Paid Time Off: 20 days paid time off per year
Benefits: Health, dental, eye care, life, and disability
Travel: Amount is determined yearly and may not cover all travel expenses
2 openings available.
The purpose of PGY1/PGY2 UPMC Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residency Program is to prepare pharmacists to assume leadership positions in pharmacy practice through cultivations of administrative aspects and skills of clinical, operational, and financial domains of pharmacy. This includes inventory management, automation and central pharmacy operations, operating room operations management, sterile products management, regulatory affairs management, controlled substance management, compliance, and team collaboration with multidisciplinary groups.
HSPAL and UPMC, at a Glance
A PGY2 health-system pharmacy administration and leadership residency builds upon PGY1 residency graduates’ competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services to prepare residents who can assume high level managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities.
Areas of competence emphasized during the program include safe and effective medication-use systems, quality assurance, the management of human resources, the management of financial resources, use of technology, and advanced leadership. The residency lays the foundation for continued growth in management and leadership skills with the expectation that the residency graduate should be ready to on-day assume directorship of a large hospital or health system pharmacy. Upon graduation, residents are prepared for a clinical or operational management/supervisory role in a variety of work settings including small to mid-size hospitals, large health systems, and pharmacy benefit management organizations.
Lead Among the Nation's Best in Pharmacy Administration
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Presbyterian Campus is an academic learning center and serves as the flagship hospital for UPMC. Located in the heart of Oakland, UPMC Presbyterian is an adult medical-surgical referral hospital and a site of ongoing research and graduate programs in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh. Our hospital is a renowned center for organ transplantation and a recognized leader in cardiology with specialties in Cardiothoracic surgery, Critical care medicine, Trauma services, and Neurosurgery. We are designated as a Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center, a nationally certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, and as a Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center.
Practicing at one of the nation’s leading health centers, PGY1/PGY2 UPMC Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership residents have the opportunity to develop an impressive clinical acumen during their first year and take a deep-dive into pharmacy leadership opportunities throughout their second year. The program prides itself on its historic relationship with The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, and offers a unique Mastery of Teaching Recognition, as well as ample opportunities to precept learners. With such a wide variety of opportunities to pursue, the program makes deliberate efforts to understand the passions of its learners and prepare them to enter the workforce among the top in their fields. Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership graduates have a storied history of success given the wide variety of leadership opportunities available and continue to advance the profession with each generation of learners.
Visit us at PPS 2023!
Our administrative team will be available for brief on-site interviews in Anaheim during the 2023 Personnel Placement Service. Please use the scheduling portal to request a 30-minute meeting or reach out to Michael Mast (email@example.com) if you have any immediate technical/program-related questions.
Applicants must have completed a Doctor of Pharmacy program from an accredited school of pharmacy and be eligible for Pennsylvania licensure. The Resident is required to obtain Pennsylvania licensure no later than 120 days from starting the program.
An on-site interview is required. Candidates are required to submit application materials through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) by December 31st.
Must be registered for the ASHP Residency Matching Program
References: We request a minimum of 4 references and ask that at least one of the four references come from preceptors with whom the applicant has worked in a direct patient care setting. The preceptor should be able to comment on the applicant’s responsibilities, patient workload, clinical problem-solving abilities, and time management skills. We require that one of the four references come from a preceptor, manager or administrator with whom the applicant has worked within a leadership type of role or responsibilities. This person should be able to comment on the applicant's ability to engage with others, work as part of a team, lead or manage a project, and general leadership attributes of the applicant.
All reference writers must use the standard PhORCAS reference template and provide comments on a minimum of 7 of the 15 characteristics in the spaces provided. A letter of intent along with a curriculum vitae and transcripts must be submitted as part of the application process. An interview is required and may be in the form of an on-site visit or other location at the discretion of the program director with or without a phone screening in advance.
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UPMC is a world-renowned, nonprofit health care provider and insurer committed to delivering exceptional, people-centered care and community services. Headquartered in Pittsburgh and affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC is shaping the future of health through clinical and technological innovation, research, and education. Dedicated to advancing the well-being of our diverse communities, we provide more than $1 billion every year in community benefits, more than any other health system in Pennsylvania. Our 95,000 employees — including more than 5,000 physicians — care for patients across 40 hospitals and 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites in Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland, as well as overseas. UPMC Insurance Services covers 4.5 million members with a focus on providing the highest-quality care at the most affordable price.
UPMC offers an array of training opportunities in the adult medical/surgical, critical care, and ambulatory care settings. UPMC Department of Pharmacy provides contemporary pharmaceutical care and is on the leading edge in establishing and evaluating alternative models of care. The Medical Center serves... as a primary teaching site for Pharm.D. students and is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.
The School of Pharmacy, a leader and innovator in education, practice and research, is one of 16 schools/colleges located on the Oakland campus, which includes the six schools of the health sciences. Pitt Pharmacy ranks #10 among schools of pharmacy in total research funding and is known as an innovator in research, education and practice. Pitt Pharmacy partners with UPMC, one of the leading integrated health care delivery networks in the country, to provide state-of-the-art pharmacy services and patient care. The Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics is integrated with UPMC and together support the leadership and management of pharmacy services as well as clinical programs including Antibiotic Management Program, Ambulatory Care Programs, Medicine, Pharmacogenomics, Palliative Care, Oncology, Transplantation, Critical Care, and Cardiology. The Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics is home to the Grace Lamsam Pharmacy Program for the Underserved. In partnership with UPMC, the department is home to twelve accredited residency programs, plus twelve pharmacy fellowship training programs. For more information about the School of Pharmacy, visit http://www.pharmacy.pitt.edu.