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Pharmacy Concentration Responsibilities
The major responsibilities of this position involve drug therapy optimization, patient and health care professional education, leadership, medication safety, drug distribution, and the development of a project to improve patient care and/or the medication use system.
- Resident has a service commitment designed to ensure that he/she gains experience and can function as an independent pharmacist in the hospital setting. To achieve this objective, residents are scheduled for an average of 32 hours per month as a staff pharmacist providing pharmaceutical services.
- Resident participates in assigned hospital committees.
- Resident attends designated national, state, and local pharmacy meetings/showcases for poster/platform presentations and/or to assist with pharmacy residency candidate recruiting.
- Resident will teach Doctor of Pharmacy students on experiential training rotations under the supervision of the preceptor.
- Resident develops a Quality Improvement (QI)/Research project to improve patient care and/or the medication use system. The goal of the project is to demonstrate the ability to evaluate and investigate practice, review data, and assimilate scientific evidence to improve patient care and/or the medication-use system. The objectives include identifying changes needed, developing a plan, implementing changes and assessing the changes made to improve patient care and/or the medication use system. The resident will gain experience in the IRB process and protocol development as well as data collection, data analysis, and presentation/publication of the results. Biostatistician support shall be provided. The detailed Quality Improvement (QI) and Research learning experience description and timeline will be provided by the designated preceptor on the project. The project shall be presented at the following meetings:
- Poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
- Platform presentation at the Eastern States Residency Conference
- Poster or platform presentation at Hackensack Meridian Research Day
- Opportunity to submit for presentation at other professional meetings at the discretion of the preceptor and resident
- Resident will participate in the recruitment, screening, and interviewing process for upcoming PGY1 pharmacy resident candidates.
- Residents are required to complete, at a minimum, the following during the residency year:
- 1 journal club
- 1 seminar
- 1 clinical controversy
- 1 podcast presentation
- 1 noon conference presented to the medical residents
- 1 protocol/policy (new or revision)
- 1 formal in-service (pharmacy/medicine/nursing)
- 1 ACPE-approved pharmacy continuing education program
- Residents are required to prepare 1 medication use evaluation (MUE) and 1 drug monograph to be presented at the system-wide Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee.
- Residents will participate in at least 1 community outreach program.
- Teach a lecture at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
- Prepare a manuscript of their project for publication.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – Completed during hospital orientation. Assigned online portions must be completed before beginning the sessions on site.
- Teaching & Learning Certificate Program via the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University – All residents will be enrolled and are expected to successfully complete all requirements.