Our team of experts can help.
The Johnston Health Pharmacy Services team has more than thirty pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working to serve you. All of our pharmacists are graduates of accredited colleges of pharmacy, have completed internships and are licensed by the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy. All of our technicians are registered with the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy and many have received national pharmacy technician certification.
What we do
Pharmacists serve as a major source of information about your medications. We review and provide all of the medications your doctors have prescribed for you and monitor the effects of those medications. We also provide drug information to doctors, nurses and other health professionals.
Our pharmacists review medication orders making sure you are receiving the right medications in the right amounts and that they can be taken together. Pharmacists rely on pharmacy technicians to assist them with filling orders for medications, delivering, monitoring inventory, stocking shelves and dispensing machines, inspecting storage areas, packaging, and preparing intravenous (IV) medications.
Our pharmacy staff is always focused on the safe use of medications. We protect your safety by:
- Using two patient identifiers--your name and date of birth--before administering medications.
- Writing down and reading back all orders that are communicated verbally or over the phone and awaiting confirmation from the person giving the order.
- Not using confusing medical abbreviations when writing medication orders.
- Alerting staff to medications that look alike or have sound alike names.
- Labeling medications that are transferred from one container to another.
- Providing you and your caregivers with a complete and accurate list of your medications.
- Providing standard concentrations of IV medications for patient safety.
- Assisting with the management of patients who are taking anticoagulant medications (blood thinners).
You can be involved in medication safety
We encourage you to be actively involved in your safety by doing the following:
- Provide us with an accurate list of your medications including prescription and sample medications given to you by your doctor, medications you use without a prescription, vitamins, herbal supplements, diet supplements, natural remedies, and respiratory treatments.
- Make sure that your hospital caregivers identify you by name and date of birth prior to giving you your medications.
- Tell your caregivers about any allergies or reactions that you have had to medications in the past.
- Tell them about any medication that is making you sick or causing you pain.
- Ask your doctor or nurses to clearly tell you what medications you should be taking, what they are for and how to take them.
- Ask your nurse for an up-to-date list of the medications that you are currently taking when you are ready to go home.
The pharmacy is staffed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week by Johnston Health employees who are committed to providing friendly, excellent care to our patients.
Johnston Medical Center-Smithfield
509 N. Bright Leaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
Johnston Medical Center-Clayton
2138 NC Hwy 42 W.
Clayton, NC 27520