KDHCD is an ASHP Candidate Site for one Ambulatory Care pharmacy resident in an integrated health care delivery system anchored around a 448-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 in-house retail and home infusion pharmacies, as well as our ambulatory clinicis.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialists work in innovative, team-based models as credentialed members of the KDHCD Medical Staff providing advanced pharmaceutical care in the areas of primary care, family medicine, advanced chronic disease, population health and pain management.
Kaweah Delta Family Medicine Center is the formal clinic training site for Kaweah Delta Family Medicine Residency providing primary care for an underserved population. Our clinical pharmacists provide direct patient care, patient education, and both practice-based and didactice instruction to the family medicine residents.
Kaweah Delta Chronic Disease Management Center (CDMC) is a referral-based, high-risk clinic for treatment and management of type-2 diabetes, COPD, tobacco cessation, heart failure, anticoagulation, pain management, and other disease states requiring resource-intensive multidisciplinary care.
Rural Health Clinics provide internal medicine, family medicine, women's health, pediatric care, and specialty services to rural areas of Tulare County.
Visalia Medical Clinic, a KDHCD affiliate, is the largest medical office in Visalia providing pediatric, adult and specialty medicine services.
The resident will spend the first 8 months in required block rotations which will build their foundation as a competent, independent practitioner. These include Family Medicine I and II, Pain Management, Chronic Disease Management, and Practice Management. The final four months of the year are spend longitudinally between Primary Care and Electives I and II. The Primary Care rotation is a time for the resident to be the pharmacist within their own primary clinic, responsible for establishing relationships with other providers, managing their own practice, and providing comprehensive medication management. Electives will be approximately 8 week long longitudinal experiences running alongside the Primary Care rotation and will give the resident more experience in selected practice areas such as cardiology, mental health, or transitions of care.
Graduate of ACPE-accredited pharmacy program
Successful completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program
Current or eligible for pharmacy licensure in the state of California
Completed PhORCAS Application
Letter of intent
3 Letters of Recommendation including on from PGY1 residency director or preceptor
Official college transcript [Pharmacy School Only]
Application Deadline: January 7, 2019
Open House: December 15, 2018
About Kaweah Delta Health Care District
Kaweah Delta Healthcare District is a 581 bed not-for-profit community based teaching facility anchored by its 448 Bed Level III Trauma Center. With more than 300 physicians and over 4,000 employees, Kaweah Delta plays a significant role in the health and well being of California’s great Central Valley. For more than 50 years, we have provided a wide array of state-of-the-art and nationally recognized health care services. Kaweah Delta features six Graduate Medical Education Programs training physicians in anesthesia, emergency medicine, family medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and a transitional year program.
The District consists of eight campuses, including the largest acute care hospital in Tulare County, Kaweah Delta Medical Center. Kaweah Delta Health Care District also operates Kaweah Delta Rehabilitation Hospital, Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital, Kaweah Delta Skilled Nursing Services, Kaweah Delta Urgent Care, The Lifestyle Center, Sequoia Imaging Center, and Sequoia Prompt Care. Kaweah Delta maintains partnerships with Sequoia Regional Cancer Center, Sequoia Surgery Center and Quail Park Retirement Village which includes Laurel Court a 25 bed Alzheimer/Dementia assi...sted living program. A rural health clinic system that includes 5 outpatient clinics gives patients in rural areas better access to health care in Tulare County. Additionally, a Chronic Disease Management Center rounds out the outpatient services focusing on improvement of outpatient self-care for patients with chronic illnesses at risk for readmission to the hospital.
At Kaweah Delta you will find a supportive, collegial environment and staff who are committed to expanding our range of services and to bringing best practices to patient care. You will find dedicated physician leaders who will keep you connected and informed about hospital infrastructure and administrative policies. Our family of health care professionals is dedicated to delivering excellent care.