St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton

50 Charlton Avenue East
Hamilton, ON, L8N 4A6

Carmine Nieuwstraten, RPh, BScPhm, ACPR
Director of Pharmacy

Cathy Burger, B.Sc.Phm., ACPR
Clinical Pharmacist
Phone: 905- 522-1155 ext. 33808
Fax: 905-521-6161

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Type: General

Focus: Nephrology, Psychiatry, General Internal Medicine, Critical Appraisal, Critical Care

Established in: 1964

# Positions: 2

Application deadline: as per PRAMS

Starting date: TBD

PRAMS: Additional requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application should be sent through PRAMS when applying to St. Joseph's Healthcare (Hamilton) program by the application deadline: Program specific cover letter (maximum 500 words). 

Est. stipend: ~ $37,500 per year

Benefits: (14% in lieu of benefits)  

Vacation/holiday leave: (2 weeks)

Education/conference leave: (at least one week – CSHP conference: PPC recommended)

Program highlights: This post-graduate program offers organized training in various areas of hospital pharmacy. Areas of special interest include provision of pharmaceutical care in various patient-care settings, critical appraisal, administration, research and education. 

Minimum required credentials: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Pharm D. Registration with the Ontario College of Pharmacists as a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Intern is required.

Required Rotations:

- Medication Management Systems / Drug Distribution (4 weeks)
- Critical Appraisal / Health Research Methods (4-5 weeks)
- General Internal Medicine (4 weeks)
- Administration (2 weeks)
- Drug Information (2 weeks)
- Research Project (approximately 8-10 weeks scheduled throughout the year)

Elective Rotations:  
Elective rotations are usually 3-4 weeks in duration, based on resident’s preference and number of electives chosen

- Nephrology/Renal Transplant (inpatient and outpatient)
- Liaison
- Clinical Information
- Psychiatry
- Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Ambulatory Care (e.g., SJHH Retail Pharmacy, Internal Medicine Rapid Assessment Clinic – IMRAC)
- General Surgery / Bariatric Surgery

Type: Tertiary care academic institution - Centres of Excellence: Firestone Institute of Respiratory Health (FIRH) / Thoracics  Chest Program, Kidney/Urinary Program (including Nephrology, Hemodialysis, Renal Transplant and Urology), Mental Health and Addiction, Musculoskeletal / Orthopedics, Diagnostic Imaging, Ophthalmology, Surgery (including General, Bariatric and Cancer)

Number of beds: 690

Sites: 3 Campuses (Charlton Campus (main), West 5th Campus and King Campus )

Affiliation: University of Toronto (for residency program)



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