The PGY-1 Specialty Pharmacy Residency program is centered at Reading Hospital, the Magnet-recognized acute care flagship of Tower Health, based in scenic Berks County, Pennsylvania. The 22-building, 714-bed complex is located on 36 suburban acres in West Reading, with easy access to Philadelphia, New York, and Washington D.C. Reading Hospital is a unique setting, with the size and resources of a large tertiary care center, balanced with the more personal attributes of a community hospital. Reading Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center with the busiest emergency department in Pennsylvania, having more than 135,000 visits per year. Additional services offered at Reading Hospital include a Level III Neonatal ICU, McGlinn Cancer Institute, and Miller Regional Heart Center.

Reading Hospital is part of Tower Health, a strong, regional, integrated seven-hospital healthcare system in southeastern Pennsylvania. Tower Health continually reinvests in the system, incorporating best practices and technology to support and ensure best patient care in an excellent working environment. Reading Hospital utilizes Epic as the health information system across the continuum of care.

About the Pharmacy

The Reading Hospital Ambulatory Pharmacy is a dual-accredited specialty pharmacy that provides both standard and specialty medications to patients of Reading Hospital ambulatory clinics, patients discharged from the hospital, and throughout the community. Pharmacy staff supports a meds-to-beds concierge program, vaccinations, and various other support programs. Pharmacists and technicians are embedded within the numerous ambulatory clinics across the hospital and Doctor’s Office Building, providing clinical services and medication access support directly to patients. 

Members of the pharmacy staff participate in case conferences and/or patient care rounds to provide optimized patient care as part of a multidisciplinary care team. They also participate in monthly Clinical/Quality Navigation Committee meetings to improve best practices for medication safety, access, and clinical services. Specialty pharmacists operate the specialty management program, which offers pharmacist counseling, financial assistance, home delivery, after-hours support, supplies, and more for all patients receiving a specialty medication from our pharmacy. Ambulatory pharmacists stationed in primary care clinics provide clinical services including medication therapy management, vaccinations, financial assistance, adherence counseling, and care coordination. 

The ambulatory pharmacy staff utilize electronic health records in Epic, RX30 medication dispensing software, and TherigySTM specialty management platform for patient care. Specialty management patients have 24/7 access to a pharmacist through a specialty on-call program run by our clinical pharmacists.

How to Apply

Please submit the standardized application material to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

National Matching Services (NMS) Code: 313113

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