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The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency is a comprehensive, post-doctoral clinical program designed to provide training and experience to prepare pharmacists for specialty practice in the field of ambulatory care.
The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) is composed of the Audie L. Murphy Division, the Kerrville Division, and the Satellite Clinic Division. The STVHCS is a 268 bed facility providing primary, secondary and tertiary health care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine. It also supports a 90 bed Extended Care Therapy Center, a 30-bed Spinal Cord Injury Center, an eight-bed Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, and a Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center. The system has an active primary care program with satellite outpatient clinics in San Antonio, Victoria, and Kerville. Community Based Clinics are located in Beeville, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Seguin, and San Antonio.
The Pharmacy Service at Audie L. Murphy Hospital offers 24-hour coverage, decentralized unit-dose drug distribution, complete IV-admixture program, and clinical services in selected areas of the hospital. Pharmacies are also located in the outpatient clinics and operate during clinic business hours.
The resident will participate in clinical pharmacy activities at both Audie L. Murphy (ALM) Hospital and other outpatient clinics in San Antonio. Pharmacists are responsible for promoting appropriate cost-effective pharmacotherapy, patient monitoring to assure safety and efficacy of prescribed therapy, and educating patients, caregivers, and health care providers. Practice areas include Pharmacy MTM Clinics, STX Anticoagulation Clinic, and other specialty clinics. The Pharmacy MTM Clinics accept referrals for the management of diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, CAD, CHF, and individual medication counseling. A research project is required.
The resident is an employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs, directly responsible to the Chief, Pharmacy Service. Daily guidance and supervision will be provided by the resident's clinical preceptor and program director, as well as the physicians affiliated with the practice site. An affiliated appointment with the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is available.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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