To build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.
The Valley Hospital PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency program offers training, education, and practice experience in the following pharmacy services: medication management (including comprehensive medication management and targeted medication intervention services with follow-up; health and wellness; immunizations, disease state management incorporating medication management, and care transitions including medication reconciliation and medication management; and patient-centered medication distribution).
The resident annual schedule is determined based on incoming interests of the resident. The length of time for each learning experience is flexible to accommodate the special interests of the resident. Learning experience offerings are outlined below.
Estimated total % emphasis per competency area:
Patient care 70%
Leadership & management 15%
Advancement of community-based practice and improving patient care 10%
Teaching, education, and dissemination of knowledge 5%
Pharmacist Patient Care Process (PPCP) is utilized for patient care.
Orientation - Rotational
American Lung Association Better Breathers Club (patient support group) - Longitudinal
Community Outreach Events (brown bags, health fairs, Teddy Bear Clinic, etc.) - Concentrated events as scheduled
Community Pharmacy Practice Patient-Centered Dispensing, Immunizations, and Outcomes MTM - Rotational
Disease State Management Ambulatory Care - Rotational + longitudinal
Duty Hour Documentation- Longitudinal
Immunization Clinics & Events - Concentrated events as scheduled
Infusion Center - Outpatient & Ambulatory Care - Rotational
Leadership & Management - Rotational x 4 weeks + concentrated as scheduled
Medication History & Reconciliation - Rotational
Medication Therapy Management/Employee Health & Wellness - Concentrated
Palliative Care 1 - Longitudinal
Palliative Care 2 Ambulatory Care - Longitudinal
Quarterly Updates (Resident Development Plan) & Exit Interview - Concentrated
Recruiting/Residency Showcases - Concentrated as scheduled
Candidates are responsible for assuring their application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
About The Valley Hospital
The Valley Hospital’s PGY1 pharmacy residency programs are designed to develop the skills and confidence required for providing contemporary pharmaceutical care in a diverse patient population. As a large non-teaching community hospital with three community-based pharmacies and a specialty pharmacy, Valley affords unique opportunities for residents to work collaboratively with a variety of healthcare professionals to solve complex medication-related issues presented in healthcare today. As one of the first residency programs in New Jersey, The Valley Hospital has been proudly involved in pharmacy residency training since 1972.