Collaboration and Innovation Provide
Foundation for Pharmacy Services
At Valley Medical Center, we are passionate about providing quality patient care and dedicated to a culture of collaboration and teamwork. We firmly believe we achieve positive outcomes through our commitment to an environment that encourages staff to grow and thrive.
The pharmacy department at VMC is dedicated to providing integrated, patient-centered, comprehensive pharmaceutical services, emphasizing safe, cost-effective, and quality care to the Valley Medical Center community.
Collaboration and Trust
in the Profession of Pharmacy at VMC
Our innovative approach to pharmacy practice allows the pharmacist to be an integral member of
the patient’s healthcare team with an emphasis on direct patient care related activities promoting optimal clinical outcomes for our patients.
Valley’s team of physicians, nurses and associated providers recognize the contributions of the clinical pharmacists in patient care and utilize services to promote the safe use of medication therapy through an array of collaborative practice agreements providing pharmacists with prescriptive authority in a variety of both medication therapy management and therapeutic drug monitoring protocols.
Residency in Pharmacy Practice (PGY1)
The PGY1 residency at Valley Medical Center is an ASHP-accredited post-graduate program providing twelve months of training in all aspects of advanced pharmacy practice. The goal of the program is to provide each individual with the necessary skills and competencies upon completion of the residency to succeed in a variety of positions including clinical pharmacy specialists, clinical faculty, or continuation of postgraduate
Valley’s pharmacy practice model initiatives place the resident at the forefront of patient care and maximize learning opportunities through the mentorship from our team of experienced clinical pharmacists.
training in a PGY-2 program or fellowship.
UW Medicine Affiliation Offers
Expanded Opportunities for Learning
Valley’s affiliation with UW Medicine provides for further learning opportunities for residents by offering the opportunity for elective rotations at UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; residents can gain further knowledge in a variety of subspecialties available at these institutions.
Learn more about the PGY1 Residency Program.
State-of-the-Art Resources Available
Throughout the Medical Center
VMC is proud offer a host of technologies that provide the health care team with the tools needed to provide optimal care to its patients:
- Fully integrated Epic® Electronic Medical Record
- Computerized Physician Order Entry
- Automated dispensing (Pyxis®) integration in all
- patient care areas
- Smart Pump IV Infusion Technology
- Bar-Coding cross-check system for medication
- Get Well Network provides interactive tools for
- patients at the bedside, including educational
- videos, discharge prescription services and
- internet access
Additional Information for PGY1 Residency Please visit our website at valleymed.org/