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PGY1 Pharmacy Riverside, California

The Riverside Medical Center, (RMC), located in Southern California, 18 miles northeast of Disneyland in Orange County. The Kaiser Permanente (KP) Riverside Service Area, (RSA) extends throughout Riverside County, with two hospitals located at two Medical Center Campuses with ten outlying medical offices, and one ambulatory surgical services building servicing over 553,000 members.

RMC includes a 226 bed, teaching hospital, providing services in: Emergency, ICU/CCU, Level Three Neonatal Intensive Care, Medical and Surgical Care, Pediatrics, Labor and Delivery, and Oncology; an accredited Family Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program and a nursing training program, accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, and PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program in Fontana and Riverside. RMC is a KP National Center of Excellence for Advanced Bio-Chemotherapy inpatient and ambulatory services with advanced renal cell carcinoma and melanoma patients and The Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification for Advanced Primary Stroke Center and Advanced Inpatient Diabetes. The Moreno Valley Medical Center hospital has 94 licensed medical/surgical beds and a new ambulatory surgical service building with a new sterile compounding licensed oncology/specialty infusion pharmacy (opening in Spring 2023).

The PGY1 Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente, Riverside follows guidelines set by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and provides thorough training in a variety of specialties. The Kaiser Permanente, Riverside PGY1 pharmacy residency program will develop mature pharmacists who provide world class pharmaceutical care in multiple patient populations. They will function as a member of an integrated health care team, demonstrating proficiency, confidence, and compassion. They will educate patients and health care providers; and develop practice management and administrative skills adaptable to their practice setting.

Pharmacy Services

The KP RSA Pharmacy Services include two, 24-hr Inpatient Pharmacies, a shared Home Health Infusion Pharmacy in Fontana, California, three licensed Oncology and Specialty IV Infusion Center Pharmacies (total 31 chair/beds), (RMC, Moreno Valley, and Palm Desert), 13 KP licensed outpatient pharmacies and 12 different Clinical Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Services. KP RSA also offers IPPE, APPE, and AE, pharmacy student teaching rotations in ambulatory care, inpatient and outpatient pharmacies, and drug education/formulary management with various Schools of Pharmacy.

Our Inpatient Pharmacy Services provide centralized medication dispensing with automated dispensing on patient floors, electronic medical records and CPOE. The Pharmacists provide drug therapy recommendations and targeted drug therapy management under collaborative drug management protocols in all disciplines.

Our Clinical Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Services provide medication therapy management utilizing collaborative drug therapy management protocols with pharmacist prescriptive authority and patient education in the following services: Anticoagulation, Heart Failure/CVD, Nephrology, and Oral Chemotherapy Drug Management, HIV/Hepatitis C, Medicare Part D Medication Therapy Management. Ambulatory Care Pharmacists provide consultative pharmacy services and patient education in Pain Management, New Member Medication Review Service, Neurology Memory Clinic, and Patient-Centered Medical Home Practices in Primary Care for CVD therapy management.

About Kaiser Permanente Riverside

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Acute Care Inpatient Pharmacy
  • Acute Care Medicine Rounds
  • Ambulatory Oncology and Specialty Infusion Pharmacy Services
  • Anticoagulation Pharmacy Services
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM) – Medicare Part D Pharmacy Services
  • Drug Information
  • Drug Education and Formulary Management
  • Medication-Use System and Medication Safety
  • Leadership and Practice Management
  • Research & Project Management
  • Transitions of Care

Elective Experience

  • Any core rotation may be selected as an elective experience with specialization and/or research activities.
  • Additional experiences in Ambulatory Care: Patient-Centered Medical Home in Primary Care for CVD therapy management; HIV/Hep-C; Home Infusion; Nephrology; New Member Pharmacy Services
  • Additional experiences in Inpatient Pharmacy: Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care; Emergency Medicine (Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center); ICU/CCU; NICU; TPN/Nutrition

Longitudinal Experience

  • Leadership and Practice Management
  • Medication-Use System and Medication Safety
  • Acute Care Inpatient Pharmacy
  • Teaching, Education, Dissemination of Knowledge
  • Research and Project Management

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 California by the first day of residency program.
  • California Intern License must be obtained, and a copy provided before their official Kaiser Permanente hire date or by July 1st whichever is earlier.
  • California Pharmacist Licensure should be obtained within 90 days of the resident hire date ( PGY1 Residents who have not obtained a California Pharmacist license prior to or within 90 days of the start of residency are placed on suspension until license is obtained; however, in instances beyond the resident’s control, resident suspension is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If a license is not obtained by December 15th, employment is terminated. In instances beyond the resident’s control, termination is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS)
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program
  • Program NMS Code: 158013 and ASHP Program Code: 92013

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
  • Application Deadline: January 6, 2023

Interview Details

  • On-Site Interview Required (may also be conducted via virtual interview)
  • On-Site/Virtual Interview Dates (if applicable): Late January – Mid February
  • Click here to link to the Virtual Information Sessions:
    • October 25th  – 1p.m. – 2p.m. PST
    • November 2nd – 2p.m. – 3p.m. PST
  • Additional Information (i.e. Open House, etc.): Please RSVP to Christhel Cheng at for the 2022 Open House Event in October – December, may also be conducted via virtual meeting.
  • Open House Flyer
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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

Christhel Cheng
Project Manager

11080 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, California 92505
United States
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(951) 602-4130

Logan Saito
Area Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Coordinator

11080 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, California 92505
United States
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(951) 602-4120

Patricia Gray
Clinical Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Coordinator

11080 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, California 92505
United States
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(951) 602-4120

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