The consultant clinical services team consists of a group of pharmacists with advanced geriatric and analytical expertise. The Director has a Doctorate in Pharmacy and is certified in geriatric pharmacy practice and board certified in psychiatric pharmacy practice. The team is responsible for the following activities:

  • Conduct comprehensive reviews of residents’ medications and relevant data. Upon completion of the review, recommendations to the attending physician and nursing are provided within 24 hours. The Unit Manager and Director of Nursing are notified immediately if during the review the potential for immediate harm is discovered
  • Initiate therapeutic substitutions resulting in reduced medication cost to the facility or resident while providing appropriate therapy
  • Monitor the use of high risk medications to ensure safe and proper usage
  • Psychotropic medication management
  • Collaborative clinical initiatives to enhance resident care
  • Medical information resource for physicians, nursing, pharmacy and residents

Shane Lawrence, PharmD, CGP, BCPP
Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services | 610-794-5391