The Pharmacy Residency That Prepares You for a Clinical Career
At Providence St. Mary Medical Center (PSMMC), we believe strongly in the effectiveness of patient-centered, clinical pharmacy practice. It’s a philosophy that’s supported across the Providence St Joseph Health organization.
PGY1 Residency Program
Our post-graduate year one (PGY1) residency is a one-year clinical and administrative program which meets the four main requirements outlined by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists including acute patient care, practice foundation skills, and practice management. Academic opportunities are offered through an affiliation with Washington State University College of Pharmacy.
In our PGY1 pharmacy residency you’ll benefit from our unique training program that takes advantage of the wide variety learning experiences within both acute and ambulatory care settings. Everything you learn about pharmacy practice will be based in our patient-centered mission of providing 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
Providence St. Mary Medical Center is an acute-care, general and referral center offering a full range of adult/pediatric medical, surgical and critical care services.
Our pharmacy department provides centralized order entry with automated unit dose and IV admixture distribution. Our clinical pharmacists provide pharmacokinetic consultation, antimicrobial stewardship, total parenteral nutrition consultation, drug information, patient discharge medication education and anticoagulation management services to the entire hospital.
Clinical pharmacists are involved in hospital and medical staff education, committee participation, clinical pathway development, medication utilization evaluation, adverse drug reaction monitoring and reporting, quality assurance and competency assessment.
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.
• Clinical Leadership • Critical Care • Infectious Disease • Internal Medicine • Operations • Pharmacy Management • Transitions of Care
• Ambulatory Care • Cardiology • Emergency Medicine • Gastroenterology/Pharmacotherapy Clinic • Nephrology • Oncology
Take Advantage of Our Affiliation with Washington State University
Our 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 4th-year students on rotations, as well as the ability to obtain a teaching certificate. In the broadest sense, our affiliation encourages an academically motivated environment and our residents can obtain adjunct faculty status as Clinical Instructors.
You Get the Support of One of the West’s Largest Health Care Organizations
Providence St. Joseph Health is one of the largest health care providers in the west with facilities in Washington, California, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, New Mexico and Texas. Pharmacy school graduates and residents join us because our clinical setting allows them to do much more of what they’ve been trained to do. Our emphasis on direct involvement in patient care and patient contact allows you to experience the rewards that come from the development of a practitioner-patient relationship.
Salary, Benefits and Travel Opportunities
As a pharmacy resident, you will be an employee of PSMMC and 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) and shall be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Washington. Residents not licensed as a pharmacist at the beginning of the residency must be licensed as a pharmacy intern in the state of Washington. The applicant shall meet all the requirements for employment at PSMMC and meet the professional requirements of the Washington State Board Department of Pharmacy.
Strong residency candidates will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, professionalism, leadership, and demonstrate a commitment to the provision of pharmaceutical care. Candidates must participate in the ASHP resident matching program.
Completed applications will only be accepted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) at ashp.org/PhORCAS no later than January 10, 2020.
Amy Robisch, PharmD Residency Program Director Providence St. Mary Medical Center 401 W. Poplar, PO Box 1477 Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-897-2068 firstname.lastname@example.org
About Providence St. Mary Medical Center
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.