St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) is a 443-bed community, teaching hospital located on the southern border of Pontiac, Michigan. Centers of excellence at SJMO include Cardiology, Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Women’s Health.
Residency Program Vision
The St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Pharmacy Residency program is fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The residency experience is an exemplary program for training clinical pharmacy practitioners in Health System practice, as well as preparing them for a clinical pharmacy specialty. The residency training program, in conjunction with department leadership and staff, is highly regarded for contributions to outstanding pharmaceutical care through innovative training and practice.
Pharmacists completing the St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) residency program will be competent beyond an entry-level practitioner. They will be accountable for achieving the best possible drug therapy outcomes as members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. They will be skillful educators of patients, health care professionals and the community. They will embody professionalism and leadership. SJMO residents will be encouraged to develop life-long learning skills and self-awareness. Their commitment to advancing pharmaceutical care and the pharmacy profession will be self-evident. The knowledge and experience that SJMO residents gain will allow them to provide comprehensive patient care that is safe and cost-effective, in alignment with the vision and mission of SJMO.
Pharmacy Services at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland include a vast array of clinically focused inpatient Pharmacy Services, including, but not limited to, regular attendance at multidisciplinary rounds, management of drug therapy, and autonomous pharmacy dosing services. Additionally, Pharmacy Services extend into the ambulatory practice environment with one satellite pharmacy in our outpatient infusion center, a community pharmacy, and pharmacist managed anticoagulation services and diabetes education clinics.
Ambulatory Care - Diabetes Education
Pharmacy Practice Management
Ambulatory - Anticoagulation Clinic
Antimicrobial Stewardship / ID
Longitudinal research project
Medication utilization evaluation and formulary monograph
Presentations at regional and national meetings
Experience with precepting student pharmacists
In-service presentations and continuing education to a variety of healthcare professionals
Wayne State University Post-Graduate Teaching Certificate Program
Clinical/operations staffing commitment (every other weekend during first quarter, then every third weekend starting in October)
Leadership development through rotating Chief Resident role
Involvement in medication and patient safety initiatives
Community outreach program involvement
Participation in Pharmacy & Therapeutics committee and subcommittees
PharmD from an accredited College of Pharmacy or equivalent experience
Eligible for Pharmacy licensure in Michigan
GPA requirements 3.0 and above
PhORCAS application submitted by Jan. 1
Available to start last week of June
Four resident positions are available
The PGY1 Pharmacy Resident Candidate will participate in the ASHP matching program; program code #184113
About St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Pharmacy Residency Programs
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) is a 443-bed comprehensive, community and teaching hospital and a long-time leader in health care in Oakland County. The hospital is located on the west side of Woodward, just north of Square Lake Road in Pontiac, Michigan. Our address is 44405 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac, MI 48341. Need Directions?Please feel free to call us at: (248) 858-3000It is a member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, a subsidiary of Trinity Health, the country's fourth largest Catholic health care system. A member of the Pontiac community for more than 80 years, SJMO's $54.5 million renovation and expansion of its west wing demonstrate its commitment to meeting the needs of the community. Our new, two-story, 50,000-square-foot Surgical Pavilion enables us to combine advanced technology with compassionate care to create a unique healing environment.A different experience The St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) experience is different from that of other hospitals and is what makes SJMO a leading health care institution.As a health care leader, SJMO•Is ranked in the top five percent of hospitals across the nation for clinical excellence. Has earned itself a position among the to...p 50 cardiovascular programs in the United States.•Is Michigan's first certified primary stroke center and one of 19 in the state today with this designation. Has received national recognition for palliative care programs.•Is recognized as a center of excellence for women and children's services.•Is a nationally recognized leader in joint care and a model for orthopedic programs across the country.•Offers a continuum of care for Cancer treatment, with access to ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options.•Is Northern Oakland County's hospital of choice and has received national recognition for being in the forefront of patient safety and quality. It has transformed the way care is delivered by uniting state-of-the-art computer information systems to create a 21st century health care organization providing world-class patient care and safety.The heart of the hospital is comprised of a team of understanding nurses, physicians, administrative staff, volunteers and families. These people are here for one reason: the patients. Day in and day out, this dedicated team consistently provides compassionate care and services that make a difference in the health and well-being of the communities and patients they serve by making personal connections. For example, SJMO has launched an Hispanic clinic for women's health, created a health care clinic for the working poor, reached out to congregations through Faith Community Nursing, added soothing elements to the emergency center, placed a spare bed in a private room for a spouse to stay close by and allowed an ailing patient to order his favorite milkshake from his hospital bed.With our leading technological advancements and personalized care, we are efficiently providing the best quality of care to our patients. As a faith-based organization, our mission is to improve the health of our entire community, and we continue to partner with our stakeholders to tackle challenges facing all of its people. We offer compassion and kindness to every patient, family member and guest who walks through our doors and to those who live and work in the community we serve. By personalizing service, connecting with the community's needs and offering a health care experience that seeks to heal the patient's mind, body and spirit, we retain our position as a leading health care organization and a vital community resource.