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PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Downey Regional Offices, California

PGY2 Program 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 specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Kaiser Permanente’s PGY2 residency program in Pharmacy Informatics prepares the pharmacist for a technology-related position and leadership role in a healthcare organization. Pharmacists completing this program will have advanced competencies and knowledge in the use of technology to improve and enhance patient care, quality, and outcomes. The program provides a broad scope of learning experiences in inpatient, ambulatory, and outpatient settings. There will be an opportunity for Epic training, and proficiency or certification.


Pharmacy Services

National Pharmacy Informatics has offices in Downey in Southern California, and Pleasanton and Livermore in Northern California. One of the largest pharmacy informatics departments in the country, NPI serves Kaiser Permanente nationwide. The scope of services includes implementing and maintaining systems and technologies in all pharmacy settings, improving patient care by working with end users and multidisciplinary groups, and guiding policy and clinical decisions through data analytics, evidence and reporting.

About Kaiser Permanente Downey


Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Outpatient Systems and Medication Use Processes
  • Inpatient Systems and Medication Use Processes
  • Data Warehouse and Analytics
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • System Development Life Cycle
  • Interface and Automation
  • Data Management and Medication Build

Elective Experience

  • Third-party Data Vendor
  • Home Infusion Pharmacy Application and End User Support
  • Oncology Pharmacy Application and End User Support

Longitudinal Experience

  • Residency Project
  • Pharmacy Informatics Standards, Practices and Administration

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited (or ACPE candidate status) school of pharmacy.
  • Completion of an ASHP-Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program prior to start date in position or have equivalent experience approved by ASHP.
  • If not already licensed as a Pharmacist in the state of California (CA), must be licensed as an Intern Pharmacist in the state of CA by start of program.
  • Must be licensed as a Pharmacist in the state of CA by October 1st
  • PGY2 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
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS).
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program.
  • Program NMS Code: 730674 and ASHP Program Code: 92131

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 8, 2023

Interview Details

  •  Interview Required
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Apply using the ASHP standard application process on the ASHP PhORCAS website.

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Current Pay Rate

$33.65 per hour

Contact Information

Thong Dang, Pharm.D.
Pharmacy Systems Manager
Residency Program Director

Kaiser Permanente – National Pharmacy Informatics 
12254 Bellflower Blvd
Downey, California 90242
United States
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Thong.Q.Dang@kp.org
(562) 658-3611

Hannah K. Nguyen, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Content & Decision Support Pharmacist
Residency Program Coordinator

KP HealthConnect Ambulatory – Pharmacy Administration
12254 Bellflower Blvd
Downey, California 90242
United States
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Hannah.K.Nguyen@kp.org
(562) 658-3874

Michelle A. Park, Pharm.D., BCPS, PMP
Pharmacy Applications Analyst
Residency Program Coordinator

Kaiser Permanente – National Pharmacy Informatics
12254 Bellflower Blvd
Downey, California 90242
United States
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Michelle.Anna.Park@kp.org
(562) 658-3874

Jane Nguyen, Pharm.D.
Pharmacy Project Manager
Residency Program Coordinator

Kaiser Permanente – National Pharmacy Informatics
12254 Bellflower Blvd
Downey, California 90242
United States
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Jane.G.Nguyen@kp.org
(562) 658-3756

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