The mission of the Department of Pharmacy is to provide safe and cost-effective pharmaceutical care using the highest standards of clinical and service excellence. The team is dedicated to improving the quality of life of patients and their families while fostering an environment of educational growth, communication and respect.
An integrated model allows for the provision of comprehensive clinical pharmacy services 24/7. With 98 percent of orders performed electronically, the pharmacy promotes patient safety with sophisticated technology, including comprehensive medication preparation to-bedside bar-code administration, automated dispensing cabinets in every unit, a stocking Talyst carousel and DoseEdgeTM for IV admixture. Clinical staff pharmacists provide services that include, but are not limited to:
- Medication reconciliation.
- Interdisciplinary rounds.
- Pharmacokinetic consultation.
- Response to emergency codes.
- Participation on the stroke response team.
- Anticoagulation therapy monitoring.
- Bedside home medication delivery and patient counseling.
- HF and COPD educational programs.
- Training of students and technicians.
- Academic projects and activities.
A continuous quality improvement program focuses on patient safety with a detailed emphasis on our medication management process, documentation, order verification and procedural implementation.
The PGY-1 Residency Program
The Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Pharmacy Practice Residency program at Homestead Hospital is intended to provide a comprehensive foundation for contemporary pharmacy practice in the community hospital setting. The program is designed to enhance the resident’s competencies in managing medication-use systems and optimizing drug therapy. Practicing clinical staff pharmacists, specialists, the clinical coordinator, operations manager and director of pharmacy serve as mentors and preceptors. The program is designed to foster professional growth and independence while providing mentorship and supervision.
Core Rotations Internal Medicine Emergency Medicine Critical Care Antibiotic Stewardship Program Patient Safety/Performance Improvement
Longitudinal Rotations Practice Management Hospital Pharmacy Pharmacy Leadership Research
Elective Rotations Ambulatory Care (Tele-Pharmacy) Oncology/Hematology Nephrology Teaching Certificate Program
- Competitive salary.
- Eligible for medical, dental and vision insurance.
- Paid time off.
- On-site Employee Fitness Center.
- Local and national employee discount programs.
PhORCAS Code: 33077
Qualifications and Application Process Candidates must:
- Possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy.
- Be eligible for Florida licensure.
Prospective residents are required to submit the following documents:
- Curriculum vitae.
- Official college transcript.
- Three personalized letters of recommendation.
- Letter of intent.
About Homestead Hospital
Homestead Hospital has been a part of the south Miami-Dade community since 1940, when local physician James Archer Smith opened it as a 10-bed hospital east of Krome Avenue. Today, Homestead Hospital is a modern, full-service 142-bed facility located just east of the Florida Turnpike. Continuing with a tradition of high-quality, compassionate care, our community hospital is designed to serve the healthcare needs of generations to come. Homestead Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the region's largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization.