PGY1/2 Pharmacy Informatics Resident (2 year program)
NorthShore University HealthSystem PGY1/2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program
Location: Evanston, Illinois
PGY1 Pharmacy & PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics
NorthShore University HealthSystem is an integrated health care 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. With the full implementation of electronic health 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.
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 10 positions in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program, 3 positions in the PGY1 Community Residency program, and 1 position each in the PGY2 Oncology, PGY1/2 Pharmacy Informatics, PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership, and PGY2 Pharmacogenomics Residency Programs. All residents have opportunities to develop and reinforce clinical, practice management, and precepting skills to advance as well rounded practitioners.
Pharmacy Informatics Residency Description
The Pharmacy Informatics Residency at NorthShore University HealthSystem will prepare resident for a leadership role in medical informatics. The program is structured to offer a broad exposure to technology and informatics within the health system with an emphasis in clinical informatics. Residents will gain experience in systems evaluations, process re-design, project management, interdisciplinary teamwork, vendor relations, system testing and validations, change management, research, teaching and leadership. This is a 2 year program and is recruiting for the first year of the residency.
PGY1 Required Learning Experiences
Longitudinal: Medication safety, Service Commitment, Teaching, Major Project, Medication Use Evaluation, Drug Policy
PGY2 Required Learning Experiences
Clinical Decision Support
Integrated Electronic Healthcare Records
Database and Applications
Pharmacy Operations and Technology
Reporting and Analytics
PGY2 Elective Learning Experiences
Ambulatory Services EHR and Technology
Advanced Decision Support/Personalized Medicine
Other Requirements Include:
Complete a major project
Attend and lead contemporary topic seminars/discussions and journal clubs
Participate on committees
Staff as clinical pharmacist
Specific schedules will be discussed. While staffing, residents are expected to provide comprehensive clinical services working closely with attending physicians and medical residents to ensure appropriate drug therapy. A working knowledge of medication-related systems is a driver of success in informatics.
The following are required for all candidates:
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited program and successful completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy residency 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 an employer (preferably pharmacy employer))
On-site interview for selected candidates
This program is intended for pharmacists who plan to practice in the field of Medical Informatics for a healthcare provider organization. Applicants without previous informatics or technology experience will be considered. A strong history of project management and effective verbal and written communication is required.
If you are interested in program, contact Lynn Boecler at 847-570-2206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About NorthShore University HealthSystem PGY1/2 Pharmacy Informatics 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.