The PGY2-Critical Care position is designed to transition the resident from generalist pharmacy practice to a specialist in the care of critical care patients. Through direct patient care and first hand experiences the resident will acquire and expand upon their leadership, communication, and problem solving skills. By practicing these skills the resident will develop a sense of professional responsibility and accountability to patients, colleagues, and the profession. During this one year residency experience in the dynamic and interactive pharmacy department the resident will learn to work as a team with fellow medical professionals and develop the confidence, attitudes, integrity and knowledge needed to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes for critical care patients through rational, appropriate and economical pharmaceutical care. Through out the year the resident will be provided with feedback regarding their performance as a clinical practitioner. The focus of the residency includes integration with the Pharmacy team,, reducing length of stay, and cost reduction through evidence based therapy. The resident will spend adequate time in all pharmacist roles to learn how all areas of the Pharmacy integrate with critical care.
Nature and Scope:
The pharmacy practice residency is designed to meet and adhere to the standards and practice principles set forth by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
The PGY2 - Critical Care residency is designed to focus in the areas that encompass critical care pharmacy practice through a range of rotations and staffing positions. The goals of the residency are aimed towards developing the advanced clinical skills and knowledge needed to provide optimal pharmaceutical care for our critically ill patients. The resident will expand upon initial pharmacy practice experiences acquired during year one residency program and further develop leadership and problem solving skills, professional attitudes, responsibilities, and sense of accountability. The residency is established in such a way that any services the resident is required to provide complement the educational and clinical objectives of the program.
The residency is conducted over a fifty-two week period that begins the first weekday of July and ends the last weekday of June the following year. During this time the resident will complete various rotations that are either required or desired by the resident. A timeline of the rotations and their durations as well as a timeline for the resident project is developed during the first month of the residency and is based upon both resident and director desires, goals, and areas of interest. This timeline is a guide for the resident and director. Adjustments and changes can be made throughout the year. The resident is also expected to staff a minimum of four shifts per month performing the duties in the areas where competency has been achieved.
The resident will be assessed and evaluated regularly in order to provide valuable feedback and to ensure that the goals and objectives of the program are being met.
This position does provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. A Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required. .
Completed intern hours as required by the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy.
Registered Pharmacist in the state of Nevada or awaiting results from the NAPLEX and MPJE from the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy. Registered Pharmacist licensure must be obtained by October 31, of the year the residency began.
Healthcare BLS and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within the first 90 days of
employment is required.
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc .