Clinical Pharmacy Council

The RWJBarnabas Health Pharmacy Enterprise Clinical Council is responsible for developing, operationalizing and monitoring the clinical pharmacy initiatives within the Pharmacy Enterprise. The focus of the council is to garner consensus amongst the clinical coordinators and managers within the acute care and integrated services divisions. The council is guided by evidence-based medicine and results of the performance improvement recommendations from the Pharmacy Directors Council and the Executive Pharmacy Council.

Membership

Chair: Corporate Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services
Members: RWJBarnabas Health Senior Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer, Corporate Vice President of Integrated Pharmacy Services, Vice President of Qualitas Pharmacy Services, Corporate Director of Pharmacy Systems Integration, Corporate Director of Pharmacy Operations, Corporate Assistant Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services and Clinical Leadership from the Acute Care and Integrated Services Lines

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Meetings

The Clinical Pharmacy Council shall meet monthly or as otherwise deemed necessary by the Chair, but not less than quarterly.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implements strategies for system wide clinical pharmacy performance initiatives including operational oversight, education, monitoring, identifying barriers, and discussing possible solutions
  • Incorporates the continuous quality improvement philosophy and methodologies to facilitate changes that support the Quality Portfolio
  • Communicates clinical goals, tactics, activities and results
  • Recognizes and celebrates successful performance improvement efforts
  • Monitors medication errors and ADRs to implement standardized prevention methods
  • Individual members accept accountability for removing barriers, assigning resources and ensuring implementation and compliance of goals and policies of the Pharmacy Enterprise
  • Provides leadership, professional development, advocacy and resources that enable pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice
  • Serves as a forum for identification and consensus of best practices
  • Recommends and implements institutional policies and procedures related to quality, patient safety and performance improvement initiatives
  • Advances clinical pharmacy through support and promotion of research, training and education

Collaboratives

Infectious Disease Collaborative
Emergency Department Collaborative
Pediatric Collaborative
Ambulatory Care Collaborative
Residency Ambassadors
Critical Care Collaborative
Psychiatric Collaborative