Florida Hospital (Advent Health) is currently seeking ambitious and committed individuals for the 2019-2020 PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency.
During the PGY-2 year, the resident will learn to excel in clinical practice, clinical leadership, and operational services and be allowed to function as the ideal pharmacist generalist (clinician and leader) and be confident in providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams. The resident works collaboratively with Emergency Medicine Pharmacists, leads process improvement projects, provides patient care in collaborative practice settings, and works as a member of medical staff committees. The longitudinal structure of projects develops competence in leadership and practice management responsibilities.
The primary goal of the PGY-2 Emergency Medicine program is to develop residents into independent practitioners and confident pharmacy leaders who possess in-depth therapeutic knowledge and integrated professional attributes. The resident’s experiences are tailored to meet his/her individual goals and expectations.
Comprehensive pharmaceutical care is incorporated throughout the residency via professional and operational practice, pharmacy practice management, interdisciplinary teamwork, drug policy development, process improvement, and self-evaluation. Rotations are offered in a variety of areas and may be tailored to the interests of the individual resident. Core patient care rotations include: Adult emergency medicine (EM) (4 rotations including critical care/resuscitation, cardiology/pulmonology, neurology/psychology, antimicrobial stewardship), Pediatric EM, and Critical Care. Elective rotations are offered in a variety of other emergency settings to develop independent practice skills. Activities include: a research project suitable for publication and presentation at a professional meeting, medication use evaluation, and an ACPE-accredited CE seminar presentation. Additional program goals include development of skills in clinical and didactic teaching, knowledge of clinical research methodology, and confidence in professional leadership. The program affords an interactive environment allowing residents to facilitate internal and external small group discussions, precept pharmacy student experiences, and present formal lectures which allow residents to learn innovative teaching methodologies and mentoring techniques from experienced faculty. A variety of practice based research opportunities exist as residents complete an independent research project and are exposed to ground-breaking investigator-initiated as well as industry sponsored protocols.
The application deadline for the 2019-2020 residency program is January 4, 2019.
Benefits include immediate medical benefits including dental and vision benefits, wellness screenings, direct deposit, leave, reimbursement for select professional meetings, parking, cafeteria discounts, and employee discounts at local participating merchants.
Special Requirements for Acceptance: Complete PhORCAS application; 3 references utilizing standard form in PhORCAS with narrative comment section completed or supplemental letter of recommendation; eligibility for licensure in Florida. Program does not sponsor H1B Visas.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Program Director Lydia Fancher, PharmD at Lydia.Fancher@FLHosp.org.
Internal Number: 0840-05
About Florida Hospital Orlando - Advent Health
Florida Hospital Orlando and Florida Hospital for Children are 1,067-bed and 230-bed acute care teaching hospitals which serve as major tertiary facilities for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Located on a lush tropical lakeside campus in Orlando, Florida, these institutions treat over 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients annually.
Florida Hospital Orlando is home to nationally recognized institutes and adult care programs for cancer, cardiology, critical care, diabetes, emergency medicine, general surgery, infectious diseases, internal medicine, oncology, orthopedics, neuroscience, and solid organ transplant. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. Affiliated with seven other acute care programs throughout Central Florida and twenty-four through the state of Florida, Florida Hospital is one of the largest Medicare providers in the United States. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the very best hospitals in the United States and as the number one program in Florida, Florida Hospital has a long standing history of excellence in patient care and pro...vides a robust portfolio of specialty services as well as cutting edge clinical programs to highly complex patient populations.
The Florida Hospital Orlando Pharmacy Department is automated with decentralized unit-based dispensing cabinets throughout the all patient care areas. The department has a USP 797 compliant clean room which provides sterile product services to patient care areas. Four satellite pharmacies are operated in collaboration with the central pharmacy and campus clean room. The hospital is equipped with computerized physician order entry and utilizes an electronic medication administration record. The pharmacy offers a wide variety of clinical services in collaboration with healthcare teams for the cure, arrest, and prevention of disease and/or symptoms of disease. Members of the clinical pharmacy staff provide decentralized pharmaceutical care and patient education throughout Florida Hospital every day to assure safe, accurate, and cost-effective medication therapy. Pharmacists, technicians, and residents work with institutional stakeholders, physicians, and allied professionals to improve the long-term health of acute care patients and the community.
Rich traditions of practice and evidence-based excellence serve as the fundamental principles of the clinical programs and pharmacy services at Florida Hospital Orlando. Comprehensive pharmaceutical care is incorporated throughout the institution via clinical and operational practice and interdisciplinary teamwork. Together pharmacists, technicians, and residents work collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and key stakeholders to detect, mitigate, and prevent medication adverse events and to ensure medication use processes are aligned with national evidence-based best practices and regulatory standards.
Many new job opportunities are available within the Department of Pharmacy Services and Pharmacy Leaders are looking for talented individuals looking for a dynamic, progressive, and team-oriented setting that leverages the latest advancements in integrated, holistic patient care. Florida Hospital Orlando provides a place where individuals can grow personally and professionally to achieve their full potential with the support of breakthrough medical programs, visionary leadership and world-class technology. In fact, it is safe to say that candidates will marvel at the culture and the limitless opportunities to work, grow and play.
Florida Hospital for Children and the Walt Disney Pavilion is fully focused on the health, healing and happiness of children. Working closely with family members, child health professionals and Disney Imagineers, we have created a very special place for children. From the lobby where guests can paint their own scenes to a nightly adventure where children decide the ending to the story, we want parents, family members, and children to know they are safe, secure and in the best of hands at the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children. Florida Hospital for Children received a $10 million contribution in 2007 from Walt Disney World towards an expansion project which was completed in early 2011.
Comprised of 230 beds, including a 102-bed Level III NICU, a 22-bed Level I PICU, 8-bed Hematology/Oncology Unit, 8-bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, 8-bed Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, 44-bed General Medical/Surgical Unit, 16-bed Procedural Sedation Unit, 10-bed CVICU, 16-bed ED, and Central Florida's only Pediatric Renal, Liver, and Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Programs. Our Cardiac Surgical Program had their first surgery in late 2012 so our hospital mission - "Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ" - was expanded across Central Florida.
Our primary mission is to provide quality pharmaceutical care to improve the patient's quality of life while providing support for caregivers. As part of multidisciplinary teams, we share the responsibility of monitoring responses to drug therapy and optimizing care to improve patient outcomes.
The Department of Pediatric Pharmacy distributive services consist of:
• Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) review
• Patient medication profile review
• Detect and prevent prescribing and transcription errors
• Drug distribution
• Sterile IV preparation
• Compounding medications
• Medication verficiation for restocking automated dispensing cabinets (ADC)
The Department of Pediatric Pharmacy has a Clinical Program which provides of the following services:
• Patient care rounds
• Therapeutic drug monitoring with automatic pharmacy consult services for vancomycin and aminoglycosides
• Parenteral nutrition
• Review all medication profiles for potential interventions
• Dose adjustments for renal and hepatic function
• Advise the initiation, discontinuation, or alteration of therapies
• Monitor and prevent adverse drug reactions
• Provide drug information and education to physicians, nurses, patients, and other ancillary staff
• Review microbial laboratory test results and recommend altering or streamlining antibiotics
• Convert IV medications to enteral formulations when appropriate
• Asthma education and prescription discharge and warfarin patient counseling
• Team member for core committees and evidence-based guideline development
• Write/review medication-related policies and procedures and order set development
• Review medications for addition to the Formulary
• Precept pharmacy students and residents
• Participate in IRB-approved research projects