VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System, Cleveland, OH

Last updated: 12/04/2019

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Colleen LeHew, Pharm.D., BCPP
1 years as an RPD
10701 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Primary Practice: acute inpatient psychiatry
2 positions reported
Phone: 2167913800x61623
Email: colleen.lehew@va.gov
Web: https://www.cleveland.va.gov/CLE...

Maximum Number of Positions

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

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: VAMC
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 60% Inpatient / 20% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 44206)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 560066 )
  • Program Inception: 1993
  • Application Deadline: 1/1/2020
  • Starting Date: 7/6/2020
  • Estimated Stipend: $46,821
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Partial Support
  • Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Life Insurance, 10 paid federal holidays, sick leave and personal leave; Financial support for meetings provided in form of full pharmacist salary for staffing hours
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes

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
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Substance abuse
  • Other: Academia

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System employs 10 psychiatric clinical pharmacy specialists working in a variety of mental health settings (acute inpatient psychiatry, outpatient psychiatric clinics, domiciliary, psycho-social residential rehabilitation treatment programs, etc.). Pharmacy residents have the opportunity to work with these individuals either on rotation or by preceptorship on projects (i.e., research, medication use evaluation, journal clubs, case presentations, etc.). Additionally, pharmacy residents will gain extensive experience educating medical students and other trainees during the year through monthly medical student lectures on the topics of pharmacotherapy of psychosis, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 9 BCPPs, 1 Other Pharmacists, 2 Non-Pharmacists

Program Philosophy

The Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency provides a broad range of psychiatric experiences with the goal to promote individual growth, personal development, self-reliance and responsibility to the patient. Upon completion of the program, the resident will be able to provide and establish clinical psychiatric pharmacy services as well as implement teaching programs in any patient care setting.

Site Special Features

The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is one of the largest VA healthcare systems in the country and serves more than 112,000 Veterans a year in Northeast Ohio. It is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University and is a major training site for residents in Medicine and Surgery as well as many subspecialty fields and other allied health professions. The facility offers residential PTSD, Gambling addiction, and substance use treatment programs. There are five different ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Residencies offered at the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System (PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice, PGY-2 Psychiatry, PGY-2 Geriatrics, PGY-2 Ambulatory Care, PGY-2 Infectious Disease). Special programs and resources for pharmacy residents include a resident-selected mentor, research committee and the residency advisory committee.