Pharmacy Residencies

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Pharmacy Residencies

The Department of Pharmacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital trains highly-skilled pharmacists through four accredited pharmacy residency programs.

Our goal is to train highly-skilled pharmacists and provide experiences in their specialized areas of practice within our unique practice setting.

The pharmacy residency programs at Nationwide Children's Hospital provide the fundamental and specialized skills necessary to practice in today’s complex health care systems, enhancing competencies in managing medication-use systems and providing the best medication therapy outcomes for patients with a broad range of disease states.

About Pharmacy Residencies

About the Pharmacy Department

The Department of Pharmacy staff consists of more than 200 FTE pharmacists, technicians and support staff.


As we take our Pharmacy from better to best, the 2020 goals of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Department of Pharmacy are to:

  • Conduct medication reconciliation in at least 95 percent of patients within 24 hours of admission and prior to discharge
  • Provide specialty pharmacy services for two clinics and an infusion clinic
  • Ensure 100 percent of Advanced Patient Care Pharmacists are credentialed, and, if eligible, privileged
  • Deploy four additional ambulatory clinical pharmacists to clinics, as driven by data
  • Provide 100 percent of services with primary rounding or multidisciplinary review
  • Employ 50 pharmacists who provide direct inpatient patient care
  • Eliminate all preventable medication errors

Services and Technology

The Department of Pharmacy provides the following services:

  • Twenty-four hour pharmacy services
  • Pharmacy response to all medical emergencies and Level I traumas
  • Innovative ambulatory pharmacy services: Outpatient pharmacy, Primary Care and Specialty Pharmacy Services
  • Three outpatient pharmacies
  • Unit-dose distribution
  • Centralized compounded sterile preparations program
  • Investigational drug studies
  • Satellite pharmacies: Intensive Care Unit, Hematology/Oncology and Operating Room
  • Decentralized pharmacist services for the Emergency Department
  • NCH-owned NICU pharmacy and pharmacist services provided at Columbus-area delivery hospitals

Pediatric clinical pharmacists round daily with specialized interdisciplinary teams in the following areas:

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care
  • Complex Care
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neonatology/Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Nutrition Support
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Neurosciences/Neurology
  • Surgery

Pediatric ambulatory pharmacists provide services to the following clinics:

  • Complex Care
  • Neurology/Neurosciences
  • Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis
  • Primary Care
  • Rheumatology
  • South High Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Transitions of Care

The Department of Pharmacy also utilizes current technology in order to provide safer and a more accurate delivery system:

  • Baxa® TPN Compounder
  • PYXIS®
  • C-II Safe®
  • Epic®
  • Boxpicker®
  • Talyst®
  • Pyxis® Anesthesia Backstands


Application & Selection

Interested candidates should submit the following items via PhORCAS:*

  • Letter of Intent – one page letter explaining why the candidate is interested in the position and what qualifications he/she has that are not fully captured within the remaining application packet
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College transcript(s)
  • Three letters of recommendation

An on-site interview is required. If you have any questions, please contact the respective program’s Residency Program Director.

Please review individual residency program pages for additional information.

*If you are applying for the Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency position, you must also apply to The Ohio State University Graduate School. Detailed instructions on applying to the MS in Health System Pharmacy program are provided on the MS in Health-System Pharmacy Administration with Combined Residency website.


For more information regarding the residency programs, please contact:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Jenny Steinbrenner, PharmD, BCPPS
Residency Program Director
(614) 722-9268

PGY2 Pediatrics Pharmacy Residency

Kimberly J. Novak, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Residency Program Director
(614) 722-2199

MS in PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Administration Residency

Chet Kaczor, PharmD, MBA
Residency Program Director
(614) 722-2180

PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency

Kristen Lamberjack, PharmD
Residency Program Director
(614) 722-2159