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The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at KMC is designed to provide a solid foundation in acute and ambulatory pharmaceutical care, drug policy development and professional leadership. Core rotations include experience in Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Hospital Administration, Ambulatory Care and Infectious Disease. Elective options include Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine.

The Resident will be given experience in comprehensive pharmacy services and will be granted prescribing privileges under physician driven protocols in various areas including inpatient and ambulatory care. In addition the resident will be given experience in ADR-Med Error reporting, Pharmacokinetic service, a fully computerized pharmacy with scan technology and Pyxis, pharmacist run clinics such as Diabetes, Anticoagulation, Hypertension, Psychiatry, HIV and Pharmacotherapy as well as teaching responsibilities for pharmacy students and medical residents.

Providing excellent care for our patients through medication management is our goal. We currently employ 7 residency trained clinical pharmacists, most of whom hold multiple board certifications (including BCPS, BCACP, BCOP, CGP, CDE, and BC-ADM), who will serve as your preceptors during your clinical rotations. These clinical pharmacists are 100% dedicated to clinical services and education of pharmacy residents, students and staff, as well as medical and nursing staff. Kern Medical Center, with its vast resources in terms of clinical material and research opportunities, provides comprehensive academic training to its pharmacy residents. In addition to our Traditional Residency (12-month), we offer a unique Non-Traditional Residency offered over 48 months, where the resident works as staff at full pharmacist salary 3/4 of the time and 1/4 in residency rotation.

Fringe Benefits: Two weeks vacation with 10 paid holidays, Medical-Dental-Vision insurance, meals while at the Hospital, One week of paid education leave for the ASHP or CSHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Western States Residency Conference with expenses paid.

Special Requirements for Acceptance: Pharm. D. degree from an ACPE Accredited School of Pharmacy, Licensed or eligible for Licensure as a Pharmacist in the State of California (it is strongly recommended that the California Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam be taken before July 1st), and a Completed Application via PhORCAS (including Official Copy of Transcript, Three letters of Recommendation, & Curriculum Vitae). Deadline for applications is January 4, 2016.