Pharmacy Services

Services Provided at the Pharmacy

The Department of Pharmacy provides medication therapy patient care services for adult inpatient and outpatient services at RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health.

RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Center’s pharmacy provides care to patients during the hours from 7 am to midnight. Our pharmacists collaborate directly with patients, physicians, and nurses to provide patient centered care with contribution from all disciplines. Pharmacists provide services such as medication reconciliation, anticoagulation monitoring and dosing, renal dosing, antimicrobial stewardship, medication group patient counseling, drug level monitoring, and blood glucose monitoring. These services help to provide the highest quality care for patients at our facility. The pharmacy department is a well regarded discipline at our hospital and are relied on by all disciplines

Clinical Services

The Clinical services at RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Center provide care for patients with disease states such as: bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and dual diagnosis. Our services also provide care for the whole patient such as managing other healthcare related disease states. We utilize cutting edge medications, provide DNA assessments, and utilize unique information technology solutions to give the highest quality of care.

Pharmacy has a strong presence in many committees hospital-wide such as Infection Control, Antibiotic Stewardship, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Performance Improvement, fall reduction, and Medical Executive.

Technology

RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Center is excited to offer state of the art pharmacy technology services.

These include:

  • Cerner® for electronic medical records
  • Computerized physician order entry
  • Barcode medication administration
  • Pyxis automated dispensing systems
  • Pharmacy OneSource® suite
  • Clinical dashboards-to flag patient care initiatives
  • Document pharmacist interventions
  • Simplifi 797
  • Formulary management
  • Dr. First© for medication reconciliation