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:

  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Nutrition Support
  • Pediatric Pharmacy
  • Departmental Practice

Elective rotations may include:

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

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 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:
PhORCAS application deadline:  January 10

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Program Leader

Cathy Storms, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS

Cathy completed her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida and PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  She joined the pharmacy team in 2007 as a pediatric clinical pharmacist before transitioning to pharmacy clinical coordinator for St. Joseph’s Hospital. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy and pediatric pharmacy and precepts students, PGY1 pharmacy practice residents, and PGY2 pediatric pharmacy practice residents.

 

Questions?
Catherine.Storms@baycare.org
Availability M-F 8am-4pm

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Program Coordinator, Resident Development

Jennifer Schmeding, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Jennifer completed her Doctor of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University and PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital. She has been a critical care pharmacist at St. Joseph’s Hospital since 2004. She serves as preceptor for PGY-1 residents, PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residents, and pharmacy students in addition to being a valued member of the critical care team.

Program Coordinator, Preceptor Development

Amelia Casalenuovo, PharmD, BCCCP

Amelia received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Tampa General Hospital and PGY2 in Critical Care at Jackson Memorial Hospital. She is a valued member of the SJH Critical Care team and serves as a preceptor for both students and residents.

Program Coordinator, Research Development

Jennifer Alastanos, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Jennifer received her Doctor of Pharmacy from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Akron General Medical Center and PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health. She currently practices as a behavioral health clinical pharmacist at St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center where she also serves as a preceptor for both students and residents.

Austin Shockley
PGY1 - St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to pursue post graduate training to grow both personally and professionally. A residency provides me with an accelerated and advanced experience that will allow me to become a well-rounded and confident clinical pharmacist. Residency training provides the opportunity to work with a variety of patients in various hospital settings, allowing me to develop necessary skills to provide complete and excellent patient care.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
As a previous intern with BayCare, I always felt welcomed and supported and knew I wanted to stay within the health system that sparked my interest in inpatient pharmaceutical practice. St Joseph’s Hospital offers a large and diverse patient population providing the necessary framework for a well-rounded residency experience. The preceptors, residency director, and management team made me feel like my growth and development as a practicing pharmacist was a priority, making St Joseph’s Hospital the ideal program to complete my residency training.

Jana Mammen
PGY1 - St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
Throughout my time in pharmacy school, my experiences have shaped me into a professional clinician and leader. Completing a pharmacy residency was important to me because it would allow me to continue to grow as a clinical pharmacist. I knew it would provide me with the tools necessary to build and strengthen my clinical knowledge, grow in confidence, and sharpen my interprofessional communication skills.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
St. Joseph’s Hospital has a special place in my heart. My pharmacy journey started at St. Joseph’s Hospital as a pharmacy volunteer during my second year of undergrad which opened the opportunity for me to become a pharmacy technician and intern there. The leadership team, pharmacists, and technicians there have taught me so much and they have made me feel like family. Completing my residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital allows me to grow as a pharmacist with my family.

Michael Robeel
PGY1 - St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a pharmacy residency to continue to pursue my clinical interests and build on the knowledge learned during pharmacy school. By completing a residency, I will have the opportunity to grow as a clinician and strengthen my ability to provide excellent patient care.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
When deciding where I wanted to complete my residency, it was a simple choice. I wanted to train at a hospital that prioritized my learning experience and possessed a strong leadership team with passionate preceptors. St. Joseph’s Hospital provides those opportunities. As a previous pharmacy intern at BayCare, I have always felt welcomed and treated like family. I will have the opportunity to work with strong leaders, compassionate clinicians, and a variety of patient populations in the Tampa Bay community.

Nicole Lopez
PGY1 - St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
After experiencing different areas of pharmacy through job opportunities and involvement in pharmacy school organizations, I knew I wanted to practice in a clinical setting. I chose to complete a residency to further my clinical development while also exploring deeper opportunities for involvement in hospital pharmacy, so that ultimately, I could be a strong and confident clinical pharmacist.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
I chose St. Joseph’s Hospital for the positive learning environment, excellent support system, and plethora of opportunities offered to help residents succeed. This program aligned with my goals of developing strong clinical skills needed to excel in my profession, but more importantly, the community and values at St. Joseph’s Hospital demonstrated the caring nature of all who work here, and I knew this was a community I wanted to grow in both personally and professionally.

Sara Ann Siegmund
PGY1 - St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency program because I wanted to take advantage of a worthwhile opportunity to invest in myself and gain the practice knowledge needed to provide my patients with the best possible care.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
I chose St. Joseph’s Hospital because I wanted to work in a community hospital setting where I would be exposed to different areas of practice and a variety of patients. After my interview, I could tell that the pharmacy team was eager to share their expertise with me and would be able to create a learning environment where I would be able to gain the confidence needed for my future practice. I am excited for the countless learning opportunities I will be exposed to while at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and the memories I’m going to make along the way!

Marissa Aloyo - Class of 2020

Tim McCormack - Class of 2020

Nikesh Bhika - Class of 2020

Sarah Jacob - Class of 2020

Jordan Sachmann - Class of 2020

Airka Sanchez - Class of 2021

Casey Perticone - Class of 2021

Devika Suri - Class of 2021

Hayato DeLellis - Class of 2021

Mirna Yassa - Class of 2021

Andrea Mapugay - Class of 2022

Chelsea Phillips - Class of 2022

Katlyn Etheridge - Class of 2022

Natalie Toselli - Class of 2022

Trent Abel - Class of 2022

Alexander Ignacio - Class of 2023

Blanca Luna - Class of 2023

Kelsi Crean - Class of 2023

Reem Chehab - Class of 2023

Shelby Landau - Class of 2023

Amanda Lewis - Class of 2019

Amanda Reidler - Class of 2019

Ashlee Colvin - Class of 2006

Athar Naif - Class of 2016

Brian Gawronski - Class of 2016

Brittany Westwood - Class of 2014

Catherine Tecca - Class of 2007

Christina Lee - Class of 2013

Chungeun (Joanne) Lee - Class of 2013

Danielle Talleri - Class of 2010

David Wolfrath - Class of 2008

Dawn Ritzenthaler - Class of 2009

Donn Davis - Class of 2004

Elizabeth Espinel - Class of 2011

Erika Ernst - Class of 2003

Erika Rugay - Class of 2014

Heather Strouse - Class of 2018

Hong Luu - Class of 2015

Ijeoma Muforo - Class of 2005

Jared Mannen - Class of 2014

Jasmine Jang - Class of 2008

Jennifer Garde - Class of 2005

Jennifer Kwan-Clement - Class of 2010

Jennifer Lee - Class of 2018

Jennifer Mejia - Class of 2012

Jennifer Vazquez Perez - Class of 2019

Joanna Caranante - Class of 2002

John Phillips - Class of 2016

Julie Harrison - Class of 2011

Julie Nguyen - Class of 2011

Kanika Dunn - Class of 2018

Karimah Bell - Class of 2007

Karin Thatcher - Class of 2015

Katie Sommerer - Class of 2017

Kayla Suskauer - Class of 2018

Kelsey Hyman - Class of 2017

Kyle Jones - Class of 2017

Lauren Briggs - Class of 2017

Lourdes Reyes - Class of 2006

Luisa Alvarado - Class of 2016

Maida Muratagic - Class of 2016

Marisa Boos - Class of 2010

Martha Knoblich - Class of 2013

Mary Soliman - Class of 2012

Meredith Mahaffee - Class of 2015

Michelle Nowak - Class of 2008

Natoya Muirhead - Class of 2006

Pallavi Kothapalli - Class of 2009

Quynh Nguyen - Class of 2017

Rebekah Seale - Class of 2013

Ryan Rodriguez - Class of 2011

Sarah Hoch - Class of 2008

Shane Jackson - Class of 2002

Staci Glumova - Class of 2014

Stefani White - Class of 2010

Stephanie Altepeter - Class of 2014

Stephanie Houser - Class of 2015

Tam Dang - Class of 2012

Tara Nygaard - Class of 2013

Veronica Sherman - Class of 2012

Vicky Kang-Fisher - Class of 2019

Zakary Doran - Class of 2019

Zuzana Blackwood - Class of 2018

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