This PGY1 residency programs offers an ambulatory care focus. Residents have required rotations in Ambulatory Care (PACT), anticoagulation clinic, outpatient dispensing pharmacy, outpatient mental health clinic, pharmacy management, pharmacoeconomics/data management, outpatient infusion clinic and a multidisciplinary pain clinic. Residents have 4 elective choices, which can be completed at the Lincoln campus, or at other sites within our health care system. Elective options exist at the Grand Island VA in the sub-acute care wing and home based primary care; the Omaha VA in inpatient internal medicine, cardiology (inpatient and outpatient care), infectious disease, outpatient geriatrics clinic/home based primary care; Pain Clinic, Inpatient mental health, outpatient mental health. Residents can also choose electives in VA national academic detailing, or VA med safety, or an academia rotation with facility at a local college of pharmacy. Residents can participate in an optional teaching certificate program through Creighton University. Resident's staffing requirements are every other Wednesday 8-noon and 4:30-6:30pm and one to two Saturdays 8am-noon every month in our outpatient dispensing pharmacy.
The VA clinic in Lincoln Nebraska features a strong ambulatory care environment with supportive preceptors and medical staff. VA Lincoln has had clinical pharmacy services since 1984, starting with anticoagulation clinic, later adding “pharmacy clinic” and then adapted the PACT (medical home) model in 2013. Pharmacists are part of an interdisciplinary team and carry a scope of practice which allows them to order medications, laboratory and diagnostic tests, consult other services, and develop therapeutic and monitoring plans for patients. Visits are completed in person, over the phone or via video care. The Lincoln VA pharmacy services include: Primary care (3 PACT clinics), Primacy care remotely to small outpatient clinics (CBOCs) (telehealth to Holdrege and Shenandoah), Anticoagulation clinic for warfarin and DOAC monitoring, Mental health clinic, outpatient infusion and outpatient dispensing pharmacy. We employ 15 pharmacists and three technicians, including a site manager, a PACT pharmacist at our Norfolk campus CBOC, a pharmacoeconomic pharmacist, one 50:50 Creighton faculty professor and a patient safety and data management pharmacist.
PACT pharmacists have a scope of practice for primary care and most commonly manage: COPD/Asthma, Smoking Cessation, Heart Failure, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Anticoagulation (warfarin and DOACs), OEND and naloxone distribution and hypercholesterolemia. They also provide medication reconciliation, answer e-consult medication questions and complete prior authorization (non-formulary request) approvals or denials. Individual pharmacists manage pain, mental health, and women’s health.
Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy, eligible for pharmacy licensure in any state, Must be a U.S. citizen, minimum GPA 3.0, On-site interview and PhORCAS application.
To apply please include: letter of intent (address questions: Why you want to complete your residency at the Lincoln VA? What are your areas of clinical interest? What are your short and long-term career goals? Describe how your APPE and work experience makes you qualified for this program. What are your strengths? Why are you good match for Lincoln VA?); curriculum vitae; three completed ASHP reference forms with questions 1-4 completely filled out; submitted online to PhORCAS.
About PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Lincoln VA
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