The residency program at Yakima Valley Memorial is a post-graduate year one (PGY1) clinical and administrative program that provides residents with the opportunity to expand their clinical knowledge while they gain experience and strengthen leadership and teaching skills as an integral member of the interdisciplinary team. This program is fully accredited by ASHP.
The resident will achieve their personal and ASHP required goals and outcomes through the development of his/her individualized residency calendar. The calendar will be comprised of required, longitudinal and elective experiences that vary in range from 2-6 weeks depending on the experience. Upon completion of the program, pharmacy residents are prepared to be eligible for board certification and for post year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Family Practice Service with Medical Residents
Ambulatory Care - including specialized clinics with a focus on oncology, cardiology and geriatrics
Leadership and Management*
Teaching and Precepting*
Residency Project Management*
Cardiology – inpatient and/or ambulatory care
Oncology – inpatient and/or ambulatory care
Administration – inpatient and/or ambulatory care
Quality and Safety
Residents are required to complete an investigation of some aspect of pharmacy practice. This may be in the form of original research, or development or enhancement of pharmacy practice and 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. Residents will also submit their results for publication in a peer reviewed medical or pharmacy journal.
Resident Stipend: $51,250 annually
Dates: June 20, 2023– June 14, 2024
Full benefits package including:
Paid vacation (up to 10 days), holidays and sick leave
Medical, vision, dental and prescription coverage starting the 1st day of employment
Travel support for attendance at national and regional meetings
Yakima Valley Memorial
•Yakima Valley Memorial and its Family of Services, is a not-for-profit community healthcare organization serving the residents of Central Washington
•226-licensed bed hospital plus 25 outpatient service locations supporting a full continuum of care that is accredited by the Joint Commission
•Largest employer in Yakima County and employs over 2600 people with volunteers numbering over 650
•Known for its strong pharmacy presence. The recent CEO was a pharmacist, there have been two recent pharmacist service line directors
•Innovative clinical pharmacy services including: pharmacokinetic consultation, drug information consultation to patients and providers, glycemic control, emergency response teams (code blue, rapid response, trauma), inpatient and outpatient anticoagulation management services, medication reconciliation, meds-to-beds with discharge medication counseling and terminal symptom management through hospice prescriptive authority.
•Most pharmacists on staff also serve on one or more patient care improvement committees