The PGY1 pharmacy resident is a pharmacist in training who provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care through clinical services, teaching, and integrated drug distribution. The PGY1 pharmacy resident provides services consistent with other services provided by pharmacists at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Contributes to achievement of our Mission and Vision of the organization:
Adapting to Change-Responds to change with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work activities and objectives.
Continuous Improvement-Acts to constantly improve the level of clinical and non-clinical outcomes and level of customer satisfaction in both individual and team work processes.
Customer Focus-Demonstrates concern for meeting or exceeding internal and external customers expectations/requirements in a manner that provides satisfaction for the customer.
Innovation/Creativity-Generates creative and valuable ideas and uses them to develop new or improved processes or services
Teamwork-Accomplishes tasks through working effectively with others and appreciating the value and commitment of every member.
The major job responsibilities of this position are: leadership, patient care, teaching, training, continuing education, and drug distribution.
Maintains competency in unique aspects of drug therapy for all patients for which they provide care, including factors related to patients of all age groups.
Provides pharmaceutical care by assisting health care professionals in:
Reviewing patient medication history
Educating patients on drug therapy
Establishing desired outcomes
Assessing patient demographics
Developing therapeutic plans
Determining alternatives for achieving outcomes
Developing drug monitoring plans
Implementing new drug regimens
Monitoring patient outcomes
Documenting medication related issues in patient chart
Interpreting laboratory data
Reviewing patient medication profiles
Monitoring pharmacokinetics of drug therapy
Monitoring potential adverse drug-drug and drug-food interactions
Makes patient care rounds
Monitors drug therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use, dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication, and drug interactions.
Participates in resident on call program
Provides consultations as required
Supervises Pharm.D. students.
Conducts “STEP” evaluations and drug-usage projects as needed and reports results to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Detects, monitors, documents, and reports adverse drug reactions and medication errors.
Promotes the use of the Formulary by converting non-formulary orders to formulary when possible, but coordinates procurement of non-formulary drugs when necessary.
Counsels patients on discharge medications as necessary.
Maintains and updates a patient profile with demographics, diagnosis, allergies, and current medications.
Discuss medication order clarifications with the prescriber, document any changes in patient and pharmacy records, and inform others of medication order changes.
Reconciles pharmacy and nursing medication records.
Reviews medication orders for appropriateness and checks doses of IV admixtures prepared by technicians.
Provides presentations, publications, and other informative activities on drug-related topics to the health care community and general public.
Identifies and acts upon cost avoidance in drug therapy by promoting more cost-effective regimens and by reducing waste.
Documents clinical interventions using I-vents as part of the departmental documentation program.
Insures proper technique and accurate preparation of all pharmaceutical products, including enteral, parenteral, chemotherapeutic, and investigational agents.
Responsible for the accurate and timely dispensing of medication orders used by inpatients.
Provides drug information to health care professionals and patients.
Reviews physician orders for possible therapeutic problems, contraindications, interactions, allergies, and formulary status.
Participates in continuing education programs, meetings, training programs and related activities.
Insures compliance with controlled substance distribution.
Required: Graduate or candidate for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
Preferred: Previous experience as a pharmacist or technician/intern in a hospital similar in scope to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Required: Licensed or eligible to be licensed as a pharmacist in Pennsylvania.
Unlicensed candidates should obtain licensure as soon as possible and must be licensed
within two months of the date of hire.
About Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
The Pharmacy Residency at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center provides a unique learning experience in areas not limited to critical care, surgery/trauma, internal medicine, ambulatory care (including HIV and diabetes clinics), oncology, cardiology/surgery and medical management/administration. Residents present formal lectures, assist in protocol development, and prepare a major project. The resident will precept pharmacy students and assist in the education of physicians and other allied health practitioners. The residencies primary focus is on developing the residents teaching and direct patient care skills.