The PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacy Residency Program at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System has been accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists since 1986. This comprehensive clinical pharmacy training program is designed to develop autonomous geriatric clinical pharmacist practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge into the provision of advanced patient care. Residents who successfully complete this program are prepared for board certification, advanced practice settings, academia, or other specialized careers. Intended outcomes of the program include: function as an integral member of the interdisciplinary treatment team; provide comprehensive medication management to complex patients in a variety of care settings; serve as an educator for patients, caregivers, health care providers, and trainees; exhibit professional leadership and management skills; display self-motivation for professional and personal growth as an independent practitioner; and demonstrate the ability to proactively identify and meet opportunities available in the provision of pharmaceutical care to our aging population.
South Texas Veterans Health Care System serves more than 100,000 veterans throughout San Antonio and the surrounding region. A full range of primary, specialty, surgical, rehabilitative, acute, and long-term care services are provided across 16 facilities including Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital, Kerrville VA Medical Center, and numerous community-based outpatient clinics. The pharmacy department offers 24-hour coverage, decentralized drug distribution systems, sterile compounding, and a diverse team of more than 100 clinical pharmacist practitioners in various specialties with 18 in geriatrics. South Texas VA welcomes over 4,000 health professional trainees annually across multiple disciplines including three PGY1 and ten PGY2 pharmacy residents.
The 12-month residency year will be divided into 13 rotation blocks consisting of four weeks each. The resident will also participate in a longitudinal Geriatric Primary Care Clinic one afternoon per week. Orientation will overlap with the first learning experience. The resident and residency program director will meet initially and quarterly to develop, revise, and update an individualized development plan to meet the personal and professional interests and needs of the resident.
Core geriatric learning experiences include: Community Living Center, Geriatric Medication Education at Discharge, Home Based Primary Care, Acute Care/Internal Medicine, Geriatric Primary Care, Hospital in the Home, Hospice, and Palliative Care Consult Service. A plethora of elective experiences are also available including: Anticoagulation Clinic, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Cardiology Inpatient, Psychiatry Inpatient, Psychiatry Outpatient, Spinal Cord Injury, and Whole Health. Additional experiences may be developed based on resident interest and preceptor availability. Off-site experiences may be arranged for those with Texas Board of Pharmacy licensure.
Completion of a research project, medication use evaluation, grand rounds presentation, and other scholarly activities are required. Numerous conferences, seminars, and educational programs are available for resident attendance.
The University of Texas at Austin and its affiliated institutions are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Department of Veteran Affairs is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion and maintaining a workplace free of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted once applicant selected.
Pharm.D. degree from ACPE-accredited institution.
Eligible to practice pharmacy in at least one state.
Off-site rotations will require licensure in the state of Texas.
Selection is based on professional competence, scholastic achievement, references, communication skills, and clinical practice and research interests.
Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency or ASHP approved waiver is required.
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.