Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.
BIDMC is a world-class teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and is located in the heart of Boston. It has 673 licensed beds, including 493 medical/surgical beds, 77 critical care beds, and 62 OB/GYN beds. The hospital offers a full range of emergency services, including a Level 1 trauma center and roof-top heliport.
1) PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency (one position):
The PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care at BIDMC is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice focused on the care of ambulatory patients.
Upon successful completion of the program, residents will have achieved the following required educational outcomes, goals, and objectives for the PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care:
Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications in ambulatory patients
Provide efficient, effective, evidence-based, patient-centered treatment for chronic and/or acute illnesses in all degrees of complexity
Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills
Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention
Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training or educational activities for health care professionals and health care professionals in training
Demonstrate the ability to secure the agreements necessary for the establishment of a collaborative interdisciplinary ambulatory practice
2) PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency (one position):
The PGY2 pharmacy residency in Solid Organ Transplant at BIDMC is designed to build on the PGY1 pharmacy residency to contribute to the development of pharmacists in specialized practice, focused on the care of solid organ transplant patients. Residency graduates will be equipped to participate as essential members of the interdisciplinary team caring for transplant patients, assuming the responsibility of the transplant pharmacotherapy specialist. Upon successful completion of the program, residents will have achieved the following required educational outcomes, goals and objectives for the PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Solid Organ Transplant:
Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications in transplant patients
Optimize the outcomes of transplant patients by providing evidence-based medication therapy as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team
Manage and improve the medication-use process in transplant patient care areas
Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills
Demonstrate excellence in the provision of educational activities regarding transplant-related medications for members of the interdisciplinary team
Conduct transplant research, including presentation at the American Transplant Congress (ATC)
Qualifications for participation in the BIDMC PGY2 Residency Program are in accordance with criteria set forth by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Residents shall be graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program.
Residents shall be graduates of an ASHP Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy training degree program.
Residents will provide a signed copy of the ASHP Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy certificate prior to hospital orientation.
Residents must be licensed or eligible for licensure in MA
Residents shall participate in and obey the rules of the Residency Matching Program
PharmD with that degree from an accredited program.
Completion and certificate from an accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program
Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Registered Pharmacist from the Board of Registration in Pharmacy.
Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Acute care and specialty rotations during PGY1 training and Advanced Practice Educational experiences.
Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Age based Competencies:Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 - over.
Work requires close attention to task for work to be accurately completed. Intermittent breaks during the work day do not compromise the work.
Work routine is fairly consistent, but employee needs to be able to use judgment to respond to events several times a week.
Potential exposure to adverse environmental conditions
Daily: Exposure to dust,gas,fumes,steam,chemicals, Protective equipment required (Respirator,earplugs,mask,gloves,eyewear etc).
Health Care Status: HCW 3: Regular provision of service in a patient care area.Health Care Worker Status may vary by department
Close work (paperwork, visual examination), Color vision/perception, Visual clarity <3 feet, Hot/Cold, Sharp/Dull, Smell, Conversation, Monitoring Equipment, Telephone, Background Noise.
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move throughout the hospital campus
This job requires frequent walking, standing, power grasping using both hands, fine manipulation using both hands, pushing/pulling using both hands, frequent sitting, keyboard use, reaching-above shoulder height, reaching-below shoulder height, lifting and carrying items weighing up to 10 lbs, lifting and carrying items weighing up to 25 lbs. There may be occasional bending neck, bending waist, twisting neck, twisting waist, maintain crouch for > 5 minutes, repetition crouch (>2 times/minutes). Rarely there may be repetition crouch(>2 times/minutes), lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs, lifting and carrying items weighing up to 75 lbs, lifting and carrying items weighing up to or more than 100 lbs.
The Department of Pharmacy at BIDMC employs approximately 120 FTEs including: pharmacists, technicians, students and other support personnel who provide pharmacy services to patients and healthcare professionals. In-patient pharmacy services at BIDMC are provided by decentralized clinical pharmacists in a unit-based practice model. Within this model, pharmacists are assigned to cover several patient care areas and are responsible for the pharmaceutical care of the patients on those units. The pharmacy’s computer system interfaces with the hospital’s Provider Order Entry (POE) computer program, allowing the pharmacists to access patient information throughout the medical center. Unit-based pharmacists screen medication orders for potential problems with dosing, drug allergies, drug interactions, and other drug-related problems and inform prescribers of potential problems and possible drug therapy modification. In addition to medication order processing, pharmacists are actively involved in providing drug information, performing pharmacokinetic evaluation and dosing for select medications, reviewing medications for renal dose adjustment, evaluating patients for potential intraveno...us to oral medication interchange and monitoring target medications. This spectrum of care includes provision of services to adult and geriatric patient populations as well as premature and full term infants. In addition to the unit-based pharmacy practice, the pharmacy staffs and operates several specialty areas including parenteral nutrition/metabolic support, investigational drug services, oncology, and operating room services. The Department provides 24-hour drug distribution from central pharmacy areas and automated dispensing units throughout the hospital. The department utilizes state of the art technology including Omnicell automated dispensing cabinets and Omnicell Carousel Inventory management.
Medication reliability and safety are integral to the provision of optimal pharmaceutical care and the pharmacy continually reviews medication incident reports, adverse drug events and medication errors to identify potential areas for improvement of systems. Active involvement in multidisciplinary quality assurance programs, assist the pharmacy in evaluating the specific needs of its patients.
The Department of Pharmacy works with the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) committee to review mediations for formulary status, to perform and review medication use evaluations, to develop medication use policies, and to contribute to clinical resource management activities of the medical center. The P&T Committee provides an interdisciplinary forum that facilitates consistent communication between the members of the Department of Pharmacy and physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals.
In additional to the provision of inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical services, the pharmacy also serves as an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience and Cooperative Education site for pharmacy students from both Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Northeastern University College of Pharmacy.
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
Pharmacists are a vital component of the health care team, working in partnership with physicians and other health care professionals to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to the patients they serve. The Post Graduate Year two (PGY2) Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) provides a structured and advanced education and training experience that prepares its graduates to successfully practice in patient care positions, clinical faculty positions, or fellowship training programs in Infectious Diseases and/or Antimicrobial Stewardship.
The PGY2 pharmacy residency in Infectious Diseases is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice focused on the care of patients with Infectious Diseases. Residency graduates are equipped to participate as integral members of interdisciplinary teams caring for patients with infectious diseases, assuming responsibility for their pharmaceutical care. They are also trained to provide this care as an independent practitioner. The wealth of residency graduates’ knowledge of Infectious Diseases and their treatment with the anti-infectives class of medications combined with extensive care of individuals with an infectious disease produces a pharmacist who can successfully serve health care organizations as the ultimate resource for information about anti-infectives and for decision-making affecting the care of these patients. This includes leadership in formulary decision-making for anti-infectives.
Exiting residents have been trained to assume responsibility for identifying and implementing opportunities to improve the medication-use system in the Infectious Diseases practice area.
Groomed for practice leadership, infectious diseases pharmacy residency graduates can be expected to continue their pursuit of expertise in practice; to possess advanced skills to identify the pharmacotherapy and medication-use training needs of other health care professionals caring for individuals with infectious diseases; to deliver effective training to those health professionals; and to contribute to public health efforts for health improvement, wellness, and the prevention of infectious diseases. In this public health role they are trained to initiate efforts to reduce the spread of antibiotic resistance and vaccine preventable diseases.