Pharmacy Residency Program

About

About

The Department of Pharmacy provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care services to Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Our main goals are to promote safe, appropriate and cost-effective medication therapy for our patients and to provide oversight and leadership of the medication use process.

The department supports education of pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals through active participation in the multidisciplinary care of patients. Pharmacy services ensure that medical and nursing staffs are provided with pertinent drug information and clinical decision support to improve overall patient care and reduce the risk of adverse drug events.

Cookeville Regional pharmacists are involved with numerous patient-care, quality and operational committees to ensure optimal continuum of care for our patients. Drug information, disease state in-services, pharmacy newsletters, and pharmacotherapy presentations are all provided by pharmacy staff to enhance the knowledge of our healthcare teams.

The Pharmacy Department works closely with health system administrative personnel to ensure budgetary concerns are addressed and that resources are allocated to provide superior services to our customers including patients and the medical center staff. This relationship is also fostered through Pharmacy’s involvement with regulatory agency standard compliance.

Lastly, the Pharmacy Department believes strongly in the future of pharmacy, students and residents. Cookeville Regional Medical Center is proud to host rotation sites for students from numerous colleges of pharmacy as well as providing a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency.

 

Institutional Information

Cookeville Regional Medical Center is a non-profit, acute care hospital located in Cookeville, Tennessee.  Cookeville Regional is an award-winning medical center, for more information about Cookeville Regional visit http://www.crmchealth.org/about-crmc/history.

CRMC is accredited by the Joint Commission and recently acquired Sepsis Certification from the Joint Commission.  In 2015, CRMC was one of two hospitals in the state of Tennessee named to Becker’s List of 100 Great Community Hospitals.

Training Site Type

Rural Referral Hospital

Owner Affiliate

Government-City

Model Type(s)

Acute Care

Tax Status

Non-Profit

Total Beds

247

Average Daily Census

180

 

Services

Services

The Department of Pharmacy employs 65 clinical and support staff, including 19 pharmacists who provide comprehensive pharmaceutical services. Cookeville Regional Medical Center utilizes an electronic medication administration record, bar code medication administration, pharmacy automation including robotics and storage and retrieval systems, and clinical decision support software to provide optimal, safe and efficient pharmaceutical care. This integrated system alerts pharmacists to therapeutic, safety or cost concerns and allows them the opportunity to:

·         Quickly evaluate patient data including demographics, laboratory results, and microbiologic cultures, current and previous medications; and pertinent   drug levels during medication profile review, on rounds, and during dispensing activities.

·         Identify patients whose medication therapy and consults require a pharmacist’s daily review.

·         Document pharmacist-performed clinical activities and interventions.

Comprehensive pharmaceutical services include:

  • Disease-state directed practice
  • IV to PO conversions
  • Pharmacist specialty practices   
  • Therapeutic interchange
  • Patient safety measures
  • USP 797 Sterile Compounding Compliant
  • Advanced automation and technology support 
  • USP 795 Non-Sterile Compounding Compliant
  • Pharmacokinetics services
  • Inpatient Medication Reconciliation
  • Anticoagulation services
  • Discharge Counseling
  • Antimicrobial surveillance
  • Disease state specific dosing
  • Adverse drug event reporting
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee
  • Physician, nursing and community education programs
  • Residency training program
  • Clinical rotation site for Pharm.D. candidates
  • Integral membership of house-wide committees
Residency Program

Residency Program

Program Overview

Cookeville Regional Medical Center offers a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program that will build clinical and leadership skills that are essential for pharmacists to efficiently and effectively operate in today's healthcare environment. The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program offered at CRMC is a 12 month, American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited program. The residency program was initiated in 2011 and is currently offering three positions. Intensive and varied experiences are offered in critical care, internal medicine, practice management, metabolic support, oncology, medication safety, drug information, anticoagulation, infectious disease, cardiology, and informatics.  Core rotations and longitudinal experiences are required for completion of the program.  Once requirements are met, residents may repeat an experience up to three times.

Core Rotations

Longitudinal Experiences

Elective Rotations

Critical Care

Anticoagulation

Cardiology I

Internal Medicine

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Cardiology II

Nutrition Support

Drug Information

Critical Care II

Oncology

Medication Safety

Emergency Medicine

Orientation

Metabolic Support

Infectious Diseases

Practice Management

Residency Project

Informatics

Internal Medicine II

Oncology II

Practice Management II

Click here to view current job openings in our pharmacy department

 

Resident Responsibilities

Residents are responsible for pharmaceutical care of patients including all age groups (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics).  Residents are responsible for participating in Pharmacy Quality Improvement activities and teaching pharmacotherapy and community medication education classes. Residents are expected to use knowledge and critical judgment to make decisions concerning patient drug therapy. Residents should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the psychosocial needs, clinical assessment implications, and/or consequences of technology upon all age groups. Residents should possess the ability to work independently in clinical activities and in development of workflow processes and procedures. Good communication skills linking pharmacy, nursing services, and the medical staff is mandatory.

In addition to the above requirements, residents will be responsible for:

  • 2 Medication Use Evaluations
  • 2 Formal Seminars (1 fall and 1 spring)
  • 2 Journal Club Presentations
  • 1 self-directed research project

    • Poster Presentation at ASHP Mid-Year Residency Conference
    • Abstract and PowerPoint Presentation at Mid-South Residency Conference
  • 1 Teaching and Learning Certificate through the University of Tennessee
  • BLS, ACLS and PALS certification

Benefits

  • Accrued paid time off (PTO): 5.2230 hours per pay period
  • Accrued short term disability benefit (STDBP): 2.48 hours per pay period
  • Full health benefits
  • Free parking
  • Residents’ office space
  • Paid professional travel at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and TSHP Mid-South Residency Conference
  • Teaching and Learning Certificate

 

Residency Information

Duration

12 months

Number of Positions

3

Estimated Stipend

$40,000/year, paid bi-weekly

Application Deadline

1st Monday in January each year

Starting Date

1st Monday in July each year

Ending Date

June 30th

Interview Required

Yes

Weekend Staffing Required

Yes, every 3rd weekend

 

Application Requirements

  • Completion of a Doctor of Pharmacy from an accredited school of pharmacy
  • Tennessee Board of Pharmacy Licensure
  • Participation in the ASHP Residency Matching Process
  • Completion of PhORCAS online application

    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Letter of Intent
    • Official college of pharmacy transcript
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation using standard template in PhORCAS

Site Special Features

While training at a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare facility, residents can also utilize Cookeville’s unique geographic location for unrivaled relaxation experiences. Outdoor activities are plentiful including hiking and cycling trails, freshwater lakes, waterfalls and natural forests. Drive one to two hours to Nashville, Knoxville or Chattanooga and gain access to outstanding college and professional sports, music and entertainment and numerous historical and educational attractions. Lastly, Nashville International Airport provides access to travel around the world.

Preceptor Information

Dr. Casey White, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, BCNSP, FASHP

Pharmacy Director

cwhite@crmchealth.org

Dr. Jennifer Neill, Pharm.D., BCPS

Pharmacy Operations Manager

jlneill@crmchealth.org

Dr. Lynn Lane, D.Ph.

Clinical Pharmacy Informaticist

llane@crmchealth.org

Dr. Jason Hutchens, Pharm.D., BCPS

Residency Program Director

jdhutchens@crmchealth.org

Dr. Seth Tucker, Pharm.D., BCPS

Residency Program Coordinator

dstucker@crmchealth.org

Dr. Erica Rawdon, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

erawdon@crmchealth.org

Dr. Marnie Rogers, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

merogers@crmchealth.org

Dr. Erin Tackett, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacist

eatackett@crmchealth.org

 

Pharmacists

Dr. Jennifer Neill received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 2010 and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee in 2011. She is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and serves as an adjunct faculty at Tennessee Technological University in the Sociology Department. Since joining CRMC in 2011, she has been involved in the implementation of multiple information systems and recently became the Pharmacy Operations Manager in 2015. Dr. Neill is a member of the Tennessee Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the Tennessee Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Dr. Casey White received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 2001. Upon completion of a Pharmacy Practice Residency in 2002, Dr. White came to Cookeville Regional Medical Center to build the clinical pharmacy program. He functions as Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator with Board Certifications in Pharmacotherapy and Nutrition Support, and he obtained his Master of Business Administration degree in 2014. Dr. White is highly involved with the Tennessee Pharmacists Association, Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists serving in a number of capacities, as well as maintaining membership in the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Dr. White is a faculty preceptor and associate professor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy, and Union University School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Jason Hutchens received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 2001.  In 2002, he completed his residency in Ambulatory Care at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis.  After completing his residency, Dr. Hutchens has specialized in Internal Medicine pharmacy practice and developing ambulatory care services. Dr. Hutchens is a faculty preceptor and associate professor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy as well as Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hutchens is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and is active in the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Tennessee Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Health- System Pharmacists. Dr. Hutchens serves as Residency Program Director.

Dr. Lynn Lane obtained her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy. She has been employed at Cookeville Regional Medical Center since 1981, and is currently the Clinical Informatics Pharmacist. During her tenure at CRMC, Dr. Lane has been Pharmacy Manager, actively involved with regulatory agencies, implementation of informatics systems, and the overall evolution of pharmacy services. Dr. Lane is also a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the Tennessee Pharmacists Association.
Dr. Seth Tucker received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 2001.  In 2002, he completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee.  Dr. Tucker is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and serves as the residency coordinator for the PGY1 residency at CRMC.  Dr. Tucker is an associate professor/ faculty preceptor for the University of Tennessee, Lipscomb University, and Union University Colleges of Pharmacy.  Dr. Tucker is active in the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Tennessee Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Dr. Erica Rawdon is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Cookeville Regional Medical Center and faculty preceptor and associate professor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy as well as Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy.  Dr. Rawdon received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Tennessee Technological University in 1997 and earned a Doctor of Pharmacy graduating magna cum laude from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in 2001. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Atlanta Medical Center in 2002. Dr. Rawdon is also Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy. She is a member of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the Tennessee Pharmacists Association. Dr. Rawdon’s professional interests include oncology and internal medicine.

Dr. Marnie Rogers received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from East Tennessee State University in 2005.  She received a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 2009 and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Rogers joined the pharmacy staff at CRMC in 2010.  She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and is a faculty preceptor and associate professor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy and Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy.  Her professional interests include critical care, nutrition support, and emergency medicine. Dr. Rogers is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the Tennessee Pharmacists Association. 

Dr. Sonya Naylor was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 1985. Sonya has been providing care for the patients of the Upper Cumberland since that time and has been at CRMC on a full-time basis since 1995.

Dr. Sandra Kerr received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 1982. Sandra has worked in the Upper Cumberland since graduation. She came to CRMC in 1996.

Dr. Patricia Mullinax graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 1974. She practiced at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis for 17 years before coming to Cookeville and CRMC. Pat is currently employed as an Oncology specialist in the CRMC Cancer Center.

Dr. Danny Smith was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in 1991. After leaving Mercer, Danny returned home to Cookeville to take care of patients in a variety of settings including community pharmacy and long-term care. He has called CRMC home since 1997. He is a member of the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the Tennessee Pharmacists Association. 

Dr. Candace Woodul obtained a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Northeast Louisiana University (now University of Louisiana - Monroe) in 1995. Candace came to CRMC in 1997 to aid in integrating 24-hour pharmacy services along with Dr. Smith.

Dr. Billy Ford was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 1981. Billy practiced in the retail pharmacy setting for over 20 years caring for the patients of the Upper Cumberland before coming to CRMC in 2006.

Dr. Marianne (Maty) Ray received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Tennessee Technological University in 1997. After doing two years of graduate work in Experimental Neuroscience at the University of Southern Mississippi, she enrolled in pharmacy school. She received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi College of Pharmacy in 2002 with a subsequent Doctor of Pharmacy degree earned in 2004 also from the University of Mississippi College of Pharmacy. Dr. Ray joined the pharmacy staff of Cookeville Regional in 2011. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and is a member of the Tennessee Health-Systems Pharmacists and the Tennessee Pharmacists Association.
Dr. Erin Tackett received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in 2013 and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in 2014. Her professional interests include internal medicine, infectious disease and transitional care. She is a member of the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Tennessee Pharmacists Association.

Dr. Ann Roberts received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 1977. She has practiced in retail and hospital pharmacy settings in the Upper Cumberland for the past 38 years, joining the pharmacy staff at CRMC in 2013. Dr. Roberts is a member of the Tennessee Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists.

Dr. Taylor Burich received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 2011. In 2012, she completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency as one of Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s first pharmacy residents.  Dr. Burich is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Tennessee Pharmacists Association, and the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Her professional interests include emergency medicine, critical care, and ambulatory care.
Dr. Gerald W. Haynes received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in 1980.  He has been serving patients of the Upper Cumberland since 1980 in community, mental health, and long-term care pharmacy.  Dr. Haynes joined the pharmacy staff of Cookeville Regional Medical Center in 1995 and has been the CRMC Outpatient Pharmacy Manger since it opened in June 2014. He is also a member of the Tennessee Pharmacist Association.

 

Apply to the Pharmacy Resident Program

Apply to the Pharmacy Resident Program

Cookeville Regional Medical Center offers a PGY1 residency that will build clinical and leadership skills that are essential for pharmacists to efficiently and effectively operate in today's healthcare environment.

Please click here to apply.