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Pharmacy - Inpatient

Pharmacy Department Profile

A Leader in Innovation to Enable Efficient, Outcome-based Pharmacotherapy
Deaconess Hospital’s Pharmacy Department provides the ideal job for pharmacists who want to practice in an environment which promotes continual career growth, interaction with physicians and other healthcare professionals, variety in daily activities and teamwork in which all pharmacists function as clinical pharmacists.  Our department covers services in all the areas operated by Deaconess including Midtown Hospital, Gateway Hospital, CrossPointe, The Womens Hospital, Gibson General, and Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Indiana along with Henderson and Union County Hospitals in Kentucky.  The services range from inpatient to ambulatory to meet the needs of many in our communities.

Well-rounded Staff
Deaconess pharmacists have a range of experience: the new graduate who is successfully practicing clinically after an extensive 8 week orientation, the Board Certified specialist whose expertise is used in clinical practice and student education, the pharmacist who has worked in our department for 10 years and continues to grow clinically every year and the pharmacy director who started as  our pharmacy resident and leads our department to continually expand the role of the pharmacist.

Respected Profession
Collaboration with the multidisciplinary team is part of the culture of Deaconess Health System. Clinical consultation services are frequently requested by the Medical Staff for medication management. Pharmacists are viewed very positively by the Medical Staff, nursing and administration as the primary source for drug information and administrator of medication safety.

Clinical Services
The Pharmacy Department supports a decentralized, patient-centered clinical pharmacists. Pharmacists work more than 80% of their time in a solely clinical role and the remaining time in some aspect of dispensing. At Deaconess, all pharmacists are considered clinical pharmacists. Pharmacists are scheduled each day at our campuses to work on nursing units to provide clinical services without any drug distribution responsibility.

Some of the clinical services include pharmacokinetic consults using Insight software for AUC dosing, nutrition support consults, pain management service with PCA dosing consults, inpatient anticoagulation consults, patient education for warfarin/DOACs and antiarrhythmics, automatic renal dosing protocols, rounding for all clinical pharmacists, lecture opportunities, drug expense reduction initiatives and medication use evaluations..

Ambulatory and Specialty Services
Pharmacists are also involved with diverse ambulatory services. These services include an oncology infusion clinic, multiple anticoagulation clinics, medication therapy management clinic, endocrinology pharmacists, endocrinology clinic, electrophysiology cardiology clinic, heart failure clinic, pain clinic, rheumatology clinic, infectious disease clinic, and outpatient specialty pharmacy services. Other department specialty areas include our surgery satellites and contracted pharmacy services to The Women's Hospital.

Role in Education
Our pharmacists are heavily involved in education. Our department offers rotations for Doctor of Pharmacy students from Purdue University, Butler University, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Manchester University and many other pharmacy schools. Our affiliations allow experiences from throughout the state to impact our care. The Deaconess Family Medicine Residency Program is affiliated with Indiana University School of Medicine. Deaconess Pharmacy also offers two Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency positions which are ASHP-accredited.

Take a look at Deaconess Pharmacy and have the opportunity to create the career that you have imagined for yourself.

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