PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - VA St. Louis Health Care System
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VA St. Louis Health Care System


PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency


PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
NMS: 249513      ASHP Code: 64800 

The VA St. Louis Health Care system PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) education and outcomes contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for post graduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

VA Mission Statement:
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans

VA Core Values:
VA’s five core values underscore the obligations inherent in VA’s mission: Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence. The core values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans and eligible beneficiaries. Our values are more than just words – they affect outcomes in our daily interactions with Veterans and eligible beneficiaries and with each other. Taking the first letter of each word—Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence—creates a powerful acronym, “I CARE,” that reminds each VA employee of the importance of their role in this Department. These core values come together as five promises we make as individuals and as an organization to those we serve.

Integrity: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.
Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.
: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.
Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.
: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.

Program Competency Areas (ASHP 2015 Standards)
The PGY-1 Pharmacy practice residency program further builds knowledge and skills to meet the following program competency areas:
-Patient care
-Advancing practice and improving patient care
-Leadership and management
-Teaching, education, and dissemination of knowledge
For a complete list of the ASHP PGY-1 Residency competency areas, goals, objectives, and criteria  click here.

Requirements for Completion of Residency:
-Successful completion of all residency rotations and longitudinal experiences
-Mastery of program outcomes, goals, and objectives
-Research Project/Pharmacy Project/Medication Use Evaluation, including results presentation
     -GCCP Presentation (1) 
     -Seminar Presentation (1)
     -Formal Case Presentations (2)
     -Journal Club Presentation (1)
     -VA Continuing Education Day Presentation (1)
     -Pharmacotherapy Grand Rounds Presentation (1)
-Residency Education Academy Certificate
-Manuscript preparation
-Didactic teaching
-Staffing Requirements: inpatient clinical and outpatient

Acute Care Track
- Orientation
- Acute Care Medicine I
- Acute Care Medicine II
- Infectious Disease
- Critical Care
- Ambulatory Care I
- Ambulatory Care Elective
- Practice Management
- Patient-Care Elective
- General Elective

Ambulatory Care Track
- Orientation
- Ambulatory Care I
- Ambulatory Care II
- Ambulatory Care Elective I
- Ambulatory Care Elective II
- Acute Care Medicine I
- Acute Care Elective
- Practice Management
- Patient-Care Elective
- General Elective

Longitudinal Ambulatory Experiences
- Hepatitis C Clinic
- Anticoagulation Clinic 

 Elective On-Site Experiences
- Infectious Disease
- Surgical Critical Care
- Medical Critical Care
- Emergency Department
- Hematology/Oncology
- Cardiology
- Pulmonary*
- GI/Hepatitis C
- Nephrology
- Endocrinology*
- Rheumatology*
- Tele Health
- Home Based Primary Care
- Mental Health
- Spinal Cord*
- Pain Management
- Geriatric
 *Rotation is under development

Elective Off-Site Experiences
- Department of Health
- Cardiac Critical Care
- Academia (St. Louis College of Pharmacy)
* limited to two (2), 4-week off-site experiences

Pharmacy Practice Experiences
- Rounding with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals
- Clinical intervention documentations
- Medication therapy management
- Adverse drug reaction reporting
- Participation in departmental and committee meetings

- ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
- Gateway College of Clinical Pharmacy (GCCP) Meeting

Teaching Requirements and Opportunities
- Completion of St. Louis College of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program
- Required lecture to St. Louis College of Pharmacy students
- St. Louis VA Clinical Pharmacist precept over 80 pharmacy students from multiple schools of pharmacy per year

Salary and Benefits:
- Stipend: $41,929 (as of July 2019)
- Leave: see Residency Manual "Leave Policy"
Thirteen (13) days of annual leave accrued (4 hours every two weeks)
       -Thirteen (13) days of sick leave accrued (4 hours every two weeks)
- Insurance: Offered medical, dental and life insurance policies
- Travel Stipend: Amount is determined each year and may have limited travel support
Federal Holidays: Ten (10) paid federal holidays
  Centralized office work space with access to a personal computer

Positions:    4

Start Date: June 24, 2019 (Tentative)

Program Director
Jon McMahan, Pharm,D, BCPS
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director
St. Louis VA Healthcare System, John Cochran Division
Pharmacy Service (JC 0119)
915 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63106
Phone: (314) 652-4100 x56023

Contact Information for Program Coordinator:
Danielle Skouby, Pharm.D, BCPS
Program Coordinator
St. Louis VA Healthcare System, John Cochran Division
Pharmacy Service (JC 0119)
915 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63106
Phone: (314) 652-4100 x53959