This residency program is designed to provide advanced training and education, beyond the Pharm D. academic training. The primary focus is a hospital pharmacy practice in a forensic state psychiatric hospital setting which includes major comorbid disease management. Asthma, COPD, cardiac, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome issues are common illnesses. Clinical emphasis is on adult mental illness with opportunities in medical, geriatric, neurology, and psychiatry settings. Upon completion of this PGY1 program, the resident will be prepared for a clinical pharmacist position.
The PGY1 resident will gain a broad range of experiences within the Oregon State Hospital setting. The resident will serve as an active participant on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Antibiotic Stewardship Committee, Hepatitis C case management, Adverse Event/Med Error Safety Committee, Anticoagulation and Clozapine Management Services, APPE Student Coordinator, and as a Drug Information consultant. The resident will spend routine time as a staff pharmacist in the central pharmacy, and be involved with teaching and training pharmacy, psychology and medical students. Rotational experiences include clinical experience with interdisciplinary treatment care teams; patient care conferences, drug information consults; P&T Committee preparation, informatics, internal medicine, medication reviews, DUE projects and a final research project. The resident coordinates all APPE activities and calendars and provides education, mentoring, coaching and facilitating of APPE students.
Oregon State Hospital is the state psychiatric institution in Oregon. Located in Salem, Oregon, the state capitol, we are about 1.5 hrs away from the Pacific Coast, 1-2 hours away from the Cascade Range for winter skiing, summer lakes and fishing, and 1 hour away from Portland, our largest city in the state. The Salem campus is a 600 bed hospital, with a satellite campus in Junction City Oregon with 100 beds. There are 16 pharmacists, one PGY-1 resident, one Clinical Coordinator, one Operations Manager, one Pharmacy Director and ~20 technicians within the pharmacy department.
Applicants must be a Doctor of Pharmacy degree graduate of an ACPE accredited school or College of Pharmacy, or have a B.S. degree with 5 years of hospital pharmacy experience. Oregon State Hospital does not sponsor visas. The applicant must be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Oregon, and must obtain a license to work as a registered pharmacist in the state of Oregon no later than October 1 of the residency year, or the resident may be terminated from employment, and must forfeit the residency. Residents may be required to travel and must maintain a current driver’s license. The successful applicant must possess clinical knowledge, excellent written and communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to demonstrate teaching ability, above average computer skills (EXCEL, Microsoft WORD, PowerPoint), medical literature evaluation competence, self-motivation and leadership qualities. Electronic Health Record and previous hospital experience is preferred.
Application is made through the PhORCAS process. These must be received by January 1. The following items are required to have a complete application and be considered for an on-site interview:
Letter of intent
Three letters of recommendation, preferably from:
Selected candidates will be required to conduct an on-site interview (at their own expense). A pre-interview phone call/video conference call may be required. In accordance with the Oregon State Hospital and Department of Human Services, all appointments are subject to a criminal background and federal sanctions check including finger printing. A tuberculosis clearance is also required with documentation within the previous 12 months. A urine drug screen is required during the background clearance check. Continuation is contingent upon successful completion of a probationary period (90 days), satisfactory employment performance, adherence to all applicable OSH policies and compliance regulations, and obtaining your Oregon pharmacist licensure no later than November 1. Resident needs to work a minimum of 1800 hours through the residency year to receive residency completion certificate, and achieve satisfactory evaluative performance.
About Oregon State Psychiatric Hospital PGY-1 residency
Oregon State Hospital (OSH) provides patient-centered, psychiatric treatment for adults from throughout the state who need hospital-level care. The hospital's primary goal is to help people recover from their illness and return to the community. Services include psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as community outreach and peer support.
With two campuses, one in Salem and one in Junction City, Oregon State Hospital serves more than 1,500 people per year and employs more than 2,000 staff. Oregon State Hospital operates under the direction of the Oregon Health Authority. The superintendent is Dolly Matteucci. The Salem campus has the capacity to serve up to 554 people at a time, and the Junction Campus can serve up to 96.
Hospital building entrance and landscape
Hospital-level care includes: 24-hour, on-site nursing, psychiatric and other credentialed professional staff, treatment planning, pharmacy, laboratory, food and nutritional services, vocational and educational services. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Organizations.