VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21)


Residency Information:

VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21) 
Type of Residency: 
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency 
Accreditation Status: 
ASHP Accredited
Length of Program: 
1 year
Number of Positions: 
VA, University of Nevada, Idaho State University
Application Deadline: 
January 9, 2017 
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2017 
Estimated Stipend: 
Onsite Interview: 
Educational/Special Requirements: 
PharmD degree from ACPE accredited college or school, Completion of a PGY1 residency or equivalent experience, current pharmacy licensure in any state, U.S. Citizenship, academic transcript, letter of intent, 3 letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae.
Fringe Benefits: 
Health/dental benefits, 13 days of vacation, 13 days of sick leave, 10 holidays, paid tuition and travel to approved events, office with up-to-date computer systems and paid administrative leave for conferences and educational events.
Special Features: 
This progressive program is designed to teach knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to provide population based care using an extensive data warehouse, formulary management techniques, metrics and performance measures, pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes analysis in seven integrated VA health care systems with over 460,000 patients. Collaboration with Pharmacoeconomic Pharmacists, Data Base Managers, and Clinical Program Coordinators from these sites provides formulary management and evidence-based care to our veteran population. The VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21) includes 7 VA Medical Centers in Northern California, Nevada and Hawaii. Each facility offers primary, secondary and tertiary care from 60 Community Based Outpatients Clinics and complex and large inpatient hospitals. All facilities are affiliated with academic programs and universities in their geographic areas. The PBM is located in Reno, NV, with opportunities to work throughout VISN 21 and with the Data Warehouse Managers, Pharmacy Clinicians, physician staff and facility administrators. This is a multi-site program coordinating and managing quality and economic pharmacy programs in a large geographic area. Residents will be encouraged to become health analysts using complex database tools. Components of the program are coordinated through virtual learning, communication and computer techniques. The resident will also be encouraged to have a longitudinal clinical practice site.  

Contact Information:

First Name: 
Last Name: 
Carmichael, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FAPhA 
VISN 21 Pharmacy Executive 
VA Sierra Pacific Network  
975 Kirman Avenue (10N21R)  
Phone Number: 
(775) 326-5724