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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

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1800 Northwest Myhre Road
Silverdale, WA 98383
Match code: 275313

Residency year 2023-2024

Application due date: 12/30/2022

Residency contacts

Residency Program Director:
Andrew Harbison, PharmD, BCPS
[email protected]

Residency Program Coordinator:
Angela Bottalico, PharmD, BCPS
[email protected]

Residency program overview

St. Michael Medical Center is an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency program established in 2020, providing experience in acute, ambulatory, and administrative pharmacy practice settings. As part of a new residency program, residents will have the unique opportunity to actively contribute to 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 Virginia Mason Fransican Health.

Stipend and benefits

Benefits include 30 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 $60,132.80 annually or $28.91 per hour.

Required rotations

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.

Orientation 4 weeks
Internal Medicine 6 weeks
Cardiology 4 weeks
Critical Care 6 weeks
Oncology Supportive Care and Med/Surg 3 weeks
Oncology Clinic 4 weeks
Labor/Delivery and Nursery 2 weeks
Ambulatory 4 weeks
Emergency Department 4 weeks
Practice Management* 4 weeks
Project* Longitudinal
Staffing Longitudinal
Practice Management (Longitudinal) Longitudinal
*These learning experiences do not involve direct patient care. Residents must spend 2/3 or more of the program in direct patient care activities.  

Elective rotations

Infectious Diseases 2 weeks
Critical Care (Advanced) 2 weeks
Ambulatory (Advanced) 2-4 weeks

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Residency project — continuous

Residents conduct a project aimed at identifying, organizing, and solving a clinical or management-related problem that aligns with the organization’s strategic initiatives and focus. This often leads to protocol/guideline development or new roles for pharmacists. This project will be presented at a 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 medication utilization evaluations, presenting recommendations to Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committees, student precepting, and creating a monthly newsletter directed to all Virginia Mason Franciscan Health clinical staff. Residents will be directly involved in the education of providers, pharmacist interns, and pharmacy technicians. Residents will also have further experiential development through staffing opportunities.

Hospital and pharmacy department overview

St. Michael Medical Center is part of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, 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 St. Michael Medical Center
  • Stroke care which bears the seal of The Joint Commission, naming St. Michael 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 Cancer Infusion Clinic and the Anticoagulation Clinic at St. Michael Medical Center.

Find out more information about St. Michael Medical Center.

West Sound living

With the Olympic Mountains to the west and Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Mountains to the east, Silverdale 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!