Pharmacists who complete the Vizient® PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to leverage data effectively in the evolving medication use process. As a resident, you will develop a comprehensive understanding on the use of informatics from clinical, operational and leadership perspectives. You will engage with experienced preceptors and mentors with diverse backgrounds from health care to analytics, as well as leaders from Vizient member institutions. This unique opportunity to develop leadership, advanced programming and database management skills will enable you to become a leader in the informatics realm and prepare you to serve in a wide range of pharmacy related roles.
Who we are
Vizient is the nation’s largest member-driven health care performance improvement company. Our diverse membership includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers that together represent more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. Vizient members are interested in learning from our trusted experts and from each other to find ways to accelerate performance and improve care. Membership gives health care organizations access to the many ways we at Vizient help optimize each interaction along the continuum of care.
Data analytics and informatics are the backbone of everything we do at Vizient. Our pharmacy analytics team continually pushes the envelope to provide our members meaningful and actionable data and insights to support their efforts to drive cost-effective care and improve clinical outcomes. The pharmacy informatics resident is integral to advancing the data platforms our members use to optimize their pharmacy performance.
Core learning experiences
Forecast analytics I & II
Pharmacy sourcing and program services
Analytic resource development
Clinical applications I: clinical databases
Clinical applications II: clinical reporting
Health system and operational informatics
Advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) precepting
Elective learning experiences
Analytics resource development
Clinical analytics and data science
Informatics project management
Executive pharmacy leadership
Teaching certificate through local college of pharmacy
Occasional travel may be required. Professional meetings may include the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Vizient University Health System Consortium network meetings. Travel expenses are reimbursed for meetings and rotation activities that are approved by the residency program director.
Estimated annual stipend: $60,000
14 days paid time off in addition to holidays
Medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
Eligibility for Health Savings Account and 401(k) savings plan
Start date: July 5, 2021
Residency program director
Bryan Shaw, PharmD
Director, Pharmacy Analytics and Informatics
Amanda Melton, PharmD, BCPS
Senior Clinical Manager
Carina Dolan, PharmD, BCOP
Senior Director, Clinical Oncology and Pharmaceutical Outcomes
290 E. John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75062
How to apply
Preliminary applicant interviews will be held virtually at the ASHP Personal Placement (PPS) booth during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December and are subject to ASHP’s decision making. Alternative accommodations can be made as needed. Applicants should register and request an interview through the ASHP PPS website. PPS or Midyear-related interviews are not required for consideration but are strongly recommended.
The Vizient PGY2 pharmacy informatics residency does not use the ASHP PhORCAS application. All application information is available at vizientinc.com/pharmacyresidency
Deadline:Applications are due no later than Monday, January 4, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. CT
Graduation from a pharmacy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Completion of online application including:
Letter of intent
Three letters of recommendation
Copy of transcripts from ACPE-accredited pharmacy program
Completion (or pending completion) of ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency or equivalent experience
Pharmacy licensure or eligibility for licensure in the state of Texas
Who we are
We are the nation’s largest member-owned health care services company. Backed by network-powered insights in the critical areas of clinical, operational and supply chain performance, Vizient™ empowers members to deliver exceptional, cost-effective care at every turn. Together with our members, we are fueling new business models and new approaches to care—all through the power of brilliant connectivity.
Our purpose is to ensure our members deliver exceptional, cost-effective care.
Our mission is to connect members with the knowledge, solutions and expertise that accelerate performance.
Our strategic aspirations are to become an indispensable partner for members, to become a leader in innovation, and to accelerate growth.
What we do
Vizient™ combines the strengths of VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium, Novation and MedAssets SCM and Sg2, trusted leaders focused on solving health care's most pressing challenges. We deliver solutions to gain insight and efficiency, manage patient impact, and connect the best minds in health care – all to accelerate innovation in this dynamic industry.
When developing our solutions, we prioritized the diverse competencies members need to adapt to the market's changes —and predict where it's headed.