Our commitment to caring for those with the greatest need is rooted in an amazing legacy that began in the Northwest in 1856. As part of Providence Health & Services, we identify our work as a ministry, embracing our responsibility to provide for the needs of communities across Washington. We take pride in advancing our Mission and demonstrating our Core Values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence, and stewardship in our interactions with each other and those we serve.
Providence Sacred Heart Anticoagulation and Pharmacotherapy Clinic offers a full range of clinical services and has been recognized as a National Center of Excellence for Anticoagulation, and our sister clinic in North Spokane is recognized as a Joint Commission Best Practice site. The clinic’s scope offers numerous opportunities for learning.
Our commitment to patient care has clinical pharmacists providing services to a wide group of patients in the clinic. The pharmacists are relied on as a valuable member of the care team and respected throughout the community. Pharmacists provide oversight and input in medication therapy by participating in profile review and intervention, dosing protocols, drug information, clinic & medical staff education, committee participation, and protocol development. These longstanding practices have resulted in excellent relationships with our community medical and nursing staffs.
Our program is currently in the Pre-Candidate phase through the American Society of Health‑System Pharmacists (ASHP) and will accept our first class of residents for the 2016-2017 year. Upon acceptance of our first class of residents, we will transition to Candidate status which will put our program on track to becoming ASHP-accredited, once our first class of residents graduate.
Staffing requirements provide hands-on experience which exposes residents to real-life clinical and operational situations; residents will gain experience in a weekend outpatient setting. A strong commitment to drug dispensing and clinical orientation/training along with ongoing support ensure successful staffing experiences. This prepares graduates to be able to provide traditional and advanced pharmaceutical care services to a wide variety of patients in diverse practice settings.