Yale New Haven Health System

  • Pharmacy Resident (PGY 1 and 2) 2018-2019

    Job Locations US-CT-New Haven
    Position Type
    Full Time Benefits Eligible
    Scheduled Hours
    Work Schedule
    Work Days
    Mon - Fri, weekends and holidays as needed
    Work Hours
    Days with rotation to evening and nights as needed
    Work Shift
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our

    Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion -

    must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.



    As members of a High Reliability Organization (HRO), every employee should practice CHAMP behavior and strive to

    make patient safety a top priority. A pharmacy practice resident is enrolled in an accredited post -graduate training

    practical training program. The program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists

    (ASHP) that runs from July through June each year. The pharmacy resident reports to the Clinical Services Manager

    and is coordinated by the Residency Program Director. The resident will abide by all regulations, standards and

    evaluation processes that ASHP mandates for continued accreditation. The pharmacy resident shall provide

    pharmaceutical care consistent with entry level of practice; synthesize an acquired body of knowledge with

    experience gained in order to have a positive impact on patient care and demonstrate the basic skills required to

    execute clinically sound decision making.





    Drug Therapy Management

    In a timely fashion, reviews all medication orders to assure safe, accurate, cost effective drug use.

    Understands patient specific drug therapy management plans and therapy endpoints 1) Performs

    interventional medication use interventions incorporating patient specific data and documenting in appropriate

    patient records 2) Able to evaluate drug regimens and suggest changes or improvements when appropriate.

    Prevents, monitors, detects and documents Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Use Variances

    according to hospital policy

    Understands formulary process. Identifies and recommends alternative drugs for requests for non -formulary

    drugs 1) Intervenes in situations in which use of an alternative drug requires understanding of complex

    therapeutic issues.

    Interpretation of Clinical & Pharmacokinetic Lab Data

    Demonstrates knowledge of basic pharmacokinetic principles 1) Performs pharmacokinetics calculations.

    Recommends drug therapy changes to prescribers, and/or prospectively initiates appropriate dosage


    Adjusts dosage regimen based on renal function.

    Demonstrates knowledge of basic laboratory values used in therapeutic drug monitoring.

    Identifies targeted serum drug levels/lab values requiring pharmacist intervention 1) Evaluates the efficacy of

    drug therapy, anticipates side effects, toxicity or adverse effects.

    Evaluates the effect of current disease states, organ systems functions and other patient specific parameters

    on drug therapies.

    Problem Identification & Resolution

    Communicates and documents problem detection, relevant findings, recommendations, and necessary


    Identifies recurring drug-related problems and suggests a plan for improvement.

    Demonstrates effective collaboration skills with patient care team regarding patient management decisions as

    measured by constructive resolution to patient problems, consultation and timely response to all formal

    orders/consults including emergency response.

    Interacts confidently, diplomatically and persuasively with patient care team when advising and /or adjusting

    specific treatment/therapy, recommendations or other problem solving activities; takes the initiative to offer

    corrective suggestions and input.

    Drug Information

    Serves as primary source of drug information to physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals.

    Given any category of drug information request, employ a systematic approach to: 1) Receive and categorize

    requests from health professionals and patients, obtaining all necessary background information related to the

    request 2) Locate and record the answers to requests selecting appropriate textbooks, retrieval systems, and

    primary literature 3) Effectively communicate verbally and in a timely fashion accurate and complete answers

    to the requestor, with written supplementation when indicated 4) Provides for appropriate follow-up and internal

    documentation as required.

    Reviews and interprets the literature and applies this information to specific patients' situations.

    Relationships with Peers, MD, RN, Patients, Other Health Care Professionals

    Understands role as integral member of the health care team: 1) Demonstrates effective oral and written

    communication skills related to assigned responsibilities by keeping staff (peers, support personnel, clinical

    management staff, and patient care team) apprised of progress, concerns, including proposed solutions and

    recommended actions 2) Able to exchange information with patients and their families 3) Becomes an integral

    member of an interdisciplinary team in a practice area.

    Leadership and Organizational Ability

    Monitors work of support personnel and students, and reassigns tasks as needed: 1) Acts as a student

    preceptor, assisting in learning activities and evaluating progress.

    Demonstrates priority-setting in his/her approach to patient care issues.

    Provides oral/written feedback to preceptor and rotation specific evaluations, provides self -assessment at

    each rotation

    Seeks improvement in methods that assure optimum efficiency and cost effective use of resources.

    As a member of an interdisciplinary team, maintains an effective professional working relationship as

    measured by enthusiasm for the role, flexibility under stress, meaningful interdepartmental relations, and

    positive feedback from team members, patients and family members.

    Educational Activities

    Education of Other Health Care Professionals: 1) Prepares and presents inservices/CE for nurses 2) Lectures

    at Yale University School of Nursing 3) Prepares and presents inservices for physicians

    Patient Education: 1) Performs patient counseling

    Provides departmental training for peers, students and technicians: 1) Serves as a preceptor to Doctor of

    Pharmacy students from University of Connecticut and other colleges of pharmacy as requested.

    Participates in community awareness and outreach programs

    Written Professional Activities

    Submit material for intra- or inter departmental publication

    Completes a self assessment for performance evaluation which includes a career development action plan

    Participates in the development of drug related patient educational material

    Drug Distributive Activities

    Oversees the drug distribution processes, assuring accurate and timely dispensing of medications to patients

    via automated pharmacy systems and centralized dispensing systems

    Effectively demonstrates the principles and conduct consistent with a High Reliability Organization








    Graduation from an accredited College of Pharmacy with a B.S. or Pharm. D. degree or equivalent experience

    required. Must be eligible for Connecticut pharmacist licensure.



    Hospital pharmacy work experience preferred.



    This individual should demonstrate knowledge of pharmacology and therapeutics. Excellent communication skills

    and the ability to work with others are required. Experience in teaching and research activities are desirable.



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