To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.
As members of a High Reliability Organization (HRO), every employee should practice CHAMP behavior and strive to make patient safety a top priority. A pharmacy practice resident is enrolled in an accredited post-graduate training practical training program. The program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) that runs from July through June each year. The pharmacy resident reports to the Clinical Services Manager who is the Residency Program Director. The resident will abide by all regulations, standards and evaluation processes that ASHP mandates for continued accreditation. The pharmacy resident shall provide pharmaceutical care consistent with entry level of practice; synthesize an acquired body of knowledge with experience gained in order to have a positive impact on patient care and demonstrate the basic skills required to execute clinically sound decision making.
- 1. All patient care responsibilities will be performed consistent with special population-specific criteria and in accordance with all hospital policy and procedures.
- 2. Drug Therapy Management
- 2.1 In a timely fashion, reviews all medication orders to assure safe, accurate, cost effective drug use.
- 3. Interpretation of Clinical & Pharmacokinetic Lab Data
- 3.1 3.1 Demonstrates knowledge of basic pharmacokinetic principles
- 4. Problem Identification & Resolution
- 4.1 Communicates and documents problem detection, relevant findings, recommendations, and necessary follow-up.
- 5. Drug Information
- 5.1 Serves as primary source of drug information to physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals.
- 6. Relationships with Peers, MD, RN, Patients, Other Health Care Professionals
- 6.1 Understands role as integral member of the health care team and becomes an integral member of an interdisciplinary team in a practice area.
- 7. Leadership and Organizational Ability
- 7.1 Monitors work of support personnel and students, and reassigns tasks as needed.
- 8. Educational Activities
- 8.1 Participates in and contributes to educational forums within the department: 1) Prepares and presents inservices/CE for pharmacists 2) Prepares and presents inservices for technicians
- 9. Written Professional Activities
- 9.1 Submit material for intra- or inter departmental publication.
- 10. Drug Distributive Activities
- 10.1 Oversees the drug distribution processes, assuring accurate and timely dispensing of medications to patients via automated pharmacy systems and centralized dispensing systems.
Graduation from an accredited College of Pharmacy with a B.S. or Pharm. D. degree or equivalent experience required. Must be eligible for Connecticut pharmacist licensure.
Hospital pharmacy work experience preferred.
This individual should demonstrate knowledge of pharmacology and therapeutics. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with others are required. Experience in teaching and research activities are desirable.