Critical Care (PGY2)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers a twelve-month PGY2 residency in critical care pharmacy that offers comprehensive experience in a variety of critical care areas. The purpose of the residency is to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice that meets the needs of critically ill patients. Graduates exit equipped to be fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary critical care team, able to make complex medication and nutrition support recommendations in a fast-paced environment. In addition, graduates are experienced in short-term research in the critical care environment, excel in their ability to teach other health professionals, and possess the experience necessary to exercise leadership for critical care practice in the health system.
Trauma Intensive Care
Surgical Intensive Care
Medical Intensive Care
Cardiovascular Intensive Care
Burn Intensive Care
Bone Marrow Transplant
Solid Organ Transplant
Pediatric Intensive Care
Neonatal Intensive Care
All rotations are four weeks in duration. A four week block will be designated as a transitional period dedicated to project time and meeting attendance. The resident's schedule is flexible in order to allow the resident to meet his/her career goals and interests.
Hospital Pharmacy Practice/TPN Compounding:
The resident will work in a guided hospital practice scheduled every fourth weekend and on selected holidays. He/she will gain experience in the TPN room under the mentorship of the IV room manager, with responsibilities to include: becoming familiar with TPN compounding methods and issues, verifying TPN orders, checking TPN preparations, and supervising technicians. In additions, the resident will fulfill further clinical duties as part of the nutrition support team on-call program.
The resident will conduct a research project over the course of the residency year. This project will include idea development, literature review, study design, IRB submission, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, oral presentation and a written manuscript.
The resident is expected to serve as a mentor and role model to students and PGY1 residents. Faculty appointment at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is encouraged. The resident may elect to participate in the Teaching Certificate program with Belmont University.
How to Apply: According to the VUMC departmental 'Early Commitment Policy' this position has been filled with an internal PGY1 candidate.
Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited B.S. or Doctor of Pharmacy program, have completed an accredited PGY1 residency, and be a licensed pharmacist in any state, with reciprocation to Tennessee.
The Pharmacy Residency program is open to all US citizens, US nationals and eligible non-citizens. Information on US nationals and eligible non-citizens can be found on Vanderbilt’s “US National and Eligible Non-Citizens” page. Immigration sponsorship is not offered, so persons needing immigration sponsorship to work in the USA cannot be accepted into the program.
Submit the following application materials for the Critical Care residency to be received by Friday, January 11, 2013 5PM CST.
Critical Care (PGY2) Residency
|Contact Information |
Daniel C. Johnson PharmD, BCPS, Program Director
Telephone: 615.322.2374 Fax: 615.343.7280
Vanderbilt Pharmaceutical Services
1211 Medical Center Drive B131 VUH
Nashville, TN 37232-7610
|Institutional Information |
Private nonprofit hospital/clinic . Teaching/Tertiary Model
Professional Staff = 150 . Non-professional staff = 220
Total Beds = 1065 . Average Daily Census = 877
Estimated stipend - approx. $57,173*
1 position available
*info not verified yet