UW Medicine PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Residency PGY-2
Required Education: PharmD
Specialty Practice Areas:
Excellent benefits provided, including medical and dental.
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2 openings available.
The PGY2 Residency in Critical Care Pharmacy Practice at UW Medicine is an ASHP-accredited post graduate program, which provides twelve months of training designed to develop and refine the skills necessary to make and monitor therapeutic interventions for the safe and efficacious use of drug therapy in critically ill patients. The program provides residents with opportunities in a wide variety of critical care medicine and surgical areas. Residents work independently as an integral member of the healthcare team under the supervision of preceptors with extensive experience in their respective practice areas. The goal of the program is to provide the specific skills and competencies to the resident that are needed to assume advanced practitioner, leadership roles in critical care pharmacy practice. Upon completion of the program, residents are equipped to obtain a position in the majority of critical care areas as a specialty clinical pharmacist, clinical faculty, or continuation of postgraduate training in a fellowship program.
Completion of 12 monthly rotations including Core Educational Experiences as listed above, 1 research project month, and 2 elective rotations which may include an additional month of any core rotations
32 hours per 4-week schedule period of integrated service commitment (staffing) which includes a combination of shifts in the Harborview Medical Center Emergency Department and inpatient pharmacy as well as ICU shifts at University of Washington Medical Center – Montlake Campus
Complete a research project and manuscript designed to improve pharmaceutical care for critically ill patients
Present the results of the research project at a meeting of local residents and preceptors
Participate in teaching activities at the medical centers and school of pharmacy
Prepare and present drug monographs, class reviews, and/or medication utilization evaluations as assigned for the Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committee and other hospital committee
Present a continuing pharmacist education session (CE presentation)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications, paid for by department
Serve on the Critical Care Advisory or Emergency Response Committee
Participate in UWMC Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Safety Committee
Achieve for the residency 90% of the objectives for the residency program
UW Medicine Department of Pharmacy Services offers several ASHP-accredited postgraduate PGY1 and PGY2 residencies. While the specific mix of offerings may vary from year to year, each residency provides twelve months of intense pharmacy practice training. Flexibility built into our programs allows each resident to tailor a program to fit their individual needs. Our goal is to help our residents develop the advanced skills and competencies needed to assume leadership roles within the profession.