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Preceptors

Jamie Warren, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Clinical pharmacy specialist- internal medicine, PGY1 residency program director

Rotation: Critical care

The resident will have the opportunity to develop skills in providing pharmaceutical care to medical critical care patients and to acquire an understanding of the pharmacist's role on the MICU interdisciplinary team. The resident will participate in patient care rounds with intensivists, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, dieticians, and other members of the MICU team. The resident will develop skills in the assessment and pharmaceutical care management of critical care patients.

Ongoing Projects: Teaching glycemic management courses, Leapfrog ICU rounding, diabetes system list review and optimization, pharmacist-led glycemic management program

School of Pharmacy: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Email: jnwarren@novanthealth.org

Jessica Kepinski, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical pharmacist

Rotation: Behavioral health

The behavioral health rotation is focused on adult psychiatric populations. There are 40 beds split between two psychiatric units, with one unit being specifically for the geriatric population. The behavioral health treatment team consists of doctors, social workers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, case managers, nurses, and pharmacists. Residents will be responsible for supporting behavioral health treatment team rounds, optimizing medication therapy, and leading patient group sessions.

School of Pharmacy: Belmont University

Residency training: PGY1 at Charleston Area Medical Center

Email: jlyost@novanthealth.org

Alyssa Gould, PharmD

Clinical pharmacy specialist, infectious diseases

Rotation: Infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship

The resident will have the opportunity to participate in various antimicrobial stewardship activities at multiple community hospitals within Novant Health. Residents will evaluate antimicrobial regimens and collaborate with providers and other pharmacists to ensure patients receive appropriate and streamlined therapy. Topic discussions may include antimicrobial drug classes, infectious disease states, and microbiology. The rotation will be tailored towards the resident’s knowledge and interests within infectious diseases.

Ongoing Projects: Antimicrobial stewardship education for pharmacists and providers, participation in resident-led research projects

School of Pharmacy: Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Residency training: PGY1 pharmacy residency at Nebraska Medicine, Omaha, NE; PGY2 Infectious diseases residency at University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy/Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, SC

Email: alyssa.gould@novanthealth.org

Carla Kennedy, PharmD

Pharmacy manager

Rotation: Administration

During this four-week rotation, the resident will be exposed to many aspects of administrative pharmacy. The resident will accompany the pharmacy manager to pharmacy and hospital leadership team meetings, weekly quality team meetings, and other joint practice meetings as scheduled. The resident will participate in administrative projects as needed throughout the month. The resident will be introduced to pharmacy budgeting, regulatory compliance (TJC, CMS, USP, BOP, etc.), staffing and productivity, revenue cycle, 340b compliance, team engagement, and other topics as time permits.

Ongoing Projects: Strategic plan initiatives, team member engagement, controlled substances diversion prevention, pharmacist and technician staffing model

School of Pharmacy: UNC School of Pharmacy (BS), University of Florida (PharmD)

Email: carla.kennedy@novanthealth.org

Shelby L. Hudson, PharmD, MS

Clinical Specialty: Drug information, cardiology

Brief Rotation Description: Drug information. This four week rotation will provide opportunities to further develop drug literature and resource utilization skills. Appropriate evaluation of literature and its application and impact on clinical situations will be emphasized. The resident will be asked to share findings to pharmacists and other medical staff during clinical “huddles” as well as provide responses to drug information requests and assist with drug information resource selection as needed. Other topics to be covered include medication error reporting, medication safety, and the concept of just culture.

Brief Rotation Description: Cardiology. This four week rotation will provide for the development of clinical skills in the area of cardiovascular medicine. Basic pharmacotherapy for the treatment of chronic cardiovascular disorders as well as the management of acute complications will be the primary focus. Common disease states to be covered include heart failure, acute coronary syndromes, ischemic heart disease, arrhythmias, hypertension, thromboembolic disorders, hypertensive emergency, and endocarditis.

School of Pharmacy: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Residency Training: PGY1 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina

Email: shelby.hudson@novanthealth.org

Rashmi Patel, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Specialty: Internal medicine

Brief Rotation Description: Internal medicine. During the 4-6 week internal medicine rotation, the resident will get to experience the role of a clinical pharmacist in a medium-size, community hospital. The resident will focus primarily on internal medicine, but will also have the opportunity to practice in a variety of settings including cardiology, medical, surgical, and oncology patients. The resident will attend stroke rounds as well as inter-disciplinary team rounds and will work directly with providers communicating recommendations for patient care using evidence based medicine.

Ongoing projects: Meds-to-bed program for CHF patients, stroke committee

School of Pharmacy: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Residency Training: PGY-1 & PGY-2 Internal medicine pharmacy residency at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Email: rashmi.patel@novanthealth.org