The Residency Programs at Saint Joseph Hospital are designed to provide broad exposure to patient-centered care in a dynamic and goal-oriented environment. Both PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency training programs are offered. Emphasis is placed on development of independent practice skills in comprehensive pharmacy practice, clinical and didactic teaching, research methodology, and self-evaluation. Great importance is placed on the residents’ individual goals and expectations thereby allowing program experiences and assessments to be regularly restructured to keep pace with their development throughout the year.
An interactive teaching environment allows residents to precept pharmacy student experiences and present classroom lectures. The on-call program is a resident learning experience that exemplifies the critical role residents serve in providing patient care. Residents are members of the Adult Cardiac Code team as well as the Medical Rapid Response team which provide care during emergency scenarios. Upon completion of the program, each resident will be prepared to be exceedingly competitive in both clinical or leadership opportunities within the profession.
A variety of rotational as well as longitudinal experiences help to refine in-depth knowledge and skills in independent practice. Rotations are offered in a variety of therapeutic areas and are tailored to the interests of the individual. While on clinical service, responsibilities of the resident include collaboration with healthcare team members and independent therapeutic drug monitoring to support optimal patient centered care.
Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433 bed private, non-profit, community based acute care hospital. Average daily census = 220 patients. Site features include: comprehensive individualized clinical experiences; fully automated pharmacy; full electronic health record and computerized physician order entry system; 50 ICU beds (medical/surgical, coronary, neurosurgical, cardiothoracic surgery), 158 telemetry beds; 8 cath labs, 2 electrophysiology labs; emergency services and response; affiliations with multiple Colleges of Pharmacy; US News & World Report Top 50 Hospital 2004 & 2005; ASHP Best Practice Award 2006; KSHP Institution of the year 2006; KSHP Pharmacist of the Year 2006; KHA Quality Award 2006; Ernest Armory Codman Award 2007, IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence 2018, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, Joint Commision Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center.