Community Hospital North and Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

Last updated: 08/22/2023

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Laura Ruekert, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP
13 years as an RPD
Contact: Laura Ruekert
7150 Clearvista Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Primary Practice: Community Hospital North (Inpatient Psychiatry)
1 positions reported
Phone: 317-621-5591

Maximum Number of Positions

  • PGY1: 0
  • PGY2 Psychiatry: 1
  • PGY2 Neurology: 0

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: Community hospital
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 80% Inpatient / 20% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 42018)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 688066)
  • Program Inception: 2010
  • Application Deadline: January 8, 2024
  • Starting Date: 7/1/2024
  • Estimated Stipend: $52,000
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Varies/TBD
  • Fringe Benefits: Health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, free hospital parking, and professional travel reimbursement
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes, Interested internal PGY1s have the chance to apply for early commitment for the PGY2

Special Requirements for Application

  • PharmD
  • Completion of PGY1 Residency OR equivalent experience
  • Eligible for state licensure
  • College transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • US Citizenship

PGY2 Rotations offered

  • Administration
  • Adult inpatient psychiatry
  • Adult outpatient psychiatry
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Community mental health screening
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Substance abuse
  • Other: Academia

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: Residency involves teaching/precepting PharmD, PA, and med students in a variety of settings including at Butler University, at the hospital, and other settings. Inpatient & outpatient rotations in a variety of settings working closely with an interdisciplinary team and other residents/students. Community Health Network offers the most comprehensive behavioral healthcare system in Indiana - including inpatient and outpatient services for youth (ages 5-18), adults and seniors. The behavioral care pavilion at Community Hospital North consists of nine units and is approximately 120 beds, allowing the resident to gain experience in multiple and diverse areas of behavioral care as well as other options to rotate through other facilities in Indianapolis. There are four board certified psychiatric pharmacists to provide support and a rich educational environment for the PGY2 to learn and grow throughout the year. An optional teaching certificate is offered through IPTEC program, and there are several opportunities to teach different types of large and small group didactics at Butler University as well as at the clinical site. Lastly, working with academic affairs and GME, there are several opportunities to collaborate with the psychiatry residency program on research and scholarly activity and present at conferences
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 4 BCPPs, 2 Other Pharmacists, 3 Non-Pharmacists

Program Philosophy

Purpose and Philosophy
Pharmacists completing a 1-year PGY2 behavioral care residency with Community Health Network and Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will continue to build upon knowledge and skills gained during their PGY1 year. Residents in this program are called upon to resolve real-life challenges and issues in a supportive and nurturing environment while working closely with the psychiatry residents, an integrated healthcare team consisting of attending psychiatrists, social workers, case managers, nursing and pharmacy, as well as psychiatry residents and students representing various disciplines. Primary clinical responsibilities will be focused with the behavioral care pavilion at Community Hospital North as well as academic responsibilities at Butler University with an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice.
Upon completion of the PGY2 behavioral care residency the graduate will be prepared to serve as a board certified psychopharmacology specialist in an inpatient or ambulatory care environment. The graduate will also be prepared to qualify for a clinical faculty appointment in a college of pharmacy.
Purpose Statement: To provide a well-rounded and diverse experience in which the resident is exposed to a variety of settings and training modalities so that upon completion of this residency the candidate can function with the knowledge, confidence, and competence a leader is expected to show in this specialty area

Site Special Features

Residency is associated with Butler University.