PGY2 Residency - Ambulatory Care, Infectious Diseases and Oncology
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Type: Residency PGY-2
Specialty Practice Areas:
Full benefits plus 15 days PTO. Travel funds are provided for required conference requirements
4 openings available.
Norton Healthcare's PGY2 residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. The PGY2 residency programs provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete the PGY2 residency programs possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in their specialty practice area.
All programs are ASHP Accredited and delivered within the multitude of healthcare settings within the system.
Ambulatory Care Program Details (2 Positions Available):
The Norton Healthcare Post-Graduate Year-2 (PGY2) Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program is a one year ASHP-accredited residency designed to train pharmacists who specialize in the provision of ambulatory care services at diverse practice settings within a health system.
In addition to developing clinical skills to manage complex chronic disease states in conjunction with an interdisciplinary team, the resident will also be involved in expanding ambulatory clinical pharmacy services and precepting students and PGY1 residents. This program offers direct patient care learning experiences in primary care, population health and managed care, transitions of care, ambulatory oncology, neurology in a multiple sclerosis practice and memory disorder clinic, specialty pharmacy, community pharmacy, and clinical management. Some learning experiences are delivered longitudinally while others are offered in a block format. Longitudinal learning experiences are also offered in project management and leadership.
Infectious Diseases Program Details (1 Position Available):
Established in 2014, the Norton Healthcare Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency provides broad experience in antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases. The residency program provides opportunities from our four adult hospitals, pediatric hospital, and outpatient practices all located in Louisville, KY. Norton Healthcare employs 8 (7 adult, 1 pediatric) full time infectious diseases pharmacists. The system has an established, multidisciplinary antimicrobial stewardship program. The antimicrobial stewardship program and its members have been recognized nationally including the 2018 Outstanding Clinical Practice in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Award from the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists and a 2019 Best Practices Award from ASHP.
Norton Healthcare has the largest clinical microbiology laboratory in Kentucky, processing specimens from inpatients and outpatients. It is supported with numerous rapid diagnostic technologies, trained technical staff, and a PhD microbiologist. Norton Healthcare is a training site for surrounding pharmacy schools and residents will gain teaching experience by serving as co-preceptors for pharmacy students and PGY1 residents. The Norton Infectious Diseases Institute (NIDI) is home to the Kentucky Antimicrobial Stewardship Innovation Consortium (KASIC), a statewide antimicrobial stewardship initiative aimed at addressing inequalities in access to antimicrobial stewardship expertise. Within the NIDI, residents have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with Dr. Julio Ramirez, an advanced infectious diseases research expert in the field of community acquired pneumonia and clinical epidemiology.
Required rotations include Orientation, Antimicrobial Stewardship 1-4, Adult Infectious Diseases Consult Service 1&2, Clinical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases Ambulatory Care Clinic (Longitudinal), Clinical/Translational Research (Longitudinal), and Antimicrobial Management and Leadership (Longitudinal). Elective opportunities offered include Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consult Service, Ambulatory Infectious Diseases/OPAT, Pharmacy Leadership and Critical Care.
Oncology Program Details (1 Position Available):
The Oncology PGY2 program is delivered at a mixture of inpatient and ambulatory clinical sites including the adult and pediatric acute care facilities and Norton Cancer Institute, our network of 5 ambulatory care cancer centers where we offer patients the latest developments in immunotherapy including CAR-T cell therapy, genetically customized treatment and the latest in chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Norton Cancer Institute is at the forefront of cancer treatment research.
The program offers direct patient care learning experiences focusing on malignant hematology, breast cancer, gynecologic malignancies, sarcomas, gastrointestinal cancers, geriatric oncology, genitourinary cancers, lung cancers, CNS malignancies, melanoma, pediatric cancers, and bone marrow transplantation / engineered cellular therapies. Program preceptors are Board Certified Oncology Pharmacy Specialists with a particular area of focus.
All applicants must have completed, or be a current resident in, an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program or one in the accreditation process. All applications must be submitted through PhORCAS, check program specific listings for application deadlines. The required components of the application include:
Letter of intent
3 references (PhORCAS forms required)
Pharmacy school transcript
All applicants must be eligible for licensure in the states of Kentucky. Applicants for the Oncology PGY2 must also be eligible for Indiana licensure.
For more than 130 years, Norton Healthcare’s faith heritage has guided its mission to provide quality health care to all those it serves. Today, Norton Healthcare is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients from throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. The hospital and health care system is Louisville’s third largest employer, providing care at more than 300 locations throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The Louisville-based not-for-profit system includes five Louisville hospitals with 1,907 licensed beds; seven outpatient centers; 14 Norton Immediate Care Centers; more than 17,000 employees; over 1,500 employed medical providers; and approximately 2,000 total physicians on its medical staff. Hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas. In 2019 Norton Healthcare was named by Healthiest Employers as the fifth healthiest place to work in the country. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at NortonHealthcare.com.