Pharmacy Residency

Sentara Pharmacy Services

Sentara RMH Pharmacy is innovative and progressive, focusing on advanced patient care and pharmacy practice. Services include a central inpatient pharmacy, extensive clinical services, outpatient pharmacy, and an oncology pharmacy satellite. The inpatient pharmacy provides 24 hour operations and a fully-automated drug distribution system, from medication procurement and dispensing (dispensing robot, carousels and dispensing cabinets) to administration. Clinical pharmacists round with multi-disciplinary teams in various nursing units and provide 24 hour on-call clinical support. The pharmacy participates in resident training and the education of pharmacists, technicians, students, nurses and medical staff.

  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Service. Consists of dosing and monitoring several medications including parenteral nutrition, vancomycin, aminoglycosides, heparin, warfarin, eptifibatide, insulin and argatroban.
  • Renal Dosing Program. Pharmacists may automatically adjust the doses of approved medications. They may also adjust the doses of medications in CRRT and hemodialysis patients when consulted by the physician.
  • Code Response. Pharmacists respond to codes and are responsible for medication management and support of the code team.
  • Home Health Consult. Assisting in transition of care for patients on IV medications that are discharged with home health, to include appropriateness of medication therapy and recommending a monitoring plan.
  • Vaccines. Pharmacists assess influenza and pneumococcal vaccine status of patients and order these vaccines as appropriate.
  • Outpatient Infusion Center Monitoring. Pharmacists order labwork and follow-up with prescribers as needed to monitor specific medications.
  • Oncology Clinical Services. The Oncology Clinical Pharmacist Specialist provides clinical services to this unique population from our oncology pharmacy satellite.
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship. The Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacist Specialist ensures appropriate antibiotic utilization within the hospital.
  • Emergency Medicine Clinical Services. The EM Pharmacist Specialist works with physicians and nurses to optimize pharmacotherapy for all patients in the emergency department.
  • Ambulatory Care Clinical Services: The Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist Specialist focuses on transitions of care as well as anticoagulation and disease state management in an outpatient primary care clinic that is designated as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home.

Sentara in the Community