The CoxHealth PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency provides the resident with advanced clinical training in critical care pharmacotherapy, as well as opportunities for research, teaching, and scholarship. Upon completion of this residency, the pharmacist will be a competent clinical pharmacy practitioner in critical care that engages in multidisciplinary collaboration, demonstrates advanced critical thinking skills, and is able to design and implement complex medication recommendations in a variety of critical care environments.
This 12-month ASHP-accredited program builds upon the broad-based competencies achieved in a PGY1 pharmacy residency. This program prepares residents to function independently in the therapeutic management of patients admitted to intensive care units and various other aspects of direct patient care including nutrition support and emergency medicine. During the residency, pharmacists develop leadership, practice management skills, and gain experience in educating health care professionals, students and patients. Residents learn to integrate their knowledge of drug delivery and patient care to optimize and ensure a safe and cost effective medication use system. The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency is located Cox Medical Center South, a Level I trauma center serving southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas, with approximately 75 adult critical care beds. Residents participate in case conferences, guideline reviews, a leadership book club, a grand round presentation, teaching, research, and writing.
Participation in all critical care operational and clinical activities
Involvement in critical care case presentations and critical care guideline reviews
Grand rounds presentation
Provision of pharmacy education to medical, nursing and/or pharmacy staff
Mastery of mandatory critical care topics
BLS, ACLS and PALS certification and code attendance
Trauma pager coverage
Cardiovascular Intensive Care
Medical Intensive Care
Neuro-trauma Intensive Care
Intensive Care Unit-Focused Diabetes Care
Intensive Care Unit-Focused Infectious Diseases
Teaching Certificate Program through the University of Missouri-Kansas City is also offered
All applications will be accepted through PhORCAS, match number 64017
Additional Salary Information: In addition to CoxHealth benefits, pharmacy residents are provided professional paid leave of absence and compensation to attend required conferences. Residents may be required to work holidays as part of their staffing component (not to exceed one major and one minor holiday), but are eligible for compensation above the stipend if additional holidays outside of staffing requirement are worked. Staffing requirements: Two 10-hour shifts every fourth weekend plus two additional 10-hour shifts monthly.
Graduation from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy, ASHP Accredited PGY1 Residency completion, eligibility for licensure in Missouri, Medication Therapy Services Certification through the state of Missouri.
CoxHealth is the region’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health system, serving a population of 900,000 in a 25-county service area. Our five-hospital organization has facilities in Springfield, Monett and Branson, and more than 80 physician clinics in the region. Each facility offers a caring, highly trained staff and state-of-the-art equipment to meet our patients’ health care needs.
CoxHealth is Missouri’s first hospital system accredited by DNV-GL Healthcare, and has been recognized by national organizations for quality care and patient safety.