The Department of Pharmacy provides integrated, cost-effective pharmaceutical services to the Ascension Seton. The services are person-focused and include medication delivery, therapeutic recommendations and promotion of optimal drug therapy.
To advance its mission, the department provides a supportive environment for professional training and development.
Inpatient Pharmacy Services
Inpatient pharmacy services are provided by clinical pharmacists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Inpatient distribution is done primarily through automated devices (omnicell) on all nursing units. The clinical pharmacist must have reviewed the order before the nurse can obtain the dose for administration.
Ascension Seton Central Outpatient Pharmacy at Dell Seton
The Outpatient Pharmacy is available and can fill your prescriptions upon discharge from the hospital. We accept Medicaid, MAP, CHIP, Kidney Health Care, STAR and CIDC. If you pay for your prescription, our receipt is valid for processing your claim to your insurance company. The pharmacy is located on the first level to the right of the main entrance and is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and weekends and holidays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Responsibilities of Clinical Pharmacists
Clinical pharmacists are responsible for:
- Reviewing patient medication regimens.
- Screening new orders for potential problems such as drug allergies, drug interactions, intravenous (IV) incompatibilities and the need for dose adjustments. Physicians are informed of potential problems and alternatives.
- Coordinating with many of the medical teams to provide drug information and monitor clients’ responses to their medications.
- Being actively involved in monitoring antibiotic therapy, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) therapy, IV therapy and any medications that require additional laboratory monitoring such as warfarin, phenytoin and certain antibiotics.
- Provide patient education in-house and at discharge upon request.
- Chart notes by pharmacists containing information regarding compliance assessment, patient education, pharmacokinetic dosing adjustments, renal dosing recommendations or other information related to a person’s medication therapy.
Ascension Seton’s pharmacy department participates in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency program.