Providence Health Care pharmacists ensure the safety and effectiveness of drugs for patients and residents.
Pharmacists at Providence are responsible for the safe and appropriate use of medications to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes that improve patients’ quality of life. To do this, they work closely with the health care team, contributing their knowledge of optimal drug therapy and the potential for adverse drug reactions, seeking the best balance of safety and effectiveness. Pharmacists also assist in the coordination of patient therapy as they transition from the hospital to the community.
Clinical pharmacy services are provided to all inpatients at St. Paul’s Hospital and Mount Saint Joseph Hospital. Pharmacists in the clinical areas and the dispensary are a resource for staff. The dispensary may be contacted 24 hours a day at local 62173. Information on policies like medication administration are available to staff by visiting PHC Connect and selecting Programs and Services — Pharmacy Services — Medication Policies and Procedures.
Pharmacy at Providence also serves outpatients including hemodialysis patients (both at St. Paul’s Hospital and at our community dialysis units), kidney care clinics, the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic, Healthy Heart Program, Home IV Program, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic and our HIV population services.
St. Paul’s Hospital Pharmacy: Hours of Service
|Days||SPH Pharmacy Hours (For Dispensing to Inpatients)||Clinical Services||SPH Central Intravenous Admixture (CIVA) Service Hours||Outpatient Dispensary (for HIV and Transplant Patients Only)|
|Monday to Friday||24-hours-a-day An on site evening technician/assistant and on-call pharmacist is available between midnight and 6am.||Clinical pharmacists available on all acute wards and select clinics 8:30am - 4:30pm. Schedule and pager #s sent to each unit or available from Pharmacy||7:00am - midnight.||Mon/Thu/Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm Tue & Wed: 7:00am - 8:00pm On-call pharmacist available during closed hours of operation|
|Saturday,Sunday, holidays||24-hours-a-day An on site evening technician/assistant and on-call pharmacist is available between midnight and 6am.||Clinical pharmacist targets specific medication-related issues 8:30am - 5:30pm||7:00am - midnight.||Closed On-call pharmacist available during closed hours of operation|
Mount Saint Joseph’s Hospital: Hours of Service
|Days||MSJ Pharmacy Hours (For Dispensing to Inpatients)||Clinical Services||MSJ CIVA Service Hours|
|Monday to Friday||7:00am - 7:00pm (Pharmacist in Dispensary 7-11hr and 14-15hr) A pharmacist from SPH is available on-call 24 hours a day||Clinical pharmacists available on all acute wards and select Clinics 8:30am - 4:30pm. Schedule and pager #s sent to each unit or available from Pharmacy||9:00am - 6:00pm|
|Saturday, Sunday, and holidays||10:00am - 6:00pm (technicians only, no pharmacist on site) A pharmacist from SPH is available on-call 24 hours a day||Clinical pharmacist at SPH available for phone consultation 8:30am - 4:30pm||11:00am - 5:00pm|
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