PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program
KDHCD Outpatient Pharmacy Services
Kaweah Delta Health Care District (KDHCD) is an integrated healthcare delivery
system anchored around a 581-bed community-based teaching hospital. With
a complement of ancillary services and ambulatory clinics, KDHCD provides
a broad array of primary and specialty care to a largely rural and medically
underserved community. The Outpatient Pharmacy Department provides services
to the community through our ambulatory clinics, as well as our in-house
retail and home infusion pharmacies.
- Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacists are working in innovative, team-based
models as credentialed members of the KDHCD Medical Staff providing advanced
pharmaceutical care in the areas of primary care and family medicine,
advanced chronic disease and population health, and pain management.
- Pharmacists in the retail pharmacy are optimizing adherence to medications
at discharge with our Meds-to-Beds concierge medication delivery program.
- The home infusion specialists ensure adequate care for in-home IV medication
administration and end of life care in conjunction with Kaweah Delta Home
Health and Hospice services.
KDHCD PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency
Kaweah Delta Health Care District (KDHCD) committed to producing PGY2-trained
ambulatory care clinical pharmacists that exhibit leadership, evidence-based
practice and service to the community. The KDHCD PGY2 Ambulatory Care
Residency program will build on the skills and knowledge gained in accredited
PGY1 training programs. The program will provide advanced professional
practice and management activities where residents will gain in-depth
experience in a more independent role leading to advanced practice skills
and knowledge of the integration of pharmacy services with the comprehensive
needs of individual practice settings. Upon completion, residents will
have gained the skills and experience needed to establish advanced and
innovative services in the ambulatory clinic environment; leverage population
health and novel payment strategies to support ambulatory pharmacy services;
become a leader within the healthcare team; and, effectively advocate
for the delivery of quality care and outcomes.
The resident will receive a 3-4 week orientation before moving on to direct
patient care activities. A research project and community service project
are required for completion throughout the program year. Dedicated project
time will be available throughout the year.
- Family Medicine (8 weeks)
- Family Medicine II (8 weeks longitudinal)
- Chronic Disease Management (8 weeks)
- Anticoagulation Management (2 weeks + longitudinal)
- Anticoagulation Clinic Staffing (longitudinal)
- Outpatient Pain Management (4 weeks)
- Pharmacy Practice Management and Administration (8 weeks longitudinal)
- Population Health (longitudinal)
Elective Rotations - Choose 2 to 3
- Advanced Pain Management
- Palliative Care and/or Hospice
- Medication Safety
- Care Transitions
- Mental Health
- Other areas of interest may be explored if available
Kaweah Delta Family Medicine Center
Kaweah Delta Family Medicine Center is the formal clinic training site
for the Kaweah Delta Family Medicine Residency providing primary care
for an underserved population. Our clinical pharmacists provide direct
patient care, patient education, and practice based and didactic instruction
to the family medicine residents.
Kaweah Delta Chronic Disease Management Center
Kaweah Delta Chronic Disease Management Center (CDMC) is a referral-based,
high-risk clinic for patients with type-2 diabetes, COPD, tobacco cessation,
heart failure, anticoagulation, pain management, and other disease states
requiring resource-intensive multidisciplinary care.
Rural Health Clinics
Kaweah Delta has four Rural Health Clinics that provide internal medicine,
family medicine, women’s health, pediatric care, and specialty services
to rural areas of Tulare County.
Visalia Medical Clinic
A KDCHD affiliate, the largest medical office in Visalia providing pediatric,
adult, and specialty medicine.