Clinical Pharmacy Council

The Clinical Pharmacy Council is responsible for developing, operationalizing and monitoring the clinical pharmacy initiatives within the Pharmacy Enterprise. The focus of the committee is to garner consensus amongst the clinical coordinators and managers within the acute care and integrated services divisions. The council is guided by evidence based medicine and results of the performance improvement activities. The Clinical Pharmacy Council is also directed by recommendations from the Pharmacy Directors Council and the Executive Pharmacy Council.

Meetings:

The Clinical Pharmacy Council shall meet monthly or as otherwise deemed necessary by the Chair, but not less than quarterly.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implementation strategies for system wide clinical pharmacy performance improvement initiatives including operational oversight, education, monitoring, identifying barriers, and discussing possible solutions
  • Incorporates the continuous quality improvement philosophy and methodologies to facilitate changes that support the Quality Portfolio
  • Communicates clinical goals, tactics, activities and results
  • Recognizes and celebrates successful performance improvement efforts
  • Monitors medication errors and ADR’s to implement standardized prevention methods
  • Individual members accept accountability for removing barriers, assigning resources and ensuring implementation and compliance of goals and policy of the Pharmacy Enterprise
  • Provides leadership, professional development, advocacy and resources that enable pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice.
  • Serves as a forum for identification and consensus of best practices
  • Recommends and implements institutional policies and procedures related to quality, patient safety and performance improvement initiatives
  • Advances clinical pharmacy through support and promotion of research, training and education

Sub-Committees:

Infectious Disease Collaborative

Membership:

Chair:

  • Indu Lew
    Indu Lew, PharmD
    Corporate Vice President of Clinical Pharmacy Services at RWJBarnabas Health
    Chair of the Clinical Pharmacy Council

Members:

  • Robert T. Adamson
    Robert T. Adamson, PharmD, FASHP
    Chief Pharmacy Officer at RWJBarnabas Health
    Jaimini (Tina) Amin
    Jaimini (Tina) Amin, PharmD
    Assistant Director, Clinical Services
    Residency Program Director, PGY-1 Residency Program at RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick
  • Todd Butala
    Todd Butala, PharmD
    Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Monmouth Medical Southern Campus
    Suzanne Caravella
    Suzanne Caravella, PharmD, RPh
    Senior Staff Pharmacist RWJ University Hospital at Hamilton
  • Jennifer Costello
    Jennifer Costello, PharmD, BCPS, BC–ADM
    Assistant Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services & PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director at Saint Barnabas Medical Center
    Nancy Doherty
    Nancy Doherty, MS, RPh
    Clinical Coordinator at RWJ University Hospital Somerset
  • Richard Hilway
    Richard Hilway, RPh
    Director, Pharmacy Informatics Enterprise Clinical Information Systems at RWJBarnabas Health
    Karen Kisty
    Karen Kisty, PharmD, BCPS
    Clinical Pharmacist at Children’s Specialized Hospital
  • Henry Leach
    Henry Leach, PharmD
    Clinical Coordinator at Behavioral Health
    Hoytin Lee Ghin,
    Hoytin Lee Ghin, PharmD, BCPS
    Assistant Director & PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director at Monmouth Medical Center
  • Anita McNeill
    Anita McNeill, RPh
    Director of Pharmacy, Qualitas Infusion and Hospital Services
    Sandy Moreau
    Sandy Moreau, PharmD, BCPS
    Clinical Coordinator at Jersey City Medical Center
  • Jessica Nodzon
    Jessica Nodzon, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
    Assistant Director of Clinical Pharmacy & PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director at Community Medical Center
    Sheetal Patel
    Sheetal Patel, PharmD, BCPS
    Clinical Coordinator & PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Robert Pellechio
    Robert Pellechio, RPh, MPA
    Corporate Vice President of Integrated Pharmacy Services at RWJBarnabas Health
    Fay Salek
    Fay Salek, PharmD, PhD
    Clinical Coordinator at RWJ University Hospital at Rahway
  • Ellen Secaras
    Ellen Secaras, RPh
    Corporate Director of Pharmacy Systems Integration at RWJBarnabas Health
    Rob Simbulan
    Rob Simbulan, RPh
    Director of Pharmacy at Qualitas Specialty and Mail Order Pharmacy
  • Jennifer Sternbach,
    Jennifer Sternbach, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
    Clinical Coordinator & PGY-1 Residency Program Director at Clara Maass Medical Center
    Lucio Volino
    Lucio Volino, PharmD
    Clinical Pharmacist, RWJBarnabas Health Retail Network & Clinical Associate Professor Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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