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Pharmacy Resident

Job ID 148275 Date posted 05/18/2018

The pharmacy resident training period will be one year. The program will be structured based on the goals and objectives outlined in the ASHP Accreditation Standard for PGY1 Residencies in Pharmacy. The Residency Learning System (RLS) Model developed by ASHP will be used for conducting residency training. After an initial orientation period, the Pharmacy Resident will develop advanced professional practice skills by providing patient care through clinical (?block? and ?longitudinal?) learning experiences and operational services (staffing in decentralized and central pharmacy areas). Development of drug information and teaching skills in support of patient care will be integrated throughout clinical and operational activities.

Throughout the course of the year, practice management objectives will be met in a variety of ways, such as participation in continuous quality improvement programs, the formulary process, drug policy and guideline development, investigational drug services, medication use evaluation (MUE), and by completing various administrative and management projects. The resident will attend select meetings with managers and other staff members and meet regularly with managers as part of the Practice Management learning experience.

A research project will be conducted suitable for presentation at the Eastern States Residency Conference. Other smaller projects may be conducted throughout the course of the year based on department need.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

1) Patient Care - establish a collaborative working relationship with health care providers; design, recommend, monitor and evaluate patient-specific therapeutic regimens ensuring that the unique nature of each patient is addressed; document direct patient-care activities appropriately
2) Hospital Practice - dispense medications using existing standards of practice and following institution?s and department?s policies and procedures, utilize pharmacy technical support effectively, assist with inventory control
3) Successfully complete all elements of the Lahey Clinic Pharmacy PGY1 Residency Program (see Program Overview for a description of these elements).
4) Practice Management - participate in the following: Adverse drug event review, development or modification of policies for medication use, departmental planning processes, quality improvement programs, personnel management
5) Teaching - provide inservice education to health-care providers outside of the pharmacy department, pharmacy technicians, students, and pharmacists; co-precept pharmacy students on rotation; participation in Residency Teaching Seminar, didactic lecturing at Northeastern or Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
6) Research - conduct one primary research project suitable for presentation at the Eastern States Residency Conference. A project write-up will be required as well as presentation to the Pharmacy Department and any other co-investigators
7) Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee - conduct a medication use evaluation (an MUE may serve as a research project), prepare and present a monograph for a formulary addition request, prepare and present a medication class review
8) Drug Information - provide concise and timely responses to drug information requests; review current literature to keep abreast of new drugs, new indications, medication safety alerts, etc.
9) Writing Skills - drug information responses, chart notes, pharmacy newsletter submissions, meeting minutes.
10) Investigational Drug Services ? understand management of investigational drugs according to established protocols and the institution?s policies and procedures.
11) Meeting and Conference Attendance
12) Lahey Clinic Influenza Program and Pharmacy Department National Pharmacy Week participation
13) Basic Life Support (required); ACLS certification (optional)


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: PharmD Degree

Licensure, Certification, Registration: PharmD degree; letter of intent including goals; college transcript; curriculum vitae; 3 letters of recommendation; personal on-site interview.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Basic knowledge of drug therapeutics and performing pharmaceutical calculations; good oral and written communication skills, computer skills (creating word documents, powerpoint slides, excel).

Experience: Clinical experience commensurate with PharmD program requirements, fulfillment of internship hours.



About Lahey Health

At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, as one of the world's premier health care organizations, we provide superior health care leading to the best possible outcome for every patient. We exceed our patients' high expectations for service each day. We also help advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders

We care for our patients with compassion and openness, unsurpassed expertise, a drive for continuous learning improvement, and with respect, caring, teamwork, excellence and commitment to doing our personal best.

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