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
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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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