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PGY1 Pharmacy Napa Solano, California

The Napa Solano Service Area extends from Napa to Vacaville and consists of two medical centers (Vallejo and Vacaville) and two medical office buildings (Fairfield and Napa). Within these facilities we provide health care to nearly 310,000 members. The Kaiser Permanente Napa Solano Residency Program is a one-year postgraduate program that provides training and experience in the provision of pharmaceutical care and pharmacy practice. The Kaiser Permanente Napa Solano Pharmacy Residency Program builds 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.

Pharmacy Services

All our facilities have PHASE (cardiovascular risk management) pharmacists/Accountable Population Managers. We also have multidisciplinary Heart Failure, Pain, Oncology, Hospice, HIV, Home Health, Psychiatry, Hypertension, Osteoporosis, Nephrology and Medication Therapy Management clinics. In addition, we provide anticoagulation services to over 3,500 patients and utilize drug use management programs to ensure clinical and economic best practices.

There are five outpatient pharmacies in the Napa Solano Area as well as a centralized filling pharmacy in Livermore. Our pharmacies provide comprehensive prescription dispensing and consultation services. We pride ourselves on efficient team-filling of prescriptions with optimal use of ancillary staff, such as technicians and clerks, to support our pharmacists.

Our inpatient pharmacy services provide de-centralized medication dispensing as well as automated dispensing machines on patient floors. Our electronic health records allow efficient provision of medications and patient monitoring for necessary clinical interventions. Our inpatient clinical pharmacists work within an interdisciplinary team and provide drug therapy recommendations, dosing adjustments per protocol, pharmacokinetic monitoring, and antibiotic monitoring. Clinical pharmacy services are provided in medicine, critical care, infectious diseases, and transitional care pharmacy.

Napa Valley At A Glance

Vallejo At A Glance

Vacaville At A Glance

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Cardiovascular Risk Management (PHASE)
  • Oncology
  • Inpatient Pharmacy Operations & Internal Medicine
  • Anticoagulation Longitudinal

Elective Experience

  • Psychiatry
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Heart Failure
  • Home Health Services
  • Hospice Care Service
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Drug Use Management
  • Transitional Care Pharmacy
  • Regional rotations such as Drug Information, Pharmacy Quality, Medication and Patient Safety, Regional Pharmacy Continuum (offered by regional office)

Longitudinal Experience

  • Anticoagulation
  • Cardiovascular Risk Management (PHASE)
  • Staffing Experience

Requirements for Acceptance

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • 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.
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  • Possess excellent recommendations from clinical faculty and/or former employers.
  • Register in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS) ASHP Resident Matching Program (see the NMS website for information and application materials at
  • Register in the ASHP PhORCAS service.
  • Demonstrate motivation, knowledge, and aptitude necessary for successful completion of residency training.
  • Receive a favorable evaluation during the interview process from the residency program director, coordinator and preceptors.

Application Requirements

  • The following documents are required to be submitted via PhORCAS:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Official transcripts sent directly from the applicant’s college or school of pharmacy.
  • Three letters of recommendation and recommendation questionnaires sent directly from the applicant’s recommenders.
  • A PowerPoint presentation that will be utilized as a sample of the applicant’s written work
  • This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
  • Application Deadline: January 2, 2024

Interview Details

**This residency agrees that no person at this residency will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant**

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Current Pay Rate

$25.80 per hour

Program Resources

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Contact Information

Wesley Mortensen, PharmD, MBA
Clinical Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Director

975 Sereno Dr.
Vallejo, California 94589
United States
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(707) 651-1000

Virginia Hon, PharmD, CDCES
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Supervisor
Residency Program Coordinator

975 Sereno Drive
Vallejo, California 94589
United States
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(707) 651-1000

Hisham Awadalla, PharmD
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Supervisor
Residency Program Coordinator

975 Sereno Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589
United States
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(707) 651-1000

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