Mission Statement: The PGY-2 Pediatric Residency Program at Lee Health is committed to providing excellent training experiences to advance the resident's clinical skills, knowledge base and professional interests. The program is dedicated to preparing future pediatric pharmacy clinicians and leaders by promoting confidence, leadership and professional skills.
Purpose Statement: The residency program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY-1 residency program experience to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in the specialized area of pediatrics. Our program is designed to equip the PGY 2 resident with the skills necessary to optimize pediatric care as independent practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge by incorporating both into the provision of medication management. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY-2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and poise them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area.
Core Clinical Rotations
Post-graduate year 2 (PGY2) Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Required core rotations are four weeks (unless noted otherwise) and include the following:
Orientation - abbreviated if early commit PGY1
Pediatric Medical/Surgical Care
Pediatric Intensive Care I
Pediatric Intensive Care II
Neonatal Intensive Care
Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Longitudinal: In addition to the above rotations, residents will be involved in the following core rotations as longitudinal experiences:
PGY2 Newsletter (The Dose of Pediatrics)
Clinical Practice Advancement
Pharmacy Practice Leadership - exempt if early commit PGY1
Pharmacy Practice Experience (Service)
Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
Teaching Certificate Program - exempt if previously obtained
Elective rotations include the following:
Neonatal Intensive Care Elective
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pediatric Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy
The goal for the service commitment is to provide the resident experience within the medication distribution process, the pharmacy department and within the health care system to ensure understanding of the function as a health system pharmacist. The Service Commitment learning experience will have a primary preceptor and will be evaluated as part of the resident’s quarterly evaluation. Residents are required to staff two 8-hour weekend shifts a month starting in August through June.
Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: Jan. 1
Starting Date: First week of July
Estimated Stipend: $45,000
Interview Required: Yes
Training Site: Free-standing pediatric hospital
Number of PICU Beds: 16
Number of NICU Beds: 64
Total Beds: 128
Benefits: Free parking, discounted meals, discounted membership to Wellness Centers, personal desk with desktop, personal laptop, 7.39 hours of PTO accrued every two weeks, professional conference reimbursement, on-site ACPE accredited continuing education, medical insurance (health, dental, vision, life)
To learn more about our hospital and health system, please visit our website at: http://www.leehealth.org/facilities/golisano-childrens-hospital.asp
Graduation from an Accredited PGY1 residency program.
About Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida - Lee Health
Be part of a 100-year legacy of exceptional service in "America's Most Beautiful Hospital" 148-bed Golisano Children’s Hospital --Lee Health System in beautiful Ft. Myers, Florida minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. Outstanding Benefits: PTO-24 days off annually- no cap, 403B up to 5% matching after 1st year, self-insured, not-for profit. We offer pet, auto, Group Life insurance, daycare, Health, dental, vision in 90-days, free parking and more. The pharmacist is responsible for the preparation, dispensing, and monitoring of medications used throughout the facility. The pharmacist is expected to sustain an environment for the safe, rational, effective, and efficient use of medications prescribed to patients of all age groups. Pharmacists are responsible for the direct supervision of technical support personnel. All job duties shall be performed in accordance with all applicable State and Federal laws, applicable regulatory agency standards, professional practice standards, and policies and procedures of the health system/pharmacy department.