Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
The Department of Pharmaceutical Services provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care services to Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt (Children's Hospital), Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) and The Vanderbilt Medical Group (VMG).
This patient-centered service is provided through the Patient Care Center organization and clinic structure.
The role of the Pharmacy is to promote safe and effective medication therapy for all patients and to provide oversight and leadership of the medication use system.
Pharmacy Resident- PGY2- Critical Care -Term Professional-Monthly
Critical Care Specialty Residency
Expected Start Date: July 1, 2019
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Critical Care Pharmacy Residency program is a 12 month, full-time residency, accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The purpose of the PGY2 pharmacy residency is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
The mission of our Critical Care Specialty program is to develop and refine clinical, leadership, research management, quality assurance, and teaching skills within the practice of critical care. Our program will provide education and training experiences in both nutrition support and critical care. The nutrition support component will include participation with an adult multidisciplinary nutrition support service. The resident will be involved with an active inpatient consult service as well as the home parenteral/enteral nutrition patient in the outpatient setting. The critical care component will involve opportunities to participate with various intensive care services, including trauma, surgical, medical, burn, neurology, cardiology, and bone marrow transplant.
Training focuses on a full range of disease states, disorders, and procedures, along with the literature behind the medication management of such conditions. Rotations are designed to ensure experience is gained with the highest acuity patients in each sub-specialty area. Clinical knowledge needed to obtain board certification within the practice specialty is provided. Graduates are able to conduct research independently in the critical care environment and should be confident educations in the multidisciplinary and pharmacy training environment.
Upon completion of the PGY2 Critical Care pharmacy residency, graduates should be well-prepared to enter clinical practice as a critical care specialist, associate or affiliate clinical faculty member, or to pursue critical care fellowship training.
Clinic: The resident will have the opportunity to participate in the management of home parenteral nutrition patients seen in the Center for Human Nutrition outpatient clinic.
Journal Club: The resident will be required to formally present two journal articles related to nutrition and/or critical care during the residency year.
Presentations: One formal therapeutic presentation and one case study presentation will be required during the year.
Teaching: The resident will assist with precepting Doctor of Pharmacy candidates from various institutions and Pharmacy Practice Residents from our own institution. There will also be opportunities to provide didactic lectures to pharmacy students, dietetic interns, and medical students, as well as in-service presentations to pharmacy and nursing staff.
Research: The resident will complete a research project and present the results at a national or regional conference. At least one manuscript is to be completed and submitted for publication during the residency. Staffing/On Call: One weekend of staffing per month is required, followed by one day off during the week in exchange. Weekend call for the Nutrition Support Team will also periodically be required (no more than once/month).
Benefits are competitive, and include paid time off (PTO), travel support for professional meeting attendance, health insurance, relocation allowance and other benefits. For additional information on benefits go to: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/
Special Requirements for Acceptance:
Applicants must be able to be licensed in the State of Tennessee by August 1, a graduate of an accredited B.S. or Doctor of Pharmacy program, and be a licensed pharmacist in a state with reciprocation to Tennessee.
To Apply for Residency:
PHORCAS application and complete an on-line application at http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu
Three letters of reference from pharmacy preceptors and/or supervisory pharmacists are required. University transcripts are also required. Interested applicants should apply by (January 1) at 5pm. Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.