AdventHealth Orlando is currently seeking ambitious and committed individuals for the 2021-2023 PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) Residency. The core concept of this combined 24-month program is for residents to complete the clinical requirements of a PGY1 and the administrative requirements of the PGY2 HSPA, while concurrently completing a Masters of Healthcare Administration.
During the first year, training experiences equivalent to the PGY1 program train the resident in clinical practice, clinical leadership, and operational services and allow the resident to function as the ideal pharmacist generalist (clinician and leader) and be confident in providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams. The first year also provides extensive submersion into the roles of pharmacy leadership and project management because the resident manages and improves the medication-use process, exercises leadership and practice management, demonstrates project management skills, provides medication and practice related education and training, and utilizes medical informatics.
During the second year, the resident works collaboratively with the senior management group, leads process improvement projects, provides patient care in collaborative practice settings, works as a member of medical staff committees, and manages human and financial resources to develop advanced leadership skills. The longitudinal structure with selected concurrent rotations in the PGY2 year develops competence in high level managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities. A high degree of resident involvement in the management of the pharmacy department is incorporated with decreasing supervision by advisors as the resident’s skills and knowledge increase. After a suitable training period has elapsed, the resident assumes direct supervisory experience of a select area of pharmacy operations.
The Master of Healthcare Administration is a two-year program offered by the AdventHealth University of Health Sciences, which includes a campus on the grounds of AdventHealth Orlando. This comprehensive program develops leaders who possess the values, knowledge, and skills needed to work in a highly-competitive, market-driven environment. Students learn about the management of healthcare from experienced administrators and develop a network of strategic healthcare leaders outside of the practice of pharmacy. Students learn to conceptualize, analyze, and apply vital concepts when dealing with multifaceted healthcare administrative issues. All classes are offered in the evening to accommodate residents as working professionals. For the pharmacy residents, the MHA program leaders have also created special online courses for the MHA prerequisites which residents complete during the first 8 weeks of the PGY1 residency. The MHA curriculum begins in the fall and continues over the next 20 months. The tuition for the MHA program is built into the benefits of the residency and thus tuition is paid by the program. Additional information about the MHA program can be found at https://www.ahu.edu/academics/master-of-healthcare-administration.
The primary goal of the PGY1/PGY2 HSPA program is to develop residents into independent practitioners and confident pharmacy leaders who possess in-depth therapeutic knowledge and integrated professional attributes. In both years the resident’s experiences are tailored to meet his/her individual goals and expectations. This type of program is really designed to train a complete pharmacist leader. Graduates are able to function as a clinical pharmacist but also highly competitive for a variety of hospital and health-system leadership positions including clinical managers, operational directors, and even specialty roles such as medication safety, pharmacy informatics, etc. The MHA aspect of the program provides the resident external credentials which are immediately valuable to any healthcare setting and with experience, positions the resident to be eligible to assume a variety of healthcare executive positions – Director of Pharmacy and beyond.
The application deadline for the 2021-2023 residency program is January 3, 2021 and following match to the residency, we assist with the enrollment in the MHA program (GRE, GMAT, etc. are not required for applicants with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree).
Benefits include paid tuition, immediate medical benefits including dental and vision benefits, wellness screenings, retirement plan options, direct deposit, leave, reimbursement for select professional meetings, parking, cafeteria discounts, and employee discounts at local participating merchants.
Special Requirements for Acceptance: Complete PhORCAS application; 3 references utilizing standard form in PhORCAS with narrative comment section completed or supplemental letter of recommendation; eligibility for licensure in Florida. Program does not sponsor H1B Visas.
AdventHealth Orlando and AdventHealth for Children are 1,067-bed and 230-bed acute care community teaching hospitals which serve as major tertiary facilities for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Located on a lush tropical lakeside campus in Orlando, Florida, these institutions treat over 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients annually.
AdventHealth Orlando is home to nationally recognized institutes and adult care programs for cancer, cardiology, critical care, diabetes, emergency medicine, general surgery, infectious diseases, internal medicine, oncology, orthopedics, neuroscience, and solid organ transplant. AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. Affiliated with seven other acute care programs throughout Central Florida and twenty-four through the state of Florida, AdventHealth Orlando is one of the largest Medicare providers in the United States. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the very best hospitals in the United States and as the number one program in Florida, AdventHealth Orlando has a long standing history of excellence in patient care and pro...vides a robust portfolio of specialty services as well as cutting edge clinical programs to highly complex patient populations.
The AdventHealth Orlando Pharmacy Department is automated with decentralized unit-based dispensing cabinets throughout the all patient care areas. The department has a USP 797 compliant clean room which provides sterile product services to patient care areas. The hospital is equipped with computerized physician order entry and utilizes an electronic medication administration record. The pharmacy offers a wide variety of clinical services in collaboration with healthcare teams for the cure, arrest, and prevention of disease and/or symptoms of disease. Members of the clinical pharmacy staff provide decentralized pharmaceutical care and patient education throughout AdventHealth Orlando every day to assure safe, accurate, and cost-effective medication therapy. Pharmacists, technicians, and residents work with institutional stakeholders, physicians, and allied professionals to improve the long-term health of acute care patients and the community.
Rich traditions of practice and evidence-based excellence serve as the fundamental principles of the clinical programs and pharmacy services at AdventHealth Orlando. Comprehensive pharmaceutical care is incorporated throughout the institution via clinical and operational practice and interdisciplinary teamwork. Together pharmacists, technicians, and residents work collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and key stakeholders to detect, mitigate, and prevent medication adverse events and to ensure medication use processes are aligned with national evidence-based best practices and regulatory standards.
Many new job opportunities are available within the Department of Pharmacy Services and Pharmacy Leaders are looking for talented individuals looking for a dynamic, progressive, and team-oriented setting that leverages the latest advancements in integrated, holistic patient care. AdventHealth Orlando provides a place where individuals can grow personally and professionally to achieve their full potential with the support of breakthrough medical programs, visionary leadership and world-class technology. In fact, it is safe to say that candidates will marvel at the culture and the limitless opportunities to work, grow and play.
AdventHealth for Children and the Walt Disney Pavilion is fully focused on the health, healing and happiness of children. Working closely with family members, child health professionals and Disney Imagineers, we have created a very special place for children. From the lobby where guests can paint their own scenes to a nightly adventure where children decide the ending to the story, we want parents, family members, and children to know they are safe, secure and in the best of hands at the Walt Disney Pavilion at AdventHealth for Children. AdventHealth for Children received a $10 million contribution in 2007 from Walt Disney World towards an expansion project which was completed in early 2011.
Comprised of 230 beds, including a 102-bed Level III NICU, a 22-bed Level I PICU, 8-bed Hematology/Oncology Unit, 8-bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, 8-bed Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, 44-bed General Medical/Surgical Unit, 16-bed Procedural Sedation Unit, 10-bed CVICU, 16-bed ED, and Central Florida's only Pediatric Renal, Liver, and Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Programs. Our Cardiac Surgical Program had their first surgery in late 2012 so our hospital mission - "Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ" - was expanded across Central Florida.
Our primary mission is to provide quality pharmaceutical care to improve the patient's quality of life while providing support for caregivers. As part of multidisciplinary teams, we share the responsibility of monitoring responses to drug therapy and optimizing care to improve patient outcomes.
The Department of Pediatric Pharmacy distributive services consist of:
• Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) review
• Patient medication profile review
• Detect and prevent prescribing and transcription errors
• Drug distribution
• Sterile IV preparation
• Compounding medications
• Medication verficiation for restocking automated dispensing cabinets (ADC)
The Department of Pediatric Pharmacy has a Clinical Program which provides of the following services:
• Patient care rounds
• Therapeutic drug monitoring with automatic pharmacy consult services for vancomycin and aminoglycosides
• Parenteral nutrition
• Review all medication profiles for potential interventions
• Dose adjustments for renal and hepatic function
• Advise the initiation, discontinuation, or alteration of therapies
• Monitor and prevent adverse drug reactions
• Provide drug information and education to physicians, nurses, patients, and other ancillary staff
• Review microbial laboratory test results and recommend altering or streamlining antibiotics
• Convert IV medications to enteral formulations when appropriate
• Asthma education and prescription discharge and warfarin patient counseling
• Team member for core committees and evidence-based guideline development
• Write/review medication-related policies and procedures and order set development
• Review medications for addition to the Formulary
• Precept pharmacy students and residents
• Participate in IRB-approved research projects