Pharmacy Residency Fact Sheet
Froedtert Hospital Pharmacy Services
- Decentral clinical pharmacist services offered 24 hours daily
- Daily rounding with physician teams
- Extensive pharmacist-run pharmacokinetic program
- Pharmacist-conducted medication histories
- Pharmacist discharge teaching and medication reconciliation
- Pharmacist-managed anticoagulation services
- Rotation site for student pharmacists
- Teaching and precepting opportunities available through partnerships with Concordia University and University of Wisconsin Schools of Pharmacy
- OR pharmacy satellite
- Hematology/oncology pharmacy satellite
- ED pharmacy services
- Ambulatory care pharmacy services
- Infectious Disease/HIV
- Metabolic syndrome
- Internal medicine
- Medical home
- Three retail pharmacies
Froedtert offers the excitement of working at an academic medical center, where teaching and research are integral to patient care. Clinical pharmacists are important members of the academic team, teaching medical residents, pharmacy students and pharmacy residents. If you are interested in using your skills, growing, learning and being part of an exceptional pharmacy team, we invite you to apply to our pharmacy residency program.
ASHP Best Practices Award
In December 2013, the Froedtert Hospital Pharmacy Department will be honored by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) at its Midyear Clinical Meeting. ASHP selected Froedtert Hospital’s specialty pharmacy team to receive a Best Practice Award in Health System Pharmacy for their work in expanding patient medication accessibility. This award program is a national competition that recognizes innovation and outstanding leadership in health-system pharmacy. This is Froedtert Hospital's third best practices award. The first, titled "Improving Patient Safety through Implementation of a Pharmacy Conducted Admission Medication History and Multidisciplinary Discharge Medication Reconciliation Process," was awarded in 2007. The second, titled “Project PRIMED (Pharmacist Reconciliation and Medication Education at Discharge), was awarded in 2011.
Since 2004, the inpatient pharmacy has used the Epic Willow pharmacy information system to facilitate medication distribution and clinical monitoring of patients throughout the hospital. Providers enter medication orders using computerized order entry through Epic in both the inpatient and clinic settings. Epic Willow works with the Epic electronic medication administration record (eMAR) system to maintain records of all inpatient medications. Froedtert nurses use Epic eMAR for medication documentation and always have up-to-date information on their patients’ medications. All inpatient medication orders are electronically transmitted via Epic Willow to the Central Pharmacy for filling and distribution.
Decentralized Pharmacy Teams (Inpatient Pharmacists)
Pharmacists are an important part of specialized inpatient care teams at Froedtert Hospital who provide comprehensive clinical services and patient education throughout the hospital. Pharmacists on inpatient teams participate in daily multidisciplinary rounds, verify physicians’ orders, provide therapeutic drug monitoring, conduct patient medication histories, perform medication reconciliation, and provide discharge counseling.
Decentralized pharmacy teams provide inpatient services throughout the hospital, including in Blood and Marrow Transplant, Neurosurgical Intensive Care, Surgical Intensive Care, Medical Intensive Care, Cardiac Intensive Care, Solid Organ Transplant, Adult Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedics, the Emergency Department and the Operating Room.
The Central Pharmacy, staffed 24 hours a day, uses advanced technology to fill inpatient medication orders efficiently and safely. The Central Pharmacy uses the latest prescription fulfillment technology, which decreases the likelihood of medication errors with barcode scan verification and dispensing. This technology ensures the right drug is prescribed for the right patient at the right time. The system also manages the drug inventory. Pharmacists in Central Pharmacy are responsible for ensuring the proper preparation of intravenous medications and verification of medication selection.
Outpatient and Ambulatory Pharmacy
Pharmacists provide medications to patients at three outpatient pharmacies located on the Froedtert Hospital campus. The pharmacies are located in the east and west ends of the hospital and in the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. The outpatient pharmacies serve Froedtert inpatients and ambulatory patients who are seen in a Froedtert or Medical College of Wisconsin clinics.
Pharmacists also evaluate patient medication regimens, monitor lab values and provide patient counseling in various Froedtert Hospital ambulatory clinics, including the Infectious Disease Clinic, Anticoagulation, Endocrine, Metabolic Syndrome, Transplant, Pulmonary, GI, Anemia, Internal medicine, Primary Care, Cardiology, and Rheumatology Clinics. Pharmacists in the Hematology/Oncology Clinic evaluate medication regimens and provide safe preparation and administration of chemotherapy and supportive agents.