The Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and the Touro College of Pharmacy, offer a one-year ASHP-accredited Specialty Residency Program in Critical Care Pharmacotherapy (PGY-2). The primary goals of this residency program are to prepare the resident to become a highly-trained pharmacy professional with leadership skills, a proficient specialist in critical care pharmacotherapy, competent in publication & presentation scholarship, and clinical research & design. Upon completion of this advanced training program, the resident should be poised for careers in hospital practice, academia, or industry. The resident will receive comprehensive, intense, and individualized training in all aspects of critical care pharmacy practice from dedicated and passionate pharmacy faculty.
Pharmacotherapy Position Description
The resident will be responsible for providing comprehensive medication therapy management for critically-ill patients in the following settings: medical/surgical critical care unit, cardiac critical care unit, emergency department, and surgery units. The resident will have the opportunity to provide emergency medicine pharmacy services via the emergency medicine pharmacy satellite, and will partner with paramedics throughout New York City in hospital ambulances. Residents will be trained to provide nutritional support to the critically ill. Clerkship opportunities in Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Infectious Diseases are available.
Additionally, the resident will perform pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetic consultations, and approve restricted antimicrobials for the critically ill. The resident will interact with several critical care pharmacy and medicine faculty. He/she will participate in adverse drug event and medication error reporting, and will perform admission histories and medication reconciliation, and drug discharge counseling. The resident will receive BCLS and ACLS training and certification, and participate in codes. Regarding academic training, an IRB-approved scholarly research project is required. Moreover, there is a faculty appointment with the Touro College of Pharmacy.
Research Project and Publishing Requirements
The resident is required to complete one rigorous scholarly critical care research project. The resident will be responsible for preparing a research proposal including justification for the project and study methodology, determination of a power analysis, application of appropriate statistical analysis, development of a budget, receiving IRB approval, collaborating with research-intensive medical residents, presenting via poster or platform presentation, and publishing the results as an abstract and manuscript.
To qualify for this ASHP-accredited critical care pharmacotherapy residency program (PGY-2), you must be a graduate of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy, possess a Pharm.D. degree, or a Post-BS Pharm.D. degree or equivalent experience, and have completed an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1). Pharmacy licensure or eligibility for licensure in NY State is required.
About Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center is a major teaching hospital, placed among the top hospitals in Brooklyn for our customer satisfaction scores. Additionally, Kingsbrook received the Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart and American Stroke Associations. These awards reflect our institution's success in implementing a higher standard of excellent stroke care. Kingsbrook also earned the Silver Star Status from the City of New York for its institution-wide implementation of the healthy food initiative.
Kingsbrook is a full-service acute care facility, providing an array of medical sub-specialty and surgical services including: Ambulatory Surgery, Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency/Urgent Care Services, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, Ventilator Dependent Unit, Wound Care including Hyperbaric Treatments, and an Outpatient Specialty Center including Radiology, offering MRI & CT services, primary care, and over 20 additional medical/surgical specialties.