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PGY1 Pharmacy Honolulu, Hawaii

The Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Pharmacy Residency Program is an ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency program.

The mission of the program is to develop pharmacists that provide evidence-based, compassionate, patient-focused and cost-effective pharmaceutical care for Kaiser Permanente Hawaii members and become self-directed learners with leadership skills to help further advance pharmacy practice.

Benefits package includes health insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and travel support to Western States Conference.


Pharmacy Services

The Kaiser Permanente Hawaii market is aligned under the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Region and employs 304 pharmacy employees who work in 16 different licensed pharmacies across 4 of the Hawaiian Islands. Our ambulatory care clinical pharmacy service is staffed by board-certified clinical pharmacy specialists who manage chronic diseases (including diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension), offer medication therapy management, and provide anticoagulation monitoring services. We also employ ambulatory care clinical pharmacists who specialize in HIV and hepatitis, nephrology, oncology, and transitional care.

Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu, HI is centrally located for our 258,000 members and has a capacity of 285 beds. Our acute care pharmacists are board certified clinical pharmacists who practice all over the hospital, including in central pharmacy, med surg/telemetry, critical care, and the emergency department. Many of our acute care pharmacists are specialized in their respected areas.

In addition, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii pharmacists work in formulary management, pharmacy informatics, data analytics, compliance, benefits, quality and medication safety, and supply chain.

Our residency program provides residents with a unique opportunity to develop advanced clinical pharmacy skills in a diverse range of practice settings including but not limited to ambulatory care, acute care, leadership and administration, quality and safety, and formulary management. Established physician-pharmacist partnerships allow residents to develop effective academic detailing. Residents will have many opportunities to establish community partnerships via precepting, community outreach, and professional conferences. Upon completion of the residency program, residents will have developed skills in clinical drug therapy application, interpersonal communication, critical literature evaluation, and formulary management necessary to function as an integral member of the health care team in an ambulatory care, acute care, or managed care setting, or in an advanced practice pharmacy residency program.


Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Orientation
  • Ambulatory Care:
  • Anticoagulation
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Patient Support Service (chronic disease state management)
  • Inpatient:
  • Critical Care Unit
  • Med Surg/Telemetry
  • Outpatient

Elective Experience

  • Ambulatory Care:
    • Hepatitis / HIV
    • Nephrology
    • Oncology
    • Transitional Care
  • Inpatient:
    • Emergency Department

Longitudinal Experience

  • Drug or Quality Initiative
  • Formulary Management
  • Inpatient Distribution/Staffing
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Residency Project

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 Hawaii by start date.
  • Must be licensed as a Pharmacist in the state of Hawaii by 4 months after start date.
  • State Board of Pharmacy Web Link: http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/pharmacy/application_publications/
  • Certifications: Current BLS for Healthcare Provider Training
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS).
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program.
  • Program NMS Code: 202313 and ASHP Program Code: 93004

Application Requirements

  • Must use PhORCAS web-based application system
  • Application Deadline: January 5, 2023

Interview Details

  • On-Site Interview Required
  • On-Site Interview Dates : February 16th, 17th, 21st, 2023
  • Open House December 16, 2022 1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Virtual Information Sessions: 
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Apply using the ASHP standard application process on the ASHP PhORCAS website.

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Current Pay Rate

$55,000 annually

Contact Information

Laura E. Lum, RPh, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Residency Program Coordinator

2828 Pa’a Street, Suite 2047
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
United States
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Laura.E.Lum@kp.org
(808) 260-0039

Shelley Kikuchi, RPh, Pharm.D., BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Director

2828 Pa’a Street, Suite 3030
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
United States
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Shelley.K.Nakasone@kp.org
(808) 432-5830

Lexi Ismail, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

3288 Moanalua Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
United States
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alexi.n.ismail@kp.org
(503) 798-5647

Danh Nguyen, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

3288 Moanalua Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
United States
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danh.r.nguyen@kp.org
(808) 469-9201

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