Harrison Medical Center is a new PGY-1 residency program in Pre-Candidate status with ASHP. When the first residents start in 2020, the program will submit an Application for Accreditation (candidate status). The on-site accreditation survey typically occurs with 12-18 months of ASHP’s receipt of the application for candidate status. Once accreditation is gained, it becomes retroactive to the date the application was filed with ASHP, and the residency program will then provide residents with a certificate indicating completion of an ASHP-accredited residency. As part of a new residency program, residents will have the unique opportunity to actively develop many aspects of the residency. The program is recruiting for two residency positions.
Pharmacists completing this program will function as independent, patient-focused practitioners who are able to provide care in multiple environments across the pharmacy practice continuum. As integral members of the health care team, residents work to achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes for their patients. 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 community hospital environment, is active in contributing to innovative pharmacy practice models within CHI Franciscan.
Hospital and Pharmacy Department Overview Harrison Bremerton is part of CHI Franciscan, one of the largest health care systems in the Puget Sound. As the Olympic Peninsula’s busiest medical center, we offer award-winning care for people in Kitsap, North Mason, Clallam, and Jefferson counties. Our full range of advanced health care services includes:
• Comprehensive stroke and heart care, including open-heart surgery, at the Heart and Vascular Center at Harrison
• Stroke care which bears the seal of The Joint Commission, naming Harrison Medical Center as a Primary Stroke Center
• Level III trauma center with staff certified in emergency medicine and advanced cardiac life support for 24/7 emergency services
• Leading-edge inpatient care and surgical services, including minimally invasive surgery
• Family Birth Center including a 10-bed, Level II special care nursery
The pharmacy department provides 24-hour/7-days per week services. We provide progressive clinical services including anticoagulation management, antimicrobial stewardship, total parenteral nutritional management, pain management, pharmacokinetic drug consultations, emergency code response, and patient education. Pharmacists round daily with the interdisciplinary teams in the intensive care unit. Pharmacists play an active role in the emergency department through code participation, drug toxicity consultations, stroke care, sepsis, and trauma teams. Pharmacists are also involved with clinical education, committee participation, medication utilization evaluation, formulary management, and process improvement projects. There are additional pharmacists working in affiliated clinics including the Harrison Cancer Infusion Clinic and the Anticoagulation Clinic at Harrison Medical Center.
About the Residency Program Director
Andrew Harbison is currently a Critical Care Pharmacist at CHI Franciscan Harrison Medical Center. He graduated from Washington State University with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completed a pharmacy residency at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. Shortly after, he moved to the Puget Sound area and has worked at Harrison Medical Center since 2011. He is board certified in Pharmacotherapy.
West Sound Living
Bremerton is just a one hour ferry ride, or thirty minute fast ferry ride, from downtown Seattle. With the Olympic Mountains to the west and Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Mountains to the east, Bremerton is a great place to enjoy the majesty of the Pacific Northwest. The Puget Sound region offers beautiful hikes, boating and fishing opportunities, local breweries and wineries, major league sports, museums, theater, wonderful restaurants, skiing, camping, biking and much more!
Overview: Harrison Pharmacy Residency
Clinical rotations are designed to enhance the resident’s expertise in promoting, assessing and ensuring safe, efficacious and rational drug therapy. Within each rotation, additional time may be devoted to areas of interest, thus providing the opportunity for specialized training. All of these rotations are direct patient care rotations with the exception of Practice Management and Informatics.
Labor/Delivery and Nursery
Critical Care (Advanced)
two - six weeks
two - four weeks
Residents have the opportunity to propose and create additional elective rotations based on clinical interests, some of which may be completed off-site.
Residency project - continuous
Residents conduct a project aimed at identifying, organizing, and solving a clinical or management-related problem, which often leads to the development of a new pharmacy service. This project will be presented at the Western States Conference for Pharmacy Residents, Fellows and Preceptors. The resident will be encouraged to submit the project for publication and present at state or national pharmacy meetings.
Required longitudinal experiences - continuous
Longitudinal experiences will occur throughout the residency year and encompass activities such as performing Drug Utilization Evaluations, presenting recommendations to Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committees, student precepting/PEARLS, and creating a monthly newsletter directed to all CHI Franciscan Health clinical staff. Residents will also be directly involved in the education of providers, pharmacist interns, and pharmacy technicians. Residents will also have further experiential development through staffing opportunities.
Stipend and Benefits Benefits include 24 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) accrued for use as vacation, holiday or sick leave, as well as medical, dental, and life insurance for residents and dependents. Paid educational leave and a travel allowance are available to support attendance at state, regional, and national meetings. The current stipend is $57,782 annually or $27.78 per hour.
About Harrison Medical Center PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
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.