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Meet Our Pharmacy Department

Oct 4, 2017, 12:14 PM

GRMC Pharmacy DepartmentLikely all of us have had to use a pharmacy at one time or another, but what exactly do pharmacists and pharmacy technicians do? You can bet there will be words we don’t quite understand, but GRMC’s pharmacy staff did the best they could to put their positions into layman’s terms, and to describe what they do on a daily basis to keep GRMC running smoothly.

Pharmacy Technicians
GRMC’s certified pharmacy technicians are Linda Pexa and Andraya Tribby. These ladies have an entire repertoire of duties, including:

  • Refilling the Pyxis machines
  • Ordering all medications
  • Processing medication billing for the entire hospital
  • Preparing IV solutions for both inpatients and the patients in the GRMC Auxiliary’s Chemotherapy and Infusion Suite
  • Communicating and preparing medication orders for GRMC clinics
  • And a multitude of smaller scale tasks

Staff Pharmacist
Cecily Bolte, PharmD, is the GRMC staff pharmacist. Her duties include but are not limited to:

  • Inputting orders
  • Preparing IV solutions for both inpatients and the patients in the GRMC Auxiliary’s Chemotherapy and Infusion Suite
  • Double checking the Pyxis fills and solutions that the techs prepare
  • Processing and filling GRMC hospice prescriptions
  • Managing GRMC’s IRIS and PMP (Prescription Monitoring Program) accounts

Clinical Pharmacist
Lisa Hart, PharmD, is the GRMC clinical pharmacist. Her duties include but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing patient profiles – ensuring all patients’ drug regimens are optimized
  • Completing rounds with internal medicine doctors
  • Performing admission and discharge medication reconciliations
  • Preparing IV solutions for both inpatients and the patients in the GRMC Auxiliary’s Chemotherapy and Infusion Suite
  • Inputting Orders
  • Providing double checks for the techs (when needed)

Without the work these ladies put in day-in and day-out, patients would not receive the medications they need to maintain or regain control of their health. GRMC is thankful to have such a hardworking pharmacy staff dedicated to managing the flow of medication within the medical center and its clinics.

Pictured above (L - R): Andraya Tribby, certified pharmacy technician; Linda Pexa, certified pharmacy technician; Cecily Bolte, PharmD; and Lisa Hart, PharmD.



 
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