Pharmacy - Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Dublin, Georgia
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Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Dublin, Georgia

 

Pharmacy

About the Program

The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center (CVVAMC) pharmacy, ext. 2735, processes over 5,000 prescriptions daily. Many of these prescriptions are filled by the Central Mailout Pharmacy (CMOP). Prescriptions may be refilled by phone or the Internet.

Services Offered

Automated Refill Line

An automated refill line is available for all CVVAMC patients. Please call one of the following numbers —

  • 478-277-2851 (Dublin area)
  • 1-800-595-5229 (from outside the Dublin area)
  1. After you have dialed the number, wait for the automated attendant to answer.
  2. Enter your entire social security number, then press the # key. Wait for an answer.
  3. Press 2, then wait for an answer.
  4. Press 1, then wait for an answer.
  5. Enter the prescription number, then press the # key. Wait for an answer.
  6. To refill additional prescriptions, press 1 and repeat the process.

If you are using the automated refill line, all refills should be ordered at least ten days prior to when the refill is due to insure prompt processing and delivery time.

Internet Refill

Prescriptions may also be filled online using VA's My HealtheVet program. You will need a user id and password to log in. If you do not have one, you can easily get one by creating your personal profile.

Refills at Dublin VAMC Pharmacy

All veterans are encouraged to refill their prescriptions by phone or Internet. Because of our patient workload, prescriptions cannot be refilled at the main Dublin VAMC pharmacy window.

Drug Information

Please visit My HealtheVet for information about any prescription you may be taking.

Hours

Outpatient Pharmacy

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (*No Holidays)

Inpatient Pharmacy (inpatient hospitalized veterans only)

Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (*No Holidays)

Pharmacy Administration Office

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Pharmacy Service

Program Structure

The Carl Vinson VAMC offers an organized, accredited postgraduate year one (PGY1), 12-month pharmacy residency program. PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists. After completion, the clinical pharmacist gains experience in the medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, gains eligibility for board certification and eligibility for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The purpose of this PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is to train residents how to provide pharmaceutical care to ambulatory care/primary care/acute care and geriatric patients, participate as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team, and provide education to patients, pharmacy staff/students and other health professionals. The program consists of 9 required rotations and 1 elective, each of one month duration. Additionally, the residents will be required to participate in five longitudinal experiences. 

Required Rotations:

  • Acute Care
  • Ambulatory Care I & II
  • Anticoagulation
  • Geriatrics I & II
  • Home Based Primary Care
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program

 Required Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Administrative
  • Nuts and Bolts (Inpatient and Outpatient Staffing)
  • Patient Education and Community Service
  • Residency Major Project
  • Teaching in Pharmacy Practice

 Elective Rotations (not all inclusive):

  • Academic Detailing
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship and Hepatology
  • Drug Information
  • Pain Management
  • Telemedicine

 Benefits:

  • Estimated Stipend: $41,098
  • 10 Paid Federal Holidays
  • Paid Vacation (4 hours accrued per 2-week pay period)
  • Paid Sick Leave (4 hours accrued per 2-week pay period)
  • Paid Administration Leave
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • Free Parking

How to Apply

Application Requirements

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy, and hold an active pharmacy license or be eligible for licensure in any U.S. state or territory. All applicants must participate in the ASHP Resident Matching Program and complete a pre-employment background check and screening.

Application Process

Candidates should complete a standard application in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service, PhORCAS, at http://www.ashp.org/phorcas. Requirements for completed applications include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • Official Pharmacy School Transcript
  • Three Letters of Reference

Application Deadline

All application materials must be submitted via PhORCAS by January 8, 2021.

Interview Notification
Candidates will be notified of interview status no later than the end of February each year.

Position appointment

Appointment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of physical exam (including drug test). Applicants must meet all requirements for federal employment.

Note: The CVVAMC pharmacy residency program agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant. The program adheres to the rules of the ASHP Pharmacy Resident Matching Program.

Contact Information

All correspondence should be addressed to the following:

Deborah Hobbs, Pharm.D.
Associate Chief of Clinical Pharmacy Services

Residency Program Director                                           
Carl Vinson VA Medical Center                                                 
1826 Veterans Blvd.
Dublin, GA 31021
(478) 272-1210 ext. 3355    
Deborah.Hobbs@va.gov

Marci M. Swanson, Pharm.D., BCACP

Residency Program Coordinator

Carl Vinson VA Medical Center                                                 
1826 Veterans Blvd.
Dublin, GA 31021
(478) 272-1210 ext. 2501

Marci.Swanson@va.gov

Kelsey Cumbass, Pharm. D.

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Carl Vinson VA Medical Center                                                 
1826 Veterans Blvd.
Dublin, GA 31021
(478) 272-1210, ext. 2922

Kelsey.Cumbass@va.gov

Natalie Kirkley, Pharm.D.

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Carl Vinson VA Medical Center                                                 
1826 Veterans Blvd.
Dublin, GA 31021
(478) 272-1210, ext. 2922

Natalie.Kirkley@va.gov

Current PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents:
Dr. Kelsey Cumbass and Dr. Natalie Kirkley

Dr. Kelsey Cumbass (right) is from Douglas, Georgia. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at South University in Savannah, Georgia. Her clinical interests include ambulatory care and mental health. After completion of her PGY-1 residency, Kelsey plans to pursue a clinical pharmacy position within the Department of Veteran Affairs. In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Natalie Kirkley (left) is originally from Lyons, Georgia. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Her clinical interests include ambulatory care, geriatrics, and women’s health. After completion of her PGY-1 residency, Natalie plans to pursue a clinical pharmacy position within the Department of Veteran Affairs. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys watching college football, playing with her dog, and spending time with her family.  

 

Contact Info

Location

  • Outpatient Pharmacy

Contact Number(s)

  • 478-277-2851 Ext. 2735
  • 800-595-5229 Ext. 2735

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:30pm