skills required to execute clinically sound decision
All patient care responsibilities will be performed consistent with special population -specific criteria and in
accordance with all hospital policy and procedures.
Drug Therapy Management
In a timely fashion, reviews all medication orders to assure safe, accurate, cost effective drug use.
Understands patient specific drug therapy management plans and therapy endpoints 1) Performs
interventional medication use interventions incorporating patient specific data and documenting in
appropriate patient records 2) Able to evaluate drug regimens and suggest changes or improvements when
Prevents, monitors, detects and documents Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Use Variances
according to hospital policy
Understands formulary process. Identifies and recommends alternative drugs for requests for
non-formulary drugs 1) Intervenes in situations in which use of an alternative drug requires understanding
of complex therapeutic issues.
Interpretation of Clinical & Pharmacokinetic Lab Data
Demonstrates knowledge of basic pharmacokinetic principles 1) Performs pharmacokinetics calculations.
Recommends drug therapy changes to prescribers, and/or prospectively initiates appropriate dosage
Adjusts dosage regimen based on renal function.
Demonstrates knowledge of basic laboratory values used in therapeutic drug monitoring.
Identifies targeted serum drug levels/lab values requiring pharmacist intervention 1) Evaluates the efficacy
of drug therapy, anticipates side effects, toxicity or adverse effects.
Evaluates the effect of current disease states, organ systems functions and other patient specific
parameters on drug therapies.
Problem Identification & Resolution
Communicates and documents problem detection, relevant findings, recommendations, and necessary
Identifies recurring drug-related problems and suggests a plan for improvement.
Demonstrates effective collaboration skills with patient care team regarding patient management decisions
as measured by constructive resolution to patient problems, consultation and timely response to all formal
orders/consults including emergency response.
Interacts confidently, diplomatically and persuasively with patient care team when advising and /or adjusting
specific treatment/therapy, recommendations or other problem solving activities; takes the initiative to offer
corrective suggestions and input.
Serves as primary source of drug information to physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals.
Given any category of drug information request, employ a systematic approach to: 1) Receive and
categorize requests from health professionals and patients, obtaining all necessary background information
related to the request 2) Locate and record the answers to requests selecting appropriate textbooks ,
retrieval systems, and primary literature 3) Effectively communicate verbally and in a timely fashion
accurate and complete answers to the requestor, with written supplementation when indicated 4) Provides
for appropriate follow-up and internal documentation as required.
Reviews and interprets the literature and applies this information to specific patients' situations.
Relationships with Peers, MD, RN, Patients, Other Health Care Professionals
Understands role as integral member of the health care team: 1) Demonstrates effective oral and written
communication skills related to assigned responsibilities by keeping staff (peers, support personnel, clinical
management staff, and patient care team) apprised of progress, concerns, including proposed solutions
and recommended actions 2) Able to exchange information with patients and their families 3) Becomes an
integral member of an interdisciplinary team in a practice area.
Leadership and Organizational Ability
Monitors work of support personnel and students, and reassigns tasks as needed: 1) Acts as a student
preceptor, assisting in learning activities and evaluating progress.
Demonstrates priority-setting in his/her approach to patient care issues.
Provides oral/written feedback to preceptor and rotation specific evaluations, provides self -assessment at
Seeks improvement in methods that assure optimum efficiency and cost effective use of resources.
As a member of an interdisciplinary team, maintains an effective professional working relationship as
measured by enthusiasm for the role, flexibility under stress, meaningful interdepartmental relations, and
positive feedback from team members, patients and family members.
Participates in and contributes to educational forums within the department: 1) Pharmaceutical care
conference/Journal Club 2) Prepares and presents inservices/CE for pharmacists 3) Prepares and presents
inservices for technicians
Education of Other Health Care Professionals: 1) Prepares and presents inservices/CE for nurses 2)
Lectures at Yale University School of Nursing 3) Prepares and presents inservices for physicians
Patient Education: 1) Performs patient counseling
Provides departmental training for peers, students and technicians: 1) Serves as a preceptor to Doctor of
Pharmacy students from University of Connecticut and other colleges of pharmacy as requested.
Participates in community awareness and outreach programs
Written Professional Activities
Submit material for intra- or inter departmental publication
Completes a self assessment for performance evaluation which includes a career development action plan
Participates in the development of drug related patient educational material
Drug Distributive Activities
Oversees the drug distribution processes, assuring accurate and timely dispensing of medications to
patients via automated pharmacy systems and centralized dispensing systems
Graduation from an accredited College of Pharmacy with a B.S. or Pharm. D. degree or equivalent experience
Hospital pharmacy work experience preferred.
This individual should demonstrate knowledge of pharmacology and therapeutics. Excellent communication skills
and the ability to work with others are required. Experience in teaching and research activities are desirable.
The individual in the position is held accountable to the Residency Program Director for maintaining the highest
level of professional standards and fulfilling the requirements of the position. Must perform all position
responsibilities at a meets expectations level or higher and maintain state pharmacist licensure.
Must be eligible for Connecticut pharmacist licensure.
Deadline for applications to be considered for ASHP match are due by January 15.
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