Kim Novak, PharmD, BCPS
Pediatric clinical pharmacy is a specialized area of practice that has all of the challenges of adult medicine but numerous other intricacies. This ASHP-accredited residency provides the resident with advanced clinical training in pediatric and neonatal pharmacotherapy, as well as numerous teaching and research opportunities.Graduates of this program will be adequately prepared to enter practice as a pediatric clinical pharmacy specialist and/or clinical faculty.
Demonstrate clear communication in all spoken and written materials
Design, conduct, and complete a research project and drug use evaluation focusing in pediatric pharmacotherapy or related issues
Understand the natural process of growth and development in children, and how this influences pharmacy practice
Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills within pediatric pharmacotherapy through active participation in patient care, educational opportunities, and Clinical On Call coverage
Prepare and dispense medications for pediatric patients using appropriate techniques, observing age-related considerations and following the health system’s policies and procedures
Participate in the management of pediatric medical emergencies
Provide concise, applicable and timely responses to requests for pediatric drug information from health care providers and patients
Provide education to staff within the Department of Pharmacy, as well as to other staff within the hospital
Provide education to pharmacy students through preceptorship and formal teaching activities, formal teaching activities at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, and a teaching certificate program.
The residency requires rotations with clinical pharmacists in the following areas:
Neonatal Intensive Care
Pediatric Intensive Care
Elective rotations may include:
Investigational Drug Service
Ambulatory care clinic, one afternoon per week
Research/ Project management
Pediatric pharmacy practice management
In addition to the clinical rotations, the resident is expected to complete or participate in various projects including, but not limited to:
Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee drug monograph preparation and presentation
A research project to be presented at The Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
A drug utilization review
Performance improvement projects
Prepare and present a lecture for a pediatric elective course at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy On Call service
Qualified applicants are graduates of accredited pharmacy programs and eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of Ohio by September 1. The applicant will have successfully completed a hospital-based PGY1 Pharmacy Residency prior to enrollment. The residency begins on July 1 and ends one year later on June 30.
The resident is expected to take clinical call every third week of the year and staff in the central pharmacy every third weekend.
Insurance (medical, dental, vision, life)
Ten days paid vacation per year
Travel allowance for the ASHP Midyear Meeting, PPAG Annual Meeting, and the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
One year paid membership to a professional pharmacy organization
Access to an extensive library of journals and textbooks