|Residency orientation/anticoagulation||4 weeks|
|Primary care - introduction||4 weeks|
|Elective 1 (heart failure or oncology or rheumatology)||4 weeks|
|Elective 2 (heart failure or oncology or rheumatology)||4 weeks|
|Practice management||3 weeks|
|Community pharmacy||3 weeks|
|Acute care (ID/ED/IM)||6 weeks|
|Primary care - longitudinal||2 - 3 days per week|
|Population health||1 day every 2 weeks|
|Advanced elective (heart failure or oncology or rheumatology)||1 day per week|
|Formulary management, precepting, residency project|
|Staffing anticoagulation clinic||2 weekdays per month|
|Staffing hospice||2 weekend days per month|
|Advanced heart failure, advanced oncology or advanced rheumatology||1 day per week for 17 weeks|
Residents conduct a project aimed at identifying, organizing, and solving a clinical or management-related problem or developing a new program with emphasis in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy. 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.
Residents will be assigned to an Anticoagulation Clinic and Hospice Pharmacy within the health system for further experiential development through staffing opportunities.
Benefits include 30 days of Paid Time Off (PTO), medical, dental and life insurance for residents and dependents. Paid educational leave and a travel allowance may be available to support attendance at state and national meetings. The current stipend is $69,264 annually/$33.30 per hour.
Residents conduct a project aimed at identifying, organizing and solving a clinical or management related problem that aligns with the organizations’ strategic initiatives and focus. This often leads to protocol/guideline development or new roles for pharmacists. 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.
Longitudinal experiences will occur throughout the residency year and encompass activities such as performing Drug Utilization Evaluations, presenting recommendations to Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees, student precepting, and creating a monthly newsletter directed to all Virginia Mason Franciscan Health clinical staff. Residents will also be directly involved in the education of providers, nurses, and the care team.
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