SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program
SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton
Location: Fenton, Missouri
Preferred Education: PharmD
The Pharmacy Residency Program at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital – Fenton is a 12-month, ASHP-accredited experience designed to develop residents’ clinical knowledge through exposure to a variety of practice settings. We offer two Pharmacy PGY1 residency positions each year and create a program that corresponds with our residents’ specific needs and interests.
The program’s required rotations include:
Service Commitment (Staffing)
Internal Medicine - Medical-Surgical
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Internal Medicine - Neurology
The remainder of the residency is designed to meet the interests of the resident. Available elective opportunities include but are not limited to:
Internal Medicine - Medical/Surgical II
Critical Care II
Ambulatory Care II
Our program also provides multiple opportunities for residents to teach and perform research in the pharmacy field. In addition to participating in Pharm.D. candidate experiential training during advanced pharmacy practice experiences, residents are required to take part in the Resident Teaching Certificate offered by the Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville School of Pharmacy from which they receive a teaching certificate. Residents also develop and present a continuing education presentation for the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis' Resident Seminar Series.
Residents gain valuable, hands-on experience working with multidisciplinary teams while serving on committees and providing care to patients throughout the hospital. Residents are also required to conduct and complete a research project suitable for publication and present it at the annual Midwest Pharmacy Residency Conference in Omaha, NE.
Benefits of employment as a resident at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton include:
Personal workspace with computer
Sponsorship to 2 professional meetings (ASHP Midyear and resident research conference)
Accrual of paid time off (PTO)
Access to comprehensive insurance including dental, vision and life
Eligibility for enrolment in a Tax-Sheltered Annuity (TSA) Program
Remote access for work activities
SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton Pharmacy Department:
Our decentralized pharmacy staff consists of approximately 60 employees inclusive of 20 pharmacists. Our clinical pharmacy services are carried out by clinical pharmacy specialists, two PGY-1 pharmacy residents, and other decentralized clinical pharmacy staff. These clinical pharmacy services focus primarily on internal medicine (general medicine, cardiology, and neurology), critical care (level 1 stroke center with a 28-bed mixed medical/surgical intensive care unit) and ambulatory care (family medicine and outpatient anticoagulation clinics). In addition to direct patient care activities, clinical pharmacists perform antimicrobial stewardship activities, complete pharmacokinetic and other clinical consults, educate patients and providers, and precept students on advanced pharmacy practice experiences.
Our pharmacy utilizes the latest advances in technology, including the EPIC electronic health record, automated dispensing cabinets and medication storage devices, and advanced inventory technology to deliver optimum patient care. Unique features of the hospital include 100% private patient rooms, a decentralized nursing model, and a 503b outsourcing pharmacy.
1. Graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy
2. Missouri licensee or eligible for Missouri licensure
SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, a Level I Time Critical Diagnosis STEMI Center and a Level I Stroke Center, serves the medical needs of the expanding community in southwest St. Louis County and specializes in heart and vascular, neurosciences, cancer care, maternity and other medical services.