CJW Medical Center (Chippenham and Johnston Willis) PGY1 Residents
CJW Medical Center (Chippenham and Johnston Willis Hospitals)
Location: RICHMOND, Virginia
CJW Medical Center (HCA Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals) is excited to offer a 12-month PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program. This training program for pharmacists is designed to provide personalized instruction in all aspects of medication management. Through a rigorous training curriculum, this residency offers the opportunity to apply patient management skills in an environment that allows graduates to practice pharmacy with the highest integrity and service to their patients. Our residency program follows the CJW Medical Center’s Mission Statement: above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
This year two PGY1 Pharmacy Residency positions are being offered. The program is tentatively set to start on July 1, 2023 and end on June 30, 2024. It may be modified as needed.
As long as required rotations are satisfied, rotations are flexible and seek to build on individual interests. Opportunities for teaching, travel, extensive networking, and learning advanced automated pharmaceutical dispensing technology are also available.
Number of PGY1 Positions offered
Standard Rotation Length
Clinical Management/Drug Information
Code Blue Emergencies
Operational Pharmacy Practice
Teaching Certificate (optional)
Specialty service (Adult Psychiatry, Hematology/Oncology, or Emergency Medicine)
Elective Rotations Available
APPE Teaching Rotation
Cardiology Critical Care
Cardiothoracic Surgery Critical Care
Medical/Surgical/Trauma Critical Care
Neonatal Critical Care
Neuroscience Critical Care
Psychiatry - Pediatric/Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatrics
Friday evening and weekend operational practice (staffing) functions provide necessary training for the resident and are a requirement of the ASHP residency accreditation standard. During the residency year, residents work in various areas throughout the department including intravenous medication admixture, unit dose, centralized, and decentralized clinical coverage. The commitment is every third Friday (evening), Saturday, and Sunday. Each resident will spend 6 months staffing at each campus.
The annual service commitment includes three holidays.
The resident will work either Labor Day or Memorial Day
The resident will work either Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve and Christmas day
Residents may choose to take PTO (as per Human Resources requirements) for non-required holidays or may volunteer to work
Through the drug information rotation various longitudinal projects are required including but not limited to adverse drug reaction reporting and minute-taking for clinical pharmacy-related meetings
Emergency responses will be taught and evaluated longitudinally
Residents have the option to participate in the Teaching and Learning Certificate (TLC) Program through Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
VCU On-site/virtual development days
Didactic lecturing at VCU
Facilitation of foundations labs for pharmacy students
Layered learning on clinical rotations
Nursing/pharmacy/other departmental inservices
CJW Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Requirements for Successful Program Completion
Completion of a major research/service project, including but not limited to:
Completion of manuscript of major project, eligible for journal publishing
Presentation of major project at a regional residency conference
Presentation at Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) enterprise-wide ACPE webinar
Presentation of a pharmacist continuing education seminar
Completion of a medication use evaluation, including poster presentation, at ASHP Midyear Meeting
Completion of a minimum of four formal presentations of journal clubs/case presentations (typically divided as one per quarter; at least two of the presentations must be a journal club)
Successfully obtained “Achieved for Residency” for a minimum of 80% of all required taught goals/objectives
Successfully obtained “Achieved for Residency” for 7 out of 8 for R1.1 (patient care)
CJW Medical Center (HCA Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals) Background
As a premier hospital in the Capital Division of HCA (Healthcare Corporation of America), CJW Medical Center is a 782-bed, 2-campus urban/suburban community hospital located in Richmond, VA, and Midlothian, VA (about 5 miles apart). We also offer a stand-alone ER at Swift Creek in Midlothian, VA. Chippenham and Johnston-Willis hospitals are well known for many service lines. Here are a few highlights.
Our Level I Trauma Center provides a higher level of care for the most critically injured patients. Our specially trained physicians, surgeons and medical professionals are prepared to provide critical attention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our premier medical surgical trauma intensive care unit offers 32 private beds.
Levinson Heart Institute at Chippenham Hospital is recognized as the first heart hospital in Virginia. For more than a decade, physicians and hospital teams have worked tirelessly to build the region’s premier cardiac care center. Our cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons are consistently voted the best in Richmond among their peers and are devoted to advancing heart care in central Virginia. Our coronary care intensive care unit offer 12 private beds and our cardiovascular intensive care unit offers 12 private beds which is integrated with our cardiovascular step-down unit.
Tucker Pavilion at Chippenham Hospital provides both inpatient and outpatient services for those with mental health needs. The 140-bed acute inpatient facility offers programs for pediatrics, adults, and seniors. Outpatient services include intensive programs for teenagers and adults.
Our pediatricians and other pediatric specialists care for thousands of children each year as the only pediatric hospital unit in south Richmond. With our labor and delivery suites, Level III Neonatal ICU, inpatient pediatric care, pediatric intensive care unit, and pediatric emergency room, we specialize in providing the higher level of care and monitoring children need and deserve. Chippenham has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for pediatric asthma certification. We are the only hospital in Virginia and only one of 10 in the country to receive this certification from The Joint Commission.
Johnston-Willis Hospital is part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare. Our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis, to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network. Johnston-Willis Hospital was the first and is one of only three hospitals in the U.S. to receive The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for brain tumor care—and we are the only hospital in Virginia with this distinction. We are the only hospital in central Virginia to have and use the Gamma Knife® Icon, a minimally invasive stereotactic radiosurgery tool used to treat certain brain tumors and other diseases in the brain. Our breast cancer program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and is a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, distinguished by the American College of Radiology.
We were the first non-academic community hospital and the second in Virginia to achieve the Comprehensive Stroke Certification by DNV-GL Healthcare, the highest level of competence possible for stroke care. We offer private rooms in the neuroscience intensive care unit or our neuroscience step-down unit for recovery along with many options for rehabilitation. Additionally, the Joint Commission awarded Johnston-Willis with a Gold Seal Certificate of Distinction for Stroke Rehabilitation, and we were a Five-Star Recipient of Stroke Treatment two years in a row (2016-2017), as awarded by Healthgrades™.
Applicants to CJW Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency are required to be graduates or candidates for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
Be a licensed pharmacist in the Commonwealth of Virginia by August 1 but earlier is highly encouraged.
Participate in the ASHP Resident Matching Program
Upload the following application materials to Phorcas by January 2, 2023
Include completed and anticipated advanced pharmacy practice experience rotations, including rotation length
Include leadership and organizational involvement
Employment if applicable
Letter of intent
Official college of pharmacy transcript
A minimum of three references (letters of recommendation are not required)
Require at least one reference from preceptor, preferably from a clinical rotation
Require at least one reference from an employer (if not employed then an additional reference from a preceptor)
About CJW Medical Center (Chippenham and Johnston Willis Hospitals)
The 12-month PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals, campuses of CJW Medical Center, located in Richmond, Virginia, offers personalized instruction in all aspects of medication management. Opportunities for teaching, travel, extensive networking, and learning advanced automated pharmaceutical dispensing technology are also available. Flexible, individualized rotations are based at Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals, but electives may be taken at other facilities in the HCA network
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at CJW Medical Center is a one-year training program for pharmacists designed to provide personalized instruction in all aspects of medication management. Through rigorous training in all aspects of medication usage, as well as verbal and written communication, this residency offers the opportunity to apply patient management skills in an environment that allows graduates to practice pharmacy with the highest integrity and service to their patients. The residency also follows the CJW Medical Center’s Mission Statement: to provide high quality and compassionate patient-centered healthcare.