UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital is a 352-bed non-profit, urban, community teaching hospital serving the greater Rockford area, northern Illinois, and southern Wisconsin. The 42-bed emergency department is a Level II Trauma Center, Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics, has a psychiatric area, and sees greater than 70,000 patients per year. With approximately 8,900 trauma visits per year, this Level II trauma center has seen a 148% increase in Category II traumas since 2018. In 2020 alone, penetrating traumas made up 93% of all Category I traumas seen in the ED.
The PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy residency program at UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital allows the resident to gain hands on patient care experience while building their clinical skills by being part of a multidisciplinary team in the emergency department. The emergency medicine pharmacists provide prospective medication order review, culture review and intervention, and bedside care. Bedside care includes recommending and preparing medications during cardiac resuscitations, procedural sedations, intubations, and other medical emergencies. Bedside care also includes working up toxicology cases, patient and family education, and consulting on complex patients with providers. The emergency medicine pharmacists also provide education to providers and nurses while continuing to improve safety and appropriateness of medications through medication use evaluations, projects, and research.
In addition to an Illinois Poison Center Rotation, residents will also participate in many of the over 500 yearly toxicology cases reported from our emergency department. The resident will also have numerous opportunities to work with EMS and ride with paramedics while providing pharmacy education monthly. Additionally, SwedishAmerican is a teaching hospital for students from multiple colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Professions, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine's Family Medicine Residency Program.
Required Learning Experiences • Orientation • Emergency Medicine I • Emergency Medicine II • Emergency Medicine III • Critical Care • Infectious Disease • Illinois Poison Center/Toxikon
Elective Learning Experiences • Critical Access Hospital • Mental Health • Trauma Center
Longitudinal Learning Experiences • Administration • Antimicrobial Stewardship • Grand Rounds • Medication Use Evaluation • Pharmacy Practice • Pharmacy Project • Teaching and Precepting
Program Information • Number of Positions: 1 • Start Date: July • ED Staffing – every other Saturday, every 3rd Sunday, and two holidays • Annual Stipend: $50,000
Benefits • Medical, dental, and vision • Professional travel reimbursement
Program Requirements • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy • Successful completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency - Eligible for early commitment through the PGY1 program • Current licensure from State of Illinois (or eligible for Illinois licensure)
Required Residency Activities • BLS/ACLS/PALS/ENLS/ABLS/NRP certification • Hospital committee involvement • Grand Rounds • Design and complete a residency project • Complete one medication use evaluation • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting poster presentation and regional pharmacy resident conference presentation • Teaching Certificate (if not previously obtained)
Application Process The following must be received in PhORCAS: o Letter of Intent o Curriculum Vitae o Three letters of reference o Official pharmacy school transcripts
Program Contact Kirk Schubert, PharmD Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine PGY2 Residency Program Director UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital 1401 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61104 Phone: (779) 696-4815 firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital. Serving greater Rockford, northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, UW Health in northern Illinois features a major 339-bed acute care hospital and free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency.
Located in the heart of Rockford, our flagship -- SwedishAmerican Hospital -- is a 339-bed, full-service hospital that is home to more than 400 active and courtesy staff providers, encompassing over 40 different specialties to care for your family.
Number of counties that our patients come from throughout northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
339 inpatient beds
Number of inpatient beds at our flagship hospital, UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford.
1911 building starts
The year when donation of a single dollar launched the construction of a Swedish hospital in Rockford. From that one dollar donation, SwedishAmerican grew to a health system that serves hundreds of thousands of patients every year.
The year in which SwedishAmerican became a partn...er of UW Health, making it more convenient for patients from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin to receive care from doctors at UW Health, one of the nation’s leading academic health systems.