The PGY-1 pharmacy residency program is offered by Jackson Hospital and Clinic Department of Pharmacy. The American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) is the accrediting body for pharmacy residency programs.
This program is intended to meet or exceed the standards of the ASHP, where such standards exist. ASHP defines a pharmacy residency as a postgraduate program of organized training that meets the requirements set forth and approved and published by ASHP in the appropriate accreditation standard. A pharmacy residency program prepares pharmacists for practice in a medical specialty and sub-specialty focusing on the development of specific clinical skills and professional competencies.
A pharmacy residency program is structured to encourage and permit pharmacy residents to assume increasing levels of responsibility commensurate with their individual growth progress in experience, skill, knowledge and judgment. Each rotation must adhere to current accreditation requirements as set forth by the ASHP for all matters pertaining to the training program. It is the responsibility of all residents of Jackson Hospital and Clinic, and the profession of pharmacy to uphold the highest degree of professional conduct at all times.
The resident will display an attitude of professionalism in all aspects of his/her daily practice. All residents are expected to dress in an appropriate professional manner whenever they are in the institution or attending any function as a representative of Jackson Hospital and Clinic. Clean, pressed white lab coats of full length will be worn at all times in patient care areas (excluding Psychiatry and Pediatrics). Any specific problems with dress will be addressed by the resident's Advisor/Coordinator.
A detailed policy may be found on Jackson Hospital and Clinic's Intranet. Jackson Hospital and Clinic Security requires all personnel to wear his/her badge at all times when they are on campus. If the badge is misplaced a temporary badge is available at the Security station on the first floor of the hospital.
If the employee badge is lost, the resident must report the loss immediately to Security, and render a fee for replacement. Patient confidentiality will be strictly maintained by all residents. Any consultations concerning patients will be held in privacy with the utmost concern for the patients' and families' emotional as well as physical well-being.
Residents will not leave confidential documents (profiles, charts, prescriptions, etc.) in public places. Residents are required to complete HIPAA training and comply with all HIPAA policies. The resident is responsible for promoting good communication between the pharmacists, patients, physicians, and the school.
Constructive criticism is a means of learning and is not meant to embarrass. Any conflicts which may arise between the resident and preceptor should first be handled by discussing it with one another. If resolution is not achieved, then discussing the situation with the program director is the next appropriate step.
Residents are expected to become a licensed pharmacist as soon as possible, but no later than ninety days from their start date. Not becoming licensed by this date is grounds for dismissal from the program. In the event of extenuating circumstances, the Residency Program Director may approve an extension, if deemed appropriate.
A pharmacy resident's duties may be best divided into the broad headings of clinical, administrative, teaching and research. The resident will assume the following duties and responsibilities:
Participate in safe, evidence based, compassionate and cost effective patient care. This activity is under supervision of preceptor pharmacists and is commensurate with the resident's level of training as determined by their residency program and stated specifically in the residency handbook guidelines.
Communicate effectively with their supervising preceptor pharmacist regarding their patient evaluation, interpretation of diagnostic tests and plan of care and/or intended therapeutic interventions.
Provide oral and written consultations focused on improving patient outcomes and consistent with Jackson Hospital and Clinic's formulary, drug use matrix and cost effective therapy.
Participate in documentation of clinical activities including progress notes, etc. as outlined by his/her respective preceptor and required by the hospital.
In addition, participate in institutional committees, especially those related to patient care activities, as directed by their residency program.
Participate in appropriate institutional committees and councils whose actions affect their education and/or patient care including but not limited to quality improvement and quality assurance activities.
Abide by all Jackson Hospital and clinic policies and procedures, including the provisions outlined in the Pharmacy Residency Manual.
Participate in the clinical education of pharmacy students, other residents, and other allied health professionals under the guidance of his/her preceptor pharmacist.
Participate fully in the educational and scholarly activities of the program and, as required, assume responsibility for teaching and supervising other residents and students.
Develop a personal program of learning to foster continued professional growth with guidance from the teaching faculty and staff.
Pharm.D. from accredited school of pharmacy. Current licensure in the State of Alabama or licensed within 90 days of employment.
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