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PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Resident - Term Professional-Monthly
Requisition Number - 2100475
Expected Start Date: July 6, 2021
Job summary: Vanderbilt University Medical Center Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Cardiology Pharmacy Residency program is a 12-month, full-time residency, accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The purpose of the PGY2 Pharmacy Residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
The mission of the PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy residency is to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice that meets the needs of cardiovascular patients. The resident will be involved with active inpatient services which includes multiple levels of critical care and acute care. Graduates are well equipped to be fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary cardiovascular care team, and able to make complex pharmacotherapy recommendations in a fast-paced environment. In addition, graduates are experienced in short-term research in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, excel in their ability to teach other health professionals, and possess the experience necessary to exercise leadership for cardiology practice in the health system.
Our residency program will provide each resident with specific learning experiences designed to enable the resident to expand the scope of his/her practice skills. The resident will be evaluated on ASHP goals/objectives as assigned on various learning experiences (rotations, longitudinal experiences, presentations, etc.) throughout the year. The ASHP Residency Learning System and PharmAcademic is used extensively, which offers the resident a tailored, personalized, and progressive learning experience throughout the year.
This residency will tentatively begin on July 6, 2021 with one residency position available. PGY2 specialty residencies require the successful completion of a PGY1 residency year and pharmacy licensure in the state of Tennessee. VUMC pharmacy residency positions beginning in 2021 in postgraduate year one (PGY1) or postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency programs are offered to applicants through the ASHP Resident Matching Program (the "Match"). The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) is responsible for establishing the Rules of the Match, and for monitoring the implementation of the Match. The administration and conduct of the Match is carried out by National Matching Services Inc. on behalf of ASHP.
A broad range of experiences are incorporated into the residency curriculum. Didactic discussions, reading assignments, case presentations, written assignments, or direct patient care experiences will allow the cardiology pharmacy resident to understand and appreciate the implications of areas including but not limited to cardiovascular risk reduction, atherosclerotic disease, dysrhythmias, heart failure, cardiothoracic surgery related, cardiac critical care, anticoagulation and antiplatelets, and cardiology devices. In addition, frequently, patients require treatment for not only their cardiovascular disease but also for concurrent medical and surgical problems. Comprehensive care of these patients includes the full scope of their pharmacotherapeutic needs. Residents will develop expertise in pharmacotherapy of typical chronic/acute medical and surgical programs occurring in patients with cardiovascular disease, and in promoting wellness and the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Residents will have the opportunity to gain teaching experience and assist preceptors with teaching pharmacy students from the local colleges of pharmacy and PGY1 Pharmacy residents from our own institution, with an optional teaching certificate provided by one of the two local colleges of pharmacy obtained during the residency. The resident will also have opportunities to provide didactic lectures to pharmacy students, dietetic interns, and medical students, as well as in-service presentations to pharmacy and nursing staff. The resident will gain experience in giving formal presentations and will be required to complete research pharmacy projects with at least one process improvement project and manuscript submitted for publication during the residency. Required clinical rotation experiences include CVICU- cardiology, CVICU- cardiac surgery, heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, cardiac transplant, and general cardiology, with a variety of required longitudinal experiences and elective rotations such as cardiology pediatrics, emergency medicine, and others. Staffing requirements will vary but will primarily be focused on clinical pharmacy practice such as pharmacokinetic consults, clinical dashboard monitoring and clinical pharmacy coverage throughout the year.
Position Qualifications (Required):
Applicants must submit their application in the PhORCAS application portal by December 31 st and complete an online application with Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency. Doctor of Pharmacy degree, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency certificate, three letters of recommendation from pharmacy preceptors and/or supervisory pharmacists, and University transcripts for pharmacy coursework are required to be submitted through applicants PhORCAS application.
Applicants will be required to be a graduate of an accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program and must obtain unrestricted licensure to practice as a Pharmacist in the State of Tennessee by July 31 st of their residency year. Residents who are not fully licensed by this date will have modifications to their scheduled responsibilities. Failure to obtain Tennessee licensure by October 1 st will result in dismissal from the residency program and termination from employment at VUMC. Verification of professional degree conferred, as well as Tennessee Pharmacist licensure occurs in accordance with VUMC policy.
Additional Qualification Information:
VUMC will conduct pre-employment background checks on all final candidates for all positions in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws. The background check process will begin after a contingent offer of employment is made and accepted by the selected/matched residency candidate. Pharmacy employees and candidates who are conditionally offered employment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center will also be tested for compliance with alcohol and drug use in accordance with VUMC policy.
Paid time off (PTO), travel support to attend professional meetings, health insurance, relocation allowance and other benefits. For additional information go to: https://www.vumc.org/pharmacy/40270
The Department of Pharmaceutical Services provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care services to Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt (Children's Hospital), Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) and The Vanderbilt Medical Group (VMG).
This patient-centered service is provided through the Patient Care Center organization and clinic structure. The role of the Pharmacy is to promote safe and effective medication therapy for all patients and to provide oversight and leadership of the medication use system.
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