The Children's National Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program provides learning experiences centered in the field of oncology with a focus on pediatrics. The oncology pharmacy resident will be an integral part of the pharmacy team by providing quality patient care services, providing education to health care providers as well as patients, and conducting innovative research. Core rotations provided in the program include inpatient/outpatient bone marrow transplant (BMT), inpatient oncology, ambulatory oncology clinics, inpatient hematology, investigational drug services, and pediatric infectious disease. In order for the resident to have a comprehensive oncology experience, adult oncology rotation will be offered at Georgetown University Hospital. The residency program will also provide teaching opportunities that will develop pedagogical skills in the context of adjunct faculty appointment with affiliated pharmacy schools. 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. An optional teaching certificate program will be available through the University of Maryland (this will be required for residents who have not previously completed one). After completion of the program, residency graduates will be able to pursue advanced clinical pharmacist and clinical specialist positions in oncology.
Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC consists of a 303-bed academic pediatric hospital, six regional outpatient centers, two suburban ambulatory care surgical locations, two community-based health centers, a home care service, and a network of community-based physicians. Children's staff members are nationally and internationally known and provide care annually to more than 70,000 children and adolescents from 30 states, the District of Columbia, and other countries. It is ranked No. 6 in the nation on U.S. News & World Report’s best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll and nationally ranked in 10 pediatric specialties, including oncology. Children’s National Hospital has a comprehensive cancer program home to some of the world’s leading cancer and blood disorders experts. Children’s National is a participating member of the ASHP Residency Matching Program. The PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency is newly established and its first inaugural class will begin in 2020, it is not accredited with ASHP and has one position available.
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 Health System
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.