The Pharmacy Residency Program at WellStar Kennestone Hospital (WKH) started over 10 years ago. The goal of the WKH residency program is to provide educational and training experiences for pharmacists in contemporary pharmacy practice in an organized healthcare system. The WKH PGY1 residency program will utilize the collective assets of WellStar Health System (WHS) to accomplish this goal. The major job responsibilities of this position are clinical intervention, continuing education, drug distribution, leadership, patient education, and research. This program is designed to assure competency with the outcomes, goals and objectives outlined in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Accreditation Standards. In addition to the expectations outlined in the accreditation standards we expect residents to be able to:
Function effectively as a member of the healthcare team
Follow the “best practice” model in the delivery of patient care
Identify, prevent, and resolve medication-related problems for patients
Participate in drug use review, drug policy development, and quality improvement initiatives
Educate healthcare providers, patients, and students through written and verbal means
Master skills for future success in either a specialty residency or clinical practice
Long Term Acute Care
Neurosurgical Critical Care
The purpose of this residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions in the acute care setting of a large community hospital. Graduates of this program will be eligible for board certification and for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training in area of choice.
Detailed application instructions are available at: http://kennestonepharmacy.wellstar.org
There are two steps in the application process:
1) Register with the National Matching Service (NMS)/PhORCAS™
2) Complete the WellStar Health System application online at www.wellstarcareers.org
Candidate should submit required documents in the PhORCAS™ System.
All application materials are due by 11:59pm on January 3rd.
Residency applicants must be enrolled in the final year of an accredited college of pharmacy AND/OR licensed by or eligible for licensure with the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy. If not licensed at the start of residency, the candidate must be licensed by August 31st of the residency year. Please see http://gbp.georgia.gov/ for licensure requirements. A completed application, curriculum vitae (CV), pharmacy school transcripts, references, and a formal interview are required (see application instructions on website for details).
WellStar Kennestone Hospital participates in the ASHP Residency Matching Program (Program Code #133413).
About WellStar Kennestone Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
WellStar Health System (WHS), the largest health system in Georgia, consists of eleven inpatient hospitals: WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South, WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center (anchored by WellStar Kennestone Hospital), WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, and WellStar Cobb, Douglas, North Fulton, Paulding, Spalding Regional, Sylvan Grove and Windy Hill hospitals. As a not-for-profit, WellStar continues to reinvest in the health of the communities it serves with new technologies and treatments. The WHS Mission is to create and deliver high quality hospital, physician, and other healthcare related services that improve the health and well-being of the individuals and communities we serve. Our Vision is To Deliver World Class Healthcare. For more information, visit wellstar.org.
WellStar Kennestone Hospital is located in Marietta, Georgia, just north of downtown Atlanta. WellStar Kennestone is a 633-bed tertiary hospital with an accredited chest pain center, Joint Commission certified primary stroke center, and is a center for advanced surgery including the Cyberknife® and daVinci® Surgical System. The Level II Trauma Center Emerg...ency Department is one the busiest in the state. There are approximately 76 critical care beds including med/surg, trauma, neurosurgery, coronary care and cardiovascular surgery.
The Department of Pharmacy at WellStar Kennestone has approximately110 employees. We utilize automated drug delivery units throughout the hospital and have a central pharmacy area in addition to pharmacy satellites located in the Operating Room (OR) and Outpatient Infusion Center (OPIC). WellStar Kennestone Pharmacy has a patient-centered integrated model of pharmacy practice. Pharmacists have workstations on patient care units and participate in physician-led inter- and multidisciplinary rounds. We have a clinical dietitian and over 14 clinical pharmacists including ambulatory care pharmacists, emergency department pharmacists, an infectious diseases pharmacist, pain pharmacists and a pediatric pharmacist.