Norton Children’s Hospital Pharmacy offers one of only a few specialized pediatric critical care pharmacy residencies available in the country. The one-year experience offers extensive exposure to all aspects of pediatric critical care. The resident will be responsible for providing direct patient care through daily participation in multidisciplinary rounds, will carry a code pager and participate in trauma resuscitations.
Daily activities for all residents include, but are not limited to, participating in multidisciplinary rounds, providing drug information to other health care professionals, consulting on pharmacokinetics, conducting nutritional evaluations, medication safety management, counseling patients and their caregivers, and topic and/or patient discussions with pharmacists. Residents gain teaching experience by serving as co-preceptors for pharmacy students and PGY1 pharmacy residents, providing continuing education for pharmacists and teaching in the pediatrics elective at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy. Norton Children’s Hospital is structured as a decentralized pharmacy where residents will be embedded team members in the units.
Research opportunities are abundant, as residents have the opportunity to become involved in the pediatric pharmacology research unit.
All PGY2 applicants must have completed (or be a current resident in) an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Residency Program. All applications must be submitted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application System (PhORCAS) by January 1st. The required components of the application include:
Letter of intent
3 references (PhORCAS forms required)
Pharmacy school transcript
All applicants must be eligible for licensure in the state of Kentucky
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, paid time off, office space, professional travel stipend, free on-site parking and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification
About Norton Children's Hospital
Norton Children’s is a leader in caring for children throughout Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. As the region’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital, Norton Children’s Hospital, along with its predecessor hospitals, has cared for children for more than a century without regard to their families’ ability to pay. The 300-bed hospital is Louisville’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
The Norton Children’s system offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient pediatric care, including a full range of services for congenital and acquired heart disease, cancer care, neurosciences, spine and orthopedic care, and neonatal care.