NorthShore University HealthSystem PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program
Location: Evanston, Illinois
Required Education: PharmD
NorthShore University HealthSystem is a private, not-for-profit community teaching hospital system based in Evanston, Illinois. The corporation consists of four hospitals - Evanston Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital, Highland Park Hospital, and Skokie Hospital; a 900 member Medical Group, a Home Services Division, and a Research Institute. The hospitals of NorthShore University HealthSystem rank among the Top 100 Hospitals and the Top 15 major teaching hospitals nationally. With the full implementation of electronic medical record, NorthShore is recognized as one of the "Most Wired Hospitals" in the country.
Education of health care professionals is an important component of our mission. NorthShore currently offers 12 positions in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program, 3 positions in the PGY1 Community Residency program, and 1 position each in the PGY2 Oncology, PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics, PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency, and PGY2 Pharmacogenomics Programs. All residents have opportunities to develop and reinforce clinical, practice management, and precepting skills to advance as well rounded practitioners.
Outpatient Pharmacy Department and Ambulatory Care Services
NorthShore University HealthSystem Outpatient Pharmacy Department is comprised of three hospital outpatient pharmacies located in Evanston, Glenbrook, and Skokie Hospitals. In addition, the outpatient pharmacy department has oncology specialty pharmacies at Evanston, Glenbrook, and Highland Park Hospitals. NorthShore operates 3 pharmacist-managed Anticoagulation clinics at Skokie, Glenbrook, and Highland Park Hospitals. In addition, ambulatory pharmacists manage patients in a heart failure clinic at Skokie Hospital. Ambulatory pharmacists collaborate with health care teams in the NorthShore Comprehensive Care Center, general medicine clinic, Hepatitis C clinic, and Kellogg Cancer Center. Collaboration with interdisciplinary teams at the health system is emphasized in order to improve patient outcomes.
The NorthShore Community Pharmacy Residency Program was established in 2007 to develop and implement advanced patient care services in the outpatient hospital pharmacies. The NorthShore Community Pharmacy Residency Program was granted full ASHP accreditation in 2009. The Community Pharmacy Residency Program is recruiting for 3 (three) positions.
Community Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Highlights
The resident will gain experience in:
Developing and marketing new innovative pharmacy services
Determining the value of and securing compensation for patient-care services
Providing immunizations, MTM services, and other disease state management programs
Conducting health and wellness outreach programs in various community settings
Educating healthcare professionals and students
Participating in ambulatory Anticoagulation, Oncology, Heart Failure, Hepatitis C, Comprehensive Care, and General Medicine Clinics
Managing and leading a profitable and clinically effective pharmacy
Presenting residency projects at regional and national professional conferences
Establishing collaborative working relationships with community healthcare providers
Developing professional and leadership skills necessary for advancing pharmacy practice
Community Residency Learning Experiences:
General Medicine Clinic
Hepatitis C Clinic
Oncology (Infusion and Specialty Pharmacy Staffing)
Patient Centered Dispensing
Heart Failure Clinic
Comprehensive Care Clinic
The resident is expected to staff as a community pharmacist once a week and every other weekend. The resident will also have 2-3 staffing weeks per year. The resident will staff in various pharmacy locations and is expected to work closely with other health care professionals and patients.
Duration, Salary, and Benefits
The residency begins on July 1st and lasts for 12 months. Annual salary is competitive with other programs. Benefits include healthcare coverage, prescription coverage, dental, vacation, sick time, Tax Deferred Annuity and continuing education funding.
National and regional residency conferences
The following are required for all candidates:
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited program prior to start date
Current Illinois Pharmacy Technician or Student Intern license (if a pharmacist license is not obtained prior to start of residency year)
Illinois Pharmacist Registration by August 15th of residency year
PhORCAS application, including curriculum vitae, letter of intent, transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation (at least 1 letter must be from a previous employer)
Onsite interview for selected candidates
Previous work experience in a community pharmacy is preferred. All candidates must be self-directed and motivated.
How to Apply/More Information
Please visit our website at www.northshore.org and click on: Academics-> Other Programs Pharmacy-> PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency. Candidates must apply through PhORCAS and register for the ASHP Match. This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
About NorthShore University HealthSystem PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program
NorthShore University HealthSystem is an integrated, comprehensive health care delivery system located in the northeast suburbs of Chicago consisting of Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, and Skokie Hospitals, a 900 member Medical Group, a Home Services Division, and a Research Institute. The hospitals of NorthShore University HealthSystem rank among the Top 100 Hospitals and the Top 15 major teaching hospitals nationally, and are a principle teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and have a collaborative relationship with the Mayo Clinic Care Network. With the full implementation of electronic medical record, NorthShore is recognized as one of the “Most Wired Hospitals” in the country.
The Pharmacy Department provides clinical services through decentralized pharmacists in an integrated practice model. Distribution is through automated dispensing machines and centralized IV preparation. Education of health care professionals is an important component of our mission. NorthShore currently offers 12 positions in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program, 3 positions in the PGY1 Community Residency program, and 1 position each in the PGY2 Oncology..., PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics, and PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Programs. All residents have opportunities to develop and reinforce clinical, practice management, and precepting skills to advance as well rounded practitioners.