Our pharmacy residency in critical care is a 12-month, full-time, post graduate year two (PGY2) training program. The critical care pharmacy residency will expose you to challenging and diverse patient populations across multiple ICU settings.
The primary goals of the DHMC PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program are to:
Incorporate you as part of a multidisciplinary team to improve care of ICU patients
Offer a diverse amount of experiences, allowing you to gain exposure to a variety of traditional and non-traditional critical care settings
Prepare you to enter the workforce as a clinical specialist, faculty member, or in a leadership role
Offer a flexible program, allowing you to explore individual interest areas
Prepare you to take BCCCP upon graduation from the program
For more information about our residency programs, visit our website at: http://med.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/pharmacy-residency.html
Program Director Contact Information:
Alyson M. Esteves, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP Clinical Pharmacist Lead-Critical Care PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director
Provides pharmaceutical care by assisting physicians, medical residents, and mid-level practitioners in various tasks, including, but not limited to, prospective and retrospective medication review, medication reconciliation, patient counseling, documentation of activities in the medical record, etc.
Actively participates in multidisciplinary patient care rounds.
Evaluates the appropriateness of indication, dose, dosage form, route of administration, allergy considerations, formulary status, medication interactions, therapeutic duplications, etc.
Provides medication recommendations to the team to optimize patients’ medication therapies.
Provides pharmacy managed consult services for vancomycin, aminoglycosides, and warfarin.
Provides additional pharmacist driven services including therapeutic interchange, IV to PO conversion, renal dosing adjustment, etc.
Detects, monitors, documents, and reports adverse drug reactions and medication errors.
Identifies and promotes cost containment strategies throughout the institution.
Ensures compliance with controlled substance distribution.
Serves as a medication information resource to health care professionals and patients.
Precepts Doctor of Pharmacy Advanced Pharmacy Practice students, as well as Post-Graduate Year 1 pharmacy residents in conjunction with the resident’s clinical rotation duties.
Participates in the quality improvement activities of the department by conducting a medication usage evaluation and a clinical research project. Results are reported to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, as well as at local and national conferences as appropriate.
Provides continuing education sessions on medication-related topics to the medical and pharmacy staff at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
Participate in clinical rotations aligned with various sub-specialties in the area of focus of the PGY2 residency program.
Qualifications and Licensure/Certification:
Previous health system experience required.
Must be able to work independently with minimal direct supervision, to set priorities, make critical decisions, respond quickly to emergency requests, handle frequent interruptions, and adapt to changes in workload.
Good written and verbal communication skills are essential.
Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of NH.
The applicant must be participating in, or have completed, an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an academic health system, serving patients across New England. Founded in 1893, the system includes New Hampshire's only Level 1 trauma center and its only air ambulance service, as well as the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state's only Children’s Hospital Association-approved, comprehensive, full-service children's hospital. As an academic health system, Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides access to nearly 1,500 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine, as well as world-class research with the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock, located in Lebanon, NH on the Vermont/New Hampshire border is New Hampshire’s only integrated, academic, Level I trauma center. Home to the prestigious Ivy League Dartmouth College, the Lebanon/Hanover area is a vibrant, academic and professional community offering excellent schools, lively arts, and an unmatched quality of life in a beautiful, rural setting. Dartmouth-Hitchco...ck includes a modern 400-bed tertiary care hospital, research and clinical facilities for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic. In addition, we were the first hospital in New Hampshire to receive Magnet status and have been consistently rated one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.