New Hanover Regional Medical Center is an 855 bed, comprehensive stroke and level II trauma center, with its primary service area including the seven-county region of Southeastern North Carolina. The health system includes the NHRMC main campus, a free-standing emergency department, an orthopedic hospital and numerous outpatient clinics. The main campus consists of a 108-bed emergency department, women’s and children’s hospital, a behavioral health hospital, and inpatient rehabilitation and an ambulatory oncology center. Forbes Magazine recognized NHRMC as one of America’s Best Large Employers of 2018 and 2019. In 2019, NHRMC had the 10th highest ranking in the healthcare category and the highest ranking in this category among North Carolina-based healthcare organizations. In 2019, NHRMC was also named among the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Healthcare, who recognizes organizations for providing benefits and opportunities for employees to build successful careers above and beyond the average healthcare company, while encouraging professional development and promoting leadership from within. NHRMC does offer competitive benefits, supports volunteerism and offers community health screenings. NHRMC promotes a culture of wellness through our Employee Fitness Center, community garden, and cooking classes and promotes a culture of diversity through our Employee Resource Groups for employees who are African American/Black, Hispanic, disabled, and LGBTQ+.
PGY1 Community Based: The PGY1-Community Residency is designed to prepare the resident to become a confident member of the health care team with effective and innovation leadership skills. The resident will provide direct patient care longitudinally for patients with a variety of chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension, HIV, and tobacco abuse. The resident is also vital in providing dispensing services as well as transition of care, MTM and discharge counseling services to patients transitioning home from our hospital. The resident will also participate in formal and small group presentations to pharmacy department staff and medical residents/students. The resident will gain practice management skills and serve as a co-preceptor for APPE students completing a community pharmacy rotation. This resident is integrated into serving our community needs. 1 position is offered for the 2020-2021 academic year.
PGY1 Pharmacy: The NHRMC PGY1 Pharmacy residency program ensures pharmacy residents will master a generalist skill set with the opportunity to customize the program to meet individual needs. Residents complete required rotations in Ambulatory Care, Critical Care, Integrated Practice, Internal Medicine I, Internal Medicine II, Pediatrics, and Practice Management. Residents will co-precept APPE students during their Internal Medicine II rotation. In addition to required rotations, the resident will have a concentrated elective experience (2-3 weeks) following orientation and 3 additional elective months. 6 positions are available for the 2020-2021 academic year.
PGY2 Ambulatory Care: 1 position offered. This residency develops advanced skills within ambulatory care clinics to provide care for patients in a variety of settings including family medicine, internal medicine and a private multi-site physician practice. Pharmacists directly manage the care of patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, opioid use disorder, pain, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, venous thromboembolisms, HIV and hepatitis C. The resident participates in Medicare Wellness Visits and Transitional Care Management and will also serve as primary preceptor for an APPE pharmacy student. Residents will also participate in quality improvement and the management of an ambulatory care practice. Completion prepares residents for a variety of ambulatory careers.
PGY2 Critical Care: 1 position offered. The PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center consists of 12 months of critical care training and experience. The program allows sufficient flexibility to adapt to the needs and interests of the individual resident, while providing a foundation to develop professional critical care practice skills. The PGY2 critical care resident will rotate in the following critical care specialties: medicine, surgery/trauma, neuro critical care, coronary care, cardiothoracic surgery, pediatrics and emergency medicine. The resident will also participate in medical/trauma codes, a critical care focused research project and critical care committees.
All NHRMC pharmacy residents will participate in a leadership and development rotation (LEAD) which includes a teaching curriculum, focused on teaching in a health-system. Residents also have the option to pursue a separate Teaching and Learning Certificate, focused on academia. Residents perform biannual community service, in addition to participating in the biannual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and serve on department and hospital committees. Residents enhance their precepting skills by leading a monthly education forum which features small group discussions, journal clubs, and an interactive learning activity with APPE students based at NHRMC. Each resident will provide an ACPE-approved continuing education presentation as well as formal presentations to physicians and other health care providers. Each resident will complete a medication use evaluation which will be presented at a national conference and a longitudinal research or quality improvement project, which will be presented at a regional conference and NHRMC Pharmacy Residency Research Day. A minimum of one manuscript submission to a peer-reviewed journal is required. See our pharmacy residency website for more information.
Requirements: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. NHRMC does not sponsor applicants for visas. Appointments of applicants to residency positions may be contingent upon the applicant satisfying certain eligibility requirements (e.g. graduation from accredited college/school of pharmacy, ability to obtain licensure in the state of North Carolina within 120 days from start date, and successful completion of pre-employment physical and drug screen. PGY2 applicants must be in good standing with current PGY1 program and anticipate completing all PGY1 requirements. For PGY2 programs, a PGY1 residency, or equivalent experience is required. Successful completion of PharmD and PGY1 residency is required and candidate must be eligible for NC pharmacy licensure. We accept applications via The Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) by January 1st of each year. See our pharmacy residency website for more details about our application requirements.
About New Hanover Regional Medical Center
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) is an 855 bed, certified stroke and level II trauma center, with its primary service area including the seven-county region of Southeastern North Carolina. As a community teaching hospital, NHRMC houses 4 pharmacy residency programs (PGY1 Community-Based, PGY1 Pharmacy, PGY2 Ambulatory Care, PGY2 Critical Care), in addition to 4 medical residency programs (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Surgery). NHRMC is home to the Wilmington campus of the UNC School of Medicine and is affiliated with several pharmacy programs, including Campbell, High Point, and Wingate Universities. The health system includes the NHRMC main campus, a free-standing Emergency Department, an orthopedic hospital, and numerous outpatient clinics. The main campus includes a 108 bed Emergency Department, women’s and children’s hospital, a behavioral health hospital, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, and an ambulatory oncology center. The most common disease states encountered include sepsis, pneumonia, heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, and trauma.
In accordance wi...th our mission statement, NHRMC measures our success by the health of our community and has made it our mission to improve all aspects of health in our service area. We are focused on delivering access to value based care and health equity to the community we serve. Our organization is striving to reach beyond the walls of our hospitals to ensure members of our community experience outstanding health in the most convenient, affordable way that is customized to their unique circumstances.
Pharmacy services are provided throughout the hospitals and outpatient clinics. In addition to central pharmacy services, satellite pharmacies are in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Surgical Pavilion. Decentralized, inpatient pharmacists are located on each floor of the adult tower, in each critical care unit, in the emergency department and in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Pharmacists participate in academic rounding services with the Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgical, Surgical ICU, Medical Intensive Care, Pediatrics, and Neonatal teams. Outpatient pharmacy services include an outpatient pharmacy and medical assistance program in addition to transitions of care services. Ambulatory pharmacy services include the Family Medicine Clinic, Internal Medicine Clinic, HIV Care Team Clinic, Employee Health Clinic, and Zimmer Oncology Center.
Inpatient direct patient care services: Kinetic dosing, transitions of Care/ medication reconciliation, anticoagulation management, microbiology rapid identification of organisms, nutrition support,IV to PO, antibiotic streamlining, therapeutic interchange,renal adjustment, Code Blue, Code Stroke, Sepsis, and Trauma response.
Outpatient/Ambulatory care direct patient care services: Medication therapy management, transitions of care, smoking cessation, oral chemotherapy counseling, medicare wellness visits, and home visits. Chronic disease state management: anticoagulation, HIV, lipids, asthma, COPD, diabetes, hypertension, and pain management.