St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is an academic tertiary care medical center located in Paterson, New Jersey. The city of Paterson is an urban, largely multicultural community in northern New Jersey. The DePaul Center at SJUMC provides over 74,000 outpatient clinic visits annually in a wide variety of primary care and specialty clinics that include: internal medicine, cardiology, pediatrics, and HIV. Ambulatory clinical pharmacy services are an integral part of the care that our patients receive.
Our team of highly trained ambulatory care pharmacists includes specialists covering the following areas: Anticoagulation, Internal Medicine, Diabetes, Cardiology, Behavioral Health and Infectious Diseases (including HIV, Hepatitis C). Our pharmacists are actively involved with research activities, mentorship and teaching. Members of our team are involved with pharmacy organizational and legislative initiatives on a state and national level.
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
Mission and Goals
Embrace best professional practices and standards that provide compassionate, meaningful, and, high quality care for all patients
Commit to develop our pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the areas of education, academia, certification, and career growth to maximize their potential to impact clinical pharmaceutical care
Embrace new technology and systems that promotes medication safety, accurate drug distribution, and provision of patient and staff pharmaceutical education
Strive to become an industry leader in the management and coordination of pharmacy practice, medication guidelines, and academic excellence
Foster creativity and opportunities for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to help reach their maximum potential
Abide by and exceed regulatory standards imposed or suggested by pharmaceutical, governmental, and healthcare agencies
St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is an academic tertiary care medical center and state designated trauma center, located on the Paterson campus, regularly accepts referrals of difficult or unusual cases from other hospitals and physicians and performs both complex and routine procedures. The Medical Center offers a full complement of specialty and subspecialty services including ambulatory, behavioral health, cardiovascular, emergency/trauma, internal medicine, neuroscience, oncology, orthopedic/spine, rehabilitation, surgical specialty, women’s health, imaging and pediatrics. The nursing team at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, which includes St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, has held the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence, the profession’s highest honor, since 1999. They are also recipients of the prestigious 2010 Magnet Prize™ - one of only 8 Magnet-designated hospitals to ever receive The Magnet Prize, and the only one worldwide to receive the 2010 award.