Comprehensive Training in Acute and Ambulatory Care
At Providence St. Patrick Hospital (PSPH), you will have a chance to develop advanced skills in contemporary pharmacy practice. The residency is flexible, permitting us to individualize the emphasis of the program to meet your specific professional goals. The Providence organization believes strongly in patient-centered, clinical pharmacy practice. Through our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, you will gain the broad experience necessary to succeed as a clinical pharmacist.
Pharmacy Residency Program Overview
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 award winning 253 bed, not-for-profit general and referral center with a Level II Trauma Center. PSPH is part of the Providence St. Joseph Health System, which operates over 50 hospitals across seven states in the Western United States. Located in Missoula, PSPH offers a full range of medical, surgical and critical care services and has over 10,000 admissions per year for a 17 county service area. 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).
Rotations Offered Required Rotations: •Acute Pain •Ambulatory Care (longitudinal) •Critical Care/Cardiology •Education (longitudinal) •Internal Medicine •Pharmacy Practice Management (longitudinal) •Pharmacy Project
Elective Rotations: •Infectious Disease •Medication Safety •Nutrition Support •OR/ER Medicine •Oncology •Palliative Care •Psychiatric Pharmacy
Choose a Residency Project
All residents will complete a major year-long project. Projects are developed by the resident in conjunction with the Department of Pharmacy Administration based on resident interests and departmental needs. This project shall be presented at a regional residency conference held each spring and must be submitted in written form prior to the completion of the residency year.
PSPH 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.
As a pharmacy resident, you qualify for employee benefits. The benefits package will include medical, prescription, vision, and dental coverage (for you and your dependents), as well as 12 days of paid time off. Administrative leave is provided for ASHP Midyear and Mountain States Residency Conference meeting attendance.
To be considered for the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, you must be registered with the ASHP Matching Program. All applications are submitted via PhORCAS. Prior to the start of the program, the resident will have graduated from an ACPE accredited college or school of pharmacy and shall be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Montana. Applicants must pass all Providence employment screenings including but not limited to drug screens, background and health screening. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen. Strong residency candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrate a pattern of professionalism and leadership, as well as being committed to patient focused pharmaceutical care.
How to Apply
To be eligible for the Providence St. Patrick Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program, applicants must submit the following via PhORCAS:
•Cover letter, stating reasons for applying to a PGY1 and why you want to train at PSPH •Curriculum Vitae •Three letters of professional recommendation •One official copy of college of pharmacy transcripts
Carla Federici, PharmD, BCPS Pharmacy Program Director Providence St. Patrick Hospital 500 W Broadway Street Missoula, MT 59802 406-329-2767 firstname.lastname@example.org
About Providence St. Patrick Hospital
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.