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 or other advanced practice settings. PGY2 competency areas, goals, and objectives in advanced areas of pharmacy practice are differentiated from those from PGY1 by specialization and the expectation of PGY2 residents for greater work competence and proficiency in the specialty area.
The PGY2 pharmacy resident works with members of the health care team to provide safe and effective drug therapy and clinical patient care services. Serves as a drug information resource to pharmacy, nursing, and medical staffs as well as to patients. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy standards.
Job Description Responsibilities:
Follows confidentiality policies & procedures. Utilizes appropriate institution reporting processes for patient safety concerns, including medication-related events or near misses.
Coordination of Services:
a. Coordinates efforts with department clinical and operational staff.
Coordinates efforts with providers and staff from other departments as appropriate. c. Participates in the precepting of PGY-1 residents and Pharm.D. students.
Participates in the maintenance and development of services as appropriate through continuous process improvement, pilot projects, and business plan proposals.
a. Evaluates medication orders for potential clinical and operational problems. b. Participates in investigational protocols as needed. c. Exercises judgment in prioritizing daily activities and demonstrates fiscal responsibility in the planning and utilization of resources. d. Supports the continuing education initiative of the Medical Center by presenting in-services and lectures to staff. e. Assists in developing and certifying competencies in department staff in relation to their delegated roles and responsibilities in patient care practice areas as needed. f. Participates in quality assurance activities including documenting problems and recommending resolutions. g. Monitors drug therapy and disease state management through chart or patient profile reviews and interactions with patients and other health care professionals, and intervenes when appropriate.
Review records of patients to determine the appropriateness of medication therapy
Evaluate patient’s condition to ensure all issues are being treated
Develop effective medication plans that minimize the risk of adverse side effects as appropriate.
Consult on dosages, medication substances, etc
Advise on correct administration of drugs
Asses the results of pharmaceutical treatments
Collaborate with healthcare professionals to ensure optimal patient care
Keep accurate documentation of medication plans and patient progress
Routinely consults with physicians and nurses concerning appropriateness of orders, availability of medication, side effects, incompatibilities, formulary considerations, and current care path management.
Is well informed of current Medical Center and departmental policies and procedures.
Maintains good relationships with nursing and medical staffs and conducts professional practice as an integral part of the pharmacy department.
Attends conferences, workshops, etc. and maintains licensure requirements.
Serves as a clinical resource for specific care center staff by maintaining an appropriate level of subspecialty expertise as appropriate.
Practices Medication Therapy Services through appropriate patient assessment and pharmacy therapy recommendations including appropriate dose, schedule, route, contradictions, and potential drug interactions. Collaborates with prescribers for clarification and/or recommends on appropriate drug therapy.
Serves on committees as requested.
Complies with standards of regulatory and licensing agencies and JCAHO.
Participates in data collection for drug utilization evaluation and adverse drug reaction reporting as appropriate.
Participates in the education of students and residents.
Participates in department initiatives (e.g. MUE, policy review, etc.)
Active Preceptor for students/residents.
Active involvement in ministry-wide initiatives (e.g. specialty council, P&T, etc.) as necessary.
Completion of research or other projects as outlined in the requirements for the specific residency program.
Mandatory continuing education and competencies completed and documented.
Requirements of the residency program as outlined in the Residency Policy.
a. Demonstrates proficiency with health information system order entry/verification and clinical documentation (Epic). b. Demonstrates proficiency with drug information software (Micromedex).
Demonstrates proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
Uses Mercy Signature Service communication skills and demonstrates professionalism and customer service in daily activities. Communicates appropriate information between shifts.
Displays professional and courteous behavior when working with other Mercy Co-Workers
Maintains proper hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment, and proper Mercy dress code & appearance
Must be able to work under time constraints to complete tasks by hourly deadlines
Qualifications: Education: Minimum requirement of Bachelor of Science (BS) or Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) in pharmacy degree; PharmD preferred Licensure: Eligible to obtain Pharmacist License in the state of practice by the start date of the program Experience:. Completion of PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Certifications: Eligible to obtain Missouri Pharmacist License and Medication Therapy Services certificate by the start date of the program (where applicable)
Mercy, one of the 25 largest U.S. health systems and named the top large system in the U.S. for excellent patient experience by NRC Health, serves millions annually with nationally recognized quality care and one of the nation’s largest Accountable Care Organizations. Mercy is a highly integrated, multi-state health care system including more than 40 acute care, managed and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, convenient and urgent care locations, imaging centers and pharmacies. Mercy has 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 4,000 Mercy Clinic physicians and advanced practitioners, and more than 40,000 co-workers serving patients and families across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.