Residency Listing

VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System
Pharmacy Service (119)
975 Kirman Ave
Reno, NV 89520
Code: 85100
NMS Code: *170013,170021
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Heather M. Mooney, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP
(775) 326-2738
Fax: (775) 328-1838
Director of Pharmacy: Beth A. Foster, R.Ph.
(775) 326-2712
Fax: (775) 334-4103
Program Contact: Heather M. Mooney, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP
(775) 326-2738
Fax: (775) 328-1838
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 6
Application Deadline: 2019-01-05
Starting Date: 2019-07-01
Estimated Stipend: 41166
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   *NMS Code 170013 - PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (4 positions); NMS Code 170021 - PGY1 Pharmacy Residency in Rural Health (2 positions)
Progressive PGY1 pharmacy residency with emphasis on assessing, designing, recommending, and monitoring patient-specific pharmacotherapy in a variety of direct patient care settings. Incorporating a progressive view of pharmacy practice, we utilize informatics, automation, and advanced clinical technician skills to support our pharmaceutical services. The resident will participate in the ongoing revision and improvement of a managed healthcare system. Opportunities include the development of pharmaceutical care plans with defined outcomes utilizing collaborative drug therapy management and systems that support a progressive view of pharmacy practice. After completion of this residency, pharmacists will be able to independently manage patients in a variety of disease states and practice settings (i.e. ambulatory care, specialty clinics, and inpatient). They will initiate, modify, and evaluate drug therapy according to defined outcomes. Practice management experience includes formulary system management, committee involvement, drug information , disease state presentations, journal clubs, and residency project with presentation at Western States Conference. Rotations include: ICU, Medicine/Swing, Ambulatory Care, Infectious Disease, Long Term Care, Health Informatics/Pharmacoeconomics and Electives.
Fringe Benefits:   Health Insurance, 13 vacation days, 13 days of sick leave, and 2 professional conferences.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:
Training Site Type: HMO
Owner Affiliate: Government
Model Type(s): Teaching, Staff
Patients Enrolled: 32000
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 60
Non-Professional Staff: 33
Total Beds: 124
Average Daily Census: 107
Site Special Features:   Affiliation with the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Idaho State University School of Pharmacy, and Roseman University College of Pharmacy. Residents will have the opportunity to teach Pharm.D. and medical students, enroll in a Teaching Certificate Program, and participate in preparatory lectures for Board Certification. We have a strong emphasis in ambulatory care and our Clinical Pharmacy Specialists (CPSs) have a scope of practice to prescribe and treat a variety of disease states. Our robust inpatient program also utilizes CPSs with scopes of practice to participate in inter-professional rounds and develop complex therapeutic care plans. The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System has been named a top performer for consecutive years by the Joint Commission. The Reno/Sparks area has about 300 sunny days per year and is located minutes from Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada mountains, world-class skiing, and a few hours from California's wine country and the SF Bay Area.