Oncology at South Texas Veterans Health Care System – San Antonio

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


CONTACT:
Megan McKee, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Oncology/Hematology
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
7400 Merton Minter Blvd, Dept 119
San Antonio, TX 78229
Office: 210.617.5300 ext. 16597
Pager:  210.203.2602
Fax: 210.617.5221

Natalie Osagie, PharmD
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
Audie L. Murphy Division (119)
7400 Merton Minter Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78229
Natalie.Osagie@va.gov

M. John Gass, PharmD, BCOP
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
Audie L. Murphy Division (119)
7400 Merton Minter Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78229
Michael.Gass2@va.gov


LOCATION:
San Antonio, Texas


LENGTH OF RESIDENCY:
1 year


START DATE:
July 1


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


STIPEND:
Competitive salary with sick leave, annual leave and administrative leave available. Insurance coverage is available.


Major areas of clinical involvement are supportive care and prevention or management of antineoplastic drug toxicity. Accordingly, oncology/hematology pharmacists are involved in nausea and vomiting prevention, pain management, infection treatment, nutritional support, antineoplastic toxicity of prevention and management, therapeutic drug monitoring, chemotherapy regimen dosing and design, and extravasation management. These services are provided to the medical oncology and hematology/BMTU services at STVHCS in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Other areas of involvement are coordination and supervision of chemotherapy preparation, patient and staff education, investigational drug control for all southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) protocols and provision of drug information. Oncology Pharmacy Residents are involved in all of these activities to ensure the development of a clinician with comprehensive oncology pharmacy skills. Teaching and clinical research opportunities are also available.

Responsibilities and activities are structured to meet or exceed ASHP standards for oncology pharmacy practice. Residency training is provided under the direction of Megan McKee, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP; Natalie Osagie, PharmD, and John Gass, PharmD, BCOP.

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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