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PGY1 Pharmacy Napa Solano, California

The Napa Solano Service Area extends from Vallejo 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 for 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, Addiction Medicine & Recovery Service, Osteoporosis, 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.

About Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano


Learning Experiences

Core Experience

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

Elective Experience

  • Psychiatry
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Home Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Drug Use Management
  • Transitional Care Pharmacy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Regional rotations such as Drug Information Pharmacy Quality, Medication and Patient Safety, Continuum, Irritable Bowel Syndrome management (offered by regional office)

Longitudinal Experience

  • Anticoagulation
  • Cardiovascular Risk Management (PHASE)
  • Hypertension

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.
  • For more information regarding licensing in California please visit www.pharmacy.ca.gov
  • 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 www.natmatch.com/ashprmp).
  • 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: (deadline: January 1st, 2021)
  • 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 1, 2023

Interview Details

  • On-site Interview Required
  • On-site interviews will be held in February of 2023
  • Open House will be held in December 2022
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Apply using the ASHP standard application process on the ASHP PhORCAS website.

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Current Pay Rate

$23.38 per hour

Contact Information

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

975 Sereno Dr.
Vallejo, California 94589
United States
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Wesley.R.Mortensen@kp.org
(707) 651-4981

Virginia Hon, PharmD, CDCES
Diabetes Care Pharmacist
Residency Program Coordinator

975 Sereno Drive
Vallejo, California 94589
United States
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Virginia.C.Hon@kp.org
(707) 651-4292

Hisham Awadalla, PharmD
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Supervisor
Residency Program Coordinator

975 Sereno Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589
United States
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Hisham.Awadalla@kp.org
(707) 651-5518

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