Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center is a 425 bed, Level II trauma center located in Lima, Ohio. As a part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, a Catholic healthcare system, our mission is to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of our communities and brings good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved. St. Rita’s has been recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2017 by Modern Healthcare Magazine. The pharmacy department utilizes a layered learning model with pharmacy students from Ohio Northern University and The University of Findlay.
Pharmacists at St. Rita’s Medical Center collaborate closely with the healthcare team (physicians, nursing, case managers, social workers, etc) to ensure positive patient outcomes. Our pharmacists are extensively involved in expansion, implementation, and delivery of quality care to both inpatients and outpatients, offering services such as pharmacokinetic dosing and monitoring, anticoagulation and total parenteral nutrition ordering and monitoring, core measure compliance, antimicrobial stewardship, medication reconciliation, patient counseling and transitions of care. Pharmacists also participate in a variety of committees: P&T, Medication Safety, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Infection Control and Order Set Review, to name a few.
The medical center continually strives to ensure all residents of West Central Ohio have access to advanced medical technology and compassionate, quality care. The pharmacy department technology includes: Omnicell Robot Rx and Omnicell XT Automated Dispensing Cabinets, EPIC (electronic medical record) including prescriber order entry and barcoding, Alaris CareFusion smart pump technology and Lexi-Comp online drug information resource.
The PGY-1 resident will participate in the following activities:
Provide direct patient care in pharmacy
Precept IPPE and APPE students
Present residency project at Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference
Present poster presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
Participate in various pharmacy committees (e.g. Medication Safety, Pain Committee, Antimicrobial Stewardship, P&T Committee)
Complete a Medication Use Evaluation (MUE) and a drug monograph or medication class review for formulary committee
Author and edit two or more articles for the Pharmacy newsletter
Intro to Ambulatory Care
Orientation / Operations
Pharmacokinetics / Clinical Dosing Services
Required longitudinal rotations:
Education / Precepting
Didactic Teaching Rotation (1 month)
Home Care/Home Infusion
Teaching Certificate (longitudinal)
Transitions of Care
The resident will have opportunities to participate in the above listed activities. These experiences will also be tailored to the interests and desires of the resident. Residents staff approximately 4 weekends in each 12-week period and one 4 hour shift (5-9pm) weekly.
About St Rita's Medical Center
Since 1918, Mercy Health — St. Rita's Medical Center has been providing quality health care to the people of Lima and west central Ohio. More people prefer St. Rita's for medical care than any other hospital in the 10-county region we serve. Our comprehensive high-quality medical services include The Henry & Beverly Hawk Vascular & Heart Center at St. Rita's, St. Rita's Orthopedic Care Center, trauma and emergency, comprehensive cancer treatment, women's health, maternity, pediatrics, sports medicine and rehabilitation, behavioral health services, homecare and hospice.
As a member of Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest health systems in the United States, it is our Mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our communities. In 2017, St. Rita’s invested more than $44 million in community benefit into the communities where we provide care, most of it targeted to people who are poor and under-served. Together with more than 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, we are fulfilling our promise, providing area residents with outstanding health and wellness services and improving the health of the communities we serve.