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PGY1 Pharmacy Diablo (Antioch, Dublin, Martinez, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon, Walnut Creek), California

The PGY1 Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente, Diablo Service Area (Walnut Creek/Antioch) follows guidelines set by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and provides thorough training in a variety of specialties.

The purpose of the program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Kaiser Permanente in the Diablo Service Area (Antioch/Walnut Creek)

Kaiser Permanente in the Diablo Service Area provides health care to over 490,000 members. Our two medical centers are located at Antioch and Walnut Creek, with hospitals that are licensed for 150-beds and 233-beds, respectively. In addition to the two medical centers, we have seven medical office buildings in the surrounding areas: Delta Fair (Antioch), Dublin, Livermore, Martinez, Park Shadelands (Walnut Creek), Pleasanton and San Ramon.

Pharmacy Services

Our pharmacists and supportive personnel practice in inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory care, and administration settings. Inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical care services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Both of our medical centers take advantage of technology in delivering care, including CPOE, EMAR, video visits, and bedside bar coding.

Ambulatory Care Pharmacists participate in a wide range of clinical activities including primary care, anticoagulation (warfarin and DOACs), cardiovascular risk management, Medicare Medication Therapy Management, asthma, COPD, hepatitis C, oncology and oral chemotherapy, pain management and opioid tapering, HIV, osteoporosis, dementia, psychiatry, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, hospice and home health, congestive heart failure, OBGYN, medication refills, chemical dependency, Care Plus and drug use management.

Inpatient clinical services include ID, anticoagulation, pain, NICU, transitions of care, and ICU.

Our service area provides many outstanding opportunities for pharmacists to practice in collaboration with physicians, nurses, and other health professionals under an integrated healthcare model. The Diablo Service Area is also a teaching environment where students from UOP, CNU, UCSF, and Touro University rotate regularly.

Walnut Creek At A Glance

Antioch At A Glance

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Orientation
  • Primary Care
  • Acute Care
  • General Acute Care
  • Intensive Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Inpatient Pharmacy Staffing
  • Outpatient Staffing/Management

Elective Experience

  • Acute Care
    • IP Pain Management
    • Infectious Disease
    • NICU
    • Cardiology (UCSF)
    • Heart/Lung Transplant (UCSF)
    • Kidney Transplant (UCSF)
    • Liver Transplant (UCSF)
    • Pediatrics (UCSF)
  • Ambulatory Care
    • Anticoagulation Clinic
    •  Asthma/COPD
    • Care Plus (Intensive Longitudinal Med Management)
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Drug Information (Regional – Oakland)
    • Drug Use Management
    • Hepatitis C
    • HIV
    • Memory Center
    • Oncology
    • Pharmacy Continuum (Regional – Oakland)
    • Pharmacy Quality and Medication Safety (Regional – Oakland)
    • Psychiatry/Chemical Dependency

Longitudinal Experience

  • Continuing Education Presentation
  • Community Service
  • Comprehensive Teaching Program and Certificate Program (optional)
  • Emerging Therapeutics Medication Use Evaluation
  • Management Activities
  • Research Project
  • Student Preceptorship

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited (or ACPE candidate status) school of pharmacy.
  • Must be licensed as an Intern Pharmacist in the state of California by the first day of residency program.
  • Residents who have not obtained a California Pharmacist license by October 1st are subject to suspension until license is obtained. If license is not obtained by December 15th, employment will be subject to termination.Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS).
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program.
  • Program NMS Code: 143013 and ASHP Program Code: 92701

Application Requirements

  • Statement of Interest/Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Pharmacy School transcripts, sent directly from the applicant’s college or school of pharmacy
  • Three letters of references/recommendations utilizing the form in PhORCAS
  • Application Deadline: January 2, 2024

Interview Details

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Current Pay Rate

$25.80 per hour

Contact Information

Max Chau, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Director

200 Muir Road, Hacienda Bldg, H1E19,
Pharmacy Clinical Operations
Martinez, California 94553
United States
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(925) 372-1859

Lindsay Newsom, Pharm.D., BCACP
Ambulatory Care Supervisor
Residency Program Coordinator

200 Muir Road, Hacienda Bldg, H1E17,
Pharmacy Clinical Operations
Martinez, California 94553
United States
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(925) 372-1186

Eunice Lee, PharmD
Inpatient Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Coordinator

Inpatient Pharmacy Services
1425 South Main St,
Walnut Creek, California 94596
United States
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(925) 295-4463

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