Children’s Medical Center Pharmacy leads the nation in the development, application and utilization of technology and pharmacy automation to provide the best and safest care to our patients and their families. An integral part of the patient care team, the pharmacists at Children’s Medical Center offer a variety of practice areas including inpatient services, ambulatory services, emergency room, critical care, NICU, hematology-oncology and outpatient pharmacy. In addition, Children’s Pharmacy provides support services, including research, education and performance improvement. As specialists in pediatric medication therapy management and pediatric drug compounding, all pharmacists utilize automated drug dispensing systems, pharmacy robotics, point-of-care drug administration and documentation, CPOE and bar coding technology from pharmacy to bedside.
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
PGY1 residents acquire substantial knowledge required for adept problem solving, refined problem-solving strategies, strong professional values and attitudes and advanced growth of judgment. The residency offers an environment for accelerating growth beyond entry-level professional competence through supervised practice under the guidance of model practitioners. Residents will be held responsible and accountable for acquiring outcome-based competencies for the managing and improving the medication-use process, providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams, exercising leadership and practice management, demonstrating project management skills, providing medication and practice-related education/training and utilizing medical informatics. The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency graduates will possess competencies that enable success as general clinicians. Program requirements will include: completion of a major research project and manuscript, formulary monograph or drug class review, delivery of an ACPE CE activity, participation in multidisciplinary committee meetings (i.e . P&T, Medication Safety, Antimicrobial Stewardship), completion of required staffing, completion of learning experiences, completion of pharmacist competencies (including BLS and PALS) and attendance and presentation at Alcalde (Southwest Residency Conference).
Applicants must be graduates or candidates for graduation of an American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in the process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). Applicants must also be eligible for licensure in the state of Texas.
Children’s Medical Center Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY1) uses the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for all required materials. Candidate selection is based on evaluation of documents submitted in PhORCAS and phone/on-site interview(s). A pre-employment screening process will follow the receipt of your application and may include a criminal background check, verification of prior employment, drug screen, physical, and evidence of authorization to work in the United States.
Applicants must submit the following documents via PhORCAS by January 1st, 2019: 1. One-page letter of intent 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Three (3) letters of recommendation 4. Official transcript from pharmacy school 5. Rank order of areas of interest in pediatric pharmacy practice
Applicants must complete an online interview called ConveyIQ. A link to complete this will be emailed to the applicant after his/her PhORCAS application is received. The applicant will have 72 hours to complete the video questionnaire. ConveyIQ is required for an application to be considered complete.
Onsite interviews for PGY1 residency candidates will be conducted February 18th – 22nd, 2019.
About Children's Health
For over 100 years at Children’s Health, our mission has been to make life better for children. We have a long-standing commitment to our community that includes advocacy, education and preventive care, as well as making sure that all children are insured.
Our beginnings in 1913 were humble, but even then, our vision was big. Today our team takes great pride in serving as the eighth-largest pediatric health care provider in the country, and the only academically affiliated pediatric hospital in the area. For six consecutive years, Children’s has been recognized among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
As we enter our next century, we are committed to keeping alive Children’s Health Founder Nurse May Smith’s spirit of courage, dedication to excellence and the drive to grow so we can reach as many children as possible with the very best care.
Our commitment to our community reaches beyond our walls and into schools, social-service organizations, corporate boardrooms, city halls and legislative chambers. In addition to providing healthcare, we often serve as a voice for the voiceless and an advocate for the children who have no vote and ...no lobbying group to speak on their behalf.
Licensed for 616 beds
800,000 patient visits each year
$51 million in charity health care in 2012