Cleveland Clinic Akron General is a 532-bed adult, tertiary care, Level I Trauma center that has been serving the healthcare and wellness needs of Akron and the surrounding communities for over 100 years. Additionally, Cleveland Clinic Akron General has regional referral centers in Cardiology, Cancer, and Orthopedics. As a major teaching hospital, Cleveland Clinic Akron General trains future physicians and pharmacists through 14 high-quality medical and pharmacy residency programs. Cleveland Clinic Akron General was nationally ranked in one adult specialty and identified as one of the 2019-2020 “Best Hospitals” in Ohio by U.S. News & World Report.
The Department of Pharmacy at Cleveland Clinic Akron General employs more than 80 pharmacists, residents, pharmacy interns, technicians, and other support personnel whose primary goal is to provide excellent patient care. The pharmacy provides services at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, the McDowell Cancer Center, the Visiting Nurse Services Hospice Care Center, an Ambulatory Care Center, Lodi Community Hospital, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Hospital, and three free standing emergency departments and infusion centers. Patient care areas at Cleveland Clinic Akron General are served by a central pharmacy and satellites in the coronary care unit, medical and surgical intensive care units, and operating room. Distributive services are supported by Swisslog PillPick® and BoxPicker® automated packing, storage, and dispensing systems.
Upon completion of the 24-month combined Pharmacy Residency Program in Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) with a Master of Science Degree at Cleveland Clinic Akron General the resident will possess clinical competence in administrative, financial, medication safety, and leadership skills related to health-system administration and leadership enabling them to manage complex health-system pharmacy departments. The didactic Master level classes will be completed through Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and Kent State University. Residents completing the HSPAL residency at Akron General will be trained to begin their careers in a wide variety of managerial positions.
During the first 12-months of the HSPAL residency, the resident will complete all the same requirements as the Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) residents allowing the resident to gain a solid clinical foundation. The second 12-months of the HSPAL residency the resident will become a member of the Pharmacy Management team gaining skills in pharmacy leadership, medication safety, clinical operations, operations, procurement and support services, and technology operations. The HSPAL resident will also have required rotations in the Cleveland Clinic Health System (CCHS). The HSPAL resident will also serve as the Chief Pharmacy Resident in the second year of the residency. Additionally, the HSPAL resident will complete the leadership certificate program through the CCHS pharmacy enterprise during their first year.
Interested applicants must be PharmD graduates of accredited college of pharmacy, be eligible for licensure in the State of Ohio and submit the standard application materials through PhORCAS.
Please submit all application materials via Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Deadline for receipt of these materials to be considered for an on-site interview is January 1, 2020 by 11:59 PM. Cleveland Clinic Health-System Residency sites agree that no person at these sites will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
Residency applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States. Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy does not sponsor applicants for work Visas.
Appointments of applicants to residency positions may be contingent upon the applicants satisfying certain eligibility requirements [e.g., graduating from accredited college of pharmacy, obtaining pharmacist license in Ohio (for Ohio sites) or Florida (for Florida sites) within 90 days of start date, and successful completion of a pre-employment physical and drug screen, including testing for cotinine].
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate OPT (Optional Practical Training) Visas for the Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Residency Program as the program extends beyond 12 months.
The Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Residency Program does not meet the qualifications of an OPT STEM employer because Cleveland Clinic is not enrolled in E-Verify.
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About Cleveland Clinic Akron General
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