The residency program at Virginia Mason Memorial is a post-graduate year one (PGY1) clinical and administrative program that provides residents with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of therapeutics while they gain experience and strengthen leadership and teaching skills. This program is fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and is affiliated with the Washington State University College of Pharmacy. The resident will achieve their personal and ASHP required goals and outcomes through the development of his/her individualized residency calendar. The calendar will be comprised of 4-6 week core and elective rotations and longitudinal experiences. Longitudinal learning experiences include internal medicine, drug information, medication safety, leadership and management, department staffing, teaching/precepting students and the residency project.
Ambulatory Care Services
Ambulatory oncology clinic
Infusion Care—home parenteral therapy
Outpatient hospital and clinic pharmacy
Pharmacist driven hospice program
Pharmacist led cardiology clinic
Pharmacist led hepatitis C clinic
Prescription refill authorization
Primary care clinic pharmacy services
Family Practice Service with Medical Residents
General and Orthopedic Surgery
Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial stewardship
Intensive Care Unit
Pediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care
Department of Pharmacy
Virginia Mason Memorial is known for its strong pharmacy presence. The CEO is a pharmacist, there are two pharmacist service line directors and a remarkable pharmacist-to patient ratio. The pharmacy department provides 24-hour, 7-day per week service and is staffed by 45 pharmacists and 60 technicians and support personnel. Innovative clinical pharmacy services are offered to inpatients and outpatients including: pharmacokinetic consultation, drug information consultation to patients and providers, glycemic control, emergency response teams (code blue, rapid response, trauma), inpatient and outpatient anticoagulation management services, medication reconciliation, meds-to-beds with discharge medication counseling and terminal symptom management through hospice prescriptive authority. Most pharmacists on staff also serve on one or more patient care improvement committees.
Residents are required to complete an investigation of some aspect of pharmacy practice. This may be in the form of original research, or development or enhancement of pharmacy practice and patient care services. A final report in manuscript format is required and results will be presented at a regional residency conference or national pharmacy meeting. As appropriate, residents are encouraged to submit their projects for ASHP Foundation grants and their results for publication in a peer reviewed medical or pharmacy journal.
The resident will be a graduate of a college of pharmacy accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and will be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Washington. The qualified applicant will meet all the requirements for employment at Virginia Mason Memorial and meet the professional requirements of the Department of Pharmacy. In addition, the resident must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, professionalism and leadership and demonstrate a commitment to the provision of patient care. Applicants must be registered through the ASHP residency matching program.
Resident Stipend: $51,250 annually
Full benefits package including:
Paid vacation, holidays and sick leave
Medical, vision, dental and prescription coverage
Travel support for attendance at national and regional meetings
Application deadline is: January 6th, 2020
Applications will only be accepted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) at ashp.org/phorcas and must include: letter of intent stating goals and interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts from all professional pharmacy education.
An on-site interview is highly recommended.
About Virginia Mason Memorial
Virginia Mason Memorial and its Family of Services, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is a not-for-profit community healthcare organization serving the residents of Central Washington. It operates a 226-licensed bed hospital as well as 25 outpatient service locations supporting a full continuum of care and is accredited by the Joint Commission. There are over 300 physicians on the hospital’s medical staff, representing more than 30 medical specialties and subspecialties. Virginia Mason Memorial employs over 2600 people with volunteers numbering over 650 and is the largest employer in Yakima County.
Ancillary pharmacies are located at North Star Lodge Cancer Center and Virginia Mason Memorial’s Cornerstone Medicine. North Star Lodge is an outpatient medical oncology and radiation therapy facility that has received numerous awards from the Commission on Cancer and is an active collaborator with the US Oncology Research Network. Virginia Mason Memorial’s Cornerstone Medicine, a clinic specializing in adult internal medicine, offers an on-site pharmacy and medication consultations to patients during clinic hours. Credentialed ambulatory pharmacists conduct direct patient care ...at the Apple Valley Family Medicine, Family Medicine of Yakima, Pacific Crest Family Medicine, Selah Family Medicine and Yakima Heart Center.