Residency Listing

St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center
801 Pole Line Road West
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Code: 83005
NMS Code: 180313
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Dallin D. Poulsen, Pharm. D., MBA/HSA
Fax: 208-814-2920
Director of Pharmacy: Craig Coy, PharmD, RN
Program Contact: Dallin D. Poulsen, Pharm. D., MBA/HSA
Fax: 208-814-2920
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 months / Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1)
Number of Positions: 3
Application Deadline: 2019-01-04
Starting Date: 2019-06-24
Estimated Stipend: 50000
Interview Required: Yes
Multisite: SLMV is part of the Idaho-based St. Luke's Health System which includes acute care hospitals in Boise, Meridian, Sun Valley, McCall, and Jerome along with the Mountain States Tumor Institute, a regional cancer treatment center operating 5 clinics around the state.
Residency Special Features:   The PGY1 Residency at St. Luke's Magic Valley is a 12-month program that develops expertise and competency in providing clinical care to a wide variety of patients.  The residency accommodates 3 PGY1 residents and provides 6-week learning experiences that also give the Residents the opportunity to precept P4 students.

Required Rotations
  • Orientation
  • Hospital
  • Adult Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Rural Medicine 
Required Longitudinal Rotations
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Leadership
  • Project
Elective Rotations
  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medication Safety
  • Mental Health
  • Pediatrics/NICU

Staffing Requirements
Residents are required to staff every third weekend (Friday–Sunday) and one major holiday during the year.  This provides the opportunity to incorporate what they are learning into daily practice and to be fully competent in all areas of the pharmacy.  They are also eligible to staff additional shifts at full pharmacist wages once they are trained and able to work independently.

Projects and Presentations
ASHP requires that residents engage in a research or quality improvement project and that they present the results of that project at a regional residency conference.  Our residents prepare a pharmacy technician CE presentation for the ISHP Fall meeting in Sun Valley, a poster presentation on their research project at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, and a final oral presentation at the Mountain States Pharmacy Residency Conference in Salt Lake City.  A final written manuscript of the project is also required.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
As residents complete their major residency projects, the quality improvement principles of Lean Six Sigma will also be incorporated into their learning.  This methodology has been validated and re-validated for over 6 decades in many different industries.  A completion certificate is awarded at the conclusion of the course.

Teaching Certificate and Residency Forum
Dr. Barbara Mason from the Idaho State University College of Pharmacy facilitates the completion of a formal teaching certificate program. Residents give a clinical lecture to the pharmacy students at ISU, are featured presenters at ISHP conferences, and lead case review classes at ISU during the year.  They also hold a monthly Resident Forum with other PGY1 residents in the Boise area.  Here the residents teach and discuss clinical topics to complete assignments for the teaching certificate.
Fringe Benefits:   Medical/Dental/Life insurance, paid time off, and support to attend regional and national meetings.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree or equivalent, eligible for pharmacist and controlled substance licensure in Idaho, and permitted to work in the United States without sponsorship.
12 applicants are invited for an on-site interview during February in a block-style  rotating format, with 4 applicants in each block.  Each candidate will interview with the Residency Program Director, local pharmacy leadership, program preceptors and staff, meet with current residents, and give a 10-minute presentation on a topic of the candidate’s choice.
Training Site Type: Community Hospital
Owner Affiliate: St. Luke's Health System
Model Type(s): PGY1
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 25
Non-Professional Staff: 22
Number of Medical Centers: 3
Average Daily Census: 135
Site Special Features:   In 1906 the 65-bed Twin Falls Hospital was built following an outbreak of typhoid fever among the settlers in Rock Creek Canyon.  The hospital grew and evolved over the next 100 years until it was purchased by the St. Luke’s Health System in 2006 and became St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center.
St. Luke's Magic Valley is located in Twin Falls, Idaho and is a 224-bed community hospital – the largest hospital in south central Idaho, servicing a surrounding population of 180,000. St. Luke's also operates several primary and tertiary care clinics, both on and off the main hospital campus, including a pharmacist-run anticoagulation clinic.
The pharmacy operates a decentralized clinical staffing model with centralized sterile IV preparation area compliant with USP 797.  Magic Valley has extensive pharmacy automation, including a Carousel and 100% Omnicell dispense medication distribution model on the floors (NO CART FILL). We also support an outpatient infusion center.

Department of Pharmacy Services
  • 25 pharmacists
  • 22 pharmacy technicians
  • Decentralized clinical staffing model
  • Centralized sterile IV preparation area compliant with USP 797
  • Pharmacy automation including an Omnicell Carousel and 100% Omnicell dispense medication distribution model on the floors (no cart fill)
  • Anticoagulation clinic and ambulatory pharmacy services
  • Outpatient infusion center
Southern Idaho is home to a large variety of outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, golfing, boating, and BASE jumping.  The Snake River, spanned by the Perrine Bridge and Shoshone Falls are only a few minutes away.