Horizon Health Network, Saint John

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

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

Coordinator: Corry Clarke
Hospital Pharmacy Residency Coordinator
Saint John Regional Hospital

Contact: Corry Clarke
Phone: 506-649-2875
Fax: 506-649-2629
Email: corry.clarke@horizonnb.ca

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
Vacation/holiday leave: 2 weeks
Education/conference leave: up to 5 days.
# Positions: 2
App. deadline: October 14, 2021 - 5:00 p.m. EST.
Starting date: June 6, 2022
PRAMS: No additional PRAMS requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application when applying to the Horizon Health Network (Saint John Hospital): None
Est. stipend: ~$34,281 per annum

Program highlights:

  • 52 week program which includes 2 weeks of vacation plus 2 wellbeing days
  • Computerized physician order entry environment
  • Longitudinal Care rotation

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.

Mandatory rotations:

Orientation (1 week)
Drug information (3 weeks)
Medication Management (2 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)
Elective Rotations (10-12 weeks)
Teaching (4 weeks)
Vacation (10 days)
Conference(s) to be determined (5 days maximum)

Elective rotations - Inpatient (3-4 weeks)

Oncology
Surgery 
Mental Health
Palliative Care 
Pediatrics
Community Hospital

Elective rotations - Ambulatory Care
(4 weeks or longitudinal 3 weeks then 1 every 3 weeks)

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

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.

Organization

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
Sites: 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

Residents

2021-2022
Lauren Adam
Jacqueline Richard

2020-2021
Kelsey Mann
Kelsey Allen

2019/2020
Courtney Blue
Jessie Hallett

2018/2019
Mia Losier
Allison Pittman

2017/2018 
Carolyn MacKinnon
Tamara Matchett

2016/2017 
Sarah Mulrooney
Samuel Parmiter

2015/2016 
Krista Doiron
Bryanne MacNeil

2014/2015 
Emma Chiasson
Jonathan Stevens

2013/2014 
Kristin Armstrong
Kristen MacKinnon

2012/2013 
Kayla Cameron
Kelly Foster

22011/2012 
Glenn Myers
Samantha Scott

2010/2011 
Jenna Brown
Jillian Reardon

2009-2010
Lindsay Creamer