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Pharmacy Residency Program

Pharmacy Residency 2013/2014

Program Applicant Requirements 2013/2014

The resident will be a graduate of a college of pharmacy accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and will be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Washington. The qualified applicant will meet all the requirements for employment at Memorial and meet the professional requirements of the Department of Pharmacy. In addition, the resident must
possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, professionalism and leadership, and demonstrate a commitment to the provision of patient care.

Applicants must be registered through the ASHP residency matching program.

Resident Stipend: $45,600 annually

Benefits package:

• Paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental, and prescription coverage
• Travel support, free parking, relocation assistance

Application Information:

Applications will be considered for interview invitation in the order they are received. The number of scheduled interviews may be limited. Application packets must include:
• Application Form
• Letter of intent stating goals and interests
• Curriculum vitae
• Three letters of recommendation
• Transcripts from all professional pharmacy education

An on site interview is highly recommended.

ASHP Residency Code # 95900 • NMS Institution Code # 127413

Residency Program Director:

Angela S. Stewart, Pharm.D. BCPS
Email: angelastewart@yvmh.org • Phone: 509-577-5070

For additional information & application materials contact:

Kathleen Maiocco, Pharmacy Administrative Assistant
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Department of Pharmacy
2811 Tieton Drive, Yakima WA 98902

Email: kathleenmaiocco@yvmh.org • Phone: 509-249-5164 • Fax: 509-575-8700

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About Our Pharmacy Residency Program

Pharmacy Residency Program Purpose 2013/2014

The pharmacy residency at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital prepares pharmacists to provide patient care, teaching, and leadership as an integral member of an interdisciplinary care team. Residents successfully completing this program will be ideal candidates for advanced training in a PGY2 specialty residency or fellowship, for a clinical pharmacist position in an acute or ambulatory healthcare institution, or for an adjunct or clinical faculty position within a school or college of pharmacy.

Program description

The residency program at Memorial Hospital is a post-graduate year one clinical and administrative program that provides residents with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of therapeutics, develop problem-solving and teaching skills, and to strengthen leadership skills and professionalism. It is fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and is affiliated with the College of Pharmacy at Washington State University.

Outcomes of our program include:
1)  manage and improve the medication use process,
2)  provide evidence-based patient-centered medication therapy management as an integral member of an integrated healthcare team,
3)  exercise leadership and practice management,
4)  demonstrate project management skills,
5)  provide medication and practice-related education and training,
6)  utilize medical informatics, and
7)  participate in the management of medical emergencies.

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Pharmacy Practice And Patient Care Settings

Pharmacy Practice Settings

Patient care, drug information, management, and teaching opportunities are available at Memorial Hospital in a wide variety of acute and ambulatory care environments. The Department of Pharmacy provides clinical and distributive services to the acute care facility as well as to an ambulatory oncology center, long-term care facility, hospice program, and ambulatory infusion center. During development of an individualized residency calendar and plan, residents select four- or six-week core and elective clinical rotations, two-week mini-rotations, and longitudinal experiences from a
variety of patient care sites. Drug information, practice management, department staffing, leadership and safety, the residency project, and an optional teaching certificate program are longitudinal learning experiences which occur throughout the residency year.

Patient Care Rotations

• Adult Internal Medicine
• Ambulatory Oncology Clinic
• Anticoagulation Management Service
• Emergency Medicine
• Family Practice Service
• General and Orthopedic Surgery
• Hospice Program
• Infectious Disease/Antibiotic Review Team
• Infusion Care – Home Parenteral Therapy
• Inpatient Oncology
• Intensive Care Unit
• Long-term Care
• Nutrition Support
• Pediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care
• Telemetry Unit/Cardiology

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About Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is a nationally recognized, award winning healthcare facility. It is a 225 bed acute-care community hospital, providing comprehensive medical, surgical, and critical care services. Additionally, Memorial Hospital provides ambulatory medical oncology and radiation therapy at the North Star Lodge Cancer Center and skilled nursing services at the Garden Village long-term care facility. There are over 300 physicians on the hospital’s medical staff representing more than 30 medical specialties and sub-specialties including adult medicine and pediatric hospitalist programs.

Memorial employs over 2000 people and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

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Department of Pharmacy

Department of Pharmacy

The Pharmacy Department provides 24 hr/7 day per week service and is staffed by 35 pharmacists and 40 technicians and support personnel. A block staffing model ensures continuity and provides for a balance of clinical and distributive professional roles. The pharmacy facilitates centralized unit dose drug distribution and IV admixture utilizing state of the art technology and robotics. Advanced and innovative clinical services are offered to inpatients and outpatients including; pharmacokinetic consultation, drug information consultation, glycemic control, emergency response teams (code blue, rapid response, trauma), inpatient and outpatient anticoagulation management services, and terminal symptom management through hospice prescriptive authority. Pharmacists are also involved in hospital and medical staff education, committee participation, protocol and order set development, medication utilization evaluation (MUE), adverse reaction monitoring and reporting, quality assurance (QA) and competency assessment.

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Pharmacy Residency Project

Pharmacy Residency Project

Residents are required to complete an investigation of some aspect of pharmacy practice. This may be in the form of original research or development, enhancement, or evaluation of pharmacy patient care services. A final report in manuscript format is required and results will be presented at a regional residency conference or national pharmacy meeting. As appropriate, residents are encouraged to submit their projects for ASHP Foundation grants and their results for publication in a peer reviewed medical or pharmacy journal.

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The Yakima Valley

Living in the The Yakima Valley

Yakima is ranked in the top 25 cities in the nation for quality of life, and boasts of over 300 days of sunshine yearly. Summers are typically warm and dry, winters are mild with light snowfall.

Outdoor recreational opportunities exist for every interest and include world-class snow skiing, water skiing, camping, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and more. The local economy is supported primarily through agriculture. The top five local crops include apples, cattle, dairy, hops, and wine grapes.

The city of Yakima is the county seat for Yakima County. It is located 145 miles east of Seattle, 200 miles west of Spokane, and approximately 185 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. The population of the greater Yakima urban area is approaching 110,000 and the county population is over 250,000. Yakima is, perhaps, Washington’s best-kept secret for extraordinary places to work and live.

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