Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, IL

Last updated: 08/21/2019

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Robin Hieber, PharmD, BCPP
5 years as an RPD
Contact: Robin Hieber
3001 Green Bay Road (119)
North Chicago, IL 60064
Primary Practice: ACute Inpatient MH
2 positions reported
Phone: 224-610-5981
Fax: 224-610-3751
Email: robin.hieber@va.gov
Web: http://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/ca...

Maximum Number of Positions

  • PGY1: 0
  • PGY2 Psychiatry: 2
  • PGY2 Neurology: 0

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: VAMC
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 25% Inpatient / 75% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 41012)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 636466)
  • Program Inception: 2010
  • Application Deadline: 01/03/2020
  • Starting Date: 07/01/2020
  • Estimated Stipend: $48,000
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Varies/TBD
  • Fringe Benefits: paid vacation and sick time, health insurance benefits
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes, for PGY-1 from our program at FHCC

Special Requirements for Application

  • PharmD
  • Completion of PGY1 Residency OR equivalent experience
  • Eligible for state licensure
  • College transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • US Citizenship

PGY2 Rotations offered

  • Adult inpatient psychiatry
  • Adult outpatient psychiatry
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Chronic, intermediate, or extended inpatient psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Pain management
  • Substance abuse
  • Other: Infectious Disease Clinic

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: No (or N/A)
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: Teaching certificate offered Involves teaching PharmD students & PGY1 residents Opportunity to earn scope of practice
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 2 BCPPs, 4 Other Pharmacists, 2 Non-Pharmacists

Program Philosophy

We prepare the resident for practice in inpatient/outpatient mental health, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder while treating the patient holistically. Upon completion, the resident will function independently as a mental health practitioner. A resident who successfully completes this residency will possess competencies that enable attainment of board certification.

Site Special Features

The primary site is at the CAPT James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center with experiences available in inpatient, outpatient, and domiciliary programs. The facility has affiliations with several colleges of pharmacy and medicine, so there is also opportunity to precept students and present formal lectures at a university. Early committment is an option for residents who complete their PGY-1 residency at the site.