The Patient Care Pharmacist for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health will play a pivotal role in enhancing the care of a patient population with unique and challenging medication needs.
In 2020, we will open the largest pediatric psychiatric and behavioral health dedicated buildings in the country. The hospital/pavilion will have adolescent, child, neurobehavioral, a youth crisis stabilization unit (16 bed, YCSU), an extended observation unit (10 beds), and 15-bed crisis center (serving as an ED). In addition, we will have a partial hospitalization program, involvement in ambulatory behavioral health and psychiatry clinics, as well as participation in care at our Autism Center. This service line has grown very rapidly over the last few years, with significantly more growth expected over the next 2-3 years. Please take a look at our video to see the exciting new developments you will be a part of by copy and pasting the link below to your browser.
This role would work every 4th weekend as a patient care pharmacist (generalist) or staff pharmacist based on experience. This position will spend time in our neurobehavioral unit (intellectual and developmental disabilities), child, and adolescent rounds between 3 day-shift pharmacists. Afternoons would include 1-2 pharmacists rotating into both on and offsite clinics with the other pharmacist providing services to a 24 hour stay observation patients (10 beds) and a 72 hour unit for youth crisis patients (16 beds). This may involve 1 week of evenings per month dedicated largely to working in our pediatric BH emergency department.
The successful candidate for this position would serve in a direct patient care role as a member of the patient care team, while also playing a pivotal role in training additional pharmacists to be able to care for this population.
Required: PGY2 in Pediatrics or Psychiatric Pharmacy OR 3-5 years of practice in a direct care role with similar responsibilites
Board Certification (BCPS, BCPPS, BCPP) preferred
About Nationwide Children's Hospital
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.