The PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency program at Regional Health Rapid City Hospital (RCH) is a 12 month program providing advanced training in oncology with focus on adult oncology patients. The PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy resident is involved in all phases of management of oncology and hematology patients from the Regional Health John T. Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute (CCI) outpatient clinic, along with the RCH inpatient oncology service. The resident is an integral member of our multidisciplinary oncology team providing compassionate, evidenced-based, progressive and integrated oncology and hematology care, and is accountable for optimal drug therapy outcomes of cancer patients throughout the continuum of care. Our program provides the resident with a great deal of opportunity for patient interaction, and experience in managing patient care alongside oncologists, nurses and other healthcare team members.
The resident will gain knowledge and experience in 8 core areas including adult outpatient oncology and chemotherapy infusion, inpatient oncology, medical oncology, palliative care and hospice, hematology and transplant, teaching and precepting, research and investigational drug service, and oncology practice management. Elective learning experiences include specialty pharmacy, informatics, infectious disease, antimicrobial stewardship, leadership development, and medication safety. An oncology research project is required, along with multiple projects throughout the year.
Residents receive a competitive salary; full benefits and paid time off; financial support to attend ASHP Midyear, HOPA Annual Conference, Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference, and South Dakota Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting. Residents staff one weekend and one evening a month in both clinical and centralized roles, and staff one day a week in our outpatient oncology pharmacy during ambulatory rotations
Regional Health (RH) is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies. Regional Health Rapid City Hospital (RHRCH) a nonprofit acute care community hospital licensed for 366 beds and is the largest hospital in a 350-mile radius. The John T. Vucurevich Regional Cancer Care Institute is located adjacent to the main hospital. The outpatient clinic serves young adults (age 18 and older) to geriatric-aged hematology and oncology patients, with some special pediatric cases. Chemotherapy is administered to outpatients and inpatients. Our oncology program is a multi-disciplinary program providing professional services in the areas of Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Patient and Family Education and Support Services. Ancillary services provided include Patient Support Team, Nutritional Services, Speech Therapy, Rehabilitation, Homecare, Hospice, Spiritual Care, Psycho-social Interventions, Support Groups and Educational Offerings.
Rapid City and the Black Hills are known for full-time fun all year round and are host to nearly three million visitors each year. We have beautiful summer days, a mild autumn with vibrant colors, and moderate winters sheltered by the protective peaks of the Black Hills. The area is home to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and offers hiking, fishing, camping, hunting, skiing, and more. For more information about the Black Hills please visit our website at https://regionalhealth.org/careers/about-the-black-hills/ or go to www.visitrapidcity.com.
Please visit our residency website at https://regionalhealth.org/careers/residencies/pharmacy-residency.
Applications must be submitted through PhORCAS. Application requirements: Pharm. D. degree; eligibility for licensure in South Dakota; applicants must be participating in or have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency or one in the ASHP accreditation process (ie., one with candidate or preliminary accreditation status); required documents (through PhORCAS); letter of intent; CV; official college transcripts; 3 references; optional photo. In your letter of intent, please also describe one situation in which you impacted a patient's medication therapy.
About Regional Health Rapid City Hospital
Regional Health Rapid City Hospital (RCH) is a nonprofit acute care community hospital located in Rapid City, South Dakota. RCH is licensed for 366 beds and is the largest hospital in a 350-mile radius. RCH is a Level II Trauma Center and Primary Stroke Center, with South Dakota's busiest Emergency Department. The John T. Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute is a community-based Cancer Center located adjacent to the main hospital providing comprehensive cancer care. Our oncology pharmacy team is embedded in our multidisciplinary oncology program and provides compassionate, evidenced-based, progressive and integrated oncology care.