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Pharmacy Residency Staffing

Consistent with the ASHP residency standards, each resident will be required to complete a pharmacy practice component of the residency program.  Although typically referred to as staffing, this component of the residency program will provide residents the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of pharmacy practice.  Residents will be exposed to the dispensing, the compounding and order verification component of pharmacy practice.  This experience is crucial in developing a well-rounded practitioner.  

Residents will complete EPIC training during the one month orientation period at the start of the residency year. Residents will staff every other weekend rotating between centralized staffing and clinical staffing responsibilities. One weekend per month will be designated as an evening staffing shift (1:30-10:00pm). One weekday off will be rewarded following the assigned weekend, designated as Friday, for each of the residents. Residents will also be required to staff in the main pharmacy one evening every other week, Thursday from 5:30-9:30pm, on weeks that the resident is assigned to work the weekend. The responsibilities of the resident during this shift will include at minimum the following: (1) narcotic pull at 5:30pm (2) checking cart-fill at 8:30pm and (3) covering breaks for the two evening pharmacists on duty. The staffing component of the residency program will begin following the orientation month. Residents will receive a staffing evaluation on a quarterly basis as part of the longitudinal Pharmacy Practice rotation.  

Holiday Coverage

Residents are expected to assist in staffing holidays.  Each resident will each work one of the following hospital-recognized summer holidays (Labor Day or Memorial Day) and two winter holidays (either Thanksgiving or Christmas Day and either New Year’s Day or President’s Day).  Recognized holidays that fall on a resident’s assigned weekend or assigned evening shift are not to be selected as paid holidays off.  
 


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