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PGY2 Psychiatry San Jose, California

The purpose of the PGY2 Psychiatric pharmacy residency program is to build on the 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.

The Kaiser Permanente San Jose PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency program provides a comprehensive learning experience in a variety of areas related to mental health. Training experiences include rotations in the inpatient and ambulatory care settings. In addition to working closely with preceptors, physicians, and patients to become an integral part of the psychiatry care team, the psychiatry pharmacy resident will work closely with psychiatry medical residents; coupling together as a team during specific psychiatry rotations to enhance the depth of the pharmaceutical and the didactic learning experience. We proudly serve a diverse population of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan members in Santa Clara County and Santa Cruz County. The service area consists of the San Jose Medical Center and the medical office buildings in Gilroy, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville.

Pharmacy Services

The Kaiser Permanente Greater San Jose Area pharmacists and supportive personnel provide pharmaceutical care services in the inpatient setting as well a wide range of clinical activities in the ambulatory and outpatient settings. We have 5 outpatient pharmacies in San Jose, 1 in Gilroy, 1 in Watsonville and 1 in Scotts Valley along with 1 inpatient pharmacy in San Jose. Clinical Pharmacists work as an integral part of a robust multidisciplinary team in the areas of Adult and Child Psychiatry as well as Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services. Pharmacists provide medication management through video and telephone visits, teach patient classes, lead an ADHD program, provide didactic lectures for the Psychiatry medical residents, as well as precept pharmacy students and residents.

The Kaiser Permanente San Jose PGY2 Psychiatric residency program provides an innovative, challenging and dynamic learning environment to its residents. Residents will experience caring for patients with a wide range of mental health conditions such as depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, insomnia, ADHD, neurocognitive disorders, bipolar disorders, and psychotic disorders.

About Kaiser Permanente San Jose

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Orientation (3 weeks)
  • Drug Use Management (4 weeks, Formulary Management)
  • Adult Psychiatry I (6 weeks, General, Ambulatory Care)
  • Adult Psychiatry II (6 weeks, Severe, Persistent Mental Illness, Ambulatory Care)
  • Inpatient Psychiatry I (8 weeks, Behavioral Health Unit)
  • Inpatient Psychiatry II (4 weeks, Medical Psychiatric Unit)
  • Geriatric Psychiatry/Consult Liaison Service (6-week split rotation, Ambulatory/Inpatient)

Elective Experience

  • Addiction Medicine Recovery Services (Ambulatory Care)
  • Pain Management (Ambulatory Care)
  • Hospice (Ambulatory Care)
  • HIV/HIV Prep (Ambulatory Care)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Ambulatory Care)

                   –  Electives are 6-week split rotations
                   –  All core experiences may be repeated as an advanced elective

Longitudinal Experience

  • CME (3 months)
  • Leadership Series (12 months) 
  • Research (12 months)
  • Teaching (12 months)
  • Drug Use Management (3 months)
  • Regional MUE (3 months)

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 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 August 1, 2023
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS).
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program.
  • Program NMS Code: 606166 and ASHP Program Code: 92956

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
  • 3 letters of references/recommendations utilizing the form in PhORCAS
  • Application Deadline: January 9, 2023

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Current Pay Rate

$33.65 per hour

Contact Information

Leah Arnbrecht, PharmD, BCPP
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Supervisor
Residency Program Director

Kaiser Permanente – Clinical Pharmacy Services
275 Hospital Parkway, Suite 625
San Jose, California 95119
United States
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(669) 245-2384

Hajer Ibrahim, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, APH
Ambulatory Care Psychiatric Pharmacist
Residency Program Coordinator

Kaiser Permanente – Clinical Pharmacy Services
275 Hospital Parkway, Suite 625
San Jose, California 95119
United States
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(669) 245-2384

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