Ambulatory Care at South Texas Veterans Health Care System – San Antonio

Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans HospitalSouth Texas Veterans Health Care System in conjunction with the University of Texas, College of Pharmacy


CONTACT:

Rogers Gonzalez

Carrie E. Gonzalez, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP
Primary Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
7400 Merton Minter Blvd (119)
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 617-5300 ext. 14122
carrie.gonzalez@va.gov

 


LOCATION:
San Antonio, Texas


LENGTH OF RESIDENCY:
1 year


START DATE:
July 1


REQUIREMENTS:
U.S. citizens
Pharm.D. degree from ACPE-Accredited institution. Eligible to practice pharmacy in at least one state. Selection is based on professional competence, scholastic achievement, references, communication skills, clinical practice and research interests.


STIPEND:
Competitive salary plus an attractive benefits package with sick leave, annual leave, and administrative leave available. Health insurance is available.


This post-graduate second year residency in Ambulatory Pharmacy Practice is a flexible, directed postgraduate program of clinical experience in outpatient settings. The ambulatory care resident will gain a broad range of experience within an academic VA healthcare system. What sets this residency apart is its flexibility and continuity of care. In addition, the curriculum allows the pharmacist to pursue specific interests that best complement their career goals. This is achieved by choosing from a variety of core and elective clinical rotations that are structured to build upon previous learning experiences.

The pharmacist will participate in the direct care of those patients with chronic, uncontrolled disease. In all settings, patients are scheduled to physically see the clinical pharmacy specialist. The interventions may include: initiating and modifying therapy, ordering labs, providing patient education, and teaching the use of medical devices. Physical assessment and triaging skills will be used routinely. Preceptors and/or attending physicians are always available for consultation.

Clinical expertise in other subspecialty areas will be developed through elective rotations in additional specialized clinic settings. Other opportunities for the resident include precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students and first year residents and professional advocacy through state and national associations.

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.


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