NCH Healthcare System is a non-profit organization in Naples, Florida comprised of multiple outpatient physician groups, urgent care centers, free-standing emergency departments and 716 beds between our two acute care community hospitals.
Our residency program began in July 2017, and we have been given candidate status by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Each year we will be recruiting two PGY1 Pharmacy residents. The residents will join our dynamic pharmacy department and will have the opportunity to work alongside the NCH Internal Medicine physician residents, as well as students from various healthcare disciplines.
Our program is a 12-month postgraduate curriculum that offers training opportunities in acute care, clinical services, medication safety, and pharmacy management and leadership. PGY1 residents take on the role of clinical pharmacists and provide care to patients in a variety of settings under the guidance of skilled preceptors.
The NCH Healthcare System Pharmacy Residency program provides an in-depth experience in pharmacy practice, pharmacotherapy, medication safety, management and leadership. Our curriculum is designed to meet all training requirements of the ASHP accreditation standards. After four weeks of Orientation, the program consists of six core learning experiences, three longitudinal learning experiences and two electives. The residents may choose to do more than one rotation in the same practice area (See Program Structure).
Over the course of twelve months, the residents will develop expert skills and competency in providing pharmaceutical care to a variety of patient populations. Residents will develop proficiency in several patient care areas including general medicine, cardiology, neurology, stroke, three specialized intensive care units, oncology, sterile product compounding, outpatient infusion services, emergency medicine, geriatrics and rehabilitation. The program also places an emphasis on management and medication safety.
One of the major strengths of our program is the number of instructors with several years of experience in various clinical specialties (e.g. oncology, critical care, internal medicine, surgery). Residents will grow exponentially in their clinical skills and provision of complete pharmaceutical care.
Residents will obtain professional confidence and leadership skills by participating in the multidisciplinary care of patients. Residents completing this residency program will be competent clinical practitioners, trained to independently function as decentralized, unit-based pharmacists. The roles and responsibilities of a decentralized pharmacist are to support all pharmaceutical services for the assigned patient care area.
The goal of the program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and develop clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients and to provide exceptional pharmacy residency experiences to prepare future leaders in clinical pharmacy.
Required Core Rotations (6 weeks each)
Internal Medicine I & II
Critical Care I & II
Elective Rotations (4 weeks each, may choose 2)
Ambulatory Care and Consulting
Surgery & Post-Operation Recovery
Longitudinal Rotations (activities throughout the year)
Pharmacy Leadership & Management
Research Quality Project
Pharmacy Practice (Staffing)
Residents are required to staff every other weekend throughout the year. Once licensed, the will be expected to function as a member of the weekend staff completing order verification, pharmacokinetic and TPN consults, as well as the supervision of pharmacy technicians.
Applicants should follow all requirements specified by Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) and participate in the National Matching Service.
*Program Code Number for the Match: 244813*
Requirements include: academic transcripts, a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and three references (one must be from a clinical preceptor). All references must complete the Standardized Reference Form in PhORCAS, and in lieu of letters of recommendation, references may complete three narrative comment sections in PhORCAS.
United States Citizenship
Doctor of Pharmacy professional degree from an AACP accredited school
Application through the Match and PhORCAS systems by Jan. 20, 2019 by 11:59 PM EST
Florida Board of Pharmacy licensure by Sept. 30, 2019
About NCH Healthcare System PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
NCH Healthcare System; two PGY1 pharmacy residency positions, SW Florida. Match Program Code: 244813.