A PGY2 health-system pharmacy administration and leadership residency builds upon PGY1 residency graduates’ competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services to prepare residents who can assume high level managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities.
Areas of competence emphasized during the program include safe and effective medication-use systems, quality assurance and improvement, the management of human resources, the management of financial resources, use of technology, and advanced leadership. The residency lays the foundation for continued growth in management and leadership skills. Upon graduation, residents are prepared for a clinical or operational management/supervisory role in a variety of work settings.
During the residency year, a combination of block and longitudinal learning experiences will be utilized. These experiences are variable in length, often overlap, and may be adjusted as needed.
Required Longitudinal Experiences
Health System Pharmacy Leadership
Drug Policy and Procedure Development
Contracts and Procurement
Required Focused Rotations
Inpatient Clinical Pharmacy Services
Inpatient Operations: Tertiary Medical Center
Inpatient Operations: Community Hospital
Ambulatory Care Services Management
Health Plan/Pharmacy Benefit Management
Unique Certification/Training Opportunities
ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy
Lean Six Sigma Yellow/Green Belt
University of Florida Teaching Certificate Program
As Central Florida’s only fully integrated healthcare system, Health First encompasses
Holmes Regional Medical Center
Cape Canaveral Hospital
Palm Bay Hospital
Health First Health Plans
Health First Family Pharmacy
VitalWatch, Central Florida’s only electronic Intensive Care Unit (eICU)
Health First Medical Group
Trauma and Heart Centers
VitalWatch provides Health First’s critical care physicians, nurses and pharmacy specialist the ability to monitor real-time vital signs, laboratory results and complete electronic medical records of patients in various intensive care units at all four Health First hospitals from a central location.
As the only state-accredited Level II trauma center in Brevard and Indian River counties, the Trauma Center offers 24/7 care with rapid patient transport via First Flight aeromedical helicopter.
The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must either possess or be eligible to obtain Florida Pharmacist Licensure. Applicant must have successfully completed or in process of completing an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency. All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation will be required as well as evaluation of patient and clinical team interaction.
Letter of intent
Three professional recommendations, at least two of which should be from clinical preceptors