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Jena Valdes, PharmD AE-C, BCPPS
Pharmacy Education Coordinator
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Director 
E-mail: jena.valdes@jhmi.edu 

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
501 6th Avenue South 
Department of Pharmacy - 7300 
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital is a 12 month, ASHP Accredited program designed to foster the development of both clinical and operational skills in pediatric pharmacy.  Residents in PGY1 residency programs have the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services. The residency year provides a fertile environment for developing leadership skills and professional excellence through supervised practice under the guidance of model practitioners.  Upon completion of the PGY-1 program, residents will be trained pharmaceutical care providers able to work in many clinical positions or seek advanced training in a PGY-2 specialized residency.

Residents are involved in many activities such as Pharmacy Newsletter, Cystic Fibrosis PK Program, medication use evaluation, formulary monograph, pharmacy operations/clinical practice (providing service two weekends every 4 weeks), teaching opportunities, and formal research project. Residents are also expected to join the Medical Emergency Team and Pharmacy & Therapeutics committee.

Required Rotations:

  • Orientation (4-6 weeks)
  • General Pediatrics (4 weeks)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (4 weeks)
  • Patient Safety (3-4 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases (4 weeks)
  • Advanced General Pediatrics (4 weeks)

Required Longitudinal Experiences

  • Research Project
  • Practice Management
  • Precepting and Educational Services
  • Staffing

Elective Rotations:

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonology
  • Pain Management
  • Neurology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nephrology
  • Neonatology
  • We also have affiliation agreements with local adult hospitals for rotation opportunities

Many Career Development Opportunities

  • Co-editor of pharmacy newsletter
  • Co-chair of pharmacy drug storage committee
  • Pediatric advanced life support certification and simulation training
  • Medical emergency team member
  • Clinical on-call program
  • Longitudinal management seminar series
  • Didactic and experiential teaching opportunities
  • Delivery of ACPE-accredited continuing education presentations
  • Comprehensive sterile products training
  • Operational staffing every other weekend, plus one 4 hour evening shift
  • Pediatric medicine grand rounds and interdisciplinary educational seminars
  • Peer reviewed, scientific journal manuscript reviewer
  • Regional and national organization professional involvement

Benefits:

$37,000 stipend, health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, residency-paid national conference, Florida Residency Conference, free covered parking, office and personal desk, and 8.2 hours of PTO accrued every 2 weeks.

Application Process:

  • Submit required documents via PhORCAS by January 6, 2017
  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Official Transcripts of all professional pharmacy education
  • Selected candidates will require an onsite interview