The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) is comprised of the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital division, the Kerrville division, and the satellite clinic division. The Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital is a 350-bed facility with an adjacent 90-bed Community Living Center (CLC), a 30-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, an eight-bed Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, and a Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center. The facility is located in northwest San Antonio and provides primary, secondary, and tertiary health care in medicine, psychiatry, oncology, surgery, and rehabilitation medicine to serve the health care needs of area veterans. Primary care needs of veterans are also addressed at several outpatient clinics that are located near Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital. The Pharmacy Service offers 24-hour coverage, centralized unit-dose drug distribution, complete IV-admixture program, and clinical services. Pharmacies are also located in the outpatient clinics and operate during clinic business hours.
Clinical Pharmacy is very involved in the care of our veterans. We have over 50 clinical pharmacy specialists covering areas such as HIV, Primary Care, Hematology and Oncology, Psychiatry, Infectious Diseases/Critical Care, Anticoagulation, Geriatrics and Spinal Cord Injury. Most of these pharmacists also retain adjunctive faculty appointments with the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. Our VA-funded pharmacy practice residency and pharmacy specialty residencies also highlight our commitment to quality pharmaceutical care. We have specialty residency positions in Geriatrics, Infectious Diseases, Primary Care, Hematology/Oncology, Psychiatry, and Internal Medicine. Our residents are appointed as Clinical Instructors with the College of Pharmacy and have opportunities in both didactic and experiential instruction. VA residents also have the opportunity to work with other local pharmacy residents and masters’ students from the University of Texas.
Pharmacists completing this residency will be able to provide proficient, confident, and compassionate direct patient care to a wide range of conditions. They will be accountable for promoting safe and effective drug usage and achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as vital members of the health care team. These practitioners will exercise skill in educating other health care professionals, patients, and the community on drug therapy-related topics. Furthermore, they will demonstrate professional maturity by developing and following a personal philosophy of practice and exhibiting commitment to the profession.
REQUIREMENTS: U.S. citizen Pharm.D. degree from ACPE-accredited institution. Eligible to practice pharmacy in at least one state – Texas licensure required. Selection is based on professional competence, scholastic achievement, references, communication skills, and clinical practice and research interests.
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.