Eastern Integrated Regional Health Authority (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Address:
300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NL, A1B 3V6

Directors:
Alicia Wall, BSc Pharm, PharmD, MHA, CHE
Regional Director, Pharmacy Services
Phone: 709-777-6459
Fax: 709-777-8551

Coordinator/Contact:
Barbara Thomas, PharmD, FCSHP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Phone: 709-777-3550
Fax: 709-777-3921

Program

Type: Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program (General PGY1)

Focus: To provide an experiential learning environment using pharmacy practitioner role models to ensure that the necessary knowledge, skills, and values can be acquired and applied by the resident in the provision of exemplary patient care.

Established in: 2017

Positions: 2

Application Deadline: October 14, 2022

Starting Date: July 2023

PRAMS (Additional PRAMS requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application should be sent through PRAMS when applying by the application deadline): None

Est. stipend: $32,000 per annum. Additional educational funding for CSHP Together Conference (winter 2023) plus other resident-specific educational opportunities up to a maximum of $2000. 

Vacation/holiday leave: 10 days

Education/conference leave: Up to 5 days paid leave

Program Highlights: Our program provides the resident with a broad range of experiences within a hospital and ambulatory pharmacy practice setting. The resident will have the opportunity to be an active participant in many of our multidisciplinary health teams and promote the integration of evidence into the decision making process for the patients they are responsible for.  We offer unique learning opportunities including longitudinal rotations in our ambulatory thrombosis and oncology clinics as well as a resident-led smoking cessation ambulatory clinic.  We support the development of effective teaching and mentoring skills in the classroom setting through our Longitudinal Teaching and Learning Rotation at Memorial School of Pharmacy.  Mentoring skills are further developed in a clinical setting in our Practice Based Teaching and Learning Rotation where the resident practices alongside an undergraduate pharmacy student and a senior preceptor in a layered learning practice model. 

Required Rotations:

  • Medication Use Systems (3 weeks)
  • Drug Information (2 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Leadership (2 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship (2 weeks)
  • General Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Critical Care – ICU (5 weeks)
  • Surgery (4 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care Longitudinal Rotation (4 weeks + one day every 4 weeks in either oncology or anticoagulation (thrombosis clinic)
  • Practice-Based Teaching (5 weeks)
  • Major Project (8 weeks)

Elective Rotations:
Residents are offered the opportunity to complete 2 - four week elective rotations. A wide range of electives are offered including:

  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Ambulatory Hemodialysis
  • Pediatrics
  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Neuro-rehabilitation
  • CV ICU
  • Ambulatory Oncology (if not completing required Longitudinal Rotation in this area)
  • Ambulatory Thrombosis Clinic (if not completing required Longitudinal Rotation in this area)
  • Medication Therapy Services Clinic
  • Collaborative Practice Clinic
  • or an external rotation*

* For rotations completed in an alternate location, the rotation must be pre-approved by the Residency Coordinator and all costs associated with completing the rotation assumed by the resident. While not guaranteed, every effort will be made to accommodate rotation requests by each resident. 

Minimum required credentials: To be considered for acceptance, you must either be a student enrolled in the final year of a CCCAP-accredited Canadian entry to practice pharmacy degree program or be a licensed and practicing pharmacist in Canada.

To begin the program you must be licensed to practice with the PEBC and the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board (NLPB). Additionally, residents are required to complete the prescribing for minor ailments course through NLPB. 

 

Organization

Type: Newfoundland’s largest multi-site accredited Regional Health Authority. For more on Eastern Health please see www.easternhealth.ca

Number of beds: 1000

Site(s):

  • **General Hospital 
  • **St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital
  • *Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre
  • *Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre
  • *Waterford Hospital
  • *Dr L.A. Miller Centre
  • Dr. Walter Templeman Health Centre
  • Carbonear General Hospital
  • Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital
  • Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre
  • Placentia Health Care Centre
  • Bonavista Community Health Care Centre 
  • (plus other clinics/services provided throughout the Eastern Health catchment area)

** Primary rotation sites (required +/- electives)
* Elective sites

Number (and Name) of Sites Where Residents Spend 60 or More Training Days: 1 - (Health Sciences Centre – General Hospital)

Affiliation: School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Residents

2022-2023
Jessica Noseworthy
Courtney Donovan

2021-2022
Shelby Currie
Émilie Pelletier

2020-2021
Catherine Grandy
Rebecca Norman

2019-2020
Sarah Winsor
Roberto Duarte

2018-2019
Jenna Haché
Heather Williams