The Pharmacy Services Department is a dynamic department with a progressive clinical focus. The 400 bed facility is staffed by sixteen pharmacists, seven pharmacy practice residents, six interns, four clinical coordinators, two clinical pharmacy educators, technicians, messengers, and a dedicated management team, the department participates in all aspects of medication safety and dispensing.
Dispensing services are achieved with a balance of professional, technical, and automated services, including a complete intravenous admixture service, TPN compounder, and robotics. Clinically, the department maintains around-the-clock drug information and consultative services, including: pharmacokinetic dosing, collaborative drug therapy ambulatory care clinics, IV to PO substitution, automatic therapeutic substitution under protocol, antimicrobial stewardship program, asthma stewardship program, and response to all cardiac arrest calls.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center has a strong affiliation, with neighboring Long Island University’s Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. This affiliation includes three in-house faculty members who precept students from the college participating in all aspects of care through required and elective clerkship experiences.