Residency Programs at Harris Health System

Harris Health System values the pursuit of education and research. Our commitment to offer education and training to healthcare providers is a key component of our mission to provide high-quality care to Harris County residents. Harris Health offers several fellowship and residency programs, including:

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Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program

Harris Health System in Houston, Texas is accepting applications for a year-long CPE Residency beginning September 18, 2017. Four positions are available with a competitive salary plus benefits and generous paid time off.

Harris Health System is one of the largest safety net healthcare systems in the nation. We are the first healthcare institution in Harris County designated by the NCQA as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Our system includes 28 community health and specialty centers, an HIV clinic, a rehabilitation hospital and two full-service teaching hospitals. Ben Taub General Hospital has 586 beds, a renowned Level One Trauma Center including Houston’s only psychiatric emergency center. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 bed General hospital with a regional center for neonatal intensive care. Harris Health is a unique and challenging environment for learning and practicing the skills of spiritual care.

One unit of CPE preferred. The application fee is $25.00 and tuition is $300.00 per unit. To apply or obtain more information, please contact:

Rev. John Opiyo, Spiritual Care Department
Ben Taub General Hospital
1504 Taub Loop Houston, TX 77030
713-873-4425 | 713-873-2480
John.Opiyo@harrishealth.org
Cathy.Hunter@harrishealth.org

Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency

The mission of the Harris Health System’s Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency is to develop physical therapy professionals who will utilize advanced clinical skills and demonstrate biopsychosocial sensitivity. Graduates will be leaders in directing the plan of care across the continuum to achieve maximum outcomes for persons with neurologic dysfunction. Furthermore, the Residency seeks to graduate physical therapists who support the Harris Health System’s mission, vision and values, while also embracing the American Physical Therapy Association’s Vision 2020.

Resident Experience

Residents, as full-time salaried employees, engage in focused didactic and clinical education from multiple board-certified physical therapists in a variety of clinical settings across the continuum of care. The diversity of settings allows the resident to gain advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in neurologic physical therapy while training throughout the Harris Health System and other specialty facilities within the Texas Medical Center including The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, and Mentis Neuro Rehabilitation. Residents will be mentored by highly qualified clinicians, educators, and specialists in the management of complex and diverse diagnoses and will collaborate with other residents, healthcare providers, and administrators in both public and private systems. Upon completion of the Residency, graduates will be prepared to sit for board certification in neurologic physical therapy.

Benefits

As a full-time salaried employee of Harris Health System, you are entitled to a full spectrum of exemplary benefits including:

  • Comprehensive medical plan / HMO and major medical
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision plan
  • Pre-tax flex accounts
  • Basic Life Insurance / AD&D
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Relocation assistance

Eligibility Requirements

    • Hold entry-level physical therapy degree
    • Hold or be eligible to obtain a current Texas Physical Therapy License

To obtain information on Texas Physical Therapy licensing requirements, refer to The Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners website.

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Application Deadline: February 1st
Candidate Interviews:March
Residency Offers: April
Program Start Date: Late August
Program Duration: 54 weeks

*Qualified applicants will be invited to interview on-site prior to final selection.

Faculty

      Stephanie Hessel, PT, DPT, NCS
      Laurie Bramlett, PT, NCS
      Alisha Bogan, PT, DPT
      Eileen Tseng Stultz, PT, DPT, NCS
      Jill Polson-Jackson, PT, DPT
      Megan Krueger, PT, DPT, NCS
      L. John Kertz, PT, MPT, NCS
      Tabitha Rivers, PT, DPT, NCS
      Laura Wiggs, PT, NCS
      Claire MacAdam, PT, NCS
      Carolyn Da Silva, PT, DSc, NCS
      Michael Furtado, PT, DPT, NCS
      Winnie Powell, PT, DPT, NCS
      Lauren Cox, PT, DPT, NCS
      Kathy Jones, PT, NCS

For more information or an application, please contact:

Stephanie Hessel, PT, DPT
Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program Director
713-873-4659
Stephanie.Hessel@harrishealth.org

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency

The primary purpose of Harris Health System’s Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency is to prepare practicing physical therapists with advanced patient management skills for a direct access environment. Graduates will be leaders in neuromusculoskeletal examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and intervention. Furthermore, the Residency seeks to graduate physical therapists who support the Harris Health System’s mission, vision and values, while also embracing the American Physical Therapy Association’s Vision 2020.

Resident Experience

Residents, as full-time salaried employees, engage in focused didactic and clinical education from multiple board-certified and fellowship trained physical therapists in a variety of clinical settings within the healthcare system. Through a variety of training experiences, residents gain advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in orthopedics. Residents are mentored by multiple board-certified and fellowship-trained faculty in the management of complex and diverse diagnoses. All of this occurs in an integrated healthcare system where residents are immersed in imaging, differential diagnosis, and professional collaboration. As a resident, you can also expect to interact with other residents, healthcare providers, and administrators across the Harris Health System. Upon completion of the Residency, graduates will be prepared to sit for board certification in orthopedic physical therapy.

Benefits

As a full-time salaried employee of Harris Health System, you are entitled to a full spectrum of exemplary benefits including:

  • Comprehensive medical plan / HMO and major medical
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision plan
  • Pre-tax flex accounts
  • Basic Life Insurance / AD&D
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Relocation assistance

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals eligible to apply to the Harris Health Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program must:

  • Hold an entry-level degree from a CAPTE-accredited school of physical therapy
  • Have a current or be eligible to obtain a Texas physical therapy license

*All application materials must be received by the last day of January each year.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2017
Candidate Interviews: March 2017
Residency Offers: April 2017
Program Start Date: Late August 2017
Program Duration: 54 weeks

*Qualified applicants will be invited to interview on-site prior to final selection.

Faculty

      Wayne Brewer, PT, MPH, OCS, CSCS, PhD
      Mike DeArman, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
      Chris Dewey, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
      Jennifer Frerich PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
      Sarah Lohmann PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
      Jamie Partridge PT, DPT, OCS
      Cory Perrin PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
      T.J. Pelton, PT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT
      Sara Zehr, PT, DPT, OCS
      Allison Smith PT, DPT, OCS
      Germaine Herman PT, DPT, OCS
      Taryn Wright PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
      Rocio Antone PT, DPT, OCS
      Elizabeth Lemos PT, DPT, OCS
      Ian Wallace PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, FAAOMPT, ATC
      Andrew Blevins PT, DPT, OCS

The Harris Health System Department of Pharmacy (DOP) prides itself in providing comprehensive, cost-effective pharmaceutical care to Harris County patients. With over 400 Administrative, Ambulatory, Clinical and Inpatient personnel, the Department of Pharmacy provides patient-focused pharmacy services to build a healthier community. If you are looking for a Pharmacy Residency where you can learn more, do more, and be more, consider Harris Health System.

Learn more about each Pharmacy Residency Program option:

Meet our residents:

For additional information, please contact:


Goldina Erowele, PharmD, MBA
PGY1 & PGY2 Residency Program Director
Director Pharmacy Operations & Clinical Support Services
713-873-7090
Goldina.Erowele@harrishealth.org
Abel Davila, RPh, Ed.D
PGY1 & PGY2 Residency Program Coordinator
Pharmacy Practice Advancement Manager
713-634-1523
Abel.Davila@harrishealth.org
Cindy Adibe, Pharm.D.
PGY2 Pharmacy Administration Resident
Chief Pharmacy Resident
713-592-4934
Cindy.Adibe@harrishealth.org