Located just north of Los Angeles in Burbank, California, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center (PSJMC) with 392 licensed beds is the second-largest hospital serving the San Fernando Valley. Founded in 1943 by the Sisters of Providence, PSJMC is a non-profit community hospital known for its state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care. PSJMC offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient health care services, including The Disney Family Cancer Center, The Joint Commission accredited Stroke Center, Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Services, Women’s Health Services, Neonatal ICU, as well as Emergency Department care (including designation as a STEMI receiving facility).
The pharmacy department provides 24 hour care and clinical services including Antimicrobial Stewardship, TPN dosing and monitoring, drug information, drug profile review, glucose management, anticoagulant dosing and monitoring, and transition of care services.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Features
Accredited by ASHP since 2009, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center’s residency program is designed to prepare a motivated, self-directed individual to become a confident and competent clinical pharmacist. This program emphasizes personal and professional growth, enhancement of leadership skills, and development of clinical knowledge for the provision of patient-specific, evidence based care. PSJMC provides a challenging and dynamic environment for the pharmacy resident to hone communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. We are looking for highly skilled and motivated new graduates who want to train to be pharmacists in an acute care setting with an emphasis on pharmaceutical care. Learning experiences are designed to allow the resident to develop the necessary skills to succeed in acute care practice. Rotation length may vary depending on the needs and interests of the resident.
Rotations include but are not limited to: •Orientation •Pharmacy Informatics •Administration/Operations Management •Internal Medicine •Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Disease •Medication Safety •Oncology •Neonatal Intensive Care •Professional Services and Research Project •Critical Care •Emergency Department •Elective
The resident will have completed a Pharmacy Doctorate program from an accredited college of pharmacy and have a California intern license or pharmacist license prior to beginning the program on July 1. It is expected that the resident will be a licensed pharmacist in the state of California by September 30 of the residency year. The resident’s schedule consists of a 40-hour work week that includes two weekends a month. The resident will also participate in activities necessary for maintaining accreditation and is expected to precept fourth year pharmacy students on clinical rotations.
Compensation and Benefits Compensation for the 12-month residency position is approximately $60,000. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as paid vacation time. Residents receive their own work area with computer, hospital phone extension, and travel and registration reimbursement for residency related conferences. Required conference days are scheduled as working days and are compensated by the program.
How to Apply PSJMC participates in the ASHP Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) program and the ASHP Matching Program. Applicants must submit all application materials through PhORCAS, including: •Letter of intent: Include reasons for seeking a residency at PSJMC and how you can contribute to PSJMC’s program •Curriculum Vitae •Academic transcripts •Three letters of recommendation (one from a faculty member and one from an employer is preferred)
Applicants offered an interview will be notified by the Residency Program Director. Interviews will be scheduled from the end of January through February.
Laura Condra, PharmD Clinical Coordinator Residency Program Director Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Department of Pharmacy 501 South Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA 91505 818-847-3745 firstname.lastname@example.org
Providence is committed to excellence in patient-centered, clinical pharmacy practice and dedicated to developing clinical pharmacists with a set of rich foundational experiences. We offer robust pharmacy residency programs throughout our network of hospitals in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Montana.
Providence Health & Services joined with St. Joseph Health in 2016 to form Providence St. Joseph Health, a unique not-for-profit health and social services system focused on a mission to serve all. As a combined organization, our 119,000-plus caregivers/employees serve in 51 hospitals, more than 800 clinics and a comprehensive range of health and social services.