Horizon Health Network, Saint John

Saint John Zone
400 University Avenue
Saint John, NB,  E2L 4L2

Douglas Doucette, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, FCSHP
Director of Pharmacy, Horizon Health Network
Phone: 506-863-7887
Fax: 506 857-5540

Corry Clarke
Hospital Pharmacy Residency Coordinator
Saint John Regional Hospital
Phone: 506-649-2875
Fax: 506-649-2629
Email: corry.clarke@horizonnb.ca

For more information, visit the program website at: https://horizonnb.ca/careers/educational-programs/horizon-health-network-pharmacy-residency-program/


Type: Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program

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

# Positions: 2

App. deadline: October 14, 2022

Starting date: TBD

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: $50,000 per annum


Vacation/Holiday Leave: 2 weeks (10 days), plus 2 wellbeing days

Education/Conference Leave: to be determined (5 days maximum)

Program highlights:

  • 52 week program which includes 2 weeks of vacation plus 2 wellbeing days
  • computerized physician order entry
  • longitudinal care rotation

Minimum required credentials: To be considered for acceptance, you must either be a student enrolled in the final year of a Canadian entry to practice pharmacy degree program (e.g. BSc (Pharm), PharmD) or be a licensed and practicing pharmacist in direct patient care in Canada.

In addition to Canadian citizens, we will also consider landed immigrants who are currently practicing pharmacists in Canada and possess a strong motivation to attain a high level of competency in the practice of pharmacy.

Summary of Rotations:

Residents are expected to complete one rotation from each area of practice, if scheduling permits. The resident may select their remaining electives without restriction. Availability of rotations may vary from year to year based on preceptor availability.  Residents are only expected to complete rotations at their home site however, residents may request to complete rotations at  other sites. Preference for rotation selection is given to the site-specific residents.

Core Rotations:

  • Orientation (1 week)
  • Drug information (3 weeks)
  • Medication Management (3 weeks) plus 1 week in central IV admixtures (CIVA)
  • Practice Management and Leadership (2 weeks)
  • Research Project (6-8 weeks)
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Care (2 weeks)
  • Mandatory Patient Care Rotations (16 weeks), Internal Medicine, Cardiology ICU, Infectious Disease, Critical Care, (either Medical/Surgical ICU or Emergency Medicine)
  • Teaching (4 weeks)

Elective rotations - Inpatient (3-4 weeks)

  • Oncology
  • Surgery 
  • Mental Health
  • Palliative Care 
  • Pediatrics
  • Community Hospital
  • Family Medicine

Elective rotations - Ambulatory Care (4 weeks or longitudinal 3 weeks + 1 day every three weeks)

  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Nephrology (pre-dialysis, home dialysis, hemodialysis, transplant clinic)
  • Community Health Centre (Collaborative Care)



Type: New Brunswick's largest multi-site accredited Regional Health Authority, including 12 hospitals and health centers. For more details, please visit: http://en.horizonnb.ca/home/facilities-and-services.aspx

Number of beds: 790


  • Saint John Regional Hospital
  • The Moncton Hospital
  • Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital
  • Miramichi Regional Hospital
  • Sackville Memorial Hospital
  • Albert County Hospital
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Sussex Health Center
  • Charlotte County Hospital
  • and various other facilities and services

Affiliation: Dalhousie University




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