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Pharmacy Practice Residency

WARM SPRINGS HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER
1270 Kot-Num Road
P.O.Box 1209
Warm Springs, OR 97761
Phone: (541) 553-1196
Fax: (541) 553-2481

Director of Pharmacy:
CDR Chi Duong, Pharm.D., BCPS, NCPS
e-mail: chi.duong@ihs.gov

Residency Program Director:
LCDR Heather Peterson, PharmD, NCPS, BCPS
e-mail: heather.peterson@ihs.gov

Type of training site:
Ambulatory Care

Accreditation:
ASHP accredited residency program
AAAHC accredited facility

Facility:
Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center was built in 1991 and is a busy ambulatory care center with over 72,000 patient visits each year. We primarily serve the Warm Springs, Wasco, and Paiute tribes of central Oregon. The medical staff is very stable and a very amiable relationship exists between the medical and pharmacy staff. The clinic takes a multi- disciplinary approach to patient care and the Electronic Health Record is fully implemented at our site.

Rotational Experience opportunities:
The Warm Springs Pharmacy Practice Residency Program is designed to prepare the Resident to succeed in a career with the Indian Health Service. The opportunities for pharmacists in the Indian Health Service are diverse and include, but are not limited to: clinical pharmacy, administrative pharmacy, inpatient therapy, ambulatory care, medical informatics, formulary/ budgetary management, and program oversight. This Pharmacy Practice Residency is predominately an Ambulatory Pharmacy based program, but does incorporate a hospital rotation at a rural hospital located in Madras, OR. The Resident will have the opportunity to practice in expanded roles through participation in pharmacy-run clinics with limited prescribing privileges (standing orders). Current pharmacy-run clinics include anticoagulation, hypertension, tobacco cessation, Alcohol abstinence as well as Adult Immunizations. The multi-disciplinary approach to patient care affords the Resident an opportunity to work closely with providers, nurses, laboratory technicians, dentists, an optometrist, public health nurses, community health representatives, quality improvement/risk management, IT professionals, etc. This site is for the Resident who wants to experience a comprehensive approach to health care in a supportive, multi-disciplinary environment.

Special features:
Warm Springs has a very stable pharmacy staff and a great working relationship with the medical staff. Several pharmacy-run clinics are well established and more are being developed. Pharmacy students from a variety of Schools of Pharmacy come to Warm Springs for 4 to 6 week rotations throughout the year. Drug information resources and computer support are readily available. Warm Springs served as a beta test site for the Electronic Health Record and it is fully implemented throughout the facility. Warm Springs is located in the high desert of central Oregon just east of the Cascade mountain range with less than 12 inches of precipitation and 300 days of sunshine each year. The location is excellent with many outdoor activities at your backdoor – skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, camping, rock climbing, etc.