Our ASHP accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency program focuses on ambulatory care pharmacy practice. It is designed to prepare residents for direct patient care clinical pharmacy practice by strengthening the residents’ skills in disease state and medication management, clinical pharmacy practice, and leadership. We have two available positions.
Learning experiences will develop well-rounded pharmacists with skills in critical thinking, project management, leadership, and oral and written communication. Participation in an optional Teaching Certificate, available through Rutgers University, is encouraged. Everyone involved with the residency program is focused on ensuring that the residents get the most out of the residency year and are well prepared for PGY-2 specialty training or clinical pharmacy practice.
Many of our preceptors have a scope of practice with prescribing privileges and work in pharmacist-run clinics. They are credentialed to provide disease state and medication management for the patients in their clinic. The pharmacist-run clinics include primary care (management of diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, smoking cessation), infectious disease, anti-coagulation and psychiatry. Most preceptors have completed residency training and are board certified within their specialty.
o Doctor of Pharmacy from an ACPE-accredited school
o GPA >3.3
o Pharmacist license or licensure eligible in any U.S. state or territory, or the District of Columbia.
o English language proficiency
o one-page letter of intent
o curriculum vitae
o official college transcripts
o three letters of recommendation
3. All application materials must be submitted through PhORCAS.
4. On-site interview is required. Interviewees are responsible for their travel and lodging costs.
5. Application deadline: January 2nd
About VA New Jersey Health Care System
We are an integrated health care system providing inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services to our nation’s Veterans and are affiliated with the Rutgers New Jersey Medical Schools. The system is comprised of two campuses, located in East Orange and Lyons, plus ten Community Based Outpatient Clinics throughout northern and central New Jersey. We average 630,000 outpatient visits and 5,200 inpatient admissions per year. The main campus at East Orange is a tertiary care teaching facility offering acute care services (medical, surgical, psychiatric, spinal cord injury), substance abuse treatment, methadone maintenance treatment program, hemodialysis services, and primary and specialty care outpatient clinics. The Lyons campus provides extended care (nursing home, rehabilitation), palliative care, long term inpatient psychiatric care and residential mental health programs, as well as primary and specialty care outpatient clinics. The Community Based Outpatient Clinics provide primary and specialty care outpatient services.