Kadlec Regional Medical Center (KRMC) is the Columbia Basin’s premier medical referral center. KRMC recently affiliated with Providence St. Joseph Health, forming a partnership of more than 50 hospitals throughout the western USA. KRMC’s 337 bed hospital houses a level III NICU, a critical care unit, a busy ED and off-site free-standing ED, as well as all varieties of specialty practices. KRMC has blossomed in the Tri-Cities of Washington State. Supporting the community of 283,000 people, KRMC is focused on outreach to the community needs by supporting more than 54 unique clinics. With the recent additional of the final family practice medical residency, KRMC is well-set to welcome highly engaged, energetic pharmacy residents.
The Pharmacy Residency That Prepares You for a Clinical Career
At Kadlec Regional Medical Center, we believe strongly in the effectiveness of patient-centered, clinical pharmacy practice. It’s a philosophy that’s supported across the organization. We focus on developing leaders in pharmacy for whatever career path they venture to follow.
Post-Graduate Year 1 Residency Program
Our PGY1 residency is a one-year clinical and administrative program designed to meet the three main requirements outlined by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists including acute patient care, practice foundation skills and practice management.
In our post-graduate year one (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency, you’ll benefit from our unique training program that takes advantage of the wide variety of rotations and learning experiences within both acute and ambulatory care settings. Everything you learn about pharmacy practice will be based on our patient-centered Mission of providing safe, compassionate care.
This residency program is designed to provide a broad overview of institutional pharmacy practice and is tailored to meet the needs of each resident. Graduates will be prepared to provide advanced pharmaceutical care services to a wide variety of patients in diverse practice settings.
You Get the Resources of One of Washington’s Leading Medical Centers
Kadlec Regional Medical Center is an acute-care, general and referral center offering a full range of adult/pediatric/neonatal medical, surgical and critical care services. Our Pharmacy Department provides centralized and decentralized order entry with automated unit dose and IV admixture distribution.
Working under collaborative drug therapy agreements, residents are responsible for initiating and adjusting medication therapy for a variety of patient populations. As a member of the healthcare team, residents work closely with providers, nurses and other healthcare disciplines. Residents are involved in interdisciplinary team rounds, education, committee work and stewardship activities, which will help develop practice leadership skills.
Choose a Residency Project or Area of Research
Residents will complete an investigation of a particular aspect of pharmacy practice, which will span the length of their residency. This quality improvement project will require IRB acceptance/exclusion, will be presented upon at ASHP midyear, and a spring residency conference.
Each resident is required to staff every other weekend. Staffing will begin the week of August 10. If the resident does not acquire a Washington pharmacist license by August 10th, their staffing will be delayed until they are licensed and previously scheduled staffing hours will need to be made up once licensed.
Take Advantage of the incredible resources at Washington State University
Our growing relationship with the College of Pharmacy affords our residents many opportunities throughout the year. As a resident, you’ll have teaching opportunities throughout the curriculum, including: didactic lectures, small group teaching in Pharmaceutical Care Laboratory and assistance with precepting pharmacy students on rotations. In the broadest sense, our affiliation encourages an academically motivated environment and our residents can obtain adjunct faculty status as Clinical Instructors.
Length of rotations
Non-longitudinal rotations will be five to six weeks in length. The length may vary between five and six weeks due to scheduling for conferences, meetings, trainings, and to fit all rotations within the 52-week residency program. The medication safety and drug information, residency project, staffing/operational and pharmacy administration are longitudinal rotations, and will be year-long experiences. In addition to the required orientation rotation, there are five required and three elective rotations.
• Orientation (8 weeks) • Critical Care (5-6 weeks) • Internal Medicine I (6 weeks) • Internal Medicine II (5 weeks) • Ambulatory Care (one required) – Family Medicine (5-6 weeks) – Oncology (5-6 weeks) • Antimicrobial Stewardship (Infectious Diseases) (5-6 weeks) • Staffing/Operational (longitudinal) • Residency Project (longitudinal) • Medication Safety and Drug Information (longitudinal) • Pharmacy Administration (longitudinal)
Elective (may choose three but not to exceed more than 1/3 of total residency for a specific patient disease state and population such as critical care):
• Emergency Medicine (5-6 weeks) • Emergency Medicine II (5-6 weeks) • Critical Care II (5-6 weeks) • Oncology II (5-6 weeks) • Family Medicine II (5-6 weeks)
Optional Teaching Certificate Opportunity:
• Teaching Certificate through Washington State University College of Pharmacy
You Get the Support of One the West’s Largest Health Care Organizations
Kadlec Regional Medical Center is affiliated with Providence Health & Services which is one of the largest health care providers in the west with facilities in Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon, Texas, New Mexico and California. One of the reasons new 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. Our clinical pharmacists love the ongoing contact they get with people. 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.
Receive Salary, Benefits and Travel Opportunities
As a pharmacy resident, you will be an employee of Kadlec Regional Medical Center and you will qualify for employee benefits. Your benefits package will include medical, prescription, vision and dental coverage (for you and your dependents), and paid time off. The residency program supports travel to state, regional and national meetings.
Prior to the start of the program, the resident shall be a graduate of a college of pharmacy accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE). Ideally the resident will be licensed by the start of the residency, but if not possible should be licensed as a pharmacist in Washington State no later than August 10. Residents not licensed as a pharmacist at the beginning of the residency must be licensed as a pharmacy intern in the state of Washington until the pharmacy license is valid. The applicant shall meet all the requirements for employment at KRMC and meet the professional requirements of the Department of Pharmacy.
Strong residency candidates will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, professionalism and leadership, and demonstrate a commitment to the provision of pharmaceutical care. Candidates must participate in the ASHP resident matching program.
Application to be submitted through PhORCAS (https://portal.phorcas.org/). Applicants must complete the following, and submit by January 5:
• Letter of intent stating goals and interest
• Official college (pharmacy) transcripts
• Resume or curriculum vitae
• Three letters of recommendation
Tim Shafer, PharmD, BCPS Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager Kadlec Regional Medical Center 509-946-2606 firstname.lastname@example.org
About Kadlec Regional Medical Center, affiliate of 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.