Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital (RPH) is a 254-bed tertiary care referral center in Sayre, Pennsylvania. RPH is the recipient of numerous national awards for the high quality care it provides to patients. The hospital is a Regional Level II Trauma Center, accredited by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation, and is served by Guthrie Air, a regional aeromedical helicopter program. Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital offers a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical services
RPH is a layered learning environment including varied student disciplines, residencies (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery), and a Cardiovascular disease fellowship.
This is a new PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (second class currently enrolled). With strong provider support and participation, as well as affiliation with Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS), many exciting opportunities exist.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residents at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital will take on the role of clinical pharmacist and teacher in varied practice settings.
Core block experiences include:
Critical Care (medical)
Hematology/Oncology (focus on hazardous medications)
Adult Medicine (community hospital)
Core longitudinal experiences include:
Teaching & Learning
Pharmacy Practice (Staffing)
Elective rotations may include:
Critical Care II (surgical)
Hematology/Oncology (focus on patient care, ambulatory care, patient education)
Emergency General Surgery
Emergency Medical Response (longitudinal)
The goal is to train clinical competence, leadership and professional skills supported by self-directed learning, with the confidence to excel in diverse practice environments.
Benefits include: health insurance, retirement savings, PTO/sick time, travel/meeting fee allowance, potential to obtain teaching and learning certificate, and more.
Why choose Guthrie?
It’s the family. In the halls, regardless of title, people smile at each other and say hello. We genuinely care for each other. Practicing in this environment makes it different than other places where pharmacists also may be welcomed, expected and respected members of the healthcare team. It makes it different from other teaching institutions where, like ours, everyone embraces that learners teach as much as they learn. Pharmacy can have a major positive impact on patient care. At Guthrie, our work family knows that and respects us for it.
We hope you will consider joining our team.
See https://www.guthrie.org/pharmacy-residency for more details.
Candidates for the Pharmacy Residency Program must:
Possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy.
Be eligible for Pennsylvania and New York licensure.
Pennsylvania licensure requires 500 hours of internship to be completed in addition to hours earned as part of Pharm.D. curriculum.
New York licensure - part of the learning experience is at Corning Hospital in Corning, New York. (65 bed community hospital)
Eligible Pharmacy Residents are able to satisfy the Part III requirement via formal waiver (Form 4B) during the first 60 days of the residency. (http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pharm/pharmforms.htm)
Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital participates in the Resident Matching Program and The Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Residency candidates must also participate in both.
Interested candidates must submit the following to PhORCAS:
Official pharmacy school transcript
At least (3) three personalized letters of recommendation, include at least two from direct patient care preceptors/supervisors
Personalized Letter of intent, please include your answers to the following questions:
As it relates to your career goals, why have you chosen to pursue a residency? Why at Guthrie?
Describe a situation in which you influenced a patient’s medication therapy
Potential candidates will be invited for an on-site interview, which will involve giving a brief presentation.
About Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Guthrie is a not-for-profit, integrated health care system designed to offer patients a full-spectrum of health services incorporating primary care, complex specialty care, behavioral health services, surgical services, inpatient care, durable medical equipment services, home health, long-term care, palliative care and hospice care. Our integrated approach creates a better experience for our patients and is working to decrease the cost of the delivery of health care.
We serve a large population of people over a wide geographic area, with four hospitals, a multi-specialty group practice with over 300 physicians and 200 advanced practice providers serving 21 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie also includes a Foundation for Education and Research, and multi-disciplinary Medical Education.
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