The Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center has proudly served Southeastern Los Angeles County since 1965. Our service area includes 1 hospital and 9 medical office buildings in the cities of Downey, Bellflower, Cerritos, Cudahy, Lynwood, Norwalk, and Whittier – covering over 360,000 members. The Downey Medical Center is certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, holds the Patient Safety Excellence Award, and is both regionally and nationally ranked as a US News Best Hospital.
The PGY1 Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente, Downey Medical Center follows guidelines set by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and provides thorough training in a variety of specialties. The purpose of the Kaiser Permanente, Downey PGY1 pharmacy residency program is to prepare pharmacist clinicians for inpatient, ambulatory care and outpatient positions.
Current Pay Rate: $23.38 per hour
Our medical center provides inpatient, ambulatory care, and outpatient pharmacy services to our members. The inpatient pharmacy services 352 licensed beds, including both neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, and provides drug distribution, clinical monitoring, and IV admixture services. The ambulatory care pharmacy supports various pharmacist-managed clinical services, including anticoagulation, asthma, heart failure, CVD management, medication therapy management, new member program, renal management, hepatitis C, and oncology. Our eight outpatient pharmacies provide our members with prescription services and clinical monitoring.
The pharmacy department prides itself on being progressive and innovative in the delivery of pharmaceutical care. In addition to providing excellent pharmacy services to our members, Kaiser Permanente supports the profession of pharmacy via active involvement in professional organizations, community service, and providing an interactive mentorship with pharmacy students through various programs. Pharmacists take an active role in numerous committees such as quality, infectious disease, medication safety, drug utilization, pharmacy & therapeutics (P&T), and more.
Our residency provides a unique opportunity for the resident to be involved in many aspects of an organized health care delivery system with an emphasis on preventative care. The goal is to help each participant understand how all components are integrated in order to provide our members with quality, affordable health care. Residents will be exposed to various areas of practice and will have many learning opportunities.