The Pharmacy Department consists of a central inpatient pharmacy, three satellite pharmacies, decentralized clinical services, three outpatient pharmacies, a specialty pharmacy, and population health services. The satellite pharmacies provide specialized services to the Operating Room, Pediatric ICU, and Hematology/Oncology. Pediatric clinical pharmacists round daily with specialized multi-disciplinary teams in Neonatology, Cardiology, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Bone arrow Transplant, Infectious Disease, Pediatric Intensive Care, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care, Pulmonary, Complex Care, General Pediatrics, Cystic Fibrosis, Surgery and Psychiatry.
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pharmacy Department has a unique relationship with six Columbus area hospitals, providing care for their Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Pharmacy will provides for these patients clinical pharmacy services, order review and verification, most medication doses, and all total parenteral nutrition.
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital campus is home to the Central Ohio Poison Center, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics.
This 12-month ASHP-accredited PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Pediatrics provides residents with advanced clinical training in pediatric and neonatal pharmacotherapy, as well as numerous teaching and research opportunities. Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent clinical pharmacy practitioners in a variety of pediatric subspecialty populations and will possess the skills necessary for multidisciplinary team collaboration, advanced pharmacotherapeutic problem solving, and patient advocacy. Additionally, pharmacists will possess the clinical, communication, and leadership skills necessary for effective preceptorship, didactic teaching, and self-guided project management. Graduates of this residency program will be adequately prepared to enter pediatric pharmacy practice as a clinical pharmacy specialist and/or clinical academician and sit for Board Certification in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy. Two positions are offered yearly.
Required rotations include Neonatology, Pediatric Critical Care, Pulmonology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care. Five elective rotations allow the resident the option of focusing in a subspecialty area of the resident’s choice or exploring other clinical areas such as Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nutrition Support, Surgery, Toxicology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Bone Marrow Transplant, General Pediatrics, or clinical administration. Other additional resident activities include: participation in a longitudinal ambulatory care clinic, on-call service (out-of-house), inpatient staffing, teaching and precepting students, a pediatric elective course, and academic and research activities. A teaching certificate program through The Ohio State University is also available.
Insurance (medical, dental, vision, life)
10 days paid vacation per year
Travel allowance for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, PPAG Annual Meeting, and Midwest Pediatric Pharmacy Conference
One-year paid membership to a professional pharmacy organization
Access to an extensive library of journals and textbooks
ASHP-accredited PGY1 Residency
Ohio licensure by September 1
Candidates must provide the following via Phorcas by January 3:
Letter of intent
College transcript(s) – including major undergraduate coursework
Three letters of recommendation – attached to online forms is acceptable
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit free-standing pediatric health care systems providing unique expertise in pediatric population health, behavioral health, genomics and health equity as the next frontiers in pediatric medicine, leading to best outcomes for the health of the whole child. Integrated clinical and research programs, as well as prioritizing quality and safety, are part of what allows Nationwide Children’s to advance its unique model of care. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 that provides state-of-the-art wellness, preventive and rehabilitative care and diagnostic treatment during more than 1.6 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 free-standing pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.