At Providence Centralia Hospital (PCH), we believe strongly in the effectiveness of patient-centered, clinical pharmacy practice. It’s a philosophy Providence supports across the organization. Through our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, you will have the opportunity to develop the skills and experience necessary to succeed in a clinical practice setting.
As a resident, you’ll benefit from our exceptional training program that takes advantage of the wide variety of rotations and learning experiences within both acute and ambulatory care settings. You’ll find our residency program unique in two ways. First, everything you learn about pharmacy practice will be based in our patient-centered mission of providing compassionate care. Second, you will be part of one of the most progressive pharmacy teams in a major West Coast health system.
Pharmacy residency program objectives
The Pharmacy Services Department is committed to the development of pharmacy practitioners by offering the knowledge and skills required to promote, recommend and deliver high quality pharmaceutical care services. The PCH PGY1 program will provide residents with the knowledge, attitude and skills necessary to assure optimal drug therapy outcomes. In addition, the program fosters the life skills and professionalism required to contribute positively to the health care ecosystem.
The program will give participants the chance to provide pharmaceutical care in multiple environments. Residents will be able to work independently in all areas assigned, work effectively with pharmacists in other areas, and supervise or coordinate work for others. Residents will have opportunities to educate colleagues, participate in research, and analyze and present findings. The goal is for each resident to mature in a professional role, be proactive and assertive in interacting with other staff and disciplines, and develop an awareness of local and national pharmacy issues.
Throughout the program, residents will demonstrate competencies in the following core areas:
Advancing practice and improving patient care
Leadership and management
Teaching, education and dissemination of knowledge
Providence is committed to excellence in patient-centered, clinical pharmacy practice and dedicated to developing clinical pharmacists with a set of rich foundational experiences. We offer robust pharmacy residency programs throughout our network of hospitals in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Montana.
Providence Health & Services joined with St. Joseph Health in 2016 to form Providence St. Joseph Health, a unique not-for-profit health and social services system focused on a mission to serve all. As a combined organization, our 119,000-plus caregivers/employees serve in 51 hospitals, more than 800 clinics and a comprehensive range of health and social services.