Postgraduate year 2 pharmacy residency program in Cardiology at UNC REX will build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. The resident accepted to the UNC REX PGY2 program in Cardiology will have opportunities to practice independently by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. After successful completion of the PGY2 pharmacy residency at UNCREX the resident will be prepared for a specialty position in advanced patient care in Cardiology, appointment to the academic institution in a non-tenure track, and sit in on the board certification for advanced practice in cardiology.
There is 1 PGY2 in Cardiology position available. The program start date is July 1, 2019.
The PGY2 resident in Cardiology at UNC REX will provide cardiovascular pharmacy services within inpatient critical care, intermediate care, and procedural patient care areas. In the outpatient setting the PGY2 resident in Cardiology will work within the Clinical Pharmacist Practioner model by providing daily service in the areas of cardiovascular
PGY2 Program Design
Required Rotations: (9 months)
Orientation (1 month)
General Cardiology (2 months)
Cardiothoracic surgery ICU (1 month)
Cardiac Medicine ICU (2 months)
AMI/ HF Transition of Care (1 month)
Vascular medicine/Cardiology Ambulatory care (2 months)
Elective Rotations: (choose 3)
Cardio-Oncology (1 month)
Structural Heart (1 month)
MSICU ( 1 month)
Neurosurgery ICU (1 month)
Emergency medicine (1 month)
Admin (1 month)
Inpatient Cardiology QA:
Fall- Anticoagulation monitoring service
Spring- Antiarrhythmic/EP monitoring service
The resident will staff every 4th weekend and one evening a week in the clinical critical care and cardiology patient care areas, and will take on-call for Vascular services on the weekend and evening staffed.
The PGY2 resident in Cardiology will precept PGY1 residents on Cardiology I and Cardiology II rotations. Layered learning opportunities available with advanced practice experience students on cardiology rotations.
The resident will present Continuing Education on Cardiology topics to interdisciplinary teams, including providers, nursing, pharmacy and pharmacy technicians. Education of patients and family members on disease states and therapy plans is offered as a core experience on multiple rotations, including primary care.
The resident will select and lead initiatives for cardiovascular services at UNCREX, be involved in quality assurance and education of pharmacy department, participate and present at the cardiovascular service line meetings
The resident in PGY2 Cardiology will attend local pharmacy meetings (NCAP), health system meetings as well as 2 national meetings, including ASHP Midyear and either ACC, ACCP, HFSA, or SCCM meeting. The resident may participate in recruiting events for PGY1 and PGY2 residencies and attend residency showcases as needed.
The resident earns Paid Time Off (PTO) at the same rate as a new co-worker. PTO is earned every two weeks, coinciding with pay periods. If time off from the residency is taken for any reason except funeral leave, (holiday, vacation, absence), PTO will be used.
The resident may be granted up to 10 days of education leave for the ASHP Midyear Meeting as well as another national meeting in Cardiology specialty.
Residents are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts/Health Savings Account, 403(b), 529 Plan, Life Insurance, Tuition Assistance, Paid Time Off, EAP, as well as a travel stipend for meetings.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from ACPE accredited school of pharmacy, AND
Completed ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency in pharmacy practice, AND
Become licensed to practice pharmacy in the state of North Caroline as of July 1, 2019
The application deadline is January 1, 2019. Complete applications include the following:
An application form submitted through the PhORACAS Application Portal
Letter of intent
Three PhORCAS Standardized Recommendations
Pharmacy College transcripts
All applicants much be registered with the National Matching Service. Employment application will be required after match results are posted.
About UNC REX PGY2 Cardiology
UNC REX Hospital is the largest community hospital of UNC Healthcare. We are an accredited stroke and chest pain center, and a Bariatric Center of Excellence as well as a comprehensive community Cancer Center. We’re the only hospital in Wake County to earn an above average rating for heart attack survival and the only hospital in the Triangle region earned a 5-star rating from the Centers of Medicare Services. UNC REX is a premier hospital for acute cardiac care and the main regional referral center. We have a full-spectrum emergency cardiac care programs, such as IABP, PVAD, CABG, adult ECMO, as well as structural heart disease procedures TAVR, Mitral clip, WATCHMAN, with state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs, diagnostic, and screening technology.