At Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, we believe strongly in the effectiveness of patient-centered, clinical pharmacy practice. It’s a philosophy that’s supported across the Providence St. Joseph organization.
Our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency offers the benefit of a unique training program. It takes advantage of a large medical center that provides complex specialty care and has a progressive pharmacy department. The wide variety of rotations and learning experiences within the acute care setting is a strength of our program. A required ambulatory care experience produces a well-rounded graduate. Everything you learn about pharmacy practice will be based in our patient-centered mission of providing compassionate care.
You’ll Be Trained in One of Washington’s Leading Medical Centers
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital is an acute care, general and referral center. It offers a full range of adult & pediatric care for 644 beds. We are consistently recognized as a leader in health care quality, safety, and technology. The medical center’s size and scope offer numerous opportunities for learning.
You’ll Be Part of a Progressive Pharmacy Department
Our commitment to patient care has decentralized clinical pharmacists providing services to the entire hospital. The pharmacists are relied on as a valuable member of the care team. Pharmacists provide oversight and input in medication therapy by participating in multidisciplinary rounds, profile review and intervention, dosing protocols, drug information, management of emergency situations, hospital & medical staff education, committee participation, protocol development, and medication utilization evaluation. These longstanding practices have resulted in excellent relationships with our medical and nursing staffs.
The clinical pharmacy services provide the basis for the wide variety of rotations. Under the direct supervision of their pharmacist preceptor, residents are actively engaged in each aspect of the care carried out by the pharmacy team.
Pediatrics (NICU, PICU, General Peds)
AMBULATROY CARE (one required);
You Get the Support of One of the West’s Largest Health Care Organizations
Providence St. Joseph Health System is one of the largest health care providers in the west with facilities in Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon, California, New Mexico and Texas. One of the reasons pharmacy school graduates and residents decide to join us is that our clinical setting allows them to do much more of what they’ve trained to do. As a teaching center, you get to work alongside medical residents and be involved in variety of formal and informal teaching and learning opportunities. The direct involvement in patient care and patient contact allows you to experience the rewards that come from the development of a practitioner-patient relationship. Implementation of a system-wide electronic medical record, has allowed us to provide efficient and quality care to all patients within Providence across the continuum of care.
Spokane and the Inland Northwest
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is located in Spokane (approximately 280 miles east of Seattle) in the Inland Northwest. The area is surrounded by a variety of nature and landscapes including rolling wheat fields, forests, snow-capped mountains, and clear lakes, with a river at the center of the city. Spokane has four seasons which accommodates a wide variety of outdoor activities. With several colleges nearby, it is host to college sporting events and community sports, including Hoopfest (the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world) and Bloomsday (the second largest timed road race in America).
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.