The PGY1/PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency offers candidates a very unique experience through combining administrative, clinical and informatics pharmacy learning experiences over the course of 24 months. In this unique program, the resident will support existing pharmacy informatics services and dedicate time to informatics-related quality improvement projects and research with a focus on safety, efficiency, and state-of-the-art pharmacy-related technologies. The resident will spend significant time learning clinical decision support systems, medication life-cycle technologies from ordering to administration, pharmacy financial excellence and compliance through technologies, and data mining skills. The program includes core clinical and operational pharmacy rotations to ensure the necessary foundation to build upon for the informatics focus.
Positions available: 1
Duration: 24 months, beginning mid to late June
Application deadline: January 5th
Submit all application materials through PhORCAS
Required participation in the ASHP National Matching Program
NMS Program Code: 276520
Licensure and employment: Texas pharmacist licensure is required within 90 days of starting the program. Failure to do so will result in termination of employment.
Houston Methodist is committed to improving the health of our patients, employees and community. As a health care provider, it is our responsibility to promote a healthier environment for our employees. Accordingly, effective January 1, 2013, Houston Methodist no longer hires tobacco users. Applicants will be tested for tobacco usage during the post-offer physical and drug screening. If an applicant tests positive for tobacco use or recreational drug use, the offer will be rescinded.
Learning Experiences: Core rotations: Internal Medicine, Medication Safety, Drug information, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Critical Care, Oncology, Medication Utilization and Analytics, Pharmacy Administration, Informatics/Automation, Clinical Decision Support, Supply Chain Management
Elective rotations: Ambulatory Pharmacy Informatics, Database Management and Programming, Advanced Reporting and Analytics, Advanced Informatics Project Management, Clinical Services Management, Contract Management and Purchasing, Formulary Management, Hospital Administration, Investigational Drug Services
Manage process improvement initiatives
Participate in informatics on-call duties
Work on assigned informatics projects
Assist in supervising the student internship program
Participate in both employee and resident recruitment and selection processes
Lead the HMH pharmacy resident team in organizing Pharmacy Week activities
Operational staffing every 3rd weekend starting Aug 1 of year 1
Clinical staffing every 3rd weekend starting May 1 of year 1
One evening shift every two weeks averaged over a four week period starting in Year 2 of program
Residents will work two holiday shifts per year
Each resident will plan, design and complete one major research project each year.
Research results are presented at the Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference, among other meetings.
Residents will spearhead projects stemming from departmental initiatives.
Optional Teaching Certificate Program through the University of Houston College of Pharmacy to promote scholarship in academia
Attend monthly meetings with co-residents and program directors to discuss a variety of topics including patient cases, journal clubs, guidelines and leadership
Present an ACPE-accredited continuing education activity
About Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) is located in the heart of the world renowned Texas Medical Center. Offering many opportunities for clinical and didactic teaching, it is a teaching affiliate for several top ranked universities and colleges of pharmacy. U.S. News & World Report ranked Houston Methodist Hospital in 9 specialties nationally and the No. 1 hospital in Texas and Gulf Coast. Houston Methodist highly performs in nine of nine common conditions and procedures evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, HMH is included on Forbes magazine's list of "America's Best Employers". For more information, visit www.methodistpharmacy.org