Covenant Health System celebrated 100 years of service to the West Texas region in 2018. Our facility provides healthcare to communities spanning 62 counties in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. The unique layout of West Texas makes Lubbock the most accessible advanced healthcare hub for a large patient population in the outlying rural communities. Covenant Health System has smaller hospitals and clinics in many of these rural communities in a mission to bring accessible healthcare to those in need. In Lubbock, Covenant Medical Center and Covenant Children’s Hospital combined have 500 licensed beds. Covenant Medical Center is designated as a Certified Stroke Center as well as Level II Trauma Center. We have an outstanding pharmacy staff that includes decentralized clinical pharmacists that work with interdisciplinary teams in many areas of the facility.
Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Residency Program
The PGY1 Residency Program at Covenant Heath System will provide pharmacists with advanced training in the acute care setting to make pharmacotherapy decisions in a variety of patient populations, be eligible for board certification and be eligible for post graduate year 2 (PGY2) training. Residents will participate in direct patient care, interdisciplinary rounds, project management, drug information and teaching.
PGY1 candidates will have opportunities to work with our clinical pharmacists in a variety of acute care settings including adult medicine, critical care, oncology, ER, palliative care, pediatrics, and nutritional support.
This new PGY1 program will be offered in affiliation with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy. There is an opportunity to obtain a teaching certificate through the Texas Tech School of Pharmacy program. Candidates will have the opportunity to network with residents in the Texas Tech School of Pharmacy Residency Program. We have applied for ASHP accreditation and are currently in Candidate Status.
By the end of the program, the resident should be able to:
Independently provide patient specific recommendations regarding pharmacotherapy management in a variety of settings
Manage and improve the medication-use system, including patient safety and quality-improvement processes
Demonstrate project management skills to achieve defined outcomes
Provide medication and practice-related education and training
The traditional PGY1 residency program will provide the resident with exposure to multiple areas of pharmacy practice including direct patient care rotations in the acute care setting. Required staffing will occur within the main pharmacy of Covenant Medical Center.
Teaching certificate with TTUHSC School of Pharmacy
Precept pharmacy students
Elective Rotation Opportunities
Completed applications will only be accepted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) at ashp.org/PhORCAS by the deadline of January 6, 2020.
Shalyn Cox, PharmD, BCPS Residency Program Director Covenant Medical Center 3615 19th Street Lubbock, TX 79416 806-544-5200 [email protected]
About Covenant Health System
Providence is committed to excellence in patient-centered, clinical pharmacy practice and dedicated to developing clinical pharmacists with a set of rich foundational experiences. We offer robust pharmacy residency programs throughout our network of hospitals in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Montana.
Providence Health & Services joined with St. Joseph Health in 2016 to form Providence St. Joseph Health, a unique not-for-profit health and social services system focused on a mission to serve all. As a combined organization, our 119,000-plus caregivers/employees serve in 51 hospitals, more than 800 clinics and a comprehensive range of health and social services.