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Pharmacy Resident


Lancaster General Hospital

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7571 Pharmacy Residency Program

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Medication Safety



Job Title: Pharmacy Resident

This position is located  in Lancaster, PA.

This is a temporary one year position. Full-time, 80 hours per two weeks Monday through Friday varied hours with every third weekend and one evening every three weeks and one


SUMMARY:  Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine is currently seeking three Pharmacy Residents. The post-graduate year 1 (PGY-1) pharmacy residency is a one year period of transition from a student to independent practitioner.  The residency experience is designed to accelerate approximately 3 years of experience into one residency year.  In addition to the other functions listed below, the resident is expected to achieve at least 80% of the goals of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program and achieve satisfactory progress on any remaining goals.  The objectives are related to the required six outcomes associated with the PGY1 residency standard.  Upon completion of Lancaster General Health’s PGY-1 residency program, the resident will be a confident, multi-faceted, acute care pharmacist prepared for independent practice, advanced training, leadership and teaching opportunities.

 Hours would be Full-time, Monday through Friday varied hours with every third weekend and one evening every three weeks and one holiday.


: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Interpret and evaluate all medication regimens and assures safe and effective medication use prospectively during rotation-based patient care activities and retrospectively with order clarification during the order entry process.
  • Utilize medical informatics to make decisions and reduce error.  Respond to drug information requests as required.
  • Advise healthcare providers regarding the contents, therapeutic actions, utilization and possible adverse reactions or interactions of medication.
  • Design and recommend safe and effective evidence-based therapeutic regimens and associated monitoring plans to all applicable healthcare providers.  Ensure avoidance of events which may cause patient harm.
  • Serve as a role model of customer service by responding constructively to the needs of hospital staff.  Responding constructively is defined as using a respectful communication style that is consistent with professional collaboration.



  • Pharmacist degree (e.g. Doctor of Pharmacy, B.S.) from an accredited College of Pharmacy.
  • Must obtain state license as a registered pharmacist, issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy, within four months  of starting the residency program.
  • A health care provider in good standing with Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal and state health insurance programs, i.e. not excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal or state health insurance program.

This position requires a Professional License

LGH Full Time Posted on 01/09/2020