In the Department of Pharmacy Services, you’ll have the opportunity to continually learn and grow with the most sophisticated technologies. Our medical center uses computerized physician order entry and advanced clinical knowledge systems with automated dispensing devices. We think that by creating a stimulating and enriching work environment, our patients benefit by getting the highest-quality pharmaceutical care.
When you work at the Department of Pharmacy Services, you’ll be working side-by-side with clinical specialists, pharmacists, residents, students, technicians, clerks and support staff. Our team has more than 300 members and over 100 clinical specialists – all of whom have the same goal of providing our patients comprehensive and compassionate care. We’re using evidence-based, decentralized services along with cutting-edge technological applications to help pioneer new regimens, new protocols and raise the level of patient-care.
Our Commitment to Your Career
We are dedicated to supporting your career development and ongoing learning, providing onsite continuing education opportunities for pharmacists and technicians. Pharmacist board certification is valued and supported, with over 50% of our pharmacists having achieved this certification in their specialty. To support career growth, we have established Career Ladders for pharmacists and technicians that outline clear steps for advancement.
As a teaching site for the Doctor of Pharmacy programs at the University of Connecticut and University of Saint Joseph, our Pharmacy residents have the opportunity to mentor students, participate in campus lectures and get involved in a new teaching development program offered by the University of Connecticut.
Our department provides a number of acclaimed specialty pharmacy services, including:
Smilow Cancer Hospital
Oncology pharmacists play a critical role in the innovative treatments performed by Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. You’ll be part of the team that’s developing personalized cancer care through innovative tumor profiling techniques and genetic counseling. You’ll be providing patient education and ensuring safe and effective therapy for inpatients and numerous outpatient clinics.
All of the staff at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital is dedicated to providing children with kind and compassionate care. As a pediatric pharmacist, you’ll help ensure that children receive medications that are safe and effective, while focusing on the unique needs of the patient.
At Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, you’ll be part of a multidisciplinary treatment team. You will help support and care for adults, adolescents and geriatric patients with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses. You’ll educate patients on their medication treatment while ensuring safe and effective medication therapy.
Yale New Haven Transplantation Center (YNHTC) provides expert and comprehensive care for adult and pediatric patients who are candidates for organ transplantation. Our Transplant Pharmacists help to optimize mediation regimens and provide education to transplant donors.
The Center for Drug Information
Our state-of-the art drug information center uses advanced literature retrieval and analysis services to provide electronic and print materials on-demand. The center provides support for our hospital’s patient care, education, research and community outreach efforts.
Investigational Drug Service
As part of our pharmacy staff, you’ll help support and review and develop new protocols, inventory control techniques, patient enrollment and randomization procedures. Your work will help advance the research activities of both the University and Hospital.
Ambulatory Care Services
Point-of-care testing, patient education and medication therapy management are all services provided to patients in our Anticoagulation, Diabetes, Tuberculosis and Hyperlipidemia Clinics. Those are just a few of the opportunities you’ll have as a clinical pharmacist, as well as working with the Apothecary & Wellness Center (outpatient pharmacy), in the discharge/concierge program, providing services to clinic patients or working in the Grimes Center (skilled nursing facility).
Since our Central Pharmacy staff is supplemented by satellite stations in many other hospital units, you’ll have the opportunity to specialize in a wide range of patient care areas – Critical Care, Pediatrics, Oncology, Transplant and general Medical/Surgical. Pharmacist participation in medical staff rounding, medication use evaluation, drug information and patient education is also highly encouraged.
We’re dedicated to providing our Pharmacy Technicians with every opportunity to succeed. You can lead quality assurance activities, help ensure safe and effective drug distribution and be able to participate in a number of areas – including IV admixture, advanced automated delivery systems and our Investigational Drug Service. We’ll help support your efforts to gain national certification and are prepared to reward your commitment with exciting career advancement opportunities.