Residency Listing

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Department of Pharmacy
585 Schenectady Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Code: 22802
NMS Code: 557052
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Critical Care Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Henry Cohen, M.Sc, Pharm.D., FCCM, BCPP, BCGP
(646) 981-4701
Fax: (212) 678-1780
Director of Pharmacy: Ronald D. Levy, R.Ph.
(718) 363-6576
Fax: (718) 363-6843
Program Contact: Chanie Wassner, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions:
Application Deadline:


Starting Date: 7/1/2019
Estimated Stipend:


Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

The resident will be responsible for providing comprehensive medication therapy management for critically ill patients in the following settings: medical/surgical critical care unit, cardiac critical care unit, emergency department, and surgery units. The resident will have the opportunity to provide emergency medicine pharmacy services via the emergency medicine pharmacy satellite; and will partner with paramedics throughout New York City in hospital ambulances. Residents will be trained to provide nutritional support to the critically ill. The resident will perform pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetic consultations, and approve restricted antimicrobials for the critically ill. The resident will interact with several critical care pharmacy and medicine faculty. He/she will participate in adverse drug event and medication error reporting. The resident will receive BCLS and ACLS training and certification, and participate in codes. An IRB approved scholarly research project is required.

Fringe Benefits:   Health insurance; 15 vacation days; holidays; meal stipend; travel allowance for meetings.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

1. Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy or equivalent experience preferred 2. Curriculum vitae, which includes your education history, employment history, a list of pharmacy clerkships and preceptors, publications and presentations.. 3. All official college transcripts. 4. Three letters of recommendation, two from primary preceptors from recent pharmacy residency clerkships. 5. A brief letter of intent describing why you want to complete a PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency and why you want to complete it at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. 6. A succinct essay describing three clinical pharmacy scenarios in which you intervened and provided medication therapy management that had impact. Application data is due by January 15, and should be submitted online via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Private
Model Type(s): Teaching, Acute Care, Long-term Care, Community
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 32
Non-Professional Staff: 12
Total Beds: 784
Site Special Features:   

The Department of Pharmacy is fully computerized, provides 24-hour pharmacy services and utilizes a robotic dispensing system. The hospital has a closed loop technologic drug distribution and administration system for acute care. Acute care prescribers utilize the Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) system, medication orders simultaneously interface into the Pharmacy Computer System, Pharmacists validate these orders, the Pharmacy Robot dispenses medications using barcode technology, and Nurses administer medications using barcode scanners. An Emergency Medicine Satellite Pharmacy plus several profiled automated dispensing cabinets supply medications; a Satellite Clinical Pharmacist provides medication management services to the Emergency Department.