Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
Pharmacy Residency Program
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital is located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago and is minutes away from entertainment, culture, and diversity. Hines currently operates approximately 496 beds, including acute care and nursing home beds. In addition to offering primary, extended, and specialty care, Hines operates community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Aurora, Hoffman Estates, Joliet, Kankakee, La Salle and Oak Lawn. Hines is institutionally affiliated with Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.
By combining cutting edge technology with comprehensive clinical services, Hines Pharmacy Service continuously seeks new ways of improving patient care. Clinical Pharmacy Specialists with a Scope of Practice provide direct-patient care clinical services (disease state/medication management) within the following areas: Acute Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nutrition Support, Infectious Diseases, Geriatrics (Long Term Care/Home Based Primary Care), Anticoagulation, Nephrology, Ambulatory Care General Medicine, Mental Health, and Women's Health. Examples of other clinical services include but are not limited to: pharmacokinetic monitoring, medication use evaluations, advising on appropriate medication use, and overall monitoring to provide optimal pharmaceutical patient care.
Hines Pharmacy Practice Residency is ASHP accredited * and was established in 1999. While the residency program requires core pharmacy practice components, it also allows for flexibility in order for the resident to gear the program toward his/her interests. The resident will be working with pharmacists both within the outpatient and inpatient pharmacies as well as in clinics and on the hospital patient care floors. By combining direct clinical services with staffing responsibilities, the resident will experience a more complete picture of pharmacy practice.