Nationwide Children’s Hospital has over 1.2 million patient visits every year and is America’s largest children’s hospital with more than 600 patient beds, including six off-campus Level II and III nurseries. Located in downtown Columbus, Nationwide Children’s is more than a hospital at the corner of Livingston and Parsons. Approximately 70 facilities extend out across Ohio and beyond to provide pediatric expertise whenever and wherever it’s needed. We are honored to have been awarded Magnet Recognition, named to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll,” and home to one of the largest pediatric expansions in our nation’s history. The tertiary care, private, non-profit, teaching hospital serves as a referral hospital for pediatric patients in central and southeastern Ohio, as well as surrounding states and provides Level I pediatric trauma care for one of the busiest pediatric Emergency Departments in the nation, Level IV neonatal intensive care, and comprehensive care through a full-spectrum of subspecialty services.
The Pharmacy Department consists of a central inpatient pharmacy, three satellite pharmacies, decentralized mixed model clinical services, and two outpatient pharmacies. The satellite pharmacies provide specialized services in the following areas: Operating Room, Pediatric ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, Emergency Department, and Hematology/Oncology. Pediatric clinical pharmacy specialists round daily with specialized multi-disciplinary teams in the following areas: Neonatology, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care, Hematology/Oncology, Nutrition Support, Bone Marrow Transplant, Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship, Pediatric Intensive Care, and Pulmonary Medicine. Clinical generalists/staff pharmacists provide rounding services to Complex Care, General Pediatrics, Surgery, Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Neonatology, and Neurology.
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pharmacy Department has a unique relationship with six Columbus area hospitals, providing care for their Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Pharmacy will provides for these patients clinical pharmacy services, order review and verification, most medication doses, and all total parenteral nutrition.
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital campus is home to the Central Ohio Poison Center, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics.
This 12-month ASHP-accredited PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Pediatrics provides residents with advanced clinical training in pediatric and neonatal pharmacotherapy, as well as numerous teaching and research opportunities. Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent clinical pharmacy practitioners in a variety of pediatric subspecialty populations and will possess the skills necessary for multidisciplinary team collaboration, advanced pharmacotherapeutic problem solving, and patient advocacy. Additionally, pharmacists will possess the clinical, communication, and leadership skills necessary for effective preceptorship, didactic teaching, and self-guided project management. Graduates of this residency program will be adequately prepared to enter pediatric pharmacy practice as a clinical pharmacy specialist and/or clinical academician and sit for Board Certification in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy. Two positions are offered yearly.
Required rotations include Neonatology, Pediatric Critical Care, Pulmonology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care. Five elective rotations allow the resident the option of focusing in a subspecialty area of the resident’s choice or exploring other clinical areas such as Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nutrition Support, Surgery, Toxicology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Bone Marrow Transplant, General Pediatrics, or clinical administration. Other additional resident activities include: participation in a longitudinal ambulatory care clinic, on-call service (out-of-house), inpatient staffing, teaching and precepting students, a pediatric elective course, and academic and research activities. A teaching certificate program through The Ohio State University is also available.
Insurance (medical, dental, vision, life)
10 days paid vacation per year, 3 days paid interview days
Travel allowance for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, PPAG Annual Meeting, and Midwest Pediatric Pharmacy Conference
One-year paid membership to a professional pharmacy organization
Access to an extensive library of journals and textbooks
ASHP-accredited PGY1 Residency
Ohio licensure by September 1
Candidates must provide the following via Phorcas by January 10:
Letter of intent
College transcript(s) – including major undergraduate coursework
Three letters of recommendation – attached to online forms is acceptable
Nationwide Children’s Hospital records more than 1.4 million patient visits from across the country and around the globe. Nationwide Children’s has once again made the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to only 10 children’s centers in the U.S. This is the seventh consecutive year Nationwide Children’s has been ranked in all specialties, including s...ix specialties. Nationwide Children’s is the largest children’s hospital in the nation providing wellness, preventative, diagnostic treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents. Come join a team where everything matters!