Department of Pharmacy
NYULMC Pharmacy Department is a state-of-the-art pharmacy that is located on the 3rd floor of the Medical Center’s flagship Tisch Hospital. The Pharmacy Department consists of 66 pharmacists, 46 technicians, and over 20 clinical and operational preceptors. It provides 24-hour pharmacy services, including dispensing of medications via Swisslog robotic technology. A USP 797-compliant, HEPA-filtered clean room utilizes the DoseEdge workflow management system to ensure the accurate preparation of IV admixtures. An automated dispensing device monitoring system (Pandora) is used to accurately and safely dispense narcotic medications. When physicians enter orders through EPIC, these orders are automatically interfaced. Once the orders are verified by the pharmacist, the corresponding medications are retrieved by the Robot and packaged into bar-coded plastic envelopes. These envelopes are then delivered to units throughout the hospital via the pneumatic tube system. Nurses administer medications using bedside bar-coded technology. The use of these new technologies will extend to pharmacists who are working in the various pharmacy satellites throughout the hospital and will help them expand their role in providing direct patient care.