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Pharmacy Residency at Holston Valley
The mission of Ballad Health’s accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. is to foster and promote optimal drug therapy and improve the quality of life for individuals requiring and receiving health care.
Residents enrolled in the program will be trained by expert pharmacists who are skilled in traditional and inpatient pharmacological services.
About PGY1 Residency
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions.
These pharmacists will be eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Read about the pharmacy residency program details, including program and application requirements, as well as core, longitudinal and elective learning experiences.
Holston Valley’s PGY1 program offers competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits, including availability of medical, pharmacy, dental and vision coverage.
A variety of other offerings are also included in Ballad’s extensive benefits package.
Highlights of the benefits available for pharmacy residents include:
- $41,000 stipend
- 403-B retirement plan
- PTO (paid time off) plan
- Health / dental / vision insurance
- Paid travel to ASHP midyear clinical meeting and the Southeastern Residency Conference
Director of Pharmacy Services – Rebecca Hoover, Pharm.D., BCPS
Rebecca Hoover is assistant director of pharmacy at Holston Valley and director of the pharmacy residency program. Hoover is an adjunct faculty member at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN, and the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy.
She obtained her degree from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Columbia, SC. She is also president of the Northeast Tennessee Society of Hospital Pharmacists and a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Residency Program Director – Brooke Stayer, Pharm.D., BCPS
- Leslie Berry, Pharm.D., BCPS
- Brian Cross, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDE
- Wes Gilliam, Pharm.D.
- Kirsten Hawbaker, Pharm.D.
- Kirk Jones, Pharm.D.
- Karen Long, Pharm.D.
- Hunter Nelms, Pharm.D.
- Brian Odle, Pharm.D., BCPS
- Jane Orr, Pharm.D.
- Allan Sharp, R.Ph.
- Brooke Stayer, Pharm.D.
About Holston Valley Medical Center
Partnering with and serving the Kingsport community for more than 80 years, Holston Valley is a 505-bed facility which houses one of Tennessee’s six Level I trauma centers – equipped to care for the most critically injured patients – while its Level III neonatal intensive care unit heals the region’s sickest babies.
More than 450 board-certified or board-eligible physicians provide exceptional care in our hospital.
Holston Valley’s department of pharmacy services provides medication dosage preparation and distribution, drug and disease state information and therapeutic drug monitoring for patients.
Pharmacy Staff & Stats
The pharmacy employs approximately 25 pharmacists and 25 technicians and support staff.
The central pharmacy serves the hospital 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing approximately 1.7 million inpatient doses and preparing nearly 350,000 sterile admixtures each year.
This central pharmacy is supported by a surgical satellite pharmacy and clinical pharmacists in the emergency, medical, surgical and cardiac critical care areas, as well as medical/surgical acute care areas.
The surgical satellite pharmacy is open Monday–Friday from 6 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
The emergency department is staffed by a pharmacist 10 hours a day, seven days a week, and other patient care areas are staffed by pharmacists eight hours a day, five days a week.
How to Apply
For more information and additional resources, including how to apply for the pharmacy residency program at Holston Valley, please contact us.