The hematology/oncology residency is a one-year ASHP-accredited specialty residency at the South Texas Veterans Healthcare Administration. Major areas of clinical involvement and training are in malignant and benign hematology, medical oncology, blood and marrow transplantation, supportive care and prevention or management of antineoplastic and immunotherapy toxicity. Residents will develop clinical practice skills to become an integral member of the interdisciplinary health care team in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. The hematology/oncology resident will collaborate frequently with other pharmacy and physician trainees and will participate in shared seminars with hematology/oncology fellows and physicians. Residents are also able to participate in investigational drug control for Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) protocols or in Phase I Clinical trials at NEXT Oncology. Residents will also be involved in chemotherapy regimen dosing and design via the Oncology P&T subcommittee. Additionally, residents will participate in nausea and vomiting prevention, pain management, infection prevention and treatment, therapeutic drug monitoring, extravasation prevention and management and hypersensitivity reaction management.
Graduates of the program will be prepared to provide clinical pharmacy services in oncology, hematology and blood and marrow transplantation in addition to being competent in written and oral communication, teaching, leadership and clinical research. Responsibilities and activities are structured to meet or exceed ASHP standards for oncology pharmacy practice. Residency training is provided under the direction of John Malamakal, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCOP (Residency Program Director); Amy Morrow, PharmD, BCOP (Residency Program Coordinator); Sierra Vig, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP; Anndee Gritte, PharmD and M. John Gass, PharmD, BCOP.
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.
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation. (The Veterans Health Care System requires US Citizenship.) Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided, as needed. If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.
About The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is one of the premier institutions of pharmaceutical education and research in the country. Pharmacists have significant responsibility for managing drug therapy, counseling on medication use, and monitoring drug therapy outcomes. Our Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares future practitioners to meet these challenges as lifelong learners and leaders in drug therapy management. We offer graduate programs leading to research-focused M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in pharmacy including the inter-institutional Ph.D. program in translational research. An exceptional faculty brings cutting edge research and clinical expertise to the classroom and supervise student-learning experiences in both patient care and research. Our students are tomorrow’s pharmacy leaders. What starts here truly changes the world.