The St Vincent’s Pharmacy Services consists of over 55 team members; including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and support staff. We pride ourselves on a culture of working collaboratively to aspire, achieve and innovate in accordance with the organisation’s mission and values. We work toward providing a benchmark standard for patient care underpinned by a strong focus on evidence-based practice and medication safety.
The Pharmacy department provides pharmacy services to medical, surgical and speciality patient treatment areas. Clinical pharmacists play a significant role as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team at St Vincent’s, which delivers care in a patient-focused manner. In addition, outpatient / ambulatory pharmacy services, aseptic manufacturing, oncology production, medicines information, Quality Use of Medicines (QUM), medication safety, antimicrobial stewardship, clinical trials and practice research are but some of the additional services provided by pharmacy here at St Vincent’s.
The department is also committed to the training of pharmacy students and intern pharmacists. Ongoing education for registered pharmacists is also seen as a high priority. Competencies of employed pharmacists are assessed through a yearly ClinCAT review as per SHPA standards to ensure competent and safe services are provided to the public. The department is also involved with the education of medical and nursing staff and patients enrolled in rehabilitation programs.