This community-based residency program uses a hands-on approach to incorporate both inpatient and outpatient experiences to provide the resident with both clinical and community skills. After orientation to the Pharmacy Department, the resident will begin training to work in the in-hospital community pharmacy, as well as begin a series of rotations and other longitudinal activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of The Valley Hospital/Valley Health Pharmacy PGY1 Community- Based Residency Program. The longitudinal focus in Transitions of Care consists of interpreting and verifying outpatient prescriptions in addition to providing direct patient care throughout the residency program. During clinical rotations, the resident will participate in all aspects of patient medication use therapy, including collection, assessment, planning, selection, monitoring, reconciliation, safety, and follow-up. The resident will work as part of the multidisciplinary team, advising physicians, nurses and patients on the appropriate medication use. By working in both clinical and community pharmacy settings, the community resident will become a well-rounded pharmacist, equipped with the knowledge and skills for a variety of pharmacy settings in their future career.
PharmD degree, eligible for NJ licensure, onsite interview. Must be legally allowed to work in the USA.
Residents are expected to complete all pharmacy examinations (NAPLEX/MPJE) no later than July 31st. Pharmacist/Immunizer licensure must be obtained by September 15th.
About The Valley Hospital / Valley Health Pharmacy
The Valley Hospital is a fully-accredited, 451-bed, acute-care, not-for-profit hospital serving hundreds of thousands of residents of northern New Jersey. The hospital is located in Ridgewood, NJ, 20 miles west of New York City. In 2017, Valley Health System and The Valley Hospital were ranked as number one in New Jersey in a recent NJBIZ Reader Rankings Survey. Valley Medical Group was also ranked the number one physician group in the state. Valley’s key services include cardiology, oncology, women’s and children’s services, emergency care, orthopedics and neurosciences.
The Pharmacy Department’s almost 120 members provide decentralized patient care services at the hospital and ambulatory areas, including multidisciplinary patient care rounds and drug therapy management. Valley Health Pharmacy currently has three community pharmacy locations, one of which is located in The Valley Hospital and is the dispensing center for Valley’s “Meds to Beds” program for patients with discharge prescriptions. Over the years, Valley Health Pharmacy has continued to grow, with plans to expand pharmacy locations and services in the future!