The Department of Pharmacy is a clinical support service of Thunder
Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. It is responsible for
promoting health and the safe and appropriate use of drug
therapy. As part of a multidisciplinary team, the Department
of Pharmacy utilizes pharmaceutical care and drug distribution
services to provide excellence in the provision of patient
Reporting Relationship: The Department of
Pharmacy is a clinical support service reporting to the Vice
President, Planning, Medicine, Cardiology and Maternal/Child
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 8:00a.m. - 9:00 p.m. *
Weekends/Statutory Holidays: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. * (pharmacist is available on site until 6:00 p.m.)
* On call pharmacist is available after hours.
- Central medication order review
- Medication reconciliation, medication counseling,
outpatient anticoagulation management
- Monitoring of drug-drug interactions
- Monitoring for allergies
- Adverse drug reaction monitoring
- Drug information
- Formulary maintenance and development, including
- Support to Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
in terms of formulary, clinical guideline development
- Procurement and storage of medications
- Computerized, unit dose distribution of inpatient
- Pharmacy based IV admixture services
- Wardstock and narcotic top up service
- Adult and neonatal parenteral nutrition preparation
- Adult and paediatric inpatient chemotherapy preparation
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Program: The Department of Pharmacy provides a therapeutic drug monitoring (pharmacokinetic
dosing) program for a number of agents. These include aminoglycosides and vancomycin. A medical directive has been approved by the Medical
Advisory Committee, whereby the pharmacist is allowed to order serum drug levels. Dosing of these drugs is facilitated by the availability
of computerized dosing software.
Renal Services Program: Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is the regional dialysis centre for Northwestern
Ontario. The Department of Pharmacy provides a pharmacist to provide drug monitoring and counselling services for the patients
in this program. In addition to this, the pharmacist provides inservice education to the staff of the Renal Services Program.
For further information, please contact Sean Albanese at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oncology Program: Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre provides oncology services, to inpatients, in partnership
with the Northwestern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre. The Department of Pharmacy provides clinical services to the patients and staff
of the Acute Oncology Unit. For further information, please contact Catherine Omeljaniuk at email@example.com
Cardiology Program: The Department of Pharmacy
provides clinical services to the Inpatient Cardiology Program
by working as part of an interdisciplinary team. The cardiologist
pharmacist participates in interdisciplinary rounds, medication
reconciliation and medication counseling. For further information,
please contact Jessica Kantymirat firstname.lastname@example.org.
Room Program: The Department of Pharmacy provides clinical support and medication reconciliation services to the Emergency
Department. In this program, the pharmacist will have responsibility for gathering medication histories, clarifying medication orders,
providing drug information, and clarifying medication orders.
Clinical Teaching Unit: The Department of
Pharmacy provides clinical support and consultation services
to the clinical teaching unit in support of the hospital’s
Internal Medicine residency program. For further information, please contact Angela Heintzman
Internal Medicine Clinic: The Department of Pharmacy provides clinical services to Internal Medicine Clinic of TBRHSC.
A pharmacist is a member of an interdisciplinary team to help manage such diseases as congestive heart failure and diabetes. For further
information, please contact Carina Desramaux at email@example.com.
Deb Emery, RPh,
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
980 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Phone (807) 684-6327
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