The Butler VA Health Care System provides a well-balanced residency experience through an integrated experience in ambulatory care, drug information and practice management. Program space is available for two residents. The program is tailored to address the needs and goals of each individual resident, while providing a basic foundation necessary for a high level of clinical pharmacy practice. Under the guidance of the clinical pharmacy team at the Butler VA, each resident will gain invaluable experience through the required and elective rotations.
Required learning experiences include: · Introduction/Orientation · Inpatient Pharmacy Operations · Outpatient Pharmacy Operations · Ambulatory/Primary Care · Long-term Care / Antimicrobial Stewardship · Home Based Primary Care · Practice Management (Longitudinal) · Staffing / Service (Longitudinal) · Major Project (Longitudinal)
Elective learning experiences include: · Pain Management · Behavioral Health / Academic Detailing · Substance Use Disorder / Domiciliary · Advanced Ambulatory / Primary Care · Advanced Long-term Care · Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship · Anticoagulation Management
· The applicant must be a citizen of the United States for federal employment. · The applicant must be a graduate of or eligible for graduation from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited college of pharmacy. · The applicant must participate in and adhere to the rules of the Resident Matching Program (RMP) process. This residency agrees that no person at this residency will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information form any residency applicant. · The applicant should participate in a personal interview. · Appointment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a physical exam, including negative drug test.
· Licensure: The applicant must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in any state. The pharmacy resident should submit appropriate documentation to the State Board of Pharmacy where they will pursue pharmacist licensure as soon as possible after learning where they have matched for their residency program. The resident must be fully licensed as a pharmacist (successfully passing the NAPLEX and MPJE exam in the state and having an active pharmacist license) within 90 days of the beginning of the residency. If the resident is not licensed within 90 days of the beginning of the residency program, the following describes the outcome for the resident: a) If the resident has taken, but not successfully passed either the NAPLEX or MPJE exam, or both, the Residency Advisory Committee may consider allowing a 30-day extension, which will allow the resident to complete two-thirds of the residency as a licensed pharmacist. If a 30-day extension has been provided and the resident is still not licensed as a pharmacist at the end of the 30-day extension, the resident will be dismissed.; b) If the resident has not taken both the NAPLEX and MPJE exams within 90 days of the beginning of the program, the resident will be dismissed from the program.
It is VA policy that all VA Administrations and Staff Offices will implement a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program by requiring all employees, including VHA HCP, to receive a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an exception for medical or religious reasons. Compliance with this policy is a requirement and employees in violation of this policy may face disciplinary action up to and including removal from Federal service.
Interested candidates can apply by submitting the following by January 1, 2023 through PhORCAS: 1. Letter of intent 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Official college of pharmacy academic transcript(s) 4. Three letters of recommendation *All applicants will be alerted of whether or not they will receive an interview by no later than February 28th.
The Butler VA Health Care System is located in the heart of Butler County, just north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Butler VA has been attending to the care of Veterans within the Western Pennsylvania region since 1947 and is the healthcare choice for over 70,000 Veterans. The Butler VA Health Care System consists of a newly built Health Care Center, a 60-bed Community Living Center and a 56-bed residential treatment domiciliary located in Butler, Pennsylvania. In addition to the core facilities, the Butler VA Health Care System also includes five associated Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) within the surrounding counties. These facilities offer comprehensive Veteran care including primary, specialty and mental health care.