Now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 year!

The Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program is looking for a resident who will be an integral member of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team. The resident will be prepared to take and pass the BCACP, gain valuable experience, and develop the necessary teaching skills for clinical faculty positions.

Questions about the Pharmacy Residency Program?  

Contact: Tom Bateman 
thomas.bateman@henryjaustin.org 

Program Description 

This residency program provides advanced clinical training to prepare the resident to become a skilled practitioner that can work as part of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team. This program will offer the resident the opportunity for a longitudinal primary care experience across integrated behavioral healthcare practice sites at HJAHC, and a longitudinal outpatient pharmacy experience at the HJAHC Pharmacy Department. The resident will interact directly with patients by providing Comprehensive Medication Management and Chronic Care Management and will collaborate with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other clinical staff. A focus will be on developing and refining skills to manage complex chronic medical conditions, patient-centered care, motivational interviewing, and primary literature evaluation. Teaching experience is gained by serving as a co-preceptor for APPE students on rotation at HJAHC, creating and delivering educational seminars to healthcare professionals at HJAHC, and by lecturing at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy (EMSOP), Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Additionally, the resident will complete a Teaching and Learning Certificate program available through EMSOP. 

Preceptors

Residency Program Director  
M. Thomas Bateman Jr., PharmD, BCACP  
Lead Clinical Pharmacist1 and Residency Program Director 
Clinical Assistant Professor2  
Email: thomas.bateman@henryjaustin.org  
 
Preceptors  
Caitlin McCarthy, PharmD, BCPP  
Director of Pharmacy Services1  
Clinical Assistant Professor2  
Email: caitlin.mccarthy@henryjaustin.org  

Lynda Onwuji PharmD, BSN  
Pharmacist-in-Charge1  
Email: lynda.onwuji@henryjaustin.org  
 
1Pharmacy Department  
Henry J. Austin Health Center  
Trenton, NJ 08618  
 
2Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration  
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy  
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey  
Piscataway, NJ 08854 

Practice Site

HJAHC is located in Trenton, New Jersey. Established in 1969 as Trenton’s Neighborhood Health Center, HJAHC was incorporated in 1986 as a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) entity.

HJAHC has multiple practice sites in Trenton and offers telehealth services.

To learn more about HJAHC, click here.

Program Goals

The purpose of the HJAHC PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education, and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs or equivalent experiences, in order to prepare pharmacists to be highly qualified independent ambulatory care practitioners within Federally Qualified Health Centers, or similar patient care settings. These pharmacists will be prepared to take and pass the BCACP. These pharmacists will be integral members of a multi-disciplinary primary care team skilled at educating patients and healthcare professionals, experienced at working within an integrated behavioral healthcare model, and prepared for leadership roles within their practice. These pharmacists will improve their clinical research skills, present a poster at a professional conference, and will create a publication plan for their research.

Residency Experiences

  • Integrated Primary Care
  • Pharmacy Staffing
  • Research Project
  • Teaching and Learning Certificate
  • Academia and Teaching

Benefits

  • Annual base salary of sixty-five thousand dollars ($65,000)
  • Additional benefits offered per HJAHC policies

Eligibility

The applicant shall be a graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). At a minimum, the program must be a five-year pharmacy degree program. The applicant shall be licensed as a pharmacist in New Jersey or be eligible to take the New Jersey State Board Exam within the first month of residency. Applicants must be licensed as a pharmacist in New Jersey within 90 days of the start of the program. The applicant must successfully complete a PGY1 residency program prior to the start of the residency or have equivalent experience.

Inclusivity

HJAHC is committed to creating an inclusive learning and working environment and values diversity in all forms. We value the ongoing development of inclusive environments for students, residents, preceptors, and staff to strengthen our organization. We recognize the importance of respecting individual expressions and fostering safe spaces to promote growth in diversity, inclusion, and equity. We believe a diverse pharmacy community will enhance our professional and personal interactions in providing high quality care to all patients.

Application 

  • Candidates are required to submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and provide 3 letters of recommendation.
  • Candidates may be asked to provide letters of recommendation and/or transcripts upon request.