First Hill, Edmonds, Ballard and Issaquah campuses

PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program

The Swedish PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program will begin in July. The PGY-2 resident will serve as an active team member in all areas of critical care. The resident will provide formal presentations and education to pharmacy (staff, students and residents), multidisciplinary team members and patients. There will also be opportunity to precept students and PGY-1 residents.

The purpose of the PGY2 pharmacy residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency program are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

The goal of the PGY-2 program is to provide the resident with focused experience in critical care, with a desired outcome of practicing with confidence, independence and as a fully integrated member of the critical care team. Our program will provide fundamental preparation for board certification in critical care.

Required learning experiences will include the following critical care areas:

  • Cardiac ICU
  • Emergency medicine
  • Medical ICU
  • Neurologic ICU
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Surgical ICU
  • Electives available


  • Salary: $57,000
  • Vacation: 15 days
  • Holidays: 8 days
  • Staffing: Every other weekend
  • Education: attendance to the following:
    • ASHP mid-year meeting
    • SCCM annual meeting
    • Western States Conference
    • Pacific Northwest Sepsis Conference
  • Health care: full medical and dental

Application requirements

  • Completion of PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
  • Licensure or eligible for licensure in the state of Washington
  • ACLS, BLS and PALS certification
  • Transportation: ability to travel to different campuses
  • Application through PhorCAS
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Letter of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
  • Register for National Match Program
  • Available for onsite interview (with potential for virtual interview via Microsoft Teams)
  • Application deadline: Dec. 30, 2021

The Swedish Pharmacy

Our department is comprised of approximately 360 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, interns and support staff.

Our decentralized clinical pharmacists provide direct patient care in many specialty areas through the use of collaborative drug therapy agreements.

About Swedish

Since our founding in 1910, Swedish has been the region’s standard bearer for the highest-quality health care at the best value.

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care system in the greater Seattle area with five hospital campuses: First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah. Our 1,571 licensed beds include approximately 150 ICU beds which allow us to provide comprehensive critical care to our adult, neonatal and pediatric patients. 

Swedish is secular but is affiliated with Providence St. Joseph’s Health and Services, a 52 hospital Catholic not-for-profit organization founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1856.