Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Boise, ID

Last updated: 09/18/2018

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Kristin Helmboldt
2 years as an RPD
Contact: Andrea Winterswyk
Boise VA Medical Center
500 W. Fort Street (119)
Boise, ID 83702
Primary Practice: Primary Care and Specialty Mental Health
0 positions reported
Phone: 208-422-1000x7245
Fax: 208-422-1082

Maximum Number of Positions

  • PGY1: 0
  • PGY2 Psychiatry: 1
  • PGY2 Neurology: 0

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: VAMC
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: Min. 35% Inpatient / Min. 20% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 83013)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 748666)
  • Program Inception: 2016
  • Application Deadline: 1/14/19
  • Starting Date: 6/24/19
  • Estimated Stipend: 44650
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Varies/TBD
  • Fringe Benefits: 13 days sick and annual leave, 10 paid holidays, time off for travel to selected professional meetings and seminars, ACLS certification, free parking, photocopying, shared office space including computers, telephones, and office supplies. Time counts towards federal retirement.
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes, Via formal interview process

Special Requirements for Application

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

PGY2 Rotations offered

  • Administration
  • Adult inpatient psychiatry
  • Adult outpatient psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Pain management
  • Substance abuse
  • Other: Primary Care Mental Health Integration

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: The resident will have required experiences in inpatient psychiatry and outpatient psychiatry, along with primary care mental health integration longitudinally. Multiple elective experiences are available, including substance use disorders residential rehabilitation, PTSD residential rehabilitation, tele-mental health, academia, program management, and geriatric psychopharmacology. The PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy resident will manage patients with psychiatric and neurologic disorders under an independent scope of practice, privileged and credentialed for primary care, pain management, and psychiatric disorder specialty. Interdisciplinary quality improvement project curriculum through the Centers of Excellence provides unique experience working with an interprofessional team to create meaningful change at the facility. The resident will be offered opportunities to precept both PGY1 residents and IPPE/APPE pharmacy students.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 3 BCPPs, 3 Other Pharmacists, 0 Non-Pharmacists

Program Philosophy

Upon completion of this residency program, graduates will care for individuals with psychiatric and neurologic disorders, and will assume responsibility for patient-centered medication therapy. The psychiatric clinical pharmacy specialist will be able to function as an integral member of interdisciplinary teams, serving confidently and effectively as the psychiatric medication expert in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Graduates will be prepared for board certification in psychiatric pharmacy.

Site Special Features

The Boise VAMC Is one of the Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education