CHI Health Immanuel Medical Center

CHI Health Immanuel Medical Center Residency

About the Program

Develop expertise in the provision of pharmaceutical care that centers on development of the knowledge and skills needed to become a competent and confident practitioner. Participants will be accountable for optimizing drug therapy and achieving the most favorable outcomes as a member of the CHI Health care team. Participants will provide drug information and education to patients, other healthcare professionals and students. The program is flexible and provides participants with a wide range of experiences.

Immanuel Medical Center is a full-service hospital, Cancer Center, Rehabilitation Center and Specialty Spine Hospital. Immanuel Medical Center also offers psychiatric services and serves as a hospitality house for out-of-town families.  Immanuel Medical Center has a teaching and research affiliation with Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions and has decentralized clinical pharmacists available to all care units.

Clinical pharmacy functions include pharmacokinetic monitoring and dosing, multidisciplinary care team rounding, antimicrobial stewardship, anticoagulation monitoring and management, drug information and overall pharmacotherapy monitoring and dosing.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Training Program is to provide organized and directed pharmacy training in a community hospital setting. The program develops the knowledge and skills of the resident in various areas including:

  • Medication therapy management
  • Communication
  • Practice management
  • Critical thinking
  • Time management
  • Clinical research
  • Drug information
  • Teaching

The program offers participants the opportunity and stimulus to develop, to the highest degree obtainable, his/her professional expertise as a practitioner. Graduates of this program will be highly qualified to practice as pharmacist clinicians in patient care positions, adjunct faculty positions or for PGY2 training in their area of choice.

Structure

The Immanuel Medical Center residency program consists of 12 months, to include a minimum of 2,000 hours of contact time, extended over 50 weeks. The structure of the program is organized to provide the achievement of residency goals in the areas of acute patient care and pharmacotherapy.

Opportunities

  • Provision of drug information related to patient care and prospective therapeutic drug monitoring to ensure provision of safe, efficacious and cost-effective pharmacotherapy to patients.
  • Decentralized clinical pharmacy services in medical surgical service, adult ICU, hematology/oncology, psychiatry and during multidisciplinary care team rounds.
  • Staffing as a clinical pharmacist in the inpatient pharmacy.
  • Teaching opportunities are available with didactic lectures, grand rounds presentations and precepting PharmD students on clinical rotations.
  • Optional value-added programs are available through the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions including the teaching certificate program, reflection practitioner, and Ignatian values seminars and advanced critical care therapeutics.

Required Rotations Include

  • Orientation & training
  • Adult medicine
  • Adult psychiatry
  • Critical care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Ambulatory care

Required Longitudinal Rotations Include

  • Drug information & drug policy
  • Management
  • Staffing
  • Practice management project

Elective Rotations Offered

  • Child & adolescent psychiatry
  • Geropsychiatry
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery

*Required rotations may be repeated if desired.

Qualifications

  • The candidate must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree awarded from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy.
  • The candidate must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in Nebraska.
  • Membership in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is required.
  • To be considered for an onsite interview, the candidate must apply via the PhORCAS online application system by the listed deadline. The list of application materials may be found within the PhORCAS online application and will include the standard PhORCAS application, a curriculum vitae, pharmacy college transcripts and three letters of reference.

Stipend and Benefits

The Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Immanuel Medical Center offers a competitive stipend. Additional benefits include paid vacation/sick time, medical insurance plans and financial support to attend the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting.