Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all with special attention to persons in poverty and those struggling the most. Ascension Wisconsin includes Columbia St. Mary’s, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and Ministry Health Care (which includes Affinity Health System), with 27 hospitals and hundreds of sites of care across the state. Together, the health systems employ more than 24,000 associates and nearly 1,000 medical group physicians.
The PGY-2 Residency in Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership exposes you to a variety of experiences at both local and health-system levels, including medication safety, cost savings initiatives, process improvement, business plan development, supply chain management, regulatory compliance, business management, indigent care services, finance, operations, and human resources management. The majority of your time is spent working as part of the pharmacy leadership team at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital. The resident will participate in system-level projects at several of the hospitals, as well as outpatient treatment centers and clinics to develop leadership and management skills to effectively manage pharmacy programs and services across the health system. Annual compensation is $58,000 year in addition to generous paid time off, medical and dental coverage, and travel allowance for educational meeting participation and project presentation.
The program is a minimum of 12 months. The first six weeks will focus on hospital, pharmacy, and technology orientation. Rotations generally include four weeks of concentrated training, followed by longitudinal exposure and are designed to integrate both local and system-level training. Longitudinal experiences may be six or twelve months in total duration. Time for clinical electives is offered throughout the year to further develop the resident's direct patient-care skills. Each resident is asked to complete a project that helps contribute to the body of knowledge in pharmacy practice. The scope of the PGY2 project will be applicable to pharmacy practice at the health-system level.
Expectations during residency year include:
Licensure in the State of Wisconsin within 30 days of starting the program
Active participation in the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) Pharmacy Advancement Leadership Team (PALT)
Completion of year-long residency project and presentation
Successful written manuscript of PALT and/or year-long project
Attendance and preparation of minutes at a minimum of 80% of the state-wide Pharmacy Leadership Council meetings
Attendance at a minimum of 75% of regional and statewide Ascension Wisconsin Leadership Development and Formation Retreats
Completion of rotation evaluations within 7 days of rotation completion
Participation in precepting/mentoring Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residents, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students
Staffing every third weekend as well as up to two holidays
Tracking of duty hours
Participation in new resident recruitment
Abide by all policies and procedures of Ascension
Participate in national Ascension initiatives and meetings
Participation in PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application). Each applicant must have a PharmD/Bachelor of Science from an accredited college of pharmacy in the U.S., completed an accredited PGY1 residency, and be eligible for licensure in Wisconsin. A letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an official college transcript are required with the online application. An onsite interview will be required.
About Ascension Wisconsin Columbia St. Mary's PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
In Wisconsin, Ascension operates 23 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ more than 19,600 associates. Across the state, Ascension provided more than $230 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Wisconsin for 169 years, Ascension is
a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.
Ascension Wisconsin has six PGY1 Pharmacy residency programs (Ascension St. Clare's, Ascension St. Elizabeth, Ascension St. Joseph, Ascension Columbia St. Mary's, Ascension St. Francis, and Ascension All Saints) and one PGY1 Pharmacy & PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency. Please visit our residency website at https://www.mywheaton.org/careers/pharmacy-residency/ for additional information