The Medication-Use Safety & Policy (MUSP) residency at UK HealthCare is an ASHP-accredited PGY2 residency designed to train pharmacists to become experts in medication safety, drug information, and medication policy within health systems. This one-year residency program allows the resident to learn and apply medication safety concepts and drug information skills throughout the medication-use system to improve the quality of patient care.
The resident will gain experience with the implementation and management of smart pumps, automated dispensing cabinets, and medication error reports. The resident will participate in P&T and lead interdisciplinary committees and projects, with areas of emphasis including pharmacy operations, pharmacy automation, informatics, formulary management and utilization, drug shortages, accreditation, and medication error prevention, detection, and investigation.
Residents continue their clinical growth by completing one direct patient care rotation, providing longitudinal staffing, and have the option of participating in the in-house on-call program. Residents will also gain experience in teaching, precepting, and research through engagement with the UK College of Pharmacy, completing a research project, and presenting at a professional conference. Upon completion of this program, the resident will be prepared to enter a variety of potential career fields including Drug Information, Formulary Management, Medication Safety, and Medication-Use Policy.
15 vacation days (not including professional leave), 10 holidays, 4 bonus holidays, professional development travel funding
Option to contribute to 403B Retirement, 5% of salary + 10% match, vested after 3 years
UK Healthcare is a 1040 bed tertiary care center located in the heart of the Bluegrass in Lexington, KY. It serves as a primary care center for the citizens of Kentucky (#1 hospital in KY by US News & World Report) and includes services such as a Level 1 Trauma Center, TJC certified comprehensive stroke and epilepsy centers, an ECMO Center of Excellence, active kidney, liver, heart, and lung transplant centers, and an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. The Department of Pharmacy is composed of over 450 pharmacists within practice settings ranging from Critical Care, Internal Medicine, and Transplant to Infusion Centers, Retail Pharmacy, and Specialty Pharmacy. Pharmacy service integration across the enterprise provides pharmacy residents countless opportunities to advance patient care and facilitate service growth.UK HealthCare is committed to the pillars of academic health care—research, education and clinical care. Dedicated to the health of the people of Kentucky, we will provide the most advanced patient care and serve as an information resource. We will strengthen local health care and improve the delivery system by partnering with community hospitals and physicians. ...We will support the organization’s education and research needs by offering cutting edge services on par with the nation’s best providers. The vision of UK HealthCare is to achieve national recognition as a Top 20 public academic health center, providing optimal multidisciplinary health care and developing advanced medical therapeutics for the people of Kentucky and surrounding regions.