The Department of Pharmacy at St. Elizabeth Healthcare is committed to being innovative, proactive and accountable for quality patient outcomes by optimizing medication use across the continuum of care. Pharmacy Residents are an integral part of this commitment! Throughout the residency year, residents are expected to gain increasing independence and proficiency in pharmacy practice and specialized areas. Pharmacy Residents contribute to the ongoing advancement of the pharmacy enterprise at St. Elizabeth Healthcare by providing evidence-based patient care, conducting formulary stewardship, and executing research.
Recruiting for the following ASHP Accredited Residency Programs:
PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership - 1 position
*Brand New* (PGY1 & PGY2 Combined) PGY1 Pharmacy & PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership - 1 position
PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Program
The PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership (HPSAL) Residency at St. Elizabeth Healthcare is an ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) accredited program. The residency is a 12-month structured training program designed to allow the resident to build upon experience from their PGY1 year as well as gain new experience in a variety of areas within health-system pharmacy administration. The PGY2 residency is composed of five major elements:
Clinical and Operational Management
Quality, Safety and Process Improvement
Finance and Budgeting
Human Resource Management
The structure of the residency program at St. Elizabeth is based around multiple one month learning experiences (rotations). Staffing experiences will occur on the weekends with residency specific activities occurring Monday through Friday. The typical resident schedule is Monday through Friday and every third weekend.
The St. Elizabeth PGY2 HPSAL Residency offers a diverse selection of leadership, administrative, finance, drug policy, and informatic rotations. Throughout the residency, the resident will gain knowledge and understanding of regulations, finance, personnel management and leadership practices. During each rotation, the resident is expected to demonstrate an increasing proficiency in pharmacy practice management. The resident will develop project management skills through a quality improvement project and a cost management project. The resident will also have opportunity to collaborate on multidisciplinary committees.
Ambulatory and Outpatient Pharmacy
Informatics and Technology Management
Inventory Management and Purchasing
Sterile and Non-Sterile Products
Required Longitudinal Rotations
Cost Management Project
Quality Improvement Project
Investigational Drug Service
Pharmacy Leadership Academy
The HSPAL resident will participate in the Pharmacy Leadership Academy® (PLA) offered by the ASHP Foundation. PLA is an online integrated program taught by a stellar faculty. All seven courses include challenging readings and activities that can be used to affect change in the participant's organization. Upon graduation, graduates are eligible to use the designation of Diplomate, Pharmacy Leadership Academy (DPLA).
Quality Improvement Project
Completion of a quality improvement project is a required component of the residency program. The purpose of this requirement is to introduce the resident to the principles of scientific method including the design, preparation, performance, and interpretation of a quality improvement project. The resident will learn and apply knowledge with regard to institutional review boards, data collection, and analysis. The resident will also gain experience in the preparation of a manuscript for publication as well as the opportunity to improve his/her public speaking skills through formal presentation.
Cost Management Project
Completion of a cost management project is a required component of the residency program. Each pharmacy resident will conduct one assigned Cost Management Project, typically encompassing a Medication Use Evaluation (MUE), during their residency year. They will utilize ASHP’s Guidelines on Medication Use Evaluation to evaluates and improves medication-use processes. All cost management project ideas must align with the department’s strategic plan. The Pharmacy Leadership team will develop a list of approved project ideas for the resident to pursue.
Teaching Certificate Program
Though not a program requirement, residents have the opportunity to participate in the Teaching Certificate Program (TCP) affiliated with the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy (University of Cincinnati). Residents participate in formal seminars on precepting philosophy and technique, teaching experiences at the college of pharmacy, and the development of a teaching portfolio program. This program will allow the resident to gain a broad understanding of issues in pharmacy education and opportunities to practice their teaching skills.
General Applicant Requirements
Must be graduates or candidates for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
Must hold a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be eligible for licensure in Kentucky. (The state of Ohio is strongly encouraged as well).
A personal interview is required. In extenuating circumstances a phone, web-based interview may be considered.
Photograph (ideally head and shoulders, passport type photograph)
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About St. Elizabeth Healthcare
St. Elizabeth Healthcare is one of the oldest, largest and most respected medical providers in the Greater Cincinnati region. For more than 150 years, St. Elizabeth has been the heart and soul of healthcare in Northern Kentucky. Founded with one small hospital in 1861, St. Elizabeth Healthcare now operates five facilities throughout Northern Kentucky - St. Elizabeth Covington, St. Elizabeth Edgewood, St. Elizabeth Florence, St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas and St. Elizabeth Grant. St. Elizabeth Healthcare is sponsored by the Diocese of Covington and provided more than $100 million in uncompensated care and benefit to the community in 2016.