AdventHealth East Orlando (AHEO) is a full-service, community hospital and an innovative and respected local leader — filling a vital need in a fast-growing area. AHEO is a 295-bed academic community teaching hospital which is home to the busiest emergency department in all of Orlando. AHEO provides care for more than 12,000 inpatients and 119,000 emergency department (ED) patients annually and hosts medical residents in the ED and family medicine programs. It is also a clinical teaching site for several colleges of pharmacy, medicine and nursing and is home to a well-established PGY1 Pharmacy Residency which offers the PGY2 resident the opportunity for both mentorship and leadership.
AHEO’s PGY-2 ambulatory care pharmacy residency program was established in 2018. It provides advanced training concentrated on the care of patients within a hospital-based, outpatient, pharmacy-led service. Resident experiences focus on chronic disease state management including anticoagulation (warfarin and DOACs), HF, COPD, DM, and HTN, as well as the opportunity to conduct independent research and precept residents and students. Additionally, the resident will work with other health care providers through primary care collaborations and within population health teams. Graduates will be prepared to assume ambulatory care positions as clinical specialists or as assistant professors at a college of pharmacy, as well as sit for the board certification exam in ambulatory care.
Transitions of care
Research & QA/QI projects
Student and resident precepting; teaching certificate option
Per resident interest (completed in years past: Academia, Indigent Care)
Residents must be a graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program, licensed or eligible for licensure in Florida, and participate in and obey the rules of the Residency Matching Program.
Curriculum vitae, letter of intent, three recommendations utilizing the PhORCAS template and transcripts from all colleges of pharmacy are required upon application.
The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency conducted by AdventHealth East Orlando (Orlando, FL) is an accredited program with ASHP.
About AdventHealth Orlando
AdventHealth Orlando and AdventHealth for Children are 1,067-bed and 230-bed acute care community teaching hospitals which serve as major tertiary facilities for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Located on a lush tropical lakeside campus in Orlando, Florida, these institutions treat over 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients annually.
AdventHealth Orlando is home to nationally recognized institutes and adult care programs for cancer, cardiology, critical care, diabetes, emergency medicine, general surgery, infectious diseases, internal medicine, oncology, orthopedics, neuroscience, and solid organ transplant. AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. Affiliated with seven other acute care programs throughout Central Florida and twenty-four through the state of Florida, AdventHealth Orlando is one of the largest Medicare providers in the United States. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the very best hospitals in the United States and as the number one program in Florida, AdventHealth Orlando has a long standing history of excellence in patient care and pro...vides a robust portfolio of specialty services as well as cutting edge clinical programs to highly complex patient populations.
The AdventHealth Orlando Pharmacy Department is automated with decentralized unit-based dispensing cabinets throughout the all patient care areas. The department has a USP 797 compliant clean room which provides sterile product services to patient care areas. The hospital is equipped with computerized physician order entry and utilizes an electronic medication administration record. The pharmacy offers a wide variety of clinical services in collaboration with healthcare teams for the cure, arrest, and prevention of disease and/or symptoms of disease. Members of the clinical pharmacy staff provide decentralized pharmaceutical care and patient education throughout AdventHealth Orlando every day to assure safe, accurate, and cost-effective medication therapy. Pharmacists, technicians, and residents work with institutional stakeholders, physicians, and allied professionals to improve the long-term health of acute care patients and the community.
Rich traditions of practice and evidence-based excellence serve as the fundamental principles of the clinical programs and pharmacy services at AdventHealth Orlando. Comprehensive pharmaceutical care is incorporated throughout the institution via clinical and operational practice and interdisciplinary teamwork. Together pharmacists, technicians, and residents work collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and key stakeholders to detect, mitigate, and prevent medication adverse events and to ensure medication use processes are aligned with national evidence-based best practices and regulatory standards.
Many new job opportunities are available within the Department of Pharmacy Services and Pharmacy Leaders are looking for talented individuals looking for a dynamic, progressive, and team-oriented setting that leverages the latest advancements in integrated, holistic patient care. AdventHealth Orlando provides a place where individuals can grow personally and professionally to achieve their full potential with the support of breakthrough medical programs, visionary leadership and world-class technology. In fact, it is safe to say that candidates will marvel at the culture and the limitless opportunities to work, grow and play.
AdventHealth for Children and the Walt Disney Pavilion is fully focused on the health, healing and happiness of children. Working closely with family members, child health professionals and Disney Imagineers, we have created a very special place for children. From the lobby where guests can paint their own scenes to a nightly adventure where children decide the ending to the story, we want parents, family members, and children to know they are safe, secure and in the best of hands at the Walt Disney Pavilion at AdventHealth for Children. AdventHealth for Children received a $10 million contribution in 2007 from Walt Disney World towards an expansion project which was completed in early 2011.
Comprised of 230 beds, including a 102-bed Level III NICU, a 22-bed Level I PICU, 8-bed Hematology/Oncology Unit, 8-bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, 8-bed Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, 44-bed General Medical/Surgical Unit, 16-bed Procedural Sedation Unit, 10-bed CVICU, 16-bed ED, and Central Florida's only Pediatric Renal, Liver, and Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Programs. Our Cardiac Surgical Program had their first surgery in late 2012 so our hospital mission - "Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ" - was expanded across Central Florida.
Our primary mission is to provide quality pharmaceutical care to improve the patient's quality of life while providing support for caregivers. As part of multidisciplinary teams, we share the responsibility of monitoring responses to drug therapy and optimizing care to improve patient outcomes.
The Department of Pediatric Pharmacy distributive services consist of:
• Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) review
• Patient medication profile review
• Detect and prevent prescribing and transcription errors
• Drug distribution
• Sterile IV preparation
• Compounding medications
• Medication verficiation for restocking automated dispensing cabinets (ADC)
The Department of Pediatric Pharmacy has a Clinical Program which provides of the following services:
• Patient care rounds
• Therapeutic drug monitoring with automatic pharmacy consult services for vancomycin and aminoglycosides
• Parenteral nutrition
• Review all medication profiles for potential interventions
• Dose adjustments for renal and hepatic function
• Advise the initiation, discontinuation, or alteration of therapies
• Monitor and prevent adverse drug reactions
• Provide drug information and education to physicians, nurses, patients, and other ancillary staff
• Review microbial laboratory test results and recommend altering or streamlining antibiotics
• Convert IV medications to enteral formulations when appropriate
• Asthma education and prescription discharge and warfarin patient counseling
• Team member for core committees and evidence-based guideline development
• Write/review medication-related policies and procedures and order set development
• Review medications for addition to the Formulary
• Precept pharmacy students and residents
• Participate in IRB-approved research projects