The PGY2 Psychiatry Pharmacy Residency Program at RWJBarnabas Behavioral Health Center is designed to provide the resident with an experience that aligns with the mission and vision of the RWJBarnabas Behavioral Health Network.
As the leader in providing mental health services in the state of New Jersey, the RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Network is focused on providing you with unparalleled expertise and stigma-free mental health services.
We believe that successful outcomes are measured by the ability to withstand the tests of time. Our high- quality, cost effective behavioral health programs provide services that not only help clients address the challenges they currently face, but also help them thrive and maintain health through all the seasons of life. Whether through quality inpatient programs or structured outpatient services, the client's needs, both emotional and physiological, must be fully met for progress to be realized.
Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center (BHBHC) is a freestanding, 100-bed, acute psychiatric hospital located in Toms River, NJ. It is in a suburban environment within an hour drive from major cities (New York, Atlantic City, Philadelphia). BHBHC is the flagship facility of the RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Network, which offers services as the other network hospitals. Its extensive capabilities range from acute services to a wide variety of outpatient treatment programs.
Core Learning Experiences
Involuntary committee short term care
Longitudinal Learning Experiences
Ambulatory Mental Health
Board Certification Preperation
Elective Learning Experiences: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Integrated Home Health (IHH), and Geriatric Psychiatry.
At the discretion of the director and availability of preceptors, other experiences may be available across the enterprise depending on the resident’s goals
Residents will have the opportunity to co-precept pharmacy students and residents who come to the facility throughout the year. There is also an opportunity to participate in a teaching certificate program offered by Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy that will strengthen skills in preceptorship and academia.
Designed for residents to gain experience and expertise in Leadership & Management. Interactive sessions will allow formation of deeper connection and relationship with resident colleagues throughout the RWJBH enterprise.
The PGY2 Psychiatry Pharmacy Residency Program at RWJBarnabas Behavioral Health Center has an accreditation status of candidate with ASHP
Graduates of the program will develop the following skills:
Leadership and pharmacy practice management
Time management and project coordination
Evidence-based, patient-centered medication management with interdisciplinary teams
Provide education to healthcare professionals and the public
Practical application of pharmacotherapy principles
Perform pharmacy practice research and present at ASHP Midyear meeting as well as CPNP annual meeting.
Other publication opportunities exist for the resident throughout the year
For more information on preceptors or the program, please visit our website:
Please request an interview via Personal Placement Services (PPS) to speak with the program director and/or a preceptor
Candidates are encouraged to visit the RWJBH Residency Booths to meet the program director, preceptors, and resident
Number of PGY2 Positions Available: one
Please provide the following on the PhORCAS website no later than January 15:
Letter of Intent
Copy of academic transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
Following submission of PhORCAS materials, the selected candidates will be invited onsite for in-person interview
Completion of PGY1 Residency is expected upon beginning of PGY2 residency
The candidate will be expected to obtain NJ Pharmacist license for by September 15th
About RWJBH Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center
RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey's largest integrated health care delivery system with acute care hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, geriatric centers, a statewide behavioral health network, and comprehensive home care and hospice programs. RWJBarnabas Health offers American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)-accredited PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy practice residency programs throughout the state of New Jersey. Residents are given the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary care teams to enhance their skills in evidence-based, patient-centered medication management, and to perform pharmacy practice research.