Each resident interprets physician orders, evaluates patient profiles, makes appropriate interventions as needed, enters or verifies computerized medication orders, answers drug information questions, completes consults for Heparin, Warfarin, Insulin, Vancomycin, and Aminoglycoside dosing, rounds with the interdisciplinary medical teams, compounds or prepares medication for patients as prescribed by the physician, and practices and promotes the concept of patient-focused care. He/she participates in Medication Utilization Evaluations (MUE), education, patient monitoring, Quality Improvement (QI) programs, Committee work, and drug information activities of the Pharmacy. He/she is responsible for the completion of a residency project which may be in the form of original research, a problem-solving exercise, or the development, enhancement, or evaluation of some aspect of pharmacy operations or patient care services.
Full-time, 12 month commitment including availability every other weekend
Graduated from ACPE accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program
Has submitted a Curriculum Vitae and an official transcript from an accredited School / College of Pharmacy with application on Phorcas
Should be educated regarding IV admixture, drugs, disease states, pharmacology, infection control, and pharmacy law demonstrated by completion of rotations with a clinical focus and grades/ preceptor comments from those rotations
Has submitted three Letters of Recommendation from preceptors on clinical rotations
Has submitted a Letter of Intent including a statement of professional goals and reasons for pursuing the Pharmacy Practice Residency
Needs to have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as an ability to work well with others
Pharmacy technician or pharmacist work experience is preferred.
Has an IL pharmacist license or is eligible for licensure in IL and will obtain within 60 days of residency
Participated in and obeyed the rules of the Residency Matching Program
Demonstrates an interest in and aptitude for advanced pharmacy training
Participates in pharmacy organizations (ASHP and others)
Swedish Hospital (SW) is a comprehensive health care facility, established more than 120 years ago, providing health and wellness services to the communities of Chicago’s North and Northwest sides. The hospital is dedicated to providing compassionate care in a healing environment. SW is a 324 licensed bed, community, independent, nonprofit, teaching hospital offering a wide range of medical programs, including cardiac, surgical, women’s health, cancer, and emergency services. SW is a teaching institution, offering Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Podiatry, and Surgery medical residency programs and Critical Care/Pulmonology fellowships. There are also internal medicine and pediatric hospitalists. The pharmacy provides APPE clerkship rotations for students from the Chicago Colleges of Pharmacy - Midwestern University and Chicago State University. Also, pharmacists provide Medication Reconciliation and Discharge Counseling services and manage patients in the Anticoagulation clinic.
NorthShore University Health System is a comprehensive healthcare system including five hospitals: Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, Skokie, and Swedish Hospital. It employee...s over 10,500 individuals and includes a 900 physician multispecialty group practice, NorthShore Medical Group, with locations throughout the Chicagoland area. NorthShore is a Magnet organization recognized for its excellence in nursing and high standards in patient care. NorthShore hospitals have also received Leapfrog Safety Grade of A.