PGY-2 in Pain & Palliative Care – Pharmacy Residency Program
Why it sets Hospice of Southern Illinois apart… and why we are excited!
- We are hosting 1 of 14 in the country, PGY-2 in Pain and Palliative CarePharmacy Residency Programs and we are the only 1 fully funded by a hospice.
- Direct patient benefits: Manage patient profiles for streamlined symptom management and review medication interactions (reduce side effects and control interactions).
- Cost containment: Better manage costs of medication. Will help Medicare “final rule” and hospice regulation changes. Also, determining related and unrelated medications.
- One-on-one education with staff, patients and family education, and in-services for healthcare professionals.
Other information about our PGY-2 in Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency Program:
- Who is eligible to apply? Pharmacists who are eligible for licensure in Illinois, and in the process of or have completed a PGY-1.
- What does PGY-2 stand for? Post Graduate Year 2
- What is the purpose of a PGY-2 pharmacy residency program? “Pharmacy residencies allow you to apply the knowledge and skills you’ve learned in school to real patients, situations, and settings. You also will be exposed to different facets of practice and learn about the many and varied career paths available to pharmacists today” – See more at: ASHP.org
“Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residencies Purpose: PGY2 residency programs are designed to develop accountability; practice patterns; habits; and expert knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities in the respective advanced area of pharmacy practice. PGY2 residencies build upon the broad-based competencies achieved in a PGY1 residency, deepening the resident’s ability to provide care in the most complex of cases or in the support of care through practice leadership. Therefore, PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and transforming both into improved medication therapy for patients. A resident who completes successfully an accredited PGY2 residency should possess competencies that enable attainment of board certification in the practice area, where board certification for the practice area exists.” – See more at: ASHP.org
- When are applications accepted? Letters of Intent, Curriculum Vitae, College Transcripts and 3 letters of reference are due to the Residency Program Director by January 15th. Please send this information to:
Attn: Chris Herndon, PharmD
Hospice of Southern Illinois
305 S Illinois Street,
Belleville, IL 62220
- Where the pharmacist would be working: The home office is located in Belleville, Illinois approximately 20 minutes east of St. Louis, Missouri. We do serve patients throughout southern Illinois and the metro-east. Some traveling to our Marion, Illinois, location, several contracted facilities, and a few community events will be encouraged.
- Why would a pharmacist want to apply? This is a PGY-2 in Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency Program for a mission-driven, patient-centered organization. The role as a pharmacist at Hospice of Southern Illinois will play a vital role in the care of our patients. Experience will include attending regular Interdisciplinary Team Meetings with our Medical Director, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Nurses, Social Workers, Bereavement Counselors, Hospice Aides, and Volunteers. Further, the expertise will be used to review medication interactions, assist in developing care plans for streamlined symptom management, and so much more!