Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
The Department of Pharmaceutical Services provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care services to Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt (Children's Hospital), Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) and The Vanderbilt Medical Group (VMG).
This patient-centered service is provided through the Patient Care Center organization and clinic structure.
The role of the Pharmacy is to promote safe and effective medication therapy for all patients and to provide oversight and leadership of the medication use system.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Post-Graduate Year One/Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY1/PGY2) Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) Residency program is a 24 month, full-time residency, currently in accreditation candidate status with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The purpose of the PGY1 portion of the residency is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. The purpose of the PGY2 portion of the residency is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both in the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
The mission of the first year of the program is to meet all of the requirements of a traditional PGY1 Pharmacy residency program, including development of a core skill set in drug information and literature evaluation, pharmacotherapy evaluation and management, project based research and team functioning, pharmacy operations, presentation development and delivery, and direct patient interaction.
A broad range of experiences are incorporated into the residency curriculum. The focus is on clinical rotations in direct patient care settings. Residents also gain experience in pharmacy administration, medication use system, automation, drug distribution, drug information and research pharmacy projects that are designed to improve patient care quality and safety. The resident will draft a manuscript of their research project that is suitable for publication. Required clinical experiences include internal medicine and two critical care medicine rotations, but there are a variety of acute care electives available, including cardiology, infectious diseases, nutrition support, solid organ transplantation, oncology, pediatrics, and others. The staffing requirements vary, but the resident will gain extensive experience in pharmacy operations throughout the year. The ASHP Residency Learning System and PharmAcademic is used extensively, which offers the resident a tailored, personalized and progressive learning experience throughout the year. Residents have the opportunity to gain teaching experience and assist preceptors with teaching pharmacy students from the local colleges of pharmacy. The resident will also gain experience in giving formal presentations throughout the year. An optional teaching certificate provided by one of the three local colleges of pharmacy may be obtained during the residency. The second year (PGY2) of this two-year program will concentrate on developing management and leadership skills necessary to lead teams and departments, as well as development of new programs. Vanderbilt also offers PGY2 specialty residencies in Cardiology, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Informatics, Oncology, Pediatrics, and Solid Organ Transplant. PGY2 specialty residencies require the successful completion of a PGY-1 residency year. Applicants should possess their pharmacy degree (Pharm. D. preferred).
Paid time off (PTO), travel support to attend professional meetings, health insurance, relocation allowance and other benefits. (For additional information go to: http://www.vanderbiltpharmacy.com)
Special Requirements for Acceptance:
Applicant must be able to be licensed in the State of Tennessee, a graduate of an accredited B.S. or Doctor of Pharmacy program, and be a licensed pharmacist in any state with reciprocation to Tennessee.
To Apply for Residency:
PHORCAS application and complete an on-line application for the Pharmacy Practice Residency. Three letters of reference from Pharmacy faculty or supervisory pharmacists are required. University transcripts are also required. Interested applicants should apply by (January 1) at 5pm. Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.