Horizon Health Network, Saint John

Saint John Zone
400 University Ave.
Saint John, NB  E2L 4L2

Director: Douglas Doucette, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, FCSHP
Director of Pharmacy, Horizon Health Network
Phone: 506-863-7887
Fax: 506 857-5540

Coordinator: Corry Clarke, BSc. (Pharm)
Hospital Pharmacy Residency & Anticoagulation Clinic Coordinator, Saint John Regional Hospital

Contact: Corry Clarke, BSc. (Pharm) 
Phone: 506-649-2875
Fax: 506-649-2629
Email: Corry.Clarke@HorizonNB.ca


Type: Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program (General PGY1)
Focus: To provide an experiential learning environment using pharmacy practitioner role models so the necessary skills, knowledge, and values can be acquired and applied by the resident in the provision of exemplary patient care
Vacation/holiday leave: 2 weeks
Education/conference leave: up to 5 days. Resident is encouraged to attend at least one major conference.
# Positions: 2
# Campuses: 1
Campus Name: Saint John Regional Hospital
App. deadline: October 15, 2019 - 5:00 p.m. EST.
Starting date: Mid-June 2020
PRAMS: No additional PRAMS requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application when applying to the Horizon Health Network (Saint John Hospital): None
Est. stipend: ~$34,000 per annum

Program highlights:

  • Accredited CPRB program offered in affiliation with the Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy

  • 52-week program which includes 2 weeks of vacation
  • Computerized physician order entry environment
  • Longitudinal Care rotation

Summary of Rotations:

Residents are expected to complete one rotation from each area of practice, if scheduling permits. The resident may select their remaining electives without restriction. Availability of rotations may be site specific/preceptor dependant. Residents are only expected to complete rotations at the site they are accepted into. Residents may request to complete rotations at the other site. Preference for rotation selection is given to the site specific residents.

Required rotations:

Orientation (1 week)
Drug information (3 weeks)
Medication Management (3 weeks) including 1 week in central venous admixtures (CIVA)
Practice Management (2 weeks)
Longitudinal Rotation (3 weeks + one day every 3 weeks)
Project (6-8 weeks)
Introduction to Pharmacy Practice (1-2 weeks)
Mandatory Patient Care Rotations (16 weeks), please see list below
Elective Rotations (8 weeks)
Teaching (4 weeks)
Vacation (10 days)
Conference(s) to be determined yearly, maximum allocated days 5

Mandatory Patient Care Rotations: (subject to preceptor availability)

General Medicine (4 weeks)

  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease

Acute Care (4 weeks)

  • Medical Surgical ICU or Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiology ICU

Longitudinal Care (3 weeks)

  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Nephrology
  • Community Health Centre (Collaborative Care)

Elective rotations (4 weeks)
Residents choose 2 from list below

  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • General/Orthopedic Surgery
  • Mental Health
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Community Hospital (2-4 weeks)
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Nephrology
  • Collaborative Care (Community Health Center)

Minimum required credentials: To be considered for acceptance, you must either be a student enrolled in the final year of a Canadian entry to practice pharmacy degree program (e.g. BSc (Pharm), PharmD) or be a licensed and practicing pharmacist in direct patient care in Canada.

In addition to Canadian citizens, we will also consider landed immigrants who are currently practicing pharmacists in Canada and possess a strong motivation to attain a high level of competency in the practice of pharmacy.


Type: New Brunswick's largest multi-site accredited Regional Health Authority, including 12 hospitals and health centers. For more details, please visit: http://en.horizonnb.ca/home/facilities-and-services.aspx
Number of beds: 790
Sites: Saint John Regional Hospital, The Moncton Hospital, Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Miramichi Regional Hospital, Sackville Memorial Hospital, Albert County Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, Sussex Health Center, Charlotte County Hospital and various other facilities and services.
Affiliation: Dalhousie University


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