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Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
in collaboration with
Arnold & Marie Schwartz College
of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

For further information please contact:
HENRY COHEN, B.S., M.S., Pharm.D., FCCM, BCPP, CGP
Chief Pharmacotherapy Officer
Director of Pharmacy Residency Programs
(PGY-1 and PGY-2)

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
585 Schenectady Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11203

Phone 718-604-5373 | Fax 718-604-5486
Email: henry.cohen@liu.edu


Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center is committed to the directives of the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action programs and policies in conformance with the principles of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Pharmacy (PGY-1) Residency Program

Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (PGY-2) Residency Program

Critical Care Pharmacotherapy
PGY-2) Residency Program
Internal Medicine Pharmacy (PGY-2) Residency Program

Pharmacy (PGY-1) Residency Program

Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) Goals

Pharmacy Residency Position Description

The Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center 


Pharmacy Services & Medication Safety through Advanced Technology

Pharmacotherapy Services

Clinical Rotations

Kingsbrook University – Courses for Pharmacy Residents

Faculty Appointment at Long Island University and Teaching Responsibilities

Lecture Opportunities

Residency Research Project and Publishing Requirements

Pharmacy Practice Management

Qualifications and Application Procedure

 

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Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) Goals

The Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University, offer a one-year ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) Program.  The primary goals of this residency program are to develop, hone, and maximize the resident’s pharmacotherapy skills, and to develop basic competencies in teaching, lecturing, presenting, writing and publishing. The resident will receive comprehensive, intense, and individualized training in all aspects of pharmacy practice from dedicated, passionate, and expert pharmacy faculty. 

 

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Pharmacy Residency Position Description

The resident will be responsible for providing comprehensive medication therapy management for patients in the following settings: acute care, emergency medicine, critical care (medical, surgical, and cardiac), surgery, cardiac-, neurologic-, and orthopedic-rehabilitation, long-term care, psychiatry, neurology, and a variety of ambulatory care clinics. The resident will complete a rotation in wound care, which includes experience in hyperbaric medicine. The resident will perform pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetic consultations, and approve restricted antimicrobials. He/she will intensely participate in medication use evaluations, quality assurance reports, adverse drug event and medication error reporting. The resident will perform admission histories and medication reconciliation, and drug discharge counseling. The resident will receive BCLS and ACLS training and certification, and participate in codes. There is a faculty appointment with the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University.

 

Employment Information and Fringe Benefits

Number of PGY-1 Positions
4 - 6 positions
Total PGY-1 & PGY-2 Class
9 residents

Total Faculty

14 preceptors
Start Date July 1
Application Deadline January 10
Estimated Stipend $43,000
Benefits Health insurance, meal stipend, 10 days paid vacation, 7 paid holidays, parking, educational travel stipend, personal computer, and modern office space
Required Conferences

ASHP Midyear, Eastern States, NY State Council of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Assembly

Residency Coordinator

Antonia Alafris, Pharm.D., CGP

Residency Director Henry Cohen, MSc., Pharm.D., FCCM, BCPP, CGP

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The Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center 

The pharmacy residency program will take place at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, an 864-bed teaching, medical and pharmacy university-affiliated, non-profit, private community institution, comprised of a 326-bed acute care hospital and a 538-bed adult and pediatric skilled nursing long-term care facility.  KJMC has a 10-bed medical/surgical and 10-bed cardiac intensive care unit, a step-down cardiac care telemetry unit, a 30-bed ventilator unit, a 20-bed traumatic brain injury and coma recovery unit, a 30-bed psychiatry unit, a pain management and treatment center, wound care and hyperbaric medicine center, a renal dialysis unit, a vascular laboratory, a cardiology suite, an endoscopy suite, a 911 receiving emergency department, surgical services including urology, orthopedics, vascular, gynecology, and ophthalmology, and multiple specialty ambulatory care clinics.  The Rutland Nursing Home is a 538-bed facility offering skilled nursing, rehabilitation and post acute care services. The nursing home operates an Adult Day Health Care Center. The Department of Medicine maintains an independent medical residency program of over 50 medical residents and many board certified faculty.  Other medical residency programs include orthopedics, podiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and dentistry.  

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Pharmacy Services & Medication Safety through Advanced Technology

The Department of Pharmacy is fully computerized, provides 24-hour pharmacy services and utilizes a robotic dispensing system. The Pharmacy Department employs over 40 professional and support personnel. The pharmacy department dispenses over 10,000 unit dose medications daily. The hospital has a closed loop technologic drug distribution and administration system.   Prescribers utilize the Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) system, medication orders simultaneously interface into the Pharmacy Computer System, Pharmacists validate these orders, the Pharmacy Robot dispenses medications using barcode technology, and Nurses administer medications using barcode scanners. Computer terminals are located throughout the hospital, and on medication carts. Profiled automated dispensing cabinets are located in every acute care unit where the medication is not accessible for dispensing until a pharmacist verifies the medication order. An Emergency Medicine Satellite Pharmacy plus several profiled automated dispensing cabinets supply medications to the Emergency Department. In addition, the Clinical Pharmacist in the Satellite Pharmacy provides medication management services. A state-of-the art USP 797 intravenous admixture service dispenses more than 1,000 doses daily. All parenteral medications are exclusively administered via the smart pump infusion system where the medication library is updated wirelessly.

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Pharmacotherapy Services

The 21-member Pharmacotherapy Team employs highly skilled Clinical Pharmacists, who have completed either postgraduate Pharm.D. Degree with a pharmacotherapy specialty residency; a 6-year Pharm.D. Degree with 2 years of pharmacy residency training; or extensive equivalent experience.  Clinical Pharmacists specialize in all of the following settings: Critical Care, Surgery & Nutrition, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Cardiology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Long-Term Care, Wound Care, Ambulatory Care and Drug Information.  The department has four ASHP accredited pharmacy residency programs where three are specialty residency programs in Critical Care Pharmacotherapy, Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, and Internal Medicine.  The Pharmacotherapy team is highly respected, and is an elite healthcare team within the medical center.

Drug Information Center

A new centrally-located Drug Information Center has been opened. The Drug Information Center provides unbiased, up-to-date drug information to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, allied healthcare professionals, and patients affiliated with Kingsbrook. When providing drug information to patients via in-house consultation or post-discharge calls, the Drug Information Pharmacist has access to the patient’s electronic medical records and can provide patient-specific recommendations averting medication misadventures and properly triaging adverse drug events. In addition, the Drug Information Pharmacist prepares the pharmacy newsletter, medication brochures and other educational materials to distribute to Kingsbrook patients and staff, and drug monographs for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee. 


Summary of Annual Pharmacotherapy Services Highlights

Clinical Pharmacy Service

Annual Highlights

Pharmacotherapy Services
  • Clinical Pharmacists perform > 30,000 pharmacotherapy interventions
  • Pharmacotherapy interventions lead to > $6 million in costs savings
Restricted Antibiotic Consult Service
  • Clinical Pharmacists approve over 8,000 restricted antibiotics
Adverse Drug Events Consult Service
  • Over 800 ADEs are detected, reported, and managed
Pharmacokinetic Consult Service
  • All Aminoglycoside orders require a Clinical Pharmacist’s review,  written note, and follow up
Clinical Pharmacology Consult Service
  • Physicians request formal written pharmacotherapy consults
Oxandrolone Consult Service
  • All Oxandrolone orders require a written pharmacotherapy consult to determine feasibility of use and monitoring
Ambulatory Care Services
  • Pharmacist-lead clinics are provided for anticoagulation (warfarin), diabetes, smoking cessation, and pharmacotherapy
Ventilator Weaning Service
  • Pharmacotherapy interventions have helped decrease the length of stay by 2 – 3 days

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Clinical Pharmacist’s & Pharmacy Resident's Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Privileges

In the acute care facility, the Clinical Pharmacist may adjust parenteral medication orders in the Pharmacy Application based on patient’s renal and hepatic function, concomitant medications, and overall condition. In the long-term care facility, the Clinical Pharmacist may take medication orders from the prescriber and enter the order in the Pharmacy Application, nursing will then execute the order. With a prescriber’s oral approval, Clinical Pharmacists may dose any drug and directly enter the medication order in the CPOE system. Unless a physician opts-out, Clinical Pharmacist’s can initiate an antimicrobial IV-to-PO conversion, and write such medication orders. Clinical Pharmacist’s privileges at KJMC have extended the Pharmacist’s scope of practice to allow for best practice and best care.


Clinical Rotations

The resident will have the unique opportunity to practice in acute, critical care, ambulatory and long-term care settings.  The resident will participate in morning report, daily patient-care teaching rounds, daily formal medical grand round lectures, and pharmacy-led clinical pharmacology rounds.

Our 14-member Pharmacy Residency Faculty, allow us to offer a diverse variety of clinical clerkships, and one-to-one faculty-to-resident training.  Two month clinical rotations in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and other rotations allow the resident to develop a higher level of pharmacotherapy experience and skill.  The resident in collaboration with the Residency Director can design a one year residency that focuses on areas of personal interest by choosing elective rotations and certain clerkships while maintaining adequate clerkship diversity.

 

Pharmacy Practice Rotations

 

 

Elective Rotations

1.

Internal Medicine

1. 

Medical Critical Care

2.

Geriatrics

2. 

Surgical Critical Care

3.

Psychiatry

3 .

Emergency Medicine

4.

Cardiac Critical Care

4 .

Clinical Pharmacokinetics

5.

Infectious Diseases

5 .

Internal Medicine II

Surgery & Nutrition

6.

Long Term Care

7.

Ambulatory Care

7 . Wound Care and Diabetes

8.

Drug Information

 

 

9.

Hospital Pharmacy Administration

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Kingsbrook University – Courses for Pharmacy Residents

In order to strengthen the Pharmacy Residents fundamental skills in Physical Assessment, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Biostatistics, and Pharmacotherapy, we offer a condensed 2-week course on these subjects. Courses, workshops, and laboratory sessions are taught by Pharmacy Faculty.  Residents are expected to develop a minimal skill set prior to beginning their clinical rotations. 

Biostatistics

Physical Assessment

Pharmacokinetics

Pharmacotherapy

1 college credit equivalent

1 college credit equivalent

1 college credit equivalent

1 college credit equivalent

ANOVA

HEENT and Neck Exams

Aminoglycosides

Infectious Diseases

Correlation Statistics

Lungs and Thorax Exams

Vancomycin

Cardiac Diseases

Power Statistics

Cardiac Exams

Phenytoin

Pain Management

Kaplan-Meier Curves

Abdominal Exams

Valproic Acid

Diabetes

Frequencies

Neurology Exams

Digoxin

Stroke

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Faculty Appointment at Long Island University and Teaching Responsibilities

The resident will receive a university faculty appointment at the Clinical Instructor or Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice rank with the Division of Pharmacy Practice at the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University.  At the university, the resident will teach pharmacotherapy recitations or physical assessment laboratory. At the hospital, the residents will precept Pharm.D. students during their clerkships.  The Resident will lead Clinical Pharmacology Rounds for Pharmacy Students as the Attending Pharmacotherapist and teach pharmacotherapy to Pharm.D. students both in the class room and bedside settings. 

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Lecture Opportunities

The resident will be taught oral communication and presentation skills, and Power Point slide development.  Throughout the residency program, residents will formally present to faculty and colleagues’ journal clubs with comprehensive disease or drug reviews, and reviews of pharmacotherapy topics. There will be ample opportunity to lecture at professional society meetings, medical, nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs in the tristate area, the universities active continuing education programs, and the hospital’s pharmacy, nursing, and medical staffs.

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Residency Research Project and Publishing Requirements

The resident is required to complete one scholarly pharmacy practice project for poster presentation and publication.  The resident will prepare an abstract and poster for both state and national presentation, usually in the form of a drug-induced adverse effect or a research project.  

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Pharmacy Practice Management

The resident will have opportunities to provide off-hour clinical pharmacy services including responding to codes, infectious disease approvals, clinical pharmacology consultations, medication regimen review, renal dosing, and drug information. On off-hours, the residents will hold supervisor responsibilities including overseeing the pharmacy operation and clinical pharmacy services.

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Qualifications and Application Procedure

In order to apply for this ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency program (PGY-1), you must be a graduate of an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy, and you should possess a Pharm.D. degree, or a Post-BS Pharm.D. degree or equivalent experience. Pharmacy licensure or eligibility for licensure in NY State is required. The Part III (Compounding) of the NYS licensure exam will be waived for incoming residents once the “Certification of Completion of Pharmacy Practice Residency Competencies” is successfully completed at the beginning of the residency year.

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Complete the “KJMC Application for Admission – Pharmacy Practice and Specialty Residency Programs Form” which can be downloaded at www.kingsbrook.org/pharmacy
  2. Curriculum vitae (6 copies), which includes your education history, employment history, a list of pharmacy clerkships and preceptors, publications and presentations.
  3. All official college transcripts.
  4. Three letters of recommendation – two from primary preceptors from recent pharmacy clerkships.  Provide a list with names, addresses, E-mail addresses and telephone numbers of the individuals sending recommendations on your behalf.  Please note that the ASHP Residency Applicant Recommendation Request Form must be completed in addition to the letter of recommendation.
  5. A brief letter of intent describing why you want to complete a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency and why you want to complete it at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.
  6. A succinct essay describing three clinical pharmacy scenarios in which you intervened and provided medication therapy management that had impact.

Application data is due by January 10, and should be submitted to: Henry Cohen, M.S., Pharm.D., FCCM, BCPP, CGP, Chief Pharmacotherapy Officer, Department of Pharmacy, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, 585 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11203.  An on-site interview at the applicant’s expense and participation in the ASHP Residency Match Program is required. For more information please call Dr. Cohen at 718-604-5373 or E-mail him at: HCohen@kingsbrook.org  AND HCohenliu@aol.com


Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center is committed to the directives of the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action programs and policies in conformance with the principles of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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Critical Care Pharmacotherapy
(PGY-2) Residency Program

Critical Care Pharmacotherapy (PGY-2) Residency Goals

Critical Care Pharmacotherapy (PGY-2)  Residency Position Description

The Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Pharmacy Services & Medication Safety through Advanced Technology

Pharmacotherapy Services

Clinical Rotations

Kingsbrook University – Courses for Pharmacy Residents

Faculty Appointment at Long Island University and Teaching Responsibilities

Lecture Opportunities

Residency Research Project and Publishing Requirements

Pharmacy Practice Management

Qualifications and Application Procedure

 

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Critical Care Pharmacotherapy (PGY-2) Residency Goals

The Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University, offer a one-year ASHP-accredited Specialty Residency Program in Critical Care Pharmacotherapy (PGY-2). The primary goals of this residency program are to prepare the resident to become a highly trained pharmacy professional with leadership skills who is a proficient specialist in critical care pharmacotherapy, and is competent in publication and presentation scholarship, and clinical research and design. Upon completion of this advanced training program, the resident should be poised for careers in hospital practice, academia, or industry. The resident will receive comprehensive, intense, and individualized training in all aspects of critical care pharmacy practice from dedicated, passionate, and expert pharmacy faculty.   

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Critical Care Pharmacotherapy (PGY-2) Residency Position Description

The resident will be responsible for providing comprehensive medication therapy management for critically ill patients in the following settings: medical/surgical critical care unit, cardiac critical care unit, emergency department, and surgery units. The resident will have the opportunity to provide emergency medicine pharmacy services via the emergency medicine pharmacy satellite; and will partner with paramedics throughout New York City in hospital ambulances. Residents will be trained to provide nutritional support to the critically ill. The resident may complete a rotation in wound care, which includes experience in hyperbaric medicine, and apply wound care skills to the critically ill. Clerkship opportunities in Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Infectious Diseases are available. The resident will perform pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetic consultations, and approve restricted antimicrobials for the critically ill. The resident will interact with several critical care pharmacy and medicine faculty. He/she will participate in adverse drug event and medication error reporting, and will perform admission histories and medication reconciliation, and drug discharge counseling.  The resident will receive BCLS and ACLS training and certification, and participate in codes. An IRB approved scholarly research project is required. There is a faculty appointment with the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University.  

Employment Information and Fringe Benefits

Number of PGY-2 Positions 1 – 2 critical care positions
Total PGY-1 & PGY-2 Class 9 residents
Total Faculty 14 preceptors (2 Critical Care Faculty members)
Start Date July 1
Application Deadline January 10
Estimated Stipend $43,000
Benefits Health insurance, meal stipend, 15 days paid vacation, 7 paid holidays, parking, educational travel stipend, personal computer, and modern office space
Required Conferences ASHP Midyear, Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, NY State Council of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Assembly
Residency Coordinator

Saira Khalique, Pharm.D.

Residency Director Henry Cohen, MSc., Pharm.D., FCCM, BCPP, CGP

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The Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

The pharmacy residency program will take place at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, an 864-bed teaching, medical and pharmacy university-affiliated, non-profit, private community institution, comprised of a 326-bed acute care hospital and a 538-bed adult and pediatric skilled nursing long-term care facility.  KJMC has a 10-bed medical/surgical and 10-bed cardiac intensive care unit, a step-down cardiac care telemetry unit, a 30-bed ventilator unit, a 20-bed traumatic brain injury and coma recovery unit, a 30-bed psychiatry unit, a pain management and treatment center, wound care and hyperbaric medicine center, a renal dialysis unit, a vascular laboratory, a cardiology suite, an endoscopy suite, a 911 receiving emergency department, surgical services including urology, orthopedics, vascular, gynecology, and ophthalmology, and multiple specialty ambulatory care clinics.  The Rutland Nursing Home is a 538-bed facility offering skilled nursing, rehabilitation and post acute care services. The nursing home operates an Adult Day Health Care Center. The Department of Medicine maintains an independent medical residency program of over 50 medical residents and many board certified faculty.  Other medical residency programs include orthopedics, podiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and dentistry.    

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Pharmacy Services & Medication Safety through Advanced Technology

The Department of Pharmacy is fully computerized, provides 24-hour pharmacy services and utilizes a robotic dispensing system. The Pharmacy Department employs over 40 professional and support personnel. The pharmacy department dispenses over 10,000 unit dose medications daily. The hospital has a closed loop technologic drug distribution and administration system.   Prescribers utilize the Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) system, medication orders simultaneously interface into the Pharmacy Computer System, Pharmacists validate these orders, the Pharmacy Robot dispenses medications using barcode technology, and Nurses administer medications using barcode scanners. Computer terminals are located throughout the hospital, and on medication carts. Profiled automated dispensing cabinets are located in every acute care unit where the medication is not accessible for dispensing until a pharmacist verifies the medication order. An Emergency Medicine Satellite Pharmacy plus several profiled automated dispensing cabinets supply medications to the Emergency Department. In addition, the Clinical Pharmacist in the Satellite Pharmacy provides medication management services. A state-of-the art USP 797 intravenous admixture service dispenses more than 1,000 doses daily. A state-of-the art USP 797 intravenous admixture service dispenses more than 1,000 doses daily.  All parenteral medications are exclusively administered via the smart pump infusion system where the medication library is updated wirelessly.

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Pharmacotherapy Services

The 21-member Pharmacotherapy Team employs highly skilled Clinical Pharmacists, who have completed either postgraduate Pharm.D. Degree with a pharmacotherapy specialty residency; a 6-year Pharm.D. Degree with 2 years of pharmacy residency training; or extensive equivalent experience.  Clinical Pharmacists specialize in all of the following settings: Critical Care, Surgery & Nutrition, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Cardiology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Long-Term Care, Wound Care, Ambulatory Care and Drug Information.  The department has four ASHP accredited pharmacy residency programs where three are specialty residency programs in Critical Care Pharmacotherapy, Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, and Internal Medicine.  The Pharmacotherapy team is highly respected, and is an elite healthcare team within the medical center. 


Drug Information Center

A new centrally-located Drug Information Center has been opened. The Drug Information Center provides unbiased, up-to-date drug information to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, allied healthcare professionals, and patients affiliated with Kingsbrook. When providing drug information to patients via in-house consultation or post-discharge calls, the Drug Information Pharmacist has access to the patient’s electronic medical records and can provide patient-specific recommendations averting medication misadventures and properly triaging adverse drug events. In addition, the Drug Information Pharmacist prepares the pharmacy newsletter, medication brochures and other educational materials to distribute to Kingsbrook patients and staff, and drug monographs for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee.


Summary of Annual Pharmacotherapy Services Highlights

Clinical Pharmacy Services

Annual Highlights

Pharmacotherapy Services

  • Clinical Pharmacists perform > 30,000 pharmacotherapy interventions
  • Pharmacotherapy interventions lead to > $6 million in costs savings

Restricted Antibiotic Consult

  • Clinical Pharmacists approve over 8,000 restricted antibiotics

Adverse Drug Events Consult Service

  • Over 800 ADEs are detected, reported, and managed

Pharmacokinetic Consult Service

  • All Aminoglycoside orders require a Clinical Pharmacist’s review,  written note, and follow up

Clinical Pharmacology Consult Service

  • Physicians request formal written pharmacotherapy consults

Oxandrolone Consult Service

  • All Oxandrolone orders require a written pharmacotherapy consult to determine feasibility of use and monitoring

Ambulatory Care Services

  • Pharmacist-lead clinics are provided for anticoagulation (warfarin), diabetes, and smoking cessation

Ventilator Weaning Service

  • Pharmacotherapy interventions have helped decrease the length of stay by 2 – 3 days

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Clinical Pharmacist’s & Pharmacy Resident's Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Privileges

In the acute care facility, the Clinical Pharmacist may adjust parenteral medication orders in the Pharmacy Application based on patient’s renal and hepatic function, concomitant medications, and overall condition. In the long-term care facility, the Clinical Pharmacist may take medication orders from the prescriber and enter the order in the Pharmacy Application, nursing will then execute the order. With a prescriber’s oral approval, Clinical Pharmacists may dose any drug and directly enter the medication order in the CPOE system. Unless a physician opts-out, Clinical Pharmacist’s can initiate an antimicrobial IV-to-PO conversion, and write such medication orders. Clinical Pharmacist’s privileges at KJMC have extended the Pharmacist’s scope of practice to allow for best practice and best care.


Clinical Rotations

The resident will have the unique opportunity to practice critical care medicine in several settings including medical, surgical, and cardiac critical care and in the emergency department.  The resident will participate in daily patient-care teaching rounds, daily formal medical grand round lectures, and pharmacy-led clinical pharmacology rounds. Our 11-member Pharmacy Residency Faculty, allow us to offer a diverse variety of clinical clerkships, and one-to-one faculty-to-resident training. The resident in collaboration with the Residency Program Director can design a one year residency program that focuses on areas of personal interest by emphasizing medical or cardiac critical care, and choosing elective rotations and certain clerkships for 2 month rotations.

 

Critical Care Required Rotations

Duration

 

 

Elective Rotations

1.

Medical Critical Care

5 – 7 months

1.

Infectious Diseases

2.

Cardiac Critical Care

2 – 3 months

2.

Clinical Pharmacokinetics

3.

Surgery & Nutrition Support

1 month

3.

Wound Care & Diabetes

4.

Emergency Medicine

1 month

 

 

5.

Research & Design

1 month

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Kingsbrook University – Courses for Pharmacy Residents

In order to strengthen the Pharmacy Residents fundamental skills in Physical Assessment, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Biostatistics, and Pharmacotherapy, we offer a condensed 2 week course on these subjects. Courses, workshops, and laboratory sessions are taught by Pharmacy Faculty.  Residents are expected to develop a minimal skill set prior to beginning their clinical rotations.

Biostatistics

Physical Assessment

Pharmacokinetics

Pharmacotherapy

1 college credit equivalent

1 college credit equivalent

1 college credit equivalent

1 college credit equivalent

ANOVA

HEENT and Neck Exams

Aminoglycosides

Infectious Diseases

Correlation Statistics

Lungs and Thorax Exams

Vancomycin

Cardiac Diseases

Power Statistics

Cardiac Exams

Phenytoin

Pain Management

Kaplan-Meier Curves

Abdominal Exams

Valproic Acid

Diabetes

Frequencies

Neurology Exams

Digoxin

Stroke


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Faculty Appointment at Long Island University and Teaching Responsibilities

The resident will receive a university faculty appointment at the Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice rank with the Division of Pharmacy Practice at the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University.  At the university, the resident will teach pharmacotherapy recitations or physical assessment laboratory. At the hospital, the residents will precept Pharm.D. students during their clerkships.  The Resident will lead Clinical Pharmacology Rounds for Pharmacy Students as the Attending Pharmacotherapist and teach pharmacotherapy to Pharm.D. students both in the class room and bedside settings. 

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Lecture Opportunities

The resident will be taught oral communication and presentation skills, and Power Point slide development.  Throughout the residency program, residents will formally present to faculty and colleagues’ journal clubs with comprehensive disease or drug reviews, and reviews of pharmacotherapy topics. There will be ample opportunity to lecture at professional society meetings, medical, nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs in the tristate area, the universities active continuing education programs, and the hospital’s pharmacy, nursing, and medical staffs.

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Residency Research Project and Publishing Requirements

The resident is required to complete one rigorous scholarly critical care research project.  The resident will be responsible for preparing a research proposal including justification for the project and study methodology, determination of a power analysis, application of appropriate statistical analysis, development of a budget, receiving IRB approval, collaborating with research-intensive medical residents, presenting via poster or platform presentation, and publishing the results as an abstract and manuscript.

 

Pharmacy Practice Management

The resident will have opportunities to provide off-hour clinical pharmacy services including responding to codes, emergency medicine pharmacy satellite coverage, infectious disease approvals, clinical pharmacology consultations, medication regimen review, renal dosing, and drug information. On off-hours, the residents will hold supervisor responsibilities including overseeing the pharmacy operation and clinical pharmacy services.

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Qualifications and Application Procedure

In order to apply for this ASHP-accredited critical care pharmacotherapy residency program (PGY-2), you must be a graduate of an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy, and you should possess a Pharm.D. degree, or a Post-BS Pharm.D. degree or equivalent experience, and have completed an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1). Pharmacy licensure or eligibility for licensure in NY State is required. The Part III (Compounding) of the NYS licensure exam will be waived for incoming residents once the “Certification of Completion of Pharmacy Practice Residency Competencies” is successfully completed at the beginning of the residency year.

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Complete the “KJMC Application for Admission – Pharmacy Practice and Specialty Residency Programs Form” which can be downloaded at www.kingsbrook.org/pharmacy
  2. Curriculum vitae (6 copies), which includes your education history, employment history, a list of pharmacy clerkships and preceptors, publications and presentations.
  3. All official college transcripts.
  4. Three letters of recommendation – two from primary preceptors from recent pharmacy residency clerkships.  Provide a list with names, addresses, E-mail addresses and telephone numbers of the individuals sending recommendations on your behalf.  Please note that the ASHP Residency Applicant Recommendation Request Form must be completed in addition to the letter of recommendation.
  5. A brief letter of intent describing why you want to complete a PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Residency and why you want to complete it at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.
  6. A succinct essay describing three clinical pharmacy scenarios in which you intervened and provided medication therapy management that had impact.

Application data is due by January 10, and should be submitted to: Henry Cohen, M.S., Pharm.D., FCCM, BCPP, CGP, Chief Pharmacotherapy Officer, Department of Pharmacy, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, 585 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11203.  An on-site interview at the applicant’s expense and participation in the ASHP Residency Match Program is required. For more information please call Dr. Cohen at 718-604-5373 or E-mail him at: HCohen@kingsbrook.org  AND HCohenliu@aol.com


Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center is committed to the directives of the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action programs and policies in conformance with the principles of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (PGY-2) Residency Program

Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
Residency Program Goals


Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
Residency Position Description


The Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center 

The Rutland Nursing Home

Pharmacy Services & Medication Safety through Advanced Technology

Pharmacotherapy Services

Clinical Rotations

Kingsbrook University – Courses for Pharmacy Residents

Faculty Appointment at Long Island University and Teaching Responsibilities

Lecture Opportunities

Residency Research Project and Publishing Requirements

Pharmacy Practice Management

Qualifications and Application Procedure

 

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Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Residency Program Goals

The Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University, offer a one-year ASHP accredited Specialty Residency Program in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (PGY-2). The primary goals of this residency program are to prepare the resident to become a highly trained pharmacy professional with leadership skills who is a proficient specialist in geriatric pharmacotherapy, and is competent in publication and presentation scholarship, and clinical research and design. Upon completion of this advanced training program, the resident should be poised for careers in nursing home and hospital practice, geriatric consultant, academia, or industry. The resident will receive comprehensive, intense, and individualized training in all aspects of geriatric pharmacotherapy from dedicated, passionate, and expert pharmacy faculty.

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Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Residency Position Description

The resident will be responsible for providing comprehensive medication therapy management for geriatric patients in acute care, long-term care, and ambulatory care settings, and will be able to follow patients through the continuum of care. To ensure that the geriatrics pharmacy resident experiences the entire spectrum of geriatric care, residency clerkships are divided into geriatric acute care (50%) and geriatric long-term care (50%). Geriatric acute care rotations include geriatric psychiatry, internal medicine, wound care, rehabilitation, and ambulatory care. The resident will complete a rotation in wound care, which includes experience in hyperbaric medicine. Elective opportunities include critical care, cardiology, surgery & nutrition, emergency medicine, and infectious diseases. In the long-term care facility upon admission of all clients, the geriatric pharmacy resident will perform medication regimen reviews, medication reconciliation, and prescription drug plan formulary review. The resident will intensely participate in medication use evaluations, quality assurance reports, med-pass, adverse drug event and medication error reporting. On a monthly basis, the resident will provide medication regimen reviews to long-term care and assisted living patients. He/she will perform pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetic consultations, and approve restricted antimicrobials. The resident will receive BCLS and ACLS training and certification, and participate in codes. An IRB approved scholarly research project is required. There is a faculty appointment with the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University. 



Employment Information and Fringe Benefits

Number of PGY-2 Positions

1 geriatrics position

Total PGY-1 & PGY-2 Class

9 residents

Total Faculty:

14 preceptors

Start Date

July 1

Application Deadline

January 10

Estimated Stipend

$43,000

Benefits

Health insurance, meal stipend, 15 days paid vacation, 7 paid holidays, parking, educational travel stipend, personal computer, and modern office space

Required Conferences

ASHP Midyear, ASCP Annual Meeting, NY State Council of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Assembly

Residency Coordinators

Antonia Alafris, Pharm.D., CGP and Catherine Millares, Pharm.D., CGP

Residency Director Henry Cohen, MSc., Pharm.D., FCCM, BCPP, CGP

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The Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

The pharmacy residency program will take place at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, an 864-bed teaching, medical and pharmacy university-affiliated, non-profit, private community institution, comprised of a 326-bed acute care hospital and a 538-bed adult and pediatric skilled nursing long-term care facility.  KJMC has a 10-bed medical/surgical and 10-bed cardiac intensive care unit, a step-down cardiac care telemetry unit, a 30-bed ventilator unit, a 20-bed traumatic brain injury and coma recovery unit, a 30-bed psychiatry unit, a pain management and treatment center, wound care and hyperbaric medicine center, a renal dialysis unit, a vascular laboratory, a cardiology suite, an endoscopy suite, a 911 receiving emergency department, surgical services including urology, orthopedics, vascular, gynecology, and ophthalmology, and multiple specialty ambulatory care clinics.  The Rutland Nursing Home is a 538-bed facility offering skilled nursing, rehabilitation and post acute care services. The nursing home operates an Adult Day Health Care Center. The Department of Medicine maintains an independent medical residency program of over 50 medical residents and many board certified faculty.  Other medical residency programs include orthopedics, podiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and dentistry.

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The Rutland Nursing Home

The Rutland Nursing Home is a 538-bed facility offering skilled nursing, rehabilitation and post acute care services. The nursing home has a specialty unit for ventilator dependent patients, and a 32-bed pediatric long-term care unit for children with developmental and metabolic disorders. The nursing home operates an Adult Day Health Care Center. Each nursing home patient care unit is staffed by a physician or physician extender.    

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Pharmacy Services & Medication Safety through Advanced Technology

The Department of Pharmacy is fully computerized, provides 24-hour pharmacy services and utilizes a robotic dispensing system. The Pharmacy Department employs over 40 professional and support personnel. The pharmacy department dispenses over 10,000 unit dose medications daily. The hospital has a closed loop technologic drug distribution and administration system.   Prescribers utilize the Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) system, medication orders simultaneously interface into the Pharmacy Computer System, Pharmacists validate these orders, the Pharmacy Robot dispenses medications using barcode technology, and Nurses administer medications using barcode scanners. Computer terminals are located throughout the hospital, and on medication carts. Profiled automated dispensing cabinets are located in every acute care unit where the medication is not accessible for dispensing until a pharmacist verifies the medication order. An Emergency Medicine Satellite Pharmacy plus several profiled automated dispensing cabinets supply medications to the Emergency Department. In addition, the Clinical Pharmacist in the Satellite Pharmacy provides medication management services. A state-of-the art USP 797 intravenous admixture service dispenses more than 1,000 doses daily. All parenteral medications are exclusively administered via the smart pump infusion system where the medication library is updated wirelessly.

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Pharmacotherapy Services

The 21-member Pharmacotherapy Team employs highly skilled Clinical Pharmacists, who have completed either postgraduate Pharm.D. Degree with a pharmacotherapy specialty residency; a 6-year Pharm.D. Degree with 2 years of pharmacy residency training; or extensive equivalent experience.  Clinical Pharmacists specialize in all of the following settings: Critical Care, Surgery & Nutrition, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Cardiology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Long-Term Care, Wound Care, Ambulatory Care and Drug Information.  The department has four ASHP accredited pharmacy residency programs where three are specialty residency programs in Critical Care Pharmacotherapy, Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, and Internal Medicine.  The Pharmacotherapy team is highly respected, and is an elite healthcare team within the medical center. 


Drug Information Center

A new centrally-located Drug Information Center has been opened. The Drug Information Center provides unbiased, up-to-date drug information to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, allied healthcare professionals, and patients affiliated with Kingsbrook. When providing drug information to patients via in-house consultation or post-discharge calls, the Drug Information Pharmacist has access to the patient’s electronic medical records and can provide patient-specific recommendations averting medication misadventures and properly triaging adverse drug events. In addition, the Drug Information Pharmacist prepares the pharmacy newsletter, medication brochures and other educational materials to distribute to Kingsbrook patients and staff, and drug monographs for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee.    


Summary of Annual Pharmacotherapy Services Highlights

Clinical Pharmacy Service

Annual Highlights

Pharmacotherapy Services

  • Clinical Pharmacists perform > 30,000 pharmacotherapy interventions
  • Pharmacotherapy interventions lead to > $6 million in costs savings

Restricted Antibiotic Consult Service

  • Clinical Pharmacists approve over 8,000 restricted antibiotics

Adverse Drug Events Consult Service

  • Over 800 ADEs are detected, reported, and managed

Pharmacokinetic Consult Service

  • All Aminoglycoside orders require a Clinical Pharmacist’s review,  written note, and follow up

Clinical Pharmacology Consult Service

  • Physicians request formal written pharmacotherapy consults

Oxandrolone Consult Service

  • All Oxandrolone orders require a written pharmacotherapy consult to determine feasibility of use and monitoring

Ambulatory Care Services

  • Pharmacist-lead clinics are provided for anticoagulation (warfarin), diabetes, and smoking cessation and pharmacotherapy

Ventilator Weaning Service

  • Pharmacotherapy interventions have helped decrease the length of stay by 2 – 3 days

 

Clinical Pharmacist’s & Pharmacy Resident's Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Privileges

In the acute care facility, the Clinical Pharmacist may adjust parenteral medication orders in the Pharmacy Application based on patient’s renal and hepatic function, concomitant medications, and overall condition. In the long-term care facility, the Clinical Pharmacist may take medication orders from the prescriber and enter the order in the Pharmacy Application, nursing will then execute the order. With a prescriber’s oral approval, Clinical Pharmacists may dose any drug and directly enter the medication order in the CPOE system. Unless a physician opts-out, Clinical Pharmacist’s can initiate an antimicrobial IV-to-PO conversion, and write such medication orders. Clinical Pharmacist’s privileges at KJMC have extended the Pharmacist’s scope of practice to allow for best practice and best care.

Clinical Rotations

The resident will have the unique opportunity to practice geriatric medicine in several settings including acute care, long-term care and ambulatory care.  The resident will participate in daily nursing morning report, daily physician morning report, daily patient-care teaching rounds, daily formal medical grand round lectures, and pharmacy-led clinical pharmacology rounds. Our 13-member Pharmacy Residency Faculty, allow us to offer a diverse variety of clinical clerkships, and one-to-one faculty-to-resident training.  Extended clinical rotations in Long-Term Care Medicine and other rotations allow the resident to develop a higher level of pharmacotherapy experience and skill. The resident in collaboration with the Residency Program Director can design a one year residency program that focuses on areas of personal interest by choosing elective rotations and certain clerkships for 2-month rotations.

 

 

Geriatrics Required Rotations

Duration

 

 

Elective Rotations

1.

Long-Term Care Medicine

5 months

1.

Emergency Medicine

2.

Geriatric Psychiatry

2 months

2.

Clinical Pharmacokinetics

3.

Internal Medicine

1 month

3.

Infectious Diseases

4.

Wound Care & Diabetes

1 month

4.

Critical Care

5.

Ambulatory Care

1 month

5.

Surgery & Nutrition

6.

Research & Design

1 month

6.

Rehabilitation Medicine

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Kingsbrook University – Courses for Pharmacy Residents

In order to strengthen the Pharmacy Residents fundamental skills in Physical Assessment, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Biostatistics, and Pharmacotherapy, we offer a condensed 2-week course on these subjects. Courses, workshops, and laboratory sessions are taught by Pharmacy Faculty.  Residents are expected to develop a minimal skill set prior to beginning their clinical rotations. 

Biostatistics

Physical Assessment

Pharmacokinetics

Pharmacotherapy

1 college credit equivalent

1 college credit equivalent

1 college credit equivalent

1 college credit equivalent

ANOVA

HEENT and Neck Exams

Aminoglycosides

Infectious Diseases

Correlation Statistics

Lungs and Thorax Exams

Vancomycin

Cardiac Diseases

Power Statistics

Cardiac Exams

Phenytoin

Pain Management

Kaplan-Meier Curves

Abdominal Exams

Valproic Acid

Diabetes

Frequencies

Neurology Exams

Digoxin

Stroke

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Faculty Appointment at Long Island University and Teaching Responsibilities

The resident will receive a university faculty appointment at the Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice rank with the Division of Pharmacy Practice at the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University.  At the university, the resident will teach pharmacotherapy recitations or physical assessment laboratory. At the hospital, the residents will precept Pharm.D. students during their clerkships.  The Resident will lead Clinical Pharmacology Rounds for Pharmacy Students as the Attending Pharmacotherapist and teach pharmacotherapy to Pharm.D. students both in the class room and bedside settings. 

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Lecture Opportunities

The resident will be taught oral communication and presentation skills, and Power Point slide development.  Throughout the residency program, residents will formally present to faculty and colleagues’ journal clubs with comprehensive disease or drug reviews, and reviews of pharmacotherapy topics. There will be ample opportunity to lecture at professional society meetings, medical, nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs in the tristate area, the universities active continuing education programs, and the hospital’s pharmacy, nursing, and medical staffs.

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Residency Research Project and Publishing Requirements

The resident is required to complete one rigorous scholarly geriatrics research project.  The resident will be responsible for preparing a research proposal including justification for the project and study methodology, determination of a power analysis, application of appropriate statistical analysis, development of a budget, receiving IRB approval, collaborating with research-intensive medical residents, presenting via poster or platform presentation, and publishing the results as an abstract and manuscript.

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Pharmacy Practice Management

The resident will have opportunities to provide off-hour clinical pharmacy services including responding to codes, emergency medicine pharmacy satellite coverage, infectious disease approvals, clinical pharmacology consultations, medication regimen review, renal dosing, and drug information. On off-hours, the residents will hold supervisor responsibilities including overseeing the pharmacy operation and clinical pharmacy services.

 

Qualifications and Application Procedure

In order to apply for this ASHP-accredited geriatric pharmacotherapy pharmacy residency program (PGY-2), you must be a graduate of an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy, and you should possess a Pharm.D. degree, or a Post-BS Pharm.D. degree or equivalent experience, and have completed an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1). Pharmacy licensure or eligibility for licensure in NY State is required. The Part III (Compounding) of the NYS licensure exam will be waived for incoming residents once the “Certification of Completion of Pharmacy Practice Residency Competencies” is successfully completed at the beginning of the residency year.

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Complete the “KJMC Application for Admission – Pharmacy Practice and Specialty Residency Programs Form” which can be downloaded at www.kingsbrook.org/pharmacy
  2. Curriculum vitae (6 copies), which includes your education history, employment history, a list of pharmacy clerkships and preceptors, publications and presentations.
  3. All official college transcripts.
  4. Three letters of recommendation – two from primary preceptors from recent pharmacy residency clerkships.  Provide a list with names, addresses, E-mail addresses and telephone numbers of the individuals sending recommendations on your behalf.  Please note that the ASHP Residency Applicant Recommendation Request Form must be completed in addition to the letter of recommendation.
  5. A brief letter of intent describing why you want to complete an Internal Medicine Pharmacy Practice Specialty Residency and why you want to complete it at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.
  6. A succinct essay describing three clinical pharmacy scenarios in which you intervened and provided medication therapy management that had impact.

Application data is due by January 10, and should be submitted to: Henry Cohen, M.S., Pharm.D., FCCM, BCPP, CGP, Chief Pharmacotherapy Officer, Department of Pharmacy, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, 585 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11203.  An on-site interview at the applicant’s expense and participation in the ASHP Residency Match Program is required. For more information please call Dr. Cohen at 718-604-5373 or E-mail him at: HCohen@kingsbrook.org  AND HCohenliu@aol.com


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Internal Medicine Pharmacy Practice (PGY-2) Residency Program

Internal Medicine Position Description

Pharmacy Residency Position Description

The Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center 

The Rutland Nursing Home

Pharmacy Services & Medication Safety through Advanced Technology

Pharmacotherapy Services

Clinical Rotations

Kingsbrook University – Courses for Pharmacy Residents

Faculty Appointment at Long Island University and Teaching Responsibilities

Lecture Opportunities

Residency Research Project and Publishing Requirements

Pharmacy Practice Management

Qualifications and Application Procedure

 

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Internal Medicine Position Description

The Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University, offer a one-year ASHP-accredited Specialty Residency Program in Internal Medicine (PGY-2). The primary goals of this residency program are to prepare the resident to become a highly trained pharmacy professional with leadership skills who is a proficient specialist in internal medicine pharmacotherapy, and is competent in publication and presentation scholarship, and clinical research and design. Upon completion of this advanced training program, the resident should be poised for careers in hospital practice, academia, or industry. The resident will receive comprehensive, intense, and individualized training in all aspects of internal medicine from dedicated, passionate, and expert pharmacy faculty.   

 

Pharmacy Residency Position Description

The resident will be responsible for providing comprehensive medication therapy management for internal medicine patients in internal medicine wards that emphasize subspecialties in cardiology, pulmonology, nephrology, endocrinology, rheumatology, hematology, and infectious diseases.  The resident will provide patient care services in a step-down cardiac care telemetry unit, and a 30-bed ventilator unit. To ensure that the internal medicine resident develops and hones broad practice experiences, clerkship requirements may include critical care, surgery and nutrition, infectious diseases, emergency medicine, clinical pharmacokinetics, and ambulatory care. The resident may complete a rotation in wound care, which includes experience in hyperbaric medicine, and apply wound care skills to the acutely ill. He/she will perform pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetic consultations, and approve restricted antimicrobials. The resident will participate in adverse drug event and medication error reporting, and will perform admission histories and medication reconciliation, and drug discharge counseling. The resident will receive BCLS and ACLS training and certification, and participate in codes. An IRB approved scholarly research project is required. There is a faculty appointment with the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University. 

Employment Information and Fringe Benefits

Number of PGY-2 Positions 1 internal medicine position
Total PGY-1 & PGY-2 Class 8 residents
Total Faculty: 11 preceptors
Start Date July 1
Application Deadline January 5
Estimated Stipend $41,000
Benefits Health insurance, meal stipend, 15 days paid vacation, 7 paid holidays, parking, educational travel stipend, personal computer, and modern office space
Required Conferences

ASHP Midyear, ACCP Annual Meeting, NY State Council of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Assembly

Residency Coordinator

Steven Levy, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP

Residency Director Henry Cohen, MSc., Pharm.D., FCCM, BCPP, CGP

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The Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center 

The pharmacy residency program will take place at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, an 864-bed teaching, medical and pharmacy university-affiliated, non-profit, private community institution, comprised of a 326-bed acute care hospital and a 538-bed adult and pediatric skilled nursing long-term care facility.  KJMC has a 10-bed medical/surgical and 10-bed cardiac intensive care unit, a step-down cardiac care telemetry unit, a 30-bed ventilator unit, a 20-bed traumatic brain injury and coma recovery unit, a 30-bed psychiatry unit, a pain management and treatment center, wound care and hyperbaric medicine center, a renal dialysis unit, a vascular laboratory, a cardiology suite, an endoscopy suite, a 911 receiving emergency department, surgical services including urology, orthopedics, vascular, gynecology, and ophthalmology, and multiple specialty ambulatory care clinics.  The Department of Medicine maintains an independent medical residency program of over 50 medical residents and many board certified faculty.  The surgical teaching program is affiliated with the SUNY Health Science Center Brooklyn Medical College. Other medical residency programs include orthopedics, podiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and dentistry.

 


The Rutland Nursing Home

The Rutland Nursing Home is a 538-bed facility offering skilled nursing, rehabilitation and post acute care services. The nursing home has a specialty unit for ventilator dependent patients, and a 32-bed pediatric long-term care unit for children with developmental and metabolic disorders. The nursing home operates an Adult Day Health Care Center. Each nursing home patient care unit is staffed by a physician or physician extender.

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Pharmacy Services & Medication Safety through Advanced Technology

The Department of Pharmacy is fully computerized, provides 24-hour pharmacy services and utilizes a robotic dispensing system. The Pharmacy Department employs over 40 professional and support personnel. The pharmacy department dispenses over 10,000 unit dose medications daily. The hospital has a closed loop technologic drug distribution and administration system.   Prescribers utilize the Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) system, medication orders simultaneously interface into the Pharmacy Computer System, Pharmacists validate these orders, the Pharmacy Robot dispenses medications using barcode technology, and Nurses administer medications using barcode scanners. Computer terminals are located throughout the hospital, and on medication carts. An Emergency Medicine Satellite Pharmacy plus several profiled automated dispensing cabinets supply medications; a Satellite Clinical Pharmacist provides medication management services to the Emergency Department. 

 

Pharmacotherapy Services

The 18-member Pharmacotherapy Team employs highly skilled Clinical Pharmacists, who have completed either postgraduate Pharm.D. Degree with a pharmacotherapy specialty residency; a 6-year Pharm.D. Degree with 2 years of pharmacy residency training; or extensive equivalent experience.  Clinical Pharmacists specialize in the following settings: Critical Care, Surgery & Nutrition, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Cardiology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Long-Term Care, Wound Care, and Ambulatory Care.  The department has two ASHP accredited specialty residency programs in Critical Care Pharmacotherapy, and Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, one ASHP-pending accreditation specialty residency program in Internal Medicine, and a Medication Safety Pharmacy Fellow.  The Pharmacotherapy team is highly respected, and is an elite healthcare team within the medical center.  A summary of annual Pharmacotherapy Services highlights is listed in the table below.  

Clinical Pharmacy Service

Annual Highlights

Pharmacotherapy Services

  • Clinical Pharmacists perform > 18,000 pharmacotherapy interventions
  • Pharmacotherapy interventions lead to > $5 million in costs savings

Restricted Antibiotic Consult Service

  • Clinical Pharmacists approve over 8,000 restricted antibiotics

Adverse Drug Events Consult Service

  • Over 700 ADEs are detected, reported, and managed

Pharmacokinetic Consult Service

  • All Aminoglycoside orders require a Clinical Pharmacist’s review,  written note, and follow up

Clinical Pharmacology Consult Service

  • Physicians request formal written pharmacotherapy consults

Oxandrolone Consult Service

  • All Oxandrolone orders require a written pharmacotherapy consult to determine feasibility of use and monitoring

Ambulatory Care Services

  • Pharmacist-lead clinics are provided for anticoagulation (warfarin), diabetes, and smoking cessation

Ventilator Weaning Service

  • Pharmacotherapy interventions have helped decrease the length of stay by 2 – 3 days

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Clinical Rotations

The resident will have the unique opportunity to practice internal medicine in several settings including acute care, critical care, emergency medicine, surgery, and ambulatory care.  The resident will participate in daily morning report, daily patient-care teaching rounds, daily formal medical grand round lectures, and pharmacy-led clinical pharmacology rounds. Our 11-member Pharmacy Residency Faculty, allow us to offer a diverse variety of clinical clerkships, and one-to-one faculty-to-resident training.  Two-month clinical rotations in Internal Medicine I and II, and other rotations allow the resident to develop a higher level of pharmacotherapy experience and skill. The resident in collaboration with the Residency Program Director can design a one year residency program that focuses on areas of personal interest by choosing elective rotations and certain clerkships for 2-month rotations.

 

Internal Medicine Required Rotations

Duration

 

 

Elective Rotations

1.

Internal Medicine-I  (Pulmonary emphasis)

2 months

1.

Emergency Medicine

2.

Internal Medicine-II (Cardiology emphasis)

2 months

2.

Clinical Pharmacokinetics

3.

Surgery & Nutrition Support

2 months

3.

Psychiatry

4.

Infectious Diseases

1 - 2 months

4.

Geriatrics

5.

Medical Critical Care

1 – 2 months

5.

Wound Care

6.

Ambulatory Care

1 – 2 months

 

 

7.

Research & Design

1 month

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Kingsbrook University – Courses for Pharmacy Residents

In order to strengthen the Pharmacy Residents fundamental skills in Physical Assessment, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Biostatistics, and Pharmacotherapy, we offer a condensed 2 week course on these subjects. Courses, workshops, and laboratory sessions are taught by Pharmacy Faculty.  Residents are expected to develop a minimal skill set prior to beginning their clinical rotations.

Biostatistics

Physical Assessment

Pharmacokinetics

Pharmacotherapy

1 college credit equivalent

1 college credit equivalent

1 college credit equivalent

1 college credit equivalent

ANOVA

HEENT and Neck Exams

Aminoglycosides

Infectious Diseases

Correlation Statistics

Lungs and Thorax Exams

Vancomycin

Cardiac Diseases

Power Statistics

Cardiac Exams

Phenytoin

Pain Management

Kaplan-Meier Curves

Abdominal Exams

Valproic Acid

Diabetes

Frequencies

Neurology Exams

Digoxin

Stroke

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Faculty Appointment at Long Island University and Teaching Responsibilities

The resident will receive a university faculty appointment at the Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice rank with the Division of Pharmacy Practice at the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University.  At the university, the resident will teach pharmacotherapy recitations or physical assessment laboratory. At the hospital, the residents will precept Pharm.D. students during their clerkships.  The Resident will lead Clinical Pharmacology Rounds for Pharmacy Students as the Attending Pharmacotherapist and teach pharmacotherapy to Pharm.D. students both in the class room and bedside settings.

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Lecture Opportunities

The resident will be taught oral communication and presentation skills, and Power Point slide development.  Throughout the residency program, residents will formally present to faculty and colleagues journal clubs with comprehensive disease or drug reviews, and reviews of pharmacotherapy topics. There will be ample opportunity to lecture at professional society meetings, medical, nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs in the tristate area, the universities active continuing education programs, and the hospital’s pharmacy, nursing, and medical staffs.

 

Residency Research Project and Publishing Requirements

The resident is required to complete one rigorous scholarly internal medicine research project.  The resident will be responsible for preparing a research proposal including justification for the project and study methodology, determination of a power analysis, application of appropriate statistical analysis, development of a budget, receiving IRB approval, collaborating with research-intensive medical residents, presenting via poster or platform presentation, and publishing the results as an abstract and manuscript.

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Pharmacy Practice Management

The resident will have opportunities to provide off-hour clinical pharmacy services including responding to codes, emergency medicine pharmacy satellite coverage, infectious disease approvals, clinical pharmacology consultations, medication regimen review, renal dosing, and drug information. On off-hours, the residents will hold supervisor responsibilities including overseeing the pharmacy operation and clinical pharmacy services.

 

Qualifications and Application Procedure

In order to apply for this ASHP-accredited internal medicine pharmacy practice specialty residency program (PGY-2), you must be a graduate of an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy, and you should possess a Pharm.D. degree, or a Post-BS Pharm.D. degree or equivalent experience, and have completed an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1). Pharmacy licensure or eligibility for licensure in NY State is required.

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Complete the “KJMC Application for Admission – Pharmacy Practice and Specialty Residency Programs Form.”
  2. Curriculum vitae (6 copies), which includes your education history, employment history, a list of pharmacy clerkships and preceptors, publications and presentations.
  3. All official college transcripts.
  4. Three letters of recommendation – two from primary preceptors from recent pharmacy residency clerkships.  Provide a list with names, addresses, E-mail addresses and telephone numbers of the individuals sending recommendations on your behalf. Please note that the ASHP Residency Applicant Recommendation Request Form must be submitted in addition to the letter of recommendation.
  5. A brief letter of intent describing why you want to complete an Internal Medicine Pharmacy Practice Specialty Residency and why you want to complete it at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.
  6. A succinct essay describing three clinical pharmacy scenarios in which you intervened and provided medication therapy management that had impact.

Application data is due by January 5, and should be submitted to: Henry Cohen, M.S., Pharm.D., FCCM, BCPP, CGP, Chief Pharmacotherapy Officer, Department of Pharmacy, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, 585 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11203.  An on-site interview at the applicant’s expense and participation in the ASHP Residency Match Program is required. For more information please call Dr. Cohen at 718-604-5373 or E-mail him at: Henry.Cohen@LIU.edu


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Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Long Island University
75 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201-8423
Phone 718-604-5373 | Fax 718-604-5486
Email henry.cohen@liu.edu

Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - 75 Dekalb Avenue - Brooklyn, New York. (718) 488-1004