St. Joseph’s Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, community hospital comprised of St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. The Department of Pharmacy is responsible for pharmaceutical care services for approximately 900 acute care beds with an average daily census in excess of 80%.

Clinical pharmacists are actively involved in medication order review, therapeutic monitoring, patient care planning and management, student and resident preceptorship, and interactive relationships with the health care team. Pharmacy technicians provide an integral component of the drug distribution system through the use of an automated, point-of-use dispensing system. The Department of Pharmacy is actively involved in leading several quality improvement programs including the Medication Use Safety Teams, Adverse Drug Reaction reporting, Medication Use Evaluations, Automatic Therapeutic Interchange, and other medication use activities.

St. Joseph’s Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

The Pharmacy Practice Residency is a 12-month, ASHP-accredited program designed to provide residents with experience in a broad range of clinical areas.  The resident will function as an integral part of the department’s patient care services.

Program Summary:
The Pharmacy Practice Residency is a 12-month, ASHP-accredited program designed to provide residents with experience in a broad range of clinical areas. The resident will function as an integral part of the department’s patient care services. These responsibilities include:

  • the provision of pharmaceutical care
  • inpatient and outpatient education
  • collaboration and education of pharmacy students
  • committee membership
  • medication safety initiatives
  • operational activities

After completing six core subject rotations essential to the pharmacy practitioner, participants in the residency program also select elective rotations that fit specific areas of interest. The residency program is committed to providing a customized experience, thereby allowing flexibility in the design and length of rotation experiences.

The PGY1 residency program core rotations include:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Nutrition Support
  • Pediatric Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Therapeutic Policy

Elective rotations may include:

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Surgery
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Women’s Health

Program Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical Plan with prescription drug coverage
  • Dental and Vision Plans
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Opportunity to Contribute Pre-tax Dollars to a 401 (k) Plan
  • Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability Coverage, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
  • Professional Travel Reimbursement
  • Team Member Services: Team members receive a discount rate on a variety of events, programs, and tickets to area attractions

Requirements for Acceptance:

  • The applicant must participate in the MATCH process
  • Online application through PhORCAS
    • Letter of intent
    • Current Curriculum Vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Official transcript from all colleges of pharmacy attended
    • The applicant must possess a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
  • The applicant must have active Florida Pharmacist License within 90 days of the residency start date
  • The applicant must participate in an on-site interview

Application Process:
Residency candidates should submit all requirements for acceptance through the PhORCAS website.  Once submitted, applications will be reviewed and candidates will be selected for on-site interviews.  After the interviews are completed, a rank list will be submitted to ASHP via the National Matching Service.  The ASHP Resident Matching Program will provide the program with the matched candidates.

Deadlines:
Deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 residency class:  January 10, 2020

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Program Leader

Joanna Caranante, PharmD. BCPS
Joanna received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Joanna is the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital.

 

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  • Jennifer Alastanos, PharmD, BCPP
    Psychiatry
  • Lauren Campanella, PharmD, BCOP
    Oncology
  • Joanna Caranante, PharmD, BCPS
    Therapeutic Policy
  • Octavio Casanova, PharmD
    Pediatrics, Neonatal Care
  • Pamela Deluna, PharmD
    Pediatrics
  • Elizabeth Espinel, PharmD, BCPS
    Internal Medicine
  • Michael Everett, PharmD, BCPS
    Cardiology
  • Julie Gould Eckert, PharmD, BCPS
    Internal Medicine
  • Julianne Harcombe, PharmD, BCNSP
    Nutrition Support
  • Amanda Harmon, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
    Emergency Medicine
  • Syeda Kareem, PharmD, BCOP
    Oncology
  • Maida Lawrence, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
    Pediatrics
  • Les Louden, PharmD, MS, BCPS
    Management
  • Jennifer Mejia, PharmD, BCPS
    Internal Medicine
  • Daryl Miller, PharmD
    Transitions of Care
  • Cassidy Oliver, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
    Cardiology
  • Jessica Patel, PharmD, BCPS
    Internal Medicine
  • Ankita Patel, PharmD, BCPS
    Internal Medicine
  • Kimberly Perez, PharmD
    Oncology
  • John Phillips, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
    Emergency Medicine
  • Jennifer Schmeding, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
    Critical Care
  • Blake Shay, PharmD, MS, BCPS
    Management
  • Marroyln Simmons, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
    Pediatrics
  • Kelly Slack, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
    Critical Care
  • Martha Stojanov, PharmD, BCPS
    Women's Health
  • Catherine Storms, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
    Pediatrics
  • Han Truong, PharmD, BCPS
    Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
  • Ashley Rosenquist, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
    Emergency Medicine

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