The Residency Program is committed to developing pharmacy practitioners with the knowledge and skills required to promote and deliver high-quality pharmaceutical care services. Our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is designed to meet the requirements as outlined by ASHP. Pharmacy residents completing a PGY1 Residency at PSPH will gain competency in the management of patients on all parts of the acuity spectrum, from ambulatory to critical care. Residents are responsible for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as a part of interdisciplinary health care teams. Residents will have the opportunity to participate in a longitudinal ambulatory care experience, and they will also be involved in successful transitions of care to help prevent medication-related hospital readmissions. The resident will learn to work independently in all assigned practice areas. Residents will have opportunities to educate others by presenting clinical in-services, teaching and precepting pharmacy students. The goal is for each pharmacy resident to grow into an experienced clinical pharmacist, be proactive and assertive in their interactions with other staff and disciplines, and foster an awareness of local and national pharmacy issues.
Among the Northern Rocky Mountain’s Most Advanced Health Care Systems
Providence St. Patrick Hospital (PSPH) is an acute care, general and referral center with a Level II Trauma Center, offering a full range of medical, surgical and critical care services for 253 beds and 9,900 admissions per year. Our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency began at the University Of Montana Skaggs School Of Pharmacy and is designed to achieve the goals and objectives described by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
PSPH is an award winning 253 bed, not-for-profit general and referral center with a Level 2 trauma center. PSPH is part of the Providence Health & Services and Affiliates organization, which operates 34 hospitals across five states in the Western United States. Located in Missoula, PSPH offers comprehensive medical and surgical services for a 17 county service area.
Department of Pharmacy
The Pharmacy Department provides 24-hour acute care services. These include centralized distribution, decentralized clinical services, an ambulatory anticoagulation clinic, and a retail pharmacy. Part of your training will involve staffing the main pharmacy every third weekend in order to help ensure you are competent in the operational side of hospital pharmacy and understand how it impacts patient care.
Residency Special Features: This program provides residents the opportunity to participate in a team-oriented healthcare environment with a focus on education. They will be able to complete rotations in Internal Medicine, Pain Management, Critical Care, Cardiology, OR/Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Psychiatry, Nutrition, Medication Safety, and Pharmacy Administration. We have several Ambulatory care sites available for longitudinal rotations. There will be opportunities to help precept University of Montana students and complete a teaching certificate program.
Site Special Features: Providence St. Patrick Hospital is located in beautiful Missoula, MT. There are many opportunities for those that enjoy the outdoors with thousands of acres of wilderness and three rivers minutes away. Missoula provides an ideal environment for someone looking for a great work-life balance as they further their education and establish their career.
About Providence Health & Services
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.