The Children's National Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program provides learning experiences centered on patient care and practice management that will enable residency graduates to pursue advanced clinical pharmacist and clinical specialist positions in pediatrics after completion of the program. The residency program will also provide teaching opportunities that will develop pedagogical skills in the context of adjunct faculty appointment with affiliated pharmacy schools. An optional teaching certificate program will be available through the Washington Metropolitan Society of Health-System Pharmacists regional resident program (this will be required for residents who have not previously completed one). The Division of Pharmacy is affiliated with Howard University School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University and Shenandoah University as well as other pharmacy schools around the country.
Over 100 pharmacists have completed a residency at Children’s National since the start of the program in 1980. Children’s National is a participating member of the ASHP Residency Matching Program. The PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency has been accredited since 2012 with three positions available (including one in our critical care track).
Of note: one of the three positions is specifically allocated for an emphasis in critical care (separate NMS code).
Graduate of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Program
Able to work in the United States (we are unable to sponsor VISAs at this time)
Eligible for licensure in the District of Columbia
Additional Salary Information: 15 days of PTO (vacation and sick)
Stipend for conference attendance
About Children's National Hospital
Children’s National Hospital has been serving the Washington metropolitan area for more than 100 years and ranks amongst the best pediatric hospitals in the country.
Children’s National Hospital- the area’s only comprehensive pediatric network- we offer all the care the family needs, from critical emergencies to primary care health.
-Children’s Hospital- over 300 licensed beds
-7 Regional Outpatient Centers
-Two Suburban Ambulatory Surgical Locations
-7 Community-Based Health Centers
-Hearing and Speech Center
-Community-Based Primary Care Pediatricians
The network provides comprehensive care from hospitalization to outpatient care in more than 40 subspecialties.
Children’s is located near the US Capitol, the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Library of Medicine.
The hospital serves as the regional referral center for pediatric emergency trauma care, as well as cancer, neonatology, and critical care.
Children’s is a leader in development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.
The Pharmacy employs clinical pharmacist...s who specialize and practice in the following areas:
-General Pediatric Medicine (7E)
-Bone Marrow Transplant (4E)
-Pediatric Intensive Care (3E)
-Neonatal Intensive Care (6E)
-Cardiac Intensive Care (3Main)
-Emergency Medicine (ground floor, East tower)
-Neurosciences/Surgical Care (5E)
-Investigational Drugs (3.5 Main)
-Solid Organ Transplant
The Division of Pharmacy Services provides twenty-four hour centralized and decentralized operations.
The department provides the following comprehensive services:
-Intravenous and parenteral nutrition admixtures
-Extensive product formulation and compounding
The Pharmacy utilizes the latest in technology to assist with dispensing.
-Medi-Dose®, makes standardized labels for unit dosing bulk medications
-ABACUS®, TPN physician order entry system that eliminates paper orders for TPNs
-Pyxis®, automated dispensing cabinets to assist with the inventory and storage of medications. These machines are located on every unit in the hospital as well as the OR and the regional outpatient centers.
-DoseEdge® is utilized to capture pictures of the preparation process of IVs and orals within our institution. This also helps us track where the products are throughout the system.
-Cerner®, computerized prescriber order entry with pharmacist order verification.