The Department of Pharmacy at Franciscan Health Indianapolis is recruiting applicants for a 12-month post-graduate year two (PGY2) Infectious Diseases Residency with one position available per year. This PGY2 residency will begin July 1, 2017.
Franciscan St. Francis Health
Franciscan Health includes three hospitals in the Indianapolis area and is part of a larger system of 14 hospitals in the Franciscan Health System. The three Franciscan Health Hospitals in Indianapolis include 500+ patient beds, with specialized patient care focused in cardiovascular surgery, bone marrow transplant, hematology & oncology, orthopedics, general surgeries including colon & rectal and bariatric specialties, neurosurgery, neonatal services, critical care, and geriatric services. Throughout all areas of patient care, pharmacy is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team in providing excellence in care.
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program
Through the program, the resident will gain advanced training and expertise in the areas of infectious diseases and antimicrobial pharmacotherapy. The resident will develop skill in decision making regarding antimicrobial therapy, pharmacokinetic monitoring, antibiotic utilization and resistance trending, formulary management, and infection control practices. The resident will be an active member of the pharmacy team and provide interventions that optimize antimicrobial therapy throughout the hospitals. The resident will also have the opportunity to precept rotation students and PGY1 residents.
Antimicrobial stewardship with infectious diseases clinical pharmacists, infectious diseases consult service, pharmacist coordinated OPAT consult service, critical care, HIV/ID ambulatory care, pediatric infectious diseases, immunocompromised host services/Bone Marrow Transplant, microbiology, infection control, research, and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic design
Additional Activities & Requirements:
• The resident will be required to provide clinical staffing every third weekend.
• Research is a major component of the residency and will involve original studies from bench-top to bedside practice. The resident will be required to design and complete a research project in the area of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and expected to produce a manuscript suitable for peer-reviewed publication by the completion of the residency. Research results will be presented at the regional Great Lakes Resident Conference in the spring and at a major national/international conference.
• Antimicrobial Stewardship will be a considerable focus of the residency. The resident will be actively involved in designing and implementing antimicrobial stewardship initiatives for the three hospitals of Franciscan Health in Indianapolis, as well as the corporate antimicrobial stewardship program, which consists of 14 hospitals in Franciscan Health.
• The resident will have the opportunity to participate in the Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program (IPTeC) offered through Purdue and Butler Universities. Butler University also provides teaching experience for residents in the Therapeutics series, by leading small groups of students through case conferences. Additional opportunities may be available to provide didactic lectures to Pharm.D. and/or Physician Assistant students.
Salary & Benefits:
• Approximately $46,000
• Ten days PTO, in addition to six Franciscan Health recognized holidays
• Free parking
• Health insurance
• Dental and vision insurance available
• Opportunities to work as a supplemental staff (PRN) pharmacist
• Collaborative, interprofessional work environment
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Christian Cheatham, Pharm.D.