Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

Welcome Residents/Students/Trainees

Welcome to the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center (RHJ VAMC) and congratulations on your selection into your training program. Our mission is to honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. Our Vision focuses on being a patient-centered integrated health care organization by providing excellent health care, research, and education to its recipients.

UPCOMING TRAINING ORIENTATION DATES

All new trainees, including residents, are required to attend an orientation session on the following dates: 

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

TARGET AUDIENCE

April 3, 2014

TBD

TBD

Pharm D Students

May 12, 2014

8:00a

Main Auditorium

Medical Students

May 19, 2014

8:00a

Main Auditorium

Medical Students

June 24, 2014

7:30a

Main Auditorium

Residents PGY1

June 25, 2014

7:30a

Main Auditorium

Residents PGY1

July 3, 2014

7:30a

Main Auditorium

Residents/Fellows PGY2 & above

July

TBD

TBD

Physician Assistant Students

August

TBD

TBD

Nursing Students

September

TBD

TBD

Cardiovascular Perfusion Students

       

FORM SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

The Department of Veteran Affairs requires you to provide and complete a few items which are outlined below. These elements must be completed prior to obtaining access to our patient record system, facilities or beginning your training experience. The forms, training prerequisites and instructions are outlined below. All forms must be submitted to Education Service no later than two weeks prior to your scheduled orientation date.

1. FINGERPRINTING

  • You must be fingerprinted at least two weeks prior to your orientation or clinical start date. Fingerprinting is conducted by our Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Office in room B251 on the second floor.  They are open Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm, with the exception of Federal Holidays.   This can also be accomplished when you are visiting Charleston (i.e., house hunting, prescreening physical, etc.....). Note: two forms of ID (Driver's License and Social Security Card or school ID) are recommended and are needed at the time of fingerprinting. In addition to being fingerprinted, you may also be photographed (neck up shot) for your VA ID badge(s).
  • If currently at or near another VA - - ask for a courtesy fingerprint and provide these transmittal codes (SON-3219 and SOI-VAL5)
  • If not near another VA - ask the local police for a courtesy fingerprint.
    • If they have digital capability, provide these transmittal codes (SON-3219 and SOI-VAL5)
    • If they use ink/card method, we need 2 copies of form FD-258 (ensure you sign them) and overnight mail them to me as soon as possible


2. TRAINING/FORMS/OTHER ITEMS

3. EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES 

4. COMPUTER TRAINING - Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS)

  • Mandatory computer training classes have been established to facilitate your knowledge, skills to input information into the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). Computer training is conducted immediately after our general orientation.

5. FOR CONTINUING/RETURNING RESIDENTS AND STUDENTS

6. SUBMISSION OF ITEMS

Forward all items to Bryan Williams, Affiliations Coordinator, Suite CC201, 109 Bee St, Charleston, SC 29401, by email to bryan.williams2@va.gov, or by fax to 478-274-5876. You may turn in these forms after you are fingerprinted (room CC201, 2nd floor, follow the signs to the Learning Resource Center).

For questions regarding these instructions, please contact the Education Service Line at 843-789-7642 or 843-789-7238.