Aspirus is a non-profit, community directed health system consisting of 8 hospitals, including Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Aspirus Clinics (a group of 100+ physicians), long-term care facilities, a large home care company, a hospice program and others. Aspirus serves patients in 14 Wisconsin counties and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Wausau Hospital provides primary, secondary, and selected tertiary care services as a regional referral center and Level 2 Trauma Center. Specialty referral service emphasis exists in Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Trauma, Orthopedics, and Oncology. The hospital is licensed for 325 beds; 245 are operational. Average daily inpatient census is 170 with approximately 15,000 admissions per year. Emergency department visits exceed 35,000 annually. For more information see www.aspirus.org.
Aspirus has been recognized by IBM Watson Health as a Top 15 Health System in its 2018 and 2019 annual studies identifying the top-performing health systems in the country. Best known for its world-class cardiovascular program, Aspirus Wausau Hospital also provides leading edge cancer, trauma, women’s health, and spine and neurological care.
The Aspirus Wausau Hospital Pharmacy consists of an inpatient pharmacy, a clinic pharmacy, and an ambulatory oncology center pharmacy. The department is progressive and clinically oriented. Pharmacy staff provide a broad range of drug information services to both professionals and the public, supported by computerized resources. A state of the art clean room and unit-based automated dispensing technology support our distributive operation. Decentralized pharmacists are located throughout the hospital where they can provide specialized pharmaceutical care and participate in multi-disciplinary patient care rounds.
The ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Aspirus Wausau Hospital provides residents with a broad range of clinical experiences with a focus on inpatient acute care, drug information and practice management. Through pharmacist-directed protocols, residents will gain experience managing total parenteral nutrition, hyperglycemia, kinetics and anticoagulation. Numerous educational opportunities, both public and professional, are available with our partners in cardiology, emergency medicine, and outpatient oncology.
Glycemia Management and Nutrition Support
Neonatal Intensive Care
Drug Information and Policy
Wausau is a growing community that affords a high quality of life. The population of the city of Wausau is 39,106 with the combined population of Wausau and its surrounding metropolitan area exceeding 70,000. The area provides numerous opportunities for four-season outdoor recreation, and is especially noted for fishing, hunting, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, and boating.
The local Performing Arts Foundation and many local festivals and programs provide opportunities for local, national and international cultural experiences. The area is accessible from I-39/US 51 and US 29 and is within 20 minutes of Central Wisconsin Regional Airport. For more information see www.ci.wausau.wi.us
Stipend & Benefits
Stipend: Approximately $50,100
Benefits: Health, life, dental and disability insurance, 403B retirement program, 14 days PTO, travel to ASHP Midyear and Great Lakes Regional Resident Conference, as well as other local conferences as agreed upon with Program Director.
Start Date: June 22, 2020
Complete all materials requested on the PhORCAS online application system.
Curriculum Vitae and College of Pharmacy official transcript
Personal statement outlining career goals areas of interest, why you would make a good resident and reason for applying to Aspirus Wausau Hospital program.
Three samples of previously completed work. Ideally samples should include drug monograph, completed drug information responses or presentations.
Three letters of recommendation.
For consideration, all supporting documentations must be received by the date noted in PhORCAS
For more information regarding the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Aspirus Wausau Hospital please visit our website at www.aspirus.org/pharmacy-residency