The combined PGY1 Pharmacy/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency program at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health focuses on development of both clinical (PGY1 year) and administrative (PGY2) acumen.
The first year focuses on optimizing patient-centered care by providing evidence-based medication therapy as an integral member of the healthcare team, demonstrating excellence in the provision of educational activities for health care professionals and health care professionals in training, developing project management skills in conducting quality/process improvement initiatives, and beginning to cultivate leadership and practice management skills.
The second year focuses on preparing residents to assume managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities. Areas of competence emphasized during the program include safe and effective medication-use systems, quality assurance and improvement, 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. The resident serves as a member of the hospital site’s pharmacy management team, as well as the health system pharmacy enterprise leadership team. Upon graduation, residents are prepared for a clinical or operational management/supervisory role in a variety of work settings.
Residents further develop their leadership acumen through completion of the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy and Pharmacy Leadership Certificate: Management Basics.
Medication Safety – Site and System (longitudinal)
Human Resources/Manager on Call (longitudinal)
Pharmacy Leadership Development (longitudinal)
PGY2 Elective Learning Experiences *
Hospital Enterprise Leadership
Regional Hospital Management
Health System Pharmacy Leadership
Clinical Specialist Leadership
*Learning experiences are 4 weeks in length unless otherwise noted
The PGY1 resident staffs a decentral practice area or central pharmacy every third weekend and one weekday evening every three weeks following completion of introductory training through the end of the residency year. Also, each resident will work three of six observed holidays. Decentral teams for weekend staffing experience include:
The PGY2 resident staffs the central pharmacy or a decentral practice area (if applicable) on average every third weekend and works two of six observed holidays. The PGY2 resident also assumes manager on call responsibilities ~ every 6 weeks.
Positions, Stipend and Benefits
One new resident each year, two total between first and second year residents
Stipend: $50,000 (PGY1), $52,000 (PGY2)
Personal office space, laptop, telephone, and pager
Health, dental, and life insurance
Paid time off
Financial support for approved national, state and local pharmacy meetings
Doctor of pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy or a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from NABP
Licensure as a Minnesota pharmacist no later than August 1
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No sponsorship is available for this position.
Enrollment in ASHP National Matching Service (match number 720463)
Submit all application materials through the ASHP PhORCAS system by 1/2/2024
Official college of pharmacy transcript
Letter of intent including one paragraph addressing the following question:
The ANW Pharmacy Department is committed to equity, inclusion, and a diverse workforce. Applicants come from many backgrounds and may have a variety of life experiences on their career path. We define life experiences as an experience that changes an individual and is associated with hardships, problems, risk taking, effort and/or originality whereby individuals stretch themselves to improve their character, talents and knowledge (ref: simplicable.com/en/life-experience). In your letter of intent, please use one paragraph to describe how your life experiences have shaped your journey to this point.
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About Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Abbott Northwestern Hospital (ANW) is part of Allina Health and the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities with 700 staffed beds. With more than 5,000 employees, 1,400 physicians, and 700 volunteers, ANW has been recognized both nationally and locally for its exceptional expertise and patient care. Awards include but are not limited to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals and Magnet Recognition Status through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Pharmacy services at ANW include a variety of clinical and operational practice areas. Clinical, decentral pharmacist teams include: Cardiovascular, Critical Care, Emergency Department, Mental Health, Oncology/Medical-Surgical, Neurology/Orthopedics/Rehabilitation/Spine, and Renal/Medical-Surgical. Pharmacy operations include sterile product preparation, surgery and oncology infusion pharmacy satellites, an automated medication distribution system through which 90% of doses are supplied, and use of an electronic medical record (Epic). The pharmacy leadership team consists of the director of pharmacy, four managers, two supervisors, one coordinator, eleven clinical specialists (cardiology, critical care and emergency medicine, infectious diseases, internal medicine/ambulatory care, oncology, and transplant/nephrology), four lead staff pharmacists specializing in informatics, central operations, sterile products, and surgery, and three lead technicians. ANW offers ASHP-accredited residencies in the following areas: PGY1 (5 positions), PGY2 infectious diseases (2 positions), PGY2 cardiology, PGY1/PGY2 health-system administration and leadership, and PGY2 oncology.
Allina Health is a nonprofit health system that cares for individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Our compassionate and expert team provides care for people at every stage of life. In 2021, more than 16.7 million people received health care services at Allina Health. Allina Health is composed of 12 hospital campuses, 65 primary care clinics, and 14 urgent care centers.