St. Vincent Healthcare

Rotations

Required (Core)

  • Orientation
  • Medicine I
  • Medicine II
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pediatrics
  • Emergency Medicine

Elective

  • Administration
  • Oncology
  • Perioperative
  • Pain Management
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiology
  • Informatics

Longitudinal

  • Service / Staffing
  • Major Project
  • Drug Information
  • Practice Management

Orientation (Liz Monson, RPh)

This six week core learning experience provides the resident with orientation, training and practical experience in pharmacy department and hospital operations. The resident will learn to staff in the central pharmacy and is responsible for ensuring safe and effective medication use for patients throughout the hospital.. The resident will train within the central pharmacy to learn medication distribution processes and develop an understanding of overall pharmacy operations. The resident will utilize St. Vincent Healthcare policies and procedures, automation and the electronic medical record.

Service / Staffing (Shane Anderson, Pharm.D, BCPS)

This longitudinal learning experience will provide the resident with training and practice experience in staffing an inpatient pharmacy. Residents will train to increase proficiency in all areas of the medication use system at St. Vincent Healthcare (SVH). The resident will have the opportunity to work more independently, gaining confidence by assuming responsibility for safe and effective pharmacotherapy. The resident will be presented with unique situations thus enhancing their ability to form relationships and manage support staff.

Drug Information (Kristin Dimond, Pharm.D., BCPS)

This longitudinal learning experience provides the resident an opportunity to focus on professional and accurate dissemination of drug information through evidence-based practice and research. Areas of focus during the rotation include formal drug information responses, formulary reviews, drug class reviews, drug protocols, medication use evaluations, presentation materials, and patient education materials.

Practice Management (JoEllen Maurer, RPh, MHA, BCPS)

This longitudinal learning experience will provide the resident an opportunity to understand and practice pharmacy leadership and management functions and skills. The resident will experience administrative aspects of pharmacy including departmental strategic planning, regulatory and safety requirements, financial management, change management, and the overall pharmacy enterprise. The resident will also learn to manage their own personal and professional development through self-assessment, time management, goal setting and planning, adherence to core values, and involvement in pharmacy association activities.

Project Management (Christopher Gilstrap, Pharm.D., BCCCP)

This longitudinal learning experience provides the resident an opportunity to develop and implement a practice-related project. Areas of focus during this experience include time management, project management and practice leadership. The resident will learn about St. Vincent Healthcare policies and procedures regarding research (Investigational Review Board), statistics and appropriate quality indicators, and how to collect and analyze data. The resident will also develop both verbal and written communication skills.

Medicine I (Kristin Lande, Pharm.D., BCPS)

This four week core learning experience provides the resident with an opportunity to be responsible for ensuring safe and effective medication use, monitoring medicine patients, addressing non-formulary drug requests, and providing drug information and education to healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers.

Medicine II (Cody Maldonado, Pharm.D., BCCCP, CPP)

During the four week core Medicine II rotation the resident will build on their previous Medicine I experience to follow and manage more critical patients on the cardiology, medical/surgical, and palliative care units. The resident will be responsible for more independent management of these services. Residents will demonstrate a layered learning model when working with students.

Critical Care (Stacy Emmett, RPh, BCCCP)

This five week core learning experience provides the resident an opportunity to practice in the treatment of critical care patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Residents will review patient profiles, monitor target medications, and consult on specific disease states and general hospital prophylactic measures. Residents will participate in daily multidisciplinary rounds, making recommendations to therapeutic regimens and providing needed drug information.

Infectious Disease (Jeffrey W Jansen, PharmD, BCIDP)

This five week core learning experience provides the resident training in pharmacokinetic consults and the treatment of patients with infectious disease processes. The resident will have the opportunity to work on interdisciplinary teams to manage patients throughout the hospital who are receiving antibiotic therapy. The resident will complete kinetic consults, review medication profiles of patients receiving antibiotic regimens, review positive culture results, help formulate therapeutic plans, and make appropriate recommendations based on the most current clinical guidelines.

Emergency Medicine (Matthew Dickson, Pharm.D.)

This five week core learning experience will provide the resident with training in the acutely ill patients in the emergency department (ED). The resident will have an opportunity to conduct thorough medication review for all ED orders, conduct medication reconciliation on all patients admitted, and initiate and manage several medication therapies. The resident responds to all activations including CPR’s, trauma, stroke, and septic swarms. The resident will have the opportunity to assist ED providers with dosing for procedural sedations and rapid sequence intubations, lumbar punctures, and closed reductions of joint subluxations and long-bone fractures.

Pediatrics (Liz Monson, RPh)

This five week core learning experience will provide the resident with training in the treatment of pediatric medicine patients in the Pediatric Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Mother Newborn Care Unit. The resident will review patient profiles, monitor medications, consult on specific disease states, formulate therapeutic plans and make recommendations to health care providers when appropriate.

Cardiology (Stacy Emmett, RPh, BCCCP)

The Cardiology rotation is a 4-week elective experience that provides training in the treatment of cardiac, cath lab and heart failure patients. Pharmacists who routinely work with these Cardiology-based patients provide direct patient care by reviewing patient profiles, managing and optimizing medication therapy, and providing medication education. Residents will have hands-on experience providing direct patient care with preceptor oversight.

Administration (Lonnye Finneman, Pharm.D.,)

This four week elective learning experience provides the resident an opportunity to learn and understand aspects of pharmacy administration participate in administrative activities and utilize leadership skills. The resident will experience administrative aspects of pharmacy including departmental strategic planning, regulatory and safety requirements, financial management, policy/procedure development and maintenance, technology, human resource issues, committee responsibilities, inter- and intradepartmental relationships, and time management.

Oncology (Carrie Barnhart, Pharm.D., BCOP)

During this four week elective learning experience, the resident will gain experience in the treatment of oncology patients. Areas of focus during this experience include reviewing medication orders, including monitoring important patient parameters and verifying dosing and indication, providing answers to drug information questions, compounding chemotherapy, and procurement and restocking of medications.

Pain Management (Riley Grubbs, Pharm.D, BCPS)

During this four week elective experience the resident will become an active member of the inpatient Acute Pain Service. The resident will become proficient at conducting interviews and assessing patients. The resident will work directly with nurses and providers as part of an interdisciplinary team to develop appropriate and safe treatment plans.

Perioperative (Pauline McCaughey Tostenrud, RPh)

This four week elective learning experience will provide the resident an opportunity to interact with patients and healthcare professionals in preoperative, operative, and post-anesthesia areas, as well as hospital units patients transition to post-operatively. Areas of focus during this experience include acute post-operative pain management in patients with and without chronic pain, OR pharmacy operations, DVT and bleeding risk assessment, prophylactic antibiotics, and glucose control.

Informatics (Andrew Schuelke, Pharm.D.)

This four week elective learning experience will familiarize the resident with informatics and how it pertains to the pharmacy profession. Residents will interact daily with pharmacy technology solutions, including automated dispensing cabinets, central automation, IV smart pump technology, electronic medical records, and image based IV automation. Between daily check-ins with their preceptor and personal time for research and system admin responsibilities, the resident will improve their troubleshooting, adaptability, and technical-to-clinical communication skills.

Ambulatory Care

This learning experience provides the resident an opportunity to develop skills necessary to provide Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) pharmacy services. The resident will become proficient in individualizing care plans that achieve the intended goals of therapy, by maximizing the benefits medications offer in improving patient outcomes. The resident will work directly with patients, caregivers and prescribers while developing collaborative professional and pharmacist-patient relationship skills. The resident will be responsible for ensuring safe and effective medication use for all patients by systematically identifying and resolving drug therapy problems, and scheduling appropriate follow-up.

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