Stanford Health Care PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
Stanford Health Care
Location: Stanford, California
Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
The PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Residency Program at Stanford Health Care (SHC) provides a foundational learning experience for developing a pharmacy leader capable of executing positive change across a health care system. The SHC enterprise includes an academic medical hospital, along with more than 60 clinics and centers throughout the Bay Area. This expansive health system provides abundant opportunities for diverse learning experiences to our administrative resident. After completion of this program, the PGY-2 HSPAL resident will have gained exposure to the areas of safety and medication use systems, quality assurance, human resource management, financial resource management, use of innovative informatics and technology, and advanced leadership.
The mission of the PGY-2 HSPAL Residency Program is to build upon PGY1 residency graduates’ competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services to prepare residents who can assume high level managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities. This program provides the resident with challenging learning experiences and training in diverse areas of pharmacy practice to prepare them to become a competent and contributing leader within the profession. Upon completion of the residency program, the resident will:
Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a fast-pace, dynamic work environment
Function as an integral part of the pharmacy and hospital leadership team
Educate health care professionals, students, patients, and the community
Ensure appropriate medication use and safety through policy development
Practice and refine skills of strategic planning, project management, financial strength, and quality assurance
Enhance skills in written and verbal communication, time management, and problem solving
Advocate for advancement of pharmacy practice within the organization
The Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Specialty Residency is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). One applicant is accepted per year.
Orientation/Training (2 weeks)
Executive Pharmacy Leadership (4 weeks, may be split into separate weeks throughout the year)
Business Operations & Supply Chain Management (4 weeks)
Finance & Budgeting (4 weeks)
Cancer Network (4 weeks)
Executive Health-System Leadership (4 weeks)
External SHC Facilities (SHC Valley Care/Childrens) (4 weeks)
Informatics (4 weeks)
Investigational Drug Services Operations (4 weeks)
Specialty Pharmacy Operations (4 weeks)
Human Resources & Recruitment
Shadow Admin-on-Call (AOC)
Active participation within pharmacy and hospital leadership teams
Preparation of presentations for various health system committees
Attendance at relevant professional conferences
Conduct a longitudinal health-system administrative research project and present at the Western States Conference and/or other professional conferences
Participate in teaching activities with PGY-1 residents and pharmacy students
Teaching certificate program (optional)
Staff a minimum of 16 hours a month
Staff a clinical/operational shift every 3rd weekend
Compensation and Benefits
The resident will receive a competitive annual stipend of approximately $81,000 with full benefits, including an excellent health care benefits package and 10 days of paid time off (PTO). In addition, the resident will receive educational leave and a stipend to attend and participate in various pharmacy conferences such as the ASHP Conference for Pharmacy Leaders in October, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December, and the Western States Residency meeting in May, in San Diego, California.
Completion of Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency program
Participate in an on-site and/or virtual interview at Stanford Health Care
Obtain licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of California before October 1st
Stanford Health Care (SHC) is a nonprofit, academic medical center consistently ranking among the top hospitals in the country.
The Department of Pharmacy provides integrated, patient focused services within both inpatient and ambulatory settings.
To advance SHC’s mission – “To care, to educate, to discover” – the department hosts a supportive environment for professional development though residency training in several specialized pharmacy practice areas.
SHC proudly offers American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited programs in a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency with emphasis in acute care, ambulatory care, transitions of care, and specialty pharmacy. SHC also proudly offers American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited PGY2 Programs in critical care, hematology/oncology, emergency medicine, infectious disease, and health-system pharmacy administration and leadership.
About Stanford Health Care:
Tertiary, nonprofit, academic medical center
Level 1 Trauma Center
613 licensed beds
67 licensed ICU beds
87 operating rooms
Over 30,000 inpatient visits annually
Over 100,000 emergency department visits annually
Over 1,000,000 ...outpatient clinic visits annually
Medication use evaluation
Teaching certificate program
Over a dozen elective opportunities to choose from
Precepting and coordination of pharmacy students
Presentations including journal clubs, CE, BCPS, in-services, etc.
Clinical pharmacy staffing
Code training and participation