The pharmacy residency at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center has been in existence since 1977 and is the longest-standing residency in the Kaiser Permanente system. Serving as a tertiary referral site for the Southern California region, the Los Angeles Medical Center is also a teaching facility for medical residents and fellows. It is the largest of the Kaiser Permanente facilities in Southern California, providing care for over 317,000 Kaiser Foundation Health plan members. The medical center also includes medical office buildings in Pasadena, Glendale, East Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles, and a mental health facility in Downtown Los Angeles.
The resident will become well-versed in the various aspects of pharmacy practice in a health maintenance organization. The residency includes experiences in acute and ambulatory care practice, drug information/drug-use policy development, and practice management (outpatient, inpatient, and ambulatory care). Time is allowed for the resident to pursue an area of particular interest through the offering of elective rotations. Residents are active members of the pharmacy management team, serve as preceptors for pharmacy students during their rotations, and are invited to attend various medical center and regional meetings.
Current Pay Rate: $23.38 per hour
At Kaiser Permanente, pharmacists work in an environment that allows them to do what they do best – practice pharmacy. They practice with part of an integrated healthcare team of physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers, and receive professional support from pharmacy management, fellow pharmacists, as well as pharmacy interns, technicians, and assistants. The Los Angeles Medical Center offers a variety of clinical and progressive practice settings within outpatient, ambulatory care, inpatient, and home infusion pharmacy service lines.
In addition to our clinic and acute care settings, our state-of-the-art Call Center in Los Angeles and automated refill pharmacy at Downey, offer centralized call processing and high-tech automated drug dispensing. These facilities are on the cutting edge of medication distributing.
The Pharmacy Services in the Los Angeles area offers a wide variety of pharmacist-run primary care programs. Working under a protocol, pharmacists may perform physical assessment, order labs, and initiate and adjust medication based on clinical judgment. We currently offer the largest variety of primary care pharmacy programs in Southern California within the following specialties: asthma, anticoagulation, CVD management, congestive heart failure, geriatrics, psychology, adult oncology, pediatric oncology, gynecology oncology, nephrology, HIV, pain management, Medication Therapy Management (MTM), transplant, and New Member Program.