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Pharmacy Practice Residency

Crownpoint Health Care FacilityCROWNPOINT HEALTHCARE FACILITY
PO Box 358
Crownpoint, NM 87313
Phone: (505) 786-6344
Fax: (505) 786-2526

Director of Pharmacy:
CDR Jefferson Fredy, Pharm.D., BCPS
e-mail: jefferson.fredy@ihs.gov

Residency Program Director:
CDR Jefferson Fredy, Pharm.D., BCPS
e-mail: jefferson.fredy@ihs.gov

Type of training site:
Hospital and Ambulatory Care

Number of Positions:
1

Accreditation:
ASHP accredited residency program.

Facility:
Crownpoint Healthcare Facility is a 32-bed CMS-accredited facility providing ambulatory and inpatient services for over 20,000 Navajo people. The average daily inpatient census is six. The facility receives approximately 55,000 outpatient visits, 6000 emergency visits, and 300 obstetric visits annually. Outpatient services are also provided at two satellite clinics, Pueblo Pintado Clinic, located 45 miles to the east, and Thoreau Clinic, 25 miles to the south.

Rotational Experiences:
Provide clinical services in pharmacy managed anticoagulation, pain and diabetes clinic. The resident will also have experiences in pharmacy administration, pharmacy informatics, infectious disease, nephrology, diabetes education, disease prevention/health promotion, and emergency medicine. Experiences also include drug utilization review, P&T committee involvement, policy writing, performance improvement projects, drug information, and kinetics. The resident will also prepare and present pharmacology lectures to nursing students at the Navajo Technical University. The resident may be responsible for presenting disease state and treatment guideline reviews to both pharmacy and medical staff.

During rotational, extended, and longitudinal practice experiences, the pharmacy resident will provide proficient patient care through direct interaction with interdisciplinary teams to achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes. The resident will be responsible for promoting safe and effective drug usage by educating other healthcare professionals, patients, and the community on drug therapy-related topics. He/She will demonstrate maturity by developing a personal philosophy of practice and exhibiting commitment to the profession. The resident will have also have opportunities to precept pharmacy students from Temple University, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and Rutgers University.

Special features:
Pharmacists at Crownpoint Healthcare facility enjoy unmatched camaraderie with other members of the health care team. This results in a true multi-disciplinary environment where pharmacists work very closely with physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals who are also passionate about providing the best patient care possible. Our patients are a humble and gracious people who are appreciative and receptive to the services offered by pharmacists. Opportunities for professional development and making patient care improvements are limited only by an individual’s own energy and motivation. Working at Crownpoint is very challenging, but also highly rewarding. While the work environment can be demanding and fast-paced, the small community of Crownpoint (population 3,000) is peaceful and quiet. Staff at Crownpoint organize activities such as potluck dinners, community service activities, yoga, and soccer.

In this high-desert climate, opportunities for outdoor activities and fitness abound. Many locations within Crownpoint are suitable for bicycling, hiking, and jogging, and are within walking distance of employee housing. Photography, pets, and skiing are popular hobbies. While Crownpoint does not receive much snow in the winter, many ski areas are accessible for day trips or weekend trips. History and archaeology buffs will delight in the mysteries of Chaco Canyon National Historical Park and Mesa Verde National Park.