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.
Established in 2016, our ambulatory care-focused residency program is dedicated to grow and evolve as each residency class graduates. The clinic staff, preceptors and management team are supportive of our program and dedicate their time to nurture residents into becoming competent, well-rounded clinicians.
Our residency program offers experience in a wide variety of patient care settings, including direct patient care, consultative, academia, acute care and drug information. Our program also offers a dynamic patient population, including adolescents, adult, geriatric and pregnancy. Through collaborative practice agreements, residents will participate in the prescribing and monitoring of medications including, but not limited to, disease modifying therapy, hepatitis C treatment, anticoagulants (including DOACs), IV and oral iron therapy, tobacco cessation therapy, statins and diabetes therapy.
Staffing requirements provide hands-on experience which exposes residents to real-life clinical and operational situations. Residents will spend one day per week throughout their residency year staffing in clinic where they will function as a staff pharmacist. Disease states will be added to their schedule as they progress through their residency and gain training in various therapy management.