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Rotations Offered

Required Rotations:

  • Anticoagulation
  • Anticoagulation Triage
  • Community Outreach
  • Disease State Management
  • Drug Information
  • Hepatitis C
  • Management
  • Orientation
  • Outpatient Staffing
  • Quality Improvement
  • Spokane Teaching Health Clinic
  • Teaching Certificate

Elective Rotations:

  • Geriatrics (Providence VNA)
  • Obstetrics (Maternal Fetal Medicine)
  • Transitions of Care (Sacred Heart Medical Center)
  • Transplant

Anticoagulation

This is a longitudinal clinic experience at the Providence Sacred Heart Anticoagulation and Pharmacotherapy Clinic. The resident will provide direct patient care to patients referred to the clinic for anticoagulation management. Services include warfarin management, Lovenox management for pregnant patients, home monitor management, transitions to and from target specific oral anticoagulants and procedure management.

Anticoagulation Triage

This is a longitudinal clinic experience at the Providence Anticoagulation and Pharmacotherpy Clinic. Residents will work with their preceptor to review the charts of anticoagulation patients who are transitioning from hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and extended care facilities back to the clinic. Residents will also develop periprocedure anticoagulation plans, collaborate with health care providers to provide patients with optimum care, answer drug related questions from other health care professionals and provide warfarin management through home health nurses for home-bound patients.

Community Outreach

This is a longitudinal experience within the Spokane community. Residents will participate in Camp Stix where they will manage type 1 diabetes in pediatric patients. Throughout the year, residents will take turns identifying and participating in monthly opportunities for community health and awareness. Some examples of community outreach include GenerationRx presentations to local high schools, poison education to local elementary schools, brown bag services at local retirement homes and involvement in local health fairs.

Disease State Management

This is a longitudinal clinic experience at the Providence Sacred Heart Anticoagulation and Pharmacotherapy Clinic. Residents will provide medication management for high-risk patients who are referred to our clinic by hospitalists and primary care providers. Residents will also have the opportunity to manage diabetic, anemic and smoking cessation patients using prescriptive authority protocols.

Drug Information

This is a four-week block at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy. Residents will work alongside their preceptor to answer drug information calls that come from a variety of outside sources. The resident will gain proficiency conducting literature review and navigating different pharmacy references during this rotation.

Geriatrics (Providence VNA)

This is a four-week elective block experience at Providence VNA Home Health. Residents will work with their pharmacist preceptor to monitor patients who are home bound and unable to be cared for in the traditional health care model. Residents will have the opportunity to visit patients and provide pharmacy services in the patient’s home.

Hepatitis C

This is a longitudinal clinic experience at the Providence Sacred Heart Anticoagulation and Pharmacotherapy Clinic. Residents will initiate treatment for Hepatitis C patients referred by outside physicians. Residents will be involved in medication education, immunization, compliance counseling and medication monitoring.

Management

This is a three-week block experience at the Providence Sacred Heart Anticoagulation and Pharmacotherapy Clinic. Residents will work with the Pharmacy Ambulatory Services Manager to learn day-to-day operations of the ambulatory clinic. Residents will complete management-related mini projects as assigned during this rotation and throughout their residency experience.

Obstetrics (Maternal Fetal Medicine)

This is a four-week elective experience at Providence Maternal Fetal Medicine. Residents will work with their preceptor to manage diabetes in the pregnant population. Residents will follow and manage clinic patients who are admitted to Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Orientation

This is an eight-week block experience at Providence Sacred Heart Anticoagulation and Pharmacotherapy Clinic. Residents will spend time becoming oriented to the residency and the expectations of the program. Time will be given to complete all CE associated with our collaborative practice agreements, as well as receive concentrated training in all disease states managed by the clinical team.

Outpatient Staffing

This is an every-other-weekend longitudinal staffing experience at the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s outpatient pharmacy. Residents will be involved in the prescription distribution process, as well as participate in bedside medication consultation.

Quality Improvement

This is a longitudinal experience at the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic. Residents will select a year-long project that focuses on quality improvement. Projects will be presented in poster form at the ASHP Midyear Meeting and in PowerPoint at the Western States Conference for Pharmacy Residents.

Teaching Certificate

This is a longitudinal experience at Washington State University College of Pharmacy. Residents will be appointed an adjunct faculty position at the College of Pharmacy. Residents will participate in various teaching activities and submit a teaching portfolio to the College of Pharmacy for review issuance of a teaching certificate.

Transplant

This is a three-week elective experience at the Providence Transplant Clinic. Residents will spend time seeing patients in the transplant clinic, performing medication education for patients post-transplant and participating in inpatient team rounding for transplant patients who have been admitted to the hospital. The transplant team is made up of a wide variety of health care professionals including, but not limited to, surgeons, physicians, nurse coordinators and pharmacists.

Transitions of Care

This is a four-week elective block experience at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital. Residents will work with their preceptor to provide medication reconciliation services for ED patients who are going to be admitted to the hospital for further medical workup.