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Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

The Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Department of Pharmacy takes care of both inpatients and outpatients 24 hours per day, and is committed to ensuring patient satisfaction, patient safety, and continuity of care.

The outpatients cared for by the pharmacy department are seen in the emergency department, radiology, wound care, surgery, and outpatient infusion center. The hospital pharmacy takes care of a growing outpatient oncology/hematology population, onsite in the outpatient infusion center. The hospital participates in the 340B drug pricing program, the benefits of which apply to the population they serve.

The inpatient pharmacy is centralized near the emergency department and the operating room. In the central pharmacy, the technicians assist pharmacists by answering phones, filling labels, compounding and picking medications, and performing deliveries. Centralized clinical pharmacists verify orders, attend to drug information inquiries, monitor drug therapy, prepare medications for dispensing, perform IV room drug compounding, and oversee all technician core duties and assigned activities.

The services are structured to incorporate the pharmacist into the multidisciplinary team during rounds when possible. The model is supported by computerized prescriber order entry (CPOE), automated dispensing cabinets (ADC) on the units, and bedside barcode medication administration (BCMA). Technicians support the pharmacists by restocking the ADCs and delivering the manually prepared and non-stocked medications to the units from the central pharmacy.

The pharmacy has two clinical specialists who provide additional support and serve as resources to the pharmacy, nurses, physicians, and patients. These pharmacists provide daily clinical support in the Emergency Department, Critical Care, and antimicrobial stewardship as well as interact and counsel patients whenever there is a need. They monitor drug therapy in detail, evaluate therapy outcomes, attend patient care rounds, and assess for proper compliance with safe practices, and with practice in accordance with clinical policy. The hospital services supported by the pharmacy department include pediatrics in the emergency department, critical care, geriatrics, oncology, psychiatry, general medicine, emergency medicine, neurology, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, ophthalmologic surgery, podiatric surgery, and ear nose and throat surgery. The hospital has a meds-to-bed service with a pharmacy technician liaison.

The pharmacy department is involved in numerous community outreach activities that help assist and improve drug information knowledge for the community at flu clinics, cardiac rehab brown bag events, and better health program events. The department also precepts pharmacy students each year. In addition, the clinical specialists offer rotation opportunities to pharmacy residents from other hospitals within the RWJBarnabas Health system, when applicable. All pharmacy staff is expected to promote the care values of the pharmacy department and help promote patient safety and quality care in all aspects of the profession.

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Pharmacy Leadership