Renee S. Jones, Pharm.D., CPh
Director of Pharmacy Partnerships and Innovations
College of Pharmacy
Campus: Fort Lauderdale
|Dr. Renee Jones, Pharm.D, CPh is the College of Pharmacy Director of Preceptor Development and Assistant Professor. Dr. Jones served as the Pharmacy Operations Supervisor / Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator of Broward Health Medical Center for over 6 years. Her focus has been to improve patient care, contain cost, and design new operational plans for 48 pharmacists and 45 technicians. By developing policies and procedures, pre-printed order forms, clinical pharmacy services, and most importantly, financial initiatives, she has been successful in promoting safe practices as it relates to Joint Commission standards, optimizing patient care, and generating revenue for our institution. In less than 2 years, she generated a total of $3,000,000 in revenue and $1,100,000 in cost savings for the institution. In addition, she has been accountable for evaluating automated medication dispensing pyxis reports and narcotic inventories, action plans for cost savings strategies, and improvement of employee satisfaction scores through pharmacist, nursing, and physician engagement. She was also responsible for the expansion of the ASHP accredited pharmacy residency program from one to four residents as well as the modification of clinical pharmacist duties and staffing requirements, which has led to an increase in the retention of pharmaceutical staff to approximately 90%. In addition, she spearheaded the implementation and ongoing quality assurance to ensure compliance by all staff members as it relates to USP 797 and USP 800 guidelines for the preparation of pharmaceutical agents.
As a Clinical Assistant Professor of Rutgers University, her core responsibilities were to precept fourth year Pharm.D candidates on clinical rotations, teach didactic courses such as Infectious Disease Therapeutics, and co-coordinate an elective course. Students assigned to her experiential rotation learned how to thoroughly assess patient cases and use resources such as primary literature to validate their clinical decisions. Within the year of 2007, she was able to save the hospital over $100,000 via clinical interventions that were accepted by individual physicians.
At Hunterdon Medical Center, she served as the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator and Residency Program Director. She participated in multi-disciplinary rounds in the adult intensive care unit (75%) and internal medicine family practice team (25%) approximately 4-5 days a week. Some of the services that have been implemented include outpatient geriatric assessments, participation in patient assistance programs, ambulatory care services, antibiotic stewardship program, Pharmacy Resource Newsletter, and a new General Pharmacy Practice Residency program. These programs were established in less than two years and, with the support of administration, allowed other health care professionals access to the knowledge and expertise of a clinical pharmacist, which in turn, allowed these programs to grow at an unexpected rate.
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