VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, UT

Last updated: 10/28/2022

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Natalie Valentino, PharmD, BCPP
2 years as an RPD
Contact: natalie.valentino@va.gov
500 Foothill Dr (119)
Salt Lake City, UT 84148
Primary Practice: Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Clinic - Primary Care
5 positions reported
Phone: 801-582-1565 x1640
Email: natalie.valentino@va.gov
Web: https://www.va.gov/salt-lake-cit...

Maximum Number of Positions

  • PGY1: 3
  • PGY2 Psychiatry: 2
  • PGY2 Neurology: 0

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: VAMC
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 40% Inpatient / 60% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 83008)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 655866)
  • Program Inception: 2011
  • Application Deadline: 1/2/23
  • Starting Date: 7/3/2023
  • Estimated Stipend: $44,994.00
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Full Support
  • Fringe Benefits: 13 Federal paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation time
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes, Early commitment is offered to PGY1s and requires a letter of intent, CV and interview. The decision to early commit a resident will be completed prior to ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting each year

Special Requirements for Application

  • PharmD
  • Completion of PGY1 Residency OR equivalent experience
  • 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
  • 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: PGY1 and student precepting opportunities Teaching opportunities with affiliations with University of Utah School of Pharmacy, Roseman College of Pharmacy, and University of Utah College of Social Work Weekly interdisciplinary roundtables with psychology interns and psychiatric APRN residents Interdisciplinary training on majority of rotations (ie medical residents, psychology interns, psychiatric APRN residents) Longitudinal rotations to gain experience with continuity of care in the outpatient setting Funding for ASHP Midyear Conference and Mountain States Conference Attendance Administrative leave for attendance at CPNP Annual Meeting Leadership Certificate Program 13 paid Federal holidays in addition to sick and vacation time
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 7 BCPPs, 1 Other Pharmacists, 1 Non-Pharmacists

PGY1 Elective Rotations offered

  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology

PGY1 Special Features

Student precepting opportunities Teaching opportunities with affiliations with University of Utah School of Pharmacy and Roseman College of Pharmacy Interdisciplinary training on majority of rotations Longitudinal rotations to gain experience with continuity of care in the outpatient setting Funding for ASHP Midyear Conference and Mountain States Conference Attendance Leadership and Teaching Certificate Programs 13 paid Federal holidays in addition to sick and vacation time

Program Philosophy

The SLCVA PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy program is focused on training highly professional pharmacists that are patient-centered, results driven, and proactive; all while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Our goal is for residents to practice with a high level of autonomy with support from our preceptors throughout the year.

Site Special Features

Majority of rotations are completed at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center. Elective rotations at other local facilities may require Utah pharmacy licensure.