Highline Medical Center Residency Program; Burien, WA
The Highline Medical Center pharmacy residency is a PGY1 program fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Our mission is to develop competent, confident pharmacy practitioners who will function effectively in various health care environments, while developing skills in pharmacy practice management. Clinical learning experiences assist the residents to expand their knowledge of therapeutics and aid in the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Leadership skills and professionalism will be strengthened through the practice management component of the residency program.
The residency experience is tailored by the resident development plan to help the resident achieve individual career goals. A variety of opportunities will be afforded to the resident in direct patient care, precepting, education and management experiences. This training is evidence-based and allows the resident to become an integral member of an interdisciplinary team.
Upon completion of the program, the resident will be able to provide direct patient-centered care in acute care settings. The resident will be prepared to function in the role of a clinical pharmacist or pursue additional training in a PGY2 program, such as critical care, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, and management.
How To Apply: Pharmacy Residency
Licensed pharmacists or pharmacy students anticipating graduation from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited school of pharmacy may apply to the PGY1 Residency Program. Applicants must be eligible for licensure in the state of Washington.
Potential candidates must register in the ASHP Resident Matching Program utilizing PhORCAS to be considered for a residency position. To apply for the 2020-2021 residency year, access the PhORCAS application portal, create an account and register with the ASHP Resident Matching Program.
To select Highline Medical Center, Burien, Washington:
Use NMS match code 161013
Highline Medical Center deadline: All materials must be received in PhORCAS by December 30, 2019
On-site interviews will be held by invitation in January and February
For consideration in the Highline Medical Center Residency Program, you are required to complete the PhORCAS standardized application and provide our programs’ supplemental materials:
Three standardized professional reference forms and standardized questions:
Two references should be from practicing clinical pharmacists with whom the applicant has had patient care experience
The remaining reference can be from a faculty member in the applicant’s professional degree program, from work experience, or another health professional who can evaluate the candidate’s clinical experience
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Letter of intent
For questions about CHI Franciscan Pharmacy Residency Programs, contact:
Residents are expected to comply with the residency program terms and conditions and satisfactorily complete all requirements listed below. Residents who adequately complete the residency requirements will receive their Residency Certificate as evidence of program completion. Evaluation of the resident's progress in completing the requirements is done as part of the rotation and quarterly evaluation/review process. The preceptors, in combination with the Residency Program Director, shall assess the ability of the resident to meet the requirements and work with the resident to assure their satisfactory completion.
The following requirements list the minimum conditions to successfully complete a PGYl residency at Highline Medical Center and achieve a certificate of completion.
ASHP PGY1 Residency Standards
Resident has obtained a rating of Achieved on all objectives included in competency area Rl and objective ES.1.1.
Resident has obtained a rating of Achieved on at least 90% of all required objectives as listed on page five and at least Satisfactory Progress on all of the remaining required objectives.
Resident must successfully complete all requirements of each learning experience as listed in the learning experience description.
Residency Research Project
Resident must complete a research project designed to improve pharmacy practice. The residents can choose a project from preceptor suggestions or submit his/her research proposal to the RPD for approval. One to two preceptors and the RPD will serve as co-investigators for the project. The preceptor(s) will be determined by the topic of the research project. All projects must be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Western States Conference. The residents will prepare a manuscript of their Research Project in a format acceptable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Editorial assistance by preceptor is required.
Residency Advisory Committee (RAC)
Residents are required to attend all RAC meetings to discuss issues pertaining to the residency program and participate in actions/recommendations made at the meetings. Meetings will be scheduled by the RPD every other month. Absences must be excused in advance by the RPD.
Core group participation
Residents are required to participate in at least two core groups based on the interests of the resident. Residents are expected to attend meetings, take minutes as requested, and complete at least 1 project within a core group. Meeting absences must be excused in advance by the RPD.
Pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T)
Residents are required to attend all P&T meetings unless approval granted by the RPD. Projects for P& T include writing and presenting drug monographs and formulary class reviews. Resident must prepare at least two monographs for P& T committee during the year.
Medication Safety Committee
Residents are required to attend all Highline meetings unless approval granted by the RPD. Residents will assist the pharmacy manager with analysis and presentation of medication errors and adverse drug reaction data.
Medication use evaluation (MUE)
Residents are required to complete at least 1 MUE and present findings to the P& T Committee and/or Medication Safety Committee.
Residents will be responsible for editing The Script pharmacy newsletter for at least 1 month and writing additional articles as needed.
Residents will teach 1 course at Clover Park for the pharmacy technician program. Date and topic to be assigned by the RPD.
Residents will serve as role models for our interns and facilitate quarterly meetings to aid in their professional development. The resident must coordinate at least two meetings during the year.
All residents must participate in operational activities designed to ensure that residents gain operational experience and understand the distribution process. To achieve this, residents are scheduled to staff independently up to 24 hours every two weeks. During the year, the resident must staff a minimum of 30 8-hour shifts.
Each resident will assist with the residency recruitment efforts of the department. Each resident is a valuable source of information and advice for potential candidates.
UWSOP: Each resident is required to spend time providing information to interested candidates during the October event.
ASHP: Each resident is required to spend time providing information to interested candidates during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December. Residents will staff the residency showcase.
Residency Selection Committee: Each resident will participate in the process of selecting residents for the upcoming year. Time will be scheduled during the interview for interviewees to interact with current residents.
About Highline Medical Center
St. Joseph Medical Center Residency Program Tacoma, Washington
Our ASHP accredited residency is a one-year PGY-1 program providing experience in acute, ambulatory, and administrative pharmacy practice settings. The goal of the program is to develop a foundation of critical thinking and leadership skills that will promote continuous professional development and innovation in health care. The purpose of the St. Joseph Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy, PharmD education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. The Residency Program recruits for six residency positions from candidates throughout the United States.
Pharmacists completing this program will function as independent patient-focused practitioners who are able to provide care in multiple environments across the continuum of pharmacy practice. As integral members of the health care team, residents work to achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes for their p...atients. They will display leadership and professionalism in all aspects of their practice and function as effective communicators and educators.
Our Residency Program, based in a non-academic hospital environment, has become a catalyst for innovative pharmacy practice models within the CHI Franciscan Health. In addition to orientation and the resident project, there are eight required rotations and two required longitudinal experiences. Rotation areas are designed to provide the resident with a well-rounded clinical and administrative experience. Within each rotation, additional time may be devoted to areas of interest, thus providing the opportunity for specialized training. Clinical rotations are designed to enhance the resident’s expertise in promoting, assessing and assuring safe, efficacious and rational drug therapy.