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CHI Health Immanuel Medical Center Residency

The Residency at CHI Health Immanuel Medical Center 

Develop expertise in the provision of pharmaceutical care.  

Participants in this residency will be accountable for optimizing drug therapy and achieving the most favorable outcomes as a member of the CHI Health care team. Additionally, residents will provide drug information and education to patients, other healthcare professionals and students.  

Residents will gain a range of experiences over a minimum of 2,000 contact hours over 50 weeks. Graduates of this program will be highly qualified to practice as pharmacist clinicians in patient care positions, adjunct faculty positions or for PGY2 training in their area of choice.

Educational and Clinical Opportunities

The pharmacy residency at Immanuel offers participants the opportunity and stimulus to develop, to the highest degree obtainable, his/her professional expertise as a practitioner, including: 

  • Provision of drug information related to patient care and prospective therapeutic drug monitoring to ensure provision of safe, efficacious and cost-effective pharmacotherapy to patients. 
  • Decentralized clinical pharmacy services in medical surgical service, adult ICU, hematology/oncology, psychiatry and during multidisciplinary care team rounds. 
  • Staffing as a clinical pharmacist in the inpatient pharmacy. 
  • Teaching opportunities are available with didactic lectures, grand rounds presentations and precepting PharmD students on clinical rotations. 
  • Optional value-added programs are available through the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions including the teaching certificate program, reflection practitioner, and Ignatian values seminars and advanced critical care therapeutics. 

Residency Location

Immanuel Medical Center is a full-service hospital, Cancer Center, Rehabilitation Center and Specialty Spine Hospital.  

Immanuel Medical Center also offers psychiatric services and serves as a hospitality house for out-of-town families.   

Immanuel Medical Center has a teaching and research affiliation with the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions and has decentralized clinical pharmacists available to all care units.

Immanuel building

Required and Elective Rotations

Required Rotations 

  • Orientation and training 
  • Adult medicine 
  • Adult psychiatry 
  • Critical care 
  • Emergency medicine 
  • Rehabilitation medicine 
  • Infectious diseases 
  • Ambulatory care

Required Longitudinal Rotations 

  • Drug information and drug policy 
  • Management 
  • Staffing 
  • Practice management project 

Elective Rotations 

  • Child and adolescent psychiatry 
  • Geropsychiatry 
  • Nephrology 
  • Oncology 
  • Pediatrics 
  • Surgery 

*Required rotations may be repeated if desired. 

Residency Admission Requirements

  • The candidate must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree awarded from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy. 
  • The candidate must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in Nebraska. 
  • Membership in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is required.

To be considered for an onsite interview, the candidate must apply via the PhORCAS online application system by the listed deadline. The list of application materials may be found within the PhORCAS online application and will include the standard PhORCAS application, a curriculum vitae, pharmacy college transcripts and three letters of reference.

The Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Immanuel Medical Center offers a competitive stipend. Additional benefits include paid vacation/sick time, medical insurance plans and financial support to attend the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting.

Contact Us

James Bird, PharmD
PGY1 Residency Director
CHI Immanuel
6901 N 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68122