University Health System (UHS) in San Antonio and The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, will be offering a PGY2 residency position in Critical Care Pharmacy. This 12-month residency is designed to provide a challenging training environment for individuals interested in developing clinical competency in the area of critical care.
As full-time employees of UHS, residents receive a competitive annual stipend of $57,000 plus excellent benefits.
UHS is the public hospital district for Bexar County and the primary teaching facility for The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. University Hospital, the health system’s flagship institution which operates 639 acute care and specialty beds, is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals and ranks as the best hospital in San Antonio and 6th in Texas. UHS is also the first and only health system in San Antonio and South Texas to earn Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which is widely accepted as the “gold standard” in measuring the quality of care that healthcare consumers can expect to receive. A full range of medical services is available at numerous community clinics, including the renowned Texas Diabetes Institute.
University Hospital is home to the premier Level 1 Trauma Center for adult care and the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in South Texas, serving a 22-county region. There are 84 adult ICU beds, 30 pediatric and 58 neonatal ICU beds at University Hospital where provision of care is accomplished by attending physicians, intensivists, residents, acute-care mid-level practitioners, clinical pharmacists and other critical care personnel. The trauma research program focuses on identifying new and innovative ways to improve the care, management and treatment of trauma and critically ill patients. In addition, University Hospital is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association – the highest level of certification available.
The PGY2 critical care pharmacy resident will receive advanced clinical training in surgical/trauma ICU, neuroscience ICU, medicine ICU, emergency medicine, and cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical responsibilities include critical care patient monitoring and daily multi-disciplinary rounds. Electives may be chosen from a variety of areas, including but not limited to infectious diseases, solid organ transplant, palliative medicine, pediatric/neonatal ICU, and neurology/stroke. Residents will attend regularly scheduled meetings with preceptor to discuss patients.
Research responsibilities include completion of an individual major research project with presentation of results. Publication of results is highly encouraged. Residents also participate in critical care-related issues of the DUE and P&T Committees and conduct a critical care-related DUE. In addition, residents provide clinical staffing for the adult critical care areas and respond to all “code blue” alerts throughout the hospital. Academic responsibilities include pharmacy student precepting and lecture, case presentations, weekly critical care discussion/journal club, attendance and presentation at pharmacotherapy rounds and pharmacotherapy seminar. Additionally, residents will have opportunities to evaluate their self-growth throughout residency.
Residents in The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy Affiliated Programs are eligible for appointment as an Instructor in Clinical Pharmacy with the College of Pharmacy. There are also opportunities for participation in Resident Rounds, the Teaching and Leadership Fellows Program, teaching in labs and precepting clerkship students.
For further details about the program, please visit our website at:
Requirements include: PharmD degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy and licensure with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy prior to September 1, 2019 (some institutions require earlier licensure).
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided, as needed. If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.
UT Austin is a Tobacco-free Campus
About University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy Affiliated Programs
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.