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PGY2 Ambulatory Care Portland, Oregon

Caring for our communities for 75 years, Kaiser Permanente Northwest serves over 600,000 members in the Portland metro area, from Eugene, Oregon to Longview, Washington. Approximately 1020 pharmacy employees provide services in 26 pharmacy locations and 2 hospitals.

Purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both in the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacists and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).


Pharmacy Services

KPNW pharmacists work collaboratively with healthcare practitioners across the care continuum including inpatient, outpatient, transitions of care, home infusion, oncology, ambulatory care, academia, and administrative settings. With outpatient pharmacy services in nearly all of our medical offices, KPNW promotes pharmacy as an integral part of the healthcare team. KPNW pharmacists are valued and influential at every level of our organization.

KPNW is advancing the scope of pharmacy practice by developing opportunities for population management and direct patient care services in a variety of clinical specialties. With more than 50 collaborative drug therapy management protocols and authorized pharmacist prescribing, pharmacists have ample opportunity to provide direct patient care across a variety of settings.

Examples of CDTMs the PGY2 Resident is involved with:

  • Diabetes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Anticoagulation
  • Hepatitis
  • Mental Health
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Rheumatology

Pharmacist Prescribing in OR and WA:

  • Naloxone
  • Oral Contraceptives

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) Excellence in Quality Award, 2022
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) rating of 4.5, 2021
  • J.D. Power – Highest Member Satisfaction
  • The Leapfrog Group – A Grade for patient safety [Both Westside and Sunnyside Medical Centers received an A grade for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. *A complete list of Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score results can be found at hospitalsafetyscore.org.]
    • Business Group on Health Best Employers Awards for Excellence in Health & Wellbeing, Excellence in Mental Health and Excellence in Health Equity, 2022
    • America’s 50 Best Hospitals, healthgrades, 2022
    • J.D. Power Highest Ranking for Customer Satisfaction with Commercial Member Health Plans
    • Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence [Both Sunnyside and Westside Medical Centers are recognized as IDSA Centers of Excellence]
  • [Both Sunnyside and Westside Medical Centers are recognized as IDSA Centers of Excellence]

About Kaiser Permanente Northwest


Learning Experiences

Many of our past residents continue to serve KPNW as student and resident preceptors, which is part of the reason we place our residents’ growth and proficiency as top priorities in each learning experience we offer. We strive to create an enriching experience by offering a flexible schedule designed to drive each resident to reach their full potential.

Core Experience

  • Many of our past residents continue to serve KPNW as student and resident preceptors, which is part of the reason we place our residents’ growth and proficiency as top priorities in each learning experience we offer. We strive to create an enriching experience by offering a flexible schedule designed to drive each resident to reach their full potential.
  • Orientation
  • Primary Care 1
  • Primary Care 2 (includes pharmacy student preceptorship)
  • Geriatrics/Medication Therapy Management
  • Leadership and Administration

Elective Experience

  • Academia / Teaching Certificate
  • Anticoagulation
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Dermatology 
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatitis/Infectious Disease
  • Mental Health
  • Neurology
  • Oncology/Hematology
  • Rheumatology

Longitudinal Experience

  • Community Outreach
  • Leadership Development
  • Primary Care 
  • Residency Project

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited (or ACPE candidate status) school of pharmacy.
  • Completed a PGY1 residency.
  • Must be licensed as an Intern Pharmacist in the state of Oregon by the first day of the residency.
  • Must be licensed as a Pharmacist in the state of Oregon within 90 days and Washington by December 31st.
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS).
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program. 
  • Program NMS Code: 750265 and ASHP Program Code: 94033

Application Requirements

  • Application process through PhORCAS
  • Statement of Interest/Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Pharmacy School transcripts sent to PhORCAS
  • Three letters of references/recommendations utilizing the form in PhORCAS
  • Application Deadline: December 31, 2022

Interview Details

    • Selected applicants will be offered telephone interviews in January (required for application advancement).
    • Successful phone interviewees will be offered an on-site (or virtual, if applicable) a final interview occurring in February (required for application advancement).
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Apply using the ASHP standard application process on the ASHP PhORCAS website.

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Current Pay Rate

$56,490 Annually

Contact Information

Tanya Ramsey
Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services
Residency Program Director

Kaiser Permanente Northwest – Clinical Pharmacy Services
5717 NE 138th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97230
United States
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Tanya.A.Ramsey@kp.org
(503) 278-2872

Emily Thomas, PharmD
Supervisor, Clinical Pharmacy Services
Residency Program Coordinator

Kaiser Permanente Northwest – Clinical Pharmacy Services
5717 NE 138th Ave
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Emily.A.Thomas@kp.org
(503) 213-0326

Cole Bodine, PharmD
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

Kaiser Permanente Northwest – Clinical Pharmacy Services
5717 NE 138th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97230
United States
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Cole.M.Bodine@kp.org
(503) 261-7541

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