PHARMACY RESIDENT (2016-2017)

Overview

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

making.

 

EEO/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

 

Responsibilities

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

appropriate.

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

regimens.

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

follow-up.

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.

Drug Information

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

each rotation

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.

Educational Activities

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

 

 

 

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

Graduation from an accredited College of Pharmacy with a B.S. or Pharm. D. degree or equivalent experience

required.

 

EXPERIENCE:

Hospital pharmacy work experience preferred.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS:

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.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY:

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.

 

LICENSURE:

Must be eligible for Connecticut pharmacist licensure.

 

 

Additional Information

Deadline for applications to be considered for ASHP match are due by January 15.


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