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Experiences and Services



We’re proud of our ability to expose residents to a variety of experiences. This exposure broadens each resident’s experience level, allowing them to practice in various settings while qualifying them for a number of opportunities post-residency that would otherwise be unrealized.

Residents are exposed to:

  • Providing evidence-based, patient-centered, compassionate care to patients
  • Managing various medications
  • CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services) core measure elements
  • Involvement in and lead various clinical committees
  • Pediatric pharmacokinetic / pharmacodynamic consults
  • Emergency department pharmacy
  • Code Blue and trauma response
  • Pharmacokinetic / pharmacodynamic applications
  • Drug information to the various departments in the hospital
  • Pharmacy and therapeutics contributions
  • Physician, nursing, pharmacy students/staff, technicians education
  • Project management 

Pharmacy Services

More specifically, a variety of pharmacy services are available at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, including:

Management Team

  • Director 
  • Clinical leads
  • Evening and weekend shift supervisor
  • Operations manager 
  • Information technology analyst
  • Lead technician

Sterile Products Preparation

  • Centralized
  • Outpatient Cancer Center

Medication Distribution System

  • Automated dispensing cabinets profiled to hospital information system (including pharmacy)
  • Automated barcoding/strip packager
  • Carousel

Pharmacists are involved in numerous hospital-wide safety committees, including:

Clinical Pharmacy Services Overseen by Clinical Leads

Safety Committees

  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Critical Care
  • Infection Prevention
  • Medication Safety Team 
  • Patient safety council
  • Code Blue/trauma

Clinical Pharmacy Specialists

  • Graduate residents
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Cardiology
  • Internal medicine
  • Board-certified Specialists (BCPS, BCOP, BCACP) 
  • Oncology
  • Surgery
  • Infectious disease

Pharmacists Decentralized on Floors (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)

  • Identify medication-related problems 
  • Order entry
  • Coordinate distribution system
  • Medication reconciliation reviews
  • Monitoring drug therapies 
  • Drug information
  • Manage physician-delegated medication management
  • Reconcile and provide patient discharge lists