The hematology/oncology residency is a one-year ASHP-accredited specialty residency at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System.
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.
Completion of an ASHP accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1)
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.