Residency Special Features: Lee Memorial Health System consists of four adult acute care facilities (Lee Memorial Hospital, Health Park Medical Center, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital) and one pediatric acute care facility (Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida).
Fringe Benefits: Competitive salary, Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, 24 days paid time off, discounted meals, professional travel reimbursement and on-site ACPE-accredited continuing education.
Special Requirements for Acceptance: Pharm.D., completion of PGY1 pharmacy residency program, eligible for pharmacist licensure in Florida, academic transcript, curriculum vitae, letter of intent. All reference writers must complete the Standardized Reference Form in PhORCAS. In lieu of a letter of recommendation, the reference writers must complete the three Narrative Comment Sections in PhORCAS.
Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Public
Model Type(s): Community, Acute Care
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 140
Non-Professional Staff: 125
Number of Medical Centers: 5
Total Beds: 1423
Average Daily Census: 1000
About Lee Health
With more than 150 pharmacists at five different campus locations, we provide Pharmacy Services 24 hours a day to patients at Lee Health. Our Pharmacy mission statement is "Optimizing patient outcomes through interdisciplinary medication management". We have five acute care hospitals as part of our health-system with over 1,400 beds; Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center, Golisanos Children Hospital of SW Florida, and Lee Memorial Hospital. Our pharmacists are also providing care for our patients in the community at our five Lee Pharmacy outpatient pharmacies, a Regional Cancer Center, a Home Infusion service, a Health Plan pharmacy, a Transition of Care Clinic and a Family Medicine Clinic. Within our Lee Pharmacies we have an established Meds to Beds Program as well as a COPD Pharmacist.
Pharmacists are involved in interdisciplinary team rounds in the ICUs, as well as progression of care rounds on medical units. Our pharmacy practice model is a hybrid model with Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Pediatric, Oncology, and Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialists supporting our Decentralized Unit Based pharmacists. Our four Emergenc...y Department have Emergency Medicine Pharmacists and all of our pharmacists participate in the care of our patients during Code Blue and Code Strokes.
Our pharmacists are key members on the Lee Health Medication Safety Committee, Institutional Review Committee, and the Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committee. Our pharmacists provide kinetics services, nutritional support services, antimicrobial stewardship services, an anticoagulation dosing service and provide medication education to our patients. Lee Health serves as a clinical clerkship site for in state and out of state colleges of pharmacy. Many members of our pharmacy staff are actively involved in and hold leadership positions in regional, state and national pharmacy associations such as FSHP and ASHP.
In addition to the PGY1 Residency Program started in 2008, Lee Health also has PGY2 Residency Programs in the specialty areas of Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics and Health System Pharmacy Administration. In 2020-21 we will be starting a PGY1 Community Based Residency Program. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with our residents on many of our rotations.