Kristen Lamberjack, PharmD
The Department of Pharmacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital continues to expand the services offered in ambulatory care and recognizes the need for a residency program in community care. The vast majority of pharmacy residency programs in existence focus on adult care, while our program is primarily pediatric based.
Newly licensed and experienced pharmacists must undergo significant training before they are ready to practice independently in the pediatric setting. Pediatric drug distribution is complex; it encompasses the challenges of adult drug distribution in addition to other intricacies specific to pediatrics.
The Department of Pharmacy provides the following services in Ambulatory Care:
Innovative ambulatory pharmacy services:
Pharmacists provide pharmacotherapy services in the Primary Care , Close To HomeTM Centers and the HIV Clinics
Outpatient pharmacy serving clinic patients, discharged patients and hospital staff
A private pharmacist consultation room
Pediatric compounding program
Investigational drug studies
The Nationwide Children’s PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with emphasis in community care focuses on training pharmacists in disease state management in a community and ambulatory care setting. Residents completing the program are prepared to:
Provide direct patient care to pediatric and adult patient populations within the ambulatory setting.
Develop an interdisciplinary collaborative practice.
Implement or enhance a pharmacy practice program.
Educate patients, students, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.
Utilize medical informatics to manage and improve the medication use process.
Display leadership and practice management skills.
The resident completes longitudinal rotations through the outpatient pharmacies at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Additional experiences are available through the outpatient clinics including a rotation in the Internal Medicine Adult/Pediatrics Clinic. Longitudinal learning experiences focus in the following areas:
Direct Patient Care with additional experiences available through, but not limited to, the following outpatient clinics:
Internal Medicine Adult/Pediatric Clinic
Teaching/Education with the opportunity to receive a teaching certificate
Professional Service/Staffing in the Outpatient Pharmacy
In addition to the assigned rotations, residents complete/participate in the following projects:
Journal club and leadership presentations to pharmacy staff and students
Quarterly seminar presentations
The opportunity to receive a teaching certificate through the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Successful candidates will be graduates of accredited pharmacy programs and eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of Ohio. The residency begins on July 1 and ends one year later on June 30.
Every third weekend in the outpatient pharmacy.