Veteran Health Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

Last updated: 10/04/2021

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Elayne Ansara, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
5 years as an RPD
Contact: Elayne Ansara
1481 West Tenth Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Primary Practice: Outpatient Mental Health
2 positions reported
Phone: 317-988-4703
Fax: 317-988-5312

Maximum Number of Positions

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

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: VAMC
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 50% Inpatient / 50% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 42035)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 754666)
  • Program Inception: 2017
  • Application Deadline: January 7, 2022
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2022
  • Estimated Stipend: $45, 462 + benefits
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Varies/TBD
  • Fringe Benefits: Paid vacation and federal holidays, professional leave, an office and computer, health insurance, life insurance.
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes, If a current PGY1 expresses interest in the PGY2 program, they have the opportunity to be considered for early committment.

Special Requirements for Application

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

PGY2 Rotations offered

  • Administration
  • Adult inpatient psychiatry
  • Adult outpatient psychiatry
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Chronic, intermediate, or extended inpatient psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Pain management
  • Specialty clinic
  • Substance abuse

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: The Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency program at Veteran Health Indiana consists of core, elective and longitudinal learning experiences designed to provide in-depth specialty training in psychiatric pharmacy. The resident will gain experience in acute care, ambulatory care and residential treatment within the mental health setting. Additional required learning experiences include consultation liaison, distributive staffing and patient safety. Elective opportunities in pain management, neurology, geriatrics and substance use disorders are also available. Each resident will also complete a quality improvement or research project. This residency program offers a high degree of flexibility with learning experiences, in order to customize the training to the residents' desired practice area, while still providing strong foundational knowledge in psychiatric pharmacy. A teaching certificate program through Butler & Purdue Universities is offered, as well as opportunities to teach pharmacy and medical students and other healthcare trainees.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 4 BCPPs, 6 Other Pharmacists, 1 Non-Pharmacists

Program Philosophy

Upon successful completion of the PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at the Richard L. Roudebush VAMC, the Resident shall competently be able to:
• Provide patient-specific pharmaceutical care in both the acute and ambulatory care settings for patients with mental health disorders.
• Work effectively with the mental health treatment team and other health care professionals to improve medication use in the mental health treatment team setting.
• Demonstrate behaviors consistent with self-improvement and lifelong learning.
• Demonstrate practice skills consistent with competent pharmacists.
• Demonstrate innovation to develop and grow pharmacist care in the mental health treatment setting.

Site Special Features

This residency is part of a Veteran's Affairs Medical Center. Primary rotation sites are at the medical center and at the residential rehabilitation center.