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 8, 2020 - 5:00 p.m. EST.
Starting date: June 7, 2021
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 be site specific. Residents are only expected to complete rotations at the site they are accepted into. However, residents may request to complete rotations at the other site. Preference for rotation selection is given to the site specific residents.

Required rotations:

Orientation (1 week)
Drug information (3 weeks)
Medication Management (2 weeks) plus 1 week in central IV admixtures (CIVA)
Practice Management (2 weeks)
Longitudinal Rotation (3 weeks + one day every 3 weeks)
Project (6-8 weeks)
Introduction to Pharmacy Care (1 week)
Mandatory Patient Care Rotations (16 weeks), Internal Medicine, Cardiology ICU, Infectious Disease, Acute Care, (either Medical/Surgical ICU or Emergency Medicine)
Electives Rotations (11-12 weeks)
Teaching (4 weeks)
Vacation (10 days)
Conference(s) to be determined yearly

Mandatory Patient Care Rotations: (subject to preceptor availability)

General Medicine (4 weeks)

  • Internal Medicine

Acute Care (4 weeks)

  • Medical Surgical ICU 
  • Cardiology ICU
  • Emergency Medicine

Ambulatory Care (4 weeks) or Longitudinal Care (3 weeks plus one day every three weeks)

  • Anticoagulation
  • Nephrology
  • Community Health Centre (Collaborative Care)

Specialty Rotations (4 weeks)

  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Oncology
  • Surgery
  • Mental Health
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Community Hospital

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

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