Providence Health & Services Pharmacist Resident (PGY1) - Alaska in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling for a Pharmacist Resident (PGY1) opportunity at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, AK.

The Pharmacy Practice Resident will participate in a one-year (1) training program, which will include responsibility for developing the skills, knowledge and attitude necessary for the provision of high quality pharmaceutical care. He/she will be expected to demonstrate the ability to function effectively as a staff pharmacist, meeting the same standards of performance, duties and functions.

In this position you will:

  • Review and interpret physician’s orders to assure that the drug, dosage form, and dose is appropriate for the patient's age, weight, condition and comorbidities. Checks for drug incompatibilities and allergies, and takes appropriate action when necessary.

  • Review patient records and orders regarding drug therapy; recommend and initiate changes that are consistent with the patient's age; is successful in improving patient outcome through monitoring and intervention consistently.

  • Regularly consult with physicians and nursing staff members concerning the use, availability, dosage form, side effects and possible incompatibilities of new as well as currently used drugs; always take time to clearly explain information to concerned patients.

  • Follow proper computer order entry procedures.

  • Mix IV additive solutions and chemotherapy using good aseptic technique within the laminar flow hood.

  • Document all clinical interventions and workload statistics.

  • Complete required rotation objectives, evaluations, residency project, presentations and other assignments. Complete the required 2000 hours for successful completion of the program.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate from an accredited college or university of pharmacy.

  • If not licensed in the State of Alaska at initiation of the program, the resident should have initiated licensure application and obtain licensure from the Alaska State Board of Pharmacy during the residency.

  • Flexible schedule to accommodate department needs.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • PharmD degree.

  • Previous experience in hospital pharmacy practice as a student, intern or pharmacist.

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 76,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Pharmacy Residency

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 138034