St. Elizabeth Healthcare PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
St. Elizabeth Healthcare PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Location: Edgewood, Kentucky
Required Education: PharmD
The Department of Pharmacy at St. Elizabeth Healthcare is committed to being innovative, proactive and accountable for quality patient outcomes by optimizing medication use across the continuum of care. Pharmacy Residents are an integral part of this commitment! Throughout the residency year, residents are expected to gain increasing independence and proficiency in pharmacy practice and specialized areas. Pharmacy Residents contribute to the ongoing advancement of the pharmacy enterprise at St. Elizabeth Healthcare by providing evidence-based patient care, conducting formulary stewardship, and executing research.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Elizabeth Healthcare is an ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) accredited 12-month structured training program designed to develop skills and competence in providing pharmaceutical care. The PGY1 residency is composed of four major elements: 1) Patient Care 2) Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care 3) Leadership and Management 4) Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge
Multiple-Site Residency Program
St. Elizabeth Healthcare is proud to offer the only multiple-site residency program in the region! We currently operate six hospitals throughout Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana – Covington, Dearborn, Edgewood, Florence, Ft. Thomas and Grant. Residents participate in patient care at the Dearborn, Edgewood, Florence, and Ft. Thomas facilities, which are all within 15-30 minutes of each other. Each of these St. Elizabeth Healthcare Inpatient Pharmacies follow the same organizational policies and procedures.
The PGY1 Residency Program has a total of ten pharmacy residents. Each resident is assigned a “home-base” of Dearborn (DBN), Edgewood (EDG), Florence (FLO), or Fort Thomas (FTT). Dearborn supports two residents, Edgewood supports six residents, Fort Thomas supports one resident, and Florence supports one resident during the residency year. Residents will complete the following experiences at their home-base: Orientation, Research & Practice Advancement, Longitudinal Pharmacy Staffing, and portions of Administration. The remainder of the residency year is spent rotating through the various sites dependent upon on the rotation being completed.
Since St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s hospitals operate in two states, our program offers two unique match numbers. The first match number is assigned to the 8 Kentucky-based (EDG, FLO, FTT) residency positions; the second match number is assigned to the 2 Indiana-based (DBN) positions. Kentucky-based residents must be licensed pharmacists in the State of Kentucky. Indiana-based residents must be licensed pharmacists in the State of Indiana and Kentucky. Candidates are encouraged to apply to both match numbers and then rank (or not rank) them according to their own personal preference of St. Elizabeth home-base.
The multiple-site residency program structure provides residents with the opportunity to become more well-rounded practitioners through experience practicing pharmacy in both academic and community hospital settings. Residents receive individualized training and attention, while learning in an environment with a variety of patient demographics and disease states.
Team-based precepting is an innovative learning model based on the premise of collaborative mentoring. In this model, a primary preceptor works together with several other qualified pharmacists to provide quality rotation experiences for PGY1 residents. These interactions provide opportunities for coaching and facilitating personal and professional growth for residents. Program Structure
The structure of the residency program at St. Elizabeth is based around monthly learning experiences (rotations). Staffing experiences will occur on the weekends with residency specific activities occurring Monday through Friday. The typical resident schedule is Monday through Friday and every other weekend. Rotations
St. Elizabeth’s PGY1 program offers a selection of diverse patient care rotations, allowing for the flexibility to pursue individual goals. During each rotation, the resident is expected to perform independently and demonstrate an increasing proficiency in pharmacy practice. The resident will develop critical thinking skills, while monitoring patient progress and medication therapy.
Medication Management Clinic
Pharmacy Administration & Drug Policy Development
Medical Critical Care
Research & Practice Advancement
Pharmacy Staffing Block
Required Longitudinal Rotations
Quality Improvement Research Project
Neonatal Intensive Care/Labor & Delivery
Advanced Drug Policy Development
Advanced Neonatal Intensive Care
Advanced Heart Failure
Advanced Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular and Surgical Critical Care
Elective Longitudinal Rotations
Family Medicine (Ambulatory Care)
Teaching Certificate Program
Though not a program requirement, residents have the opportunity to participate in the Teaching Certificate Program (TCP) affiliated with the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy (University of Cincinnati). Residents participate in formal seminars on precepting philosophy and technique, teaching experiences at the college of pharmacy and the development of a teaching portfolio program. This program will allow the resident to gain a broad understanding of issues in pharmacy education and opportunities to practice their teaching skills.
Come Join Our Team
Thank you for considering the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Pharmacy Residency Programs! We are proud to offer robust learning experiences that allow residents to develop their own clinical practice and leadership skills. Caring preceptors, multi-disciplinary staff, and a diverse patient population make St. Elizabeth an excellent environment to build a foundation for a lifelong pharmacy career.
General Application Requirements
Must be graduates or candidates for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
Must hold a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be eligible for licensure in Kentucky. and Indiana.
A personal interview is required. In extenuating circumstances a phone, web-based interview may be considered.
About St. Elizabeth Healthcare PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
St. Elizabeth Healthcare is a network of community hospitals in the northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana, just 10-15 minutes across the river from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. St. Elizabeth's PGY1 Program offers a selection of diverse patient care rotations allowing for the flexibility to pursue individual goals. During each rotation, the resident is expected to perform independently and demonstrate an increasing proficiency in pharmacy practice. The resident will develop critical thinking skills while monitoring patient progress and medication therapy. Research projects are presented at regional conferences and are prepared for publication. We are proud to offer robust learning experiences that allow residents to develop their own clinical practice in a variety of patient care settings. Caring preceptors, supportive multi-disciplinary staff, and a diverse patient population make St. Elizabeth Healthcare an excellent environment to build a foundation for a lifelong pharmacy career.