This pharmacy practice residency is a one-year postgraduate program that will use ASHP guidelines to help the resident achieve the desired outcome of becoming an independent, evidence-based medication therapy management expert. With an emphasis on ambulatory care, this program will be tailored to meet the needs of the resident.

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs 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.

Current Pay Rate: $23.38 per hour

Pharmacy Services

Comprised of both pharmacist and support staff, there are over 100 employees in the department. The KP Kern County Pharmacy Department provides ambulatory pharmaceutical care, outpatient, and home infusion services to its members.

Within the Kern County Service area, there are six Outpatient Pharmacy locations, an Infusion Pharmacy, and ten Ambulatory Care Pharmaceutical Programs.

With an emphasis on ambulatory care, the Kaiser Permanente Kern County program offers the best of both worlds: the familiarity of a smaller medical center setting with the resources and opportunities of a large organization.

About Kaiser Permanente Kern County / Bakersfield

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Anticoagulation
  • Complete Care Management
  • Drug Information
  • Drug Use Management
  • Management
  • Medication Therapy Management 
  • Orientation
  • Outpatient 
  • Outpatient Infusion Services
  • Precepting
  • Renal

Elective Experience

  • Advanced Care 
  • Heart Failure
  • Inpatient
  • Transitions of Care

Longitudinal Experience

  • Drug Use Management
  • Project

Other Experience

  • P&T 
  • Journal Club
  • Book Club
  • Patient Case Presentation
  • Physician Education

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited (or ACPE candidate status)
  • 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: 173413 and ASHP Program Code: 92017

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 is required for all reference writers.
  • Application Deadline: January 6, 2020

Interview Details

  • On-Site Interview Required
  • On-Site Interview Dates: February

Contact Information

Primary Contact

Alexis Roy, Pharm.D.
Area Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Director

KP Kern County – Pharmacy Operations
5055 California Ave, Suite 320
Bakersfield, California 93309
United States
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(661) 334-2080

Additional Contact

Helen Chun, Pharm.D.
Clinical Operations Manager
Residency Program Coordinator

KP Kern County – Pharmacy Operations
5055 California Ave, Suite 320
Bakersfield, California 93309
United States
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(661) 334-2080

Additional Contact

Paula Kang, Pharm.D.
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

KP Kern County – Pharmacy Operations
5055 California Ave, Suite 320
Bakersfield, California 93309
United States

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(661) 852-3590