The PGY2 Critical Care residency program at St. Vincent's HealthCare is designed to develop a well-rounded independent critical care practitioner who can provide high-level clinical services in a variety of ICU settings. The resident will develop skills in managing drug therapy for patients with multiple disease states in the critical care setting, educating students, residents, and other healthcare professionals, and conducting clinical research. The resident will also gain experiences in therapeutic policy development in the critical care environment. Required rotations include medical intensive care I and II, cardiac intensive care, emergency medicine, parental nutrition, infectious disease, and pharmacy leadership/continuous quality improvement. Sixteen weeks are dedicated to elective rotations which the resident may select among the following practice sites: antibiotic stewardship, clinical research, nephrology, pulmonary, pediatric critical care, toxicology, and trauma. Longitudinal components of the residency program include pharmacy practice, research, and pharmacy leadership/continuous quality improvement. The resident presents formal lectures and in-services including Pharmacy Grand Rounds, pharmacist continuing education at a professional meeting, poster presentation at a national meeting, attends weekly resident meetings, teaches cardiac mock codes, serves on multiple pharmacy and critical care committees, and completes two community service projects.
About Ascension St. Vincent's
St. Vincent’s HealthCare is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system that has served the people of Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding area since 1916. We are a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit healthcare system. Today, we are recognized for providing high-quality, compassionate care to everyone we serve. St. Vincent’s HealthCare is a three-campus health system. St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside Pharmacy, the primary site for the residency program, is a 528-bed private not-for-profit community hospital in northeast Florida specializing in heart and vascular care, orthopedics, stroke, general surgery, women’s services, bariatric services, and adult internal medicine. The facility serves as a cardiac referral center for Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. St. Vincent's Riverside pharmacy follows a decentralized model with automated dispensing in all patient care areas, and serves as a teaching site for seven colleges of pharmacy.