Come visit us at the 2012 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
Monday, December 3 from 1 - 4 PM
Holmes Regional Medical Center Post-Graduate year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency is an ASHP accredited 12 month training program designed to achieve and surpass standards established by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) for PGY1 training. This PGY1 pharmacy residency program is designed to develop residents’ clinical capabilities and education in a wide variety of pharmacy settings.
Residency Purpose Statement
The purpose of the Post-Graduate Year-1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency program at Holmes Regional Medical Center is to produce competent, well-rounded practitioners dedicated to quality patient care. After program completion, the resident will be prepared with indispensable skills to thrive in integrated general practice and will be equipped to start a PGY2 residency in various areas.
This program promotes medication-use optimization, a culture of patient safety through medication safety, and timely, efficient, and equitable patient care for every patient, every time. Residents will be integrated into the hospital system thereby exposing them to various clinical situations which will aid them in understanding various processes of the medication use system, administrative aspects, procedures of distribution, and ultimately prepares residents to be exemplary in both distributive and clinical knowledge to the degree of full integration at the point of patient care.
The residency program also strives to polish resident skills concerning presentations, research, evaluations, and teaching. The program will infuse residents with a drive for continued learning and expanding the pharmacy profession.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Overview
HRMC has academic affiliations with the following schools: University of Florida, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine & School of Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Mercer University.
About our Pharmacy Department
The Pharmacy Department supports 514-bed Holmes Regional Medical Center a tertiary referral hospital serving the east coast of Central Florida. Our pharmacy services include:
Inpatient pharmacy open 24/7
Retail/Outpatient Family Pharmacy
Outpatient Anticoagulation Clinic
Clinical services provided by the Pharmacy Team include Anticoagulation, Pharmacokinetics, Parenteral Nutrition, Renal Consults, Narrow Therapeutic Index Medication Monitoring, and other services as requested by consult.
Holmes Regional Medical Center uses state-of-the-art technology, including Pyxis® Medication Technologies, Sunrise Clinical Manager, and Provider Order Entry systems.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Overview
To be eligible for a Resident Pharmacist position at HRMC, the applicant must::
Have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school or college.
Be licensed, or eligible for licensure, in the state of Florida.
If accepted into the position, a non-licensed Resident must become licensed as a pharmacist in Florida within 30 days
of hire in order to continue the program.
Evidence of licensure (Original license) must be filed with the Pharmacy Manager for display in the pharmacy office.
All Resident Candidates will be interviewed on-site
HRMC participates in the ASHP Resident Matching Program
This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
The Post-Graduate Year-1 (PGY1) Residency Program at Holmes Regional Medical Center is a hospital-based program with ambulatory care components. Residents will complete all required rotations at Holmes Regional Medical Center. Each required elective rotation will last approximately 4 weeks. Both Critical Care and Internal Medicine will last approximately 8 weeks, while other core rotations will be approximately 6 weeks in length. Longitudinal experiences are designed to extend throughout the 12-month residency program.
Patient Discharge Counseling
Hospital and community lectures
Patient Medication Safety Initiative
Pharmacy & Therapeutics Meetings
Residency Research Project
Staffing/Pharmacy Consult Service
Teaching Pharmacy staff & Students
OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Assist in precepting pharmacy students
Complete and present a formal residency research project
Prepare and present 4 continuing education programs
University of Florida Teaching Certificate Program (optional)
Consultant Pharmacist Licensing Program (Optional)
Staffing: Every Third Weekend, Three Holidays
Participate in Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee meetings
and other meetings as required by rotation
Comprehensive benefits package, including fitness center membership
Discount at Hospital Cafeteria, Gift shops, Marketplace, and Family Pharmacy
Travel allowances for: ASHP Midyear clinical meeting, FSHP Annual Meeting, Regional Residency Conference
To be considered for an interview, candidates must submit the following materials by January 16, 2012:
Letter of Intent
Letters of Recommendation from three professional sources
Official academic transcripts
Application Process FAQ
All applicants must apply online. Click here to visit our Careers page. Position search term is "Pharmacy Resident".
Application materials should be submitted via U.S. Postal Service to the below address; however, exceptions may be made for Fax or e-mail applications if needed. Applicants may contact us via e-mail or telephone to check on application status.
After the entire application package has been submitted and reviewed, the Residency Program Coordinator will notify selected applicants to arrange on-site interviews.
Send all application Materials to:
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Pharmacy
Holmes Regional Medical Center
1350 South Hickory Street
Melbourne, Florida 32901