Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) is Florida’s fifth largest hospital with 864 beds located between Tampa and Orlando. It is a community regional referral center housing the busiest single site emergency department (ED) in the nation with over 212,000 visits annually. The hospital has a 31-bed palliative care unit, as well as four nearby hospices. A pharmacist-run inpatient pain management consult service sees between 30 and 50 patients per day, presenting with a variety of acute and chronic complaints.
The Pain Management and Palliative Care Residency is a 12-month, organized, directed, postgraduate training program that focuses on developing the skills and competencies necessary to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to pain and palliative care patients.
The resident is expected to become an integral component of the multi-disciplinary team and work with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals on a daily basis. Under the guidance of three pain management and palliative care specialists, clinical pharmacy specialists in other disciplines, and physicians trained in anesthesiology, neurology, addiction recovery, trauma, and palliative care, the resident will develop professional confidence and clinical skills. Residency graduates are equipped to participate as essential members of multidisciplinary pain management and palliative care teams and are able to make complex therapeutic recommendations in various practice settings. Training focuses on developing residents’ capabilities to deal with a range of pain syndromes, including chronic malignant and non-malignant pain, neuropathic pain, and pain related to neurologic, orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions. Palliative care emphasis is placed on symptom management throughout patients’ illnesses and at the end of life.
Core rotations include inpatient acute and chronic pain management, palliative and hospice care, oncology, trauma, and psychiatry. Elective rotations include addiction recovery, emergency medicine, headache clinic, interventional medicine, pain and sedation in the ICU, or intensification of any required rotation. Residents are offered flexibility to tailor the program to their post-graduate interests. Additional requirements for successful completion include a medication use evaluation, a research project, and a CE seminar.
Graduation of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency
State of Florida Board of Pharmacy Licensure by July 15th
About Lakeland Regional Health
Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) is an 864-bed, not-for-profit tertiary referral center in Lakeland, FL.With 188,000 patient days, almost 3,000 births and 42,000 patient admissions each year, LRH is the fifth largest hospital in Florida. We are also the busiest single site emergency department in the nation with over 212,000 visits annually. LRH is also a Joint Commission accredited Chest Pain Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Level II Trauma Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and houses the only dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) in the county. Our medical center handles over 2,100 trauma visits annually and is home to three hybrid operating rooms and catheterization labs to offer patients the least invasive surgeries possible and enhanced patient safety.
Our mission is to deliver the best outcomes and safest care by placing people at the heart of all we do. We improve lives every day by promoting wellness, education and discovery. We promise to treasure all people as uniquely created, to nurture, educate, and guide with integrity, and to inspire each and every one of us to do our very best.