Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatoon Area

Address:
c/o Royal University Hospital, 103 Hospital Drive
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 0W8

Director
Doreen Zimmer, BSP, ACPR
Director, Pharmacy Services
Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatoon Area

Coordinator/Contact:
Barb Evans, BSP, ACPR, MSc FCSHP
Manager, Pharmacy Practice
Phone: 306-655-2268
Fax: 306-655-2350

Program

Type: General

Focus: General - medicine and pediatrics

Established in: 1958 (RUH), 1970 (SPH & SCH), 1995 (SHR), 2017 (SHA, Saskatoon area)

# Positions: 4

App. deadline: October 14, 2022 - 11:59 p.m. EST.

Starting date: 2 residents in June 2023; 2 residents in December 2023
 

PRAMS (Additional PRAMS requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application should be sent through PRAMS when applying to Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatoon Area program by the application deadline): 

In 250 words or less, outline your rationale for applying to the SHA Saskatoon area residency program. Highlight what appeals to you about the program, how you will fit within the organization's culture and some of your opportunities for growth by the PRAMS deadline. 

Est. stipend: $40,000 per annum

Benefits: Extended Health Care and Dental Plan 

Vacation/holiday leave: 3 weeks of vacation

Education/conference leave: Stipend provided to support attendance at a hospital pharmacy conference (e.g., Together Conference in Banff). Residents also attend the Manitoba Saskatchewan Management Seminar and the CSHP SK Branch AGM, when possible.

Program highlights: Competency based program which encourages residents to develop knowledge, skills and values required to excel as a practitioner. In striving towards provision of patient-focused care, emphasis is placed on identifying, solving, and preventing drug-therapy problems. Experiential learning environment using practitioner role models is the primary method of education. This philosophy promotes development of competent, progressive practitioners and nurtures future leaders. Twelve month program includes series of mandatory and elective rotations. Original research project selected by resident must be completed. Supported by contemporary pharmacy services at 4 acute care hospitals, as well as ambulatory and home care settings.

Core Rotations:

  • Drug Distribution (4 weeks)
  • Direct Patient Care Skills/Drug Information/Safety rotation (4 weeks)
  • Adult medicine or Pediatrics: to complete three, 4 week rotations in primary area over the course of the year (early, mid and capstone) and 6 week rotation in secondary area
  • IPPE preceptorship (4 weeks)
  • Leadership (longitudinal)
  • Critical Care (4-5 weeks)

Adult elective rotations:

  • Accountable Care Unit - 4 weeks
  • Anticoagulation Management Services – 3-4 weeks
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases – 3-4 weeks
  • Cardiology – 4 weeks
  • Critical Care – 4 weeks
  • Emergency – 4 weeks
  • Home Care – 3 weeks
  • Mental Health – 4 weeks
  • Nephrology – 4 weeks
  • Oncology - 4 weeks
  • Positive Living Program - 4 weeks
  • Primary Care – 4 weeks
  • Rx Files – 4 weeks
  • Transplantation – 4 weeks

 
Pediatric elective rotations:

  • Ambulatory Care - 4 weeks
  • NICU - 4weeks
  • Oncology - 4 weeks
  • PICU - 4 weeks

Minimum required credentials: Baccalaureate degree in Pharmacy

Eligibility for a Saskatchewan Health Authority – Saskatoon area residency position requires candidates to hold a valid Practicing Pharmacist License from a Canadian Pharmacy Regulatory body at the time of application and be in possession of a Practicing Pharmacist License from the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals (SCPP) on the first day of the residency program or be in possession of a Conditional License from SCPP on the first day of the residency program as per SCPP bylaws.

 

Organization

Type: Regionalized health care environment

Number of beds: 1028

Sites: Jim Pattison Children's Hospital, Royal University Hospital, St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon City Hospital 

Affiliation: University of Saskatchewan

 

Residents

2022-2023
Marina Da Silva
Katherine Siemens
Arjun Jabbal
Taylor Adolphe
Brittany Scutchings
Kassy Strautman

2021-2022
Jenna Fan
Hersh Shukla
Calvin Yee
Habiba Elshorbagy

2020-2021
Aundrea Mueller
Kyla Phillips
Lisa Toy
TylerWacker

2019-2020
Diar Alazawi
Kristin Arguin
Hishaam Bhimji
Avery Deichert
Jennifer Rosen
Tara Rousseaux

2018/2019
Janelle Kraft
Shelby Pflanzner
Kassandra Stahl
Ashley Yagelniski

2017/2018
Coral Ennis
Heather Hodgson
Meagan Rieger
Behshad Vatanparast

2016-2017
Alecia Gauthier
Andrew Plishka
Jeff Herbert
Rachel Martin

2015-2016
Aleta Martens
Danielle Shmyr
Karolina Koziol

2014-2015
Alex Crawley
Alyssa MacDougall
Andrea Holaday

2013-2014
Tara Hawkins
Marc Legge
Kellie Towriss

2012-2013
Ashley Botterill
Sara Blott
Micheline Bazin-Webster