Ambulatory Care at CommUnityCare Health Centers – Austin

Residency in Ambulatory Care (PGY2)
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
CommUnityCare Health Centers



CONTACT:

Lindsay Vasquez, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDEVasquez
Clinical Pharmacist
Pharmacy Residency Program Director in Ambulatory Care
CommUnityCare Federally Qualified Health Centers
David Powell & North Central clinics
4614 N. IH 35
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: 512-978-8215
Lindsay.Vasquez@communitycaretx.org
http://www.communitycaretx.org/

 

Aida A. Garza, PharmD, BCACP, CDEGarza, Aida
Clinical Pharmacist
Associate Pharmacy Director
Pharmacy Residency Associate Program Director in Ambulatory Care
CommUnityCare Federally Qualified Health Centers
North Central
1210 W. Braker Lane
Austin, Texas 78758
Phone: 512-978-9386
Fax: 512-901-9737
Aida.Garza@communitycaretx.org
http://www.communitycaretx.org/


LOCATION:
Austin, Texas


LENGTH OF RESIDENCY:
1 year


START DATE:
July 1


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Pharm.D. degree from ACPE-accredited institution
  • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program
  • Texas licensure by July 1
  • Participation in the ASHP Resident Matching Program
  • Professional competence, interpersonal communication skills, public communication skills, and clinical practice interests

STIPEND:
$46,000 (2019-2020) plus an attractive benefits package.


POSITIONS AVAILABLE:
ONE
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APPLICATION DEADLINE:
January 16th via PHORCAS


PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
This PGY-2 ASHP accredited Ambulatory Care Residency is conducted in conjunction with the University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy and CommUnityCare Health Centers. This comprehensive and individualized residency provides extensive ambulatory care training to enable the resident in delivering state-of-the-art clinical pharmacy services to ambulatory care patients. The resident will participate in pharmacist-managed clinics that provide drug therapy management for adult chronic disease states via collaborative practice agreements. Residents will receive a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Texas at Austin and participate in a variety of teaching opportunities. In addition, residents will have the opportunity to further develop their clinical research skills.


AMBULATORY CARE PRECEPTOR-FACULTY
Biographies available at http://communitycaretx.org/about/team/members/pharmacists.html


FORMER RESIDENTS AND THEIR CURRENT POSITION

2018-2019 – Kathryn Litten, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

2017-2018 – Jennifer Shin, Clinical Pharmacist, Memorial Hermann in Houston

2016-2017 – Jasmine Peterson, Clinical Pharmacist, Kaiser Permanente Georgia

2016-2017 – Catlin Grisham-Takac, Clinical Pharmacist, CommUnityCare Health Centers

2015-2016 – Qian Ya Lensa Zeng, Clinical Pharmacist, San Antonio Military Medical Center

2015-2016 -Germaine Williams, Clinical Pharmacist, San Antonio Military Medical Center

2014-2015 – April Hinds, Clinical Pharmacist, CommUnityCare Health Centers

2014-2015 – Sara Linedecker, Clinical Pharmacist, CommUnityCare Health Centers

2013-2014 – Ralene Showery, Clinical Pharmacist, William Beaumont Army Medical Center

2013-2014 – Lindsay Vasquez, Clinical Pharmacist, CommUnityCare Health Centers

2012-2013 – Nancy Chung, Diabetes Medical Liaison with SANOFI Medical Affairs

2012-2013 – Bryson Duhon, Assistant Dean of Student Success, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

2011-2012 – Delaney Ivy, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy

2010-2011 – Robin Koffarnus, Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

2009-2010 – Jessica Bellone, Cardiology Medical Science Liaison with SANOFI Medical Affairs

2008-2009 – Heather Kreutz Fremi, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Colorado

2007-2008 – Emily Flores, Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Eastern Tennessee State University

2006-2007 – Jason Jokerst, Clinical Pharmacist, CommUnityCare Health Centers

2005-2006 – Margie Perez-Padilla, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas El Paso

2004-2005 – Kristina Klein-Bradham, Manager, Apexus 340B Education & Compliance Support

2003-2004 – Mary Ann Ramirez, Medical Science Liaison, Associate Director, Critical Care/Heart Failure at Novartis


PAST RESIDENCY PROJECTS AND PUBLICATIONS

Residency Publications:

  • Peterson J, Hinds A, Garza A, Barner J, et. al. Impact of Physician-Pharmacist Co-visits at a Primary Care Clinic in Patients with Uncontrolled Diabetes. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. Accepted for publication September 2018.
  • Grisham-Takac C, Lai P, Srinivasa M, Vasquez L, Rascati K. Correlation of antidepressant dose optimization and achievement of glycemic control. Mental Health Clinician. Accepted for publication July 10, 2018.
  • Linedecker SJ, Barner J, Ridings-Myhra J, Garza A, Lopez D, McIntyre W. Development of a direct observation of procedural skills rubric for fourth-year pharmacy students in ambulatory care rotations. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017 Mar 1; 74(5 supplement 1):S17-S23
  • Hinds A, Lopez D, Rascati K, Jokerst J, Srinivasa M. Adherence to the 2013 Blood Cholesterol Guidelines in Patients with Diabetes at A PCMH. Diabetes Educ. 2016; 42(2):228-233.
  • Chung N, Rascati K, Lopez D, Jokerst J, Garza A. Impact of a Clinical Pharmacy Program on Changes in Hemoglobin A1c, Diabetes-Related Hospitalizations, and Diabetes-Related Emergency Department Visits for Patients with Diabetes in an Underserved Population. J Manag Care Pharm. 2014;20(9):914-919
  • Barner J, Lopez D. Postdischarge interventions by pharmacists and impact on hospital readmission rates. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2012; 52(3):358-362.

 2015-2018 Residency Poster Presentations

  • Litten K, Hill L, Garza A, Srinivasa M. Increasing naloxone knowledge and use through direct-to-patient education.
  • Shin J, Barner J, Moczygemba L, et. al. Patient Experience with Clinical Pharmacist Services in April 2018 Central Texas Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Grisham-Takac C, Lai P, Srinivasa M, Vasquez L, Rascati K. Correlation Between Antidepressant Dose Optimization and Achievement of Glycemic or Blood Pressure Control
  • Peterson J, Hinds A, Garza A, Barner J, Hill L, Nguyen M, Hill L, Lai P, Gums T. Impact of Pharmacist/Physician Co-visits at a Primary Care Clinic in Patients with Uncontrolled Diabetes.
  • Zeng Q, Rascati K, Sucic K, Vasquez L, Jokerst J. Optimizing therapy: Pharmacist Involvement Versus Usual in a Heart Failure Population.
  • Williams G, Lai P, Garza A, Nguyen M, Barner J. Impact of a mental health pharmacist on primary care in a Federally Qualified Health Center.

 

The University of Texas at Austin and its affiliated institutions are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

 

 

Updated: October 2015

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