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RX PLUS & ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY Rx Plus Pharmacy follows the St. John’s University Educational Philosophy

Rx Plus Pharmacy is a teaching pharmacy. Our team is made up of pharmacists along with a team of pharmacy interns working alongside them. Our interns are learning and developing into the next generation of pharmacists. Our preceptorship program invites St. John’s University 5th and 6th year interns to experience Rx Plus Pharmacy.

We develop our interns into compassionate, caring, competent members of the healthcare team by providing strong foundational knowledge in clinical, medical, pharmaceutical and business practices. Our students participate in our curriculum to demonstrate the benefits of pharmacist-provided patient care in our patient population in keeping with St. John’s University’s Vincentian mission and in accordance with the University’s commitment to global education.

Our distinguished faculty share their knowledge and experiences using a variety of teaching methods suitable for students with different learning styles. Our programmatic goals and objectives are met using a diverse mix of abilities-based learning exercises, lectures, group projects, active learning, simulation exercises, and real-world experiences combine to provide students an opportunity to grow into independent practitioners ready to participate as members of the interprofessional healthcare team. Our interns are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be healthcare providers and lifelong learners who are adaptable to an ever-changing local and global healthcare environment.

SJU interns at Rx Plus Pharmacy

Alvin

Andrew

Brian

Jane

Lauren

Mario

Raymond

Mario and Kristi

Nick and Arnold

Shivani

Samantha

Rachel

Ro

Gregory

Victoria

Nicollette

David

Manisha

Stacey

Jessica

Wei

Michelle

St. John’s Code of Ethics for Pharmacists

Preamble

Pharmacists are health professionals who assist individuals in making the best use of medications. This Code, prepared and supported by pharmacists, is intended to state publicly the principles that form the fundamental basis of the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists. These principles, based on moral obligations and virtues, are established to guide pharmacists in relationships with patients, health professionals, and society.

Principles

I. A pharmacist respects the covenental relationship between the patient and pharmacist.
Interpretation: Considering the patient-pharmacist relationship as a covenant means that a pharmacist has moral obligations in response to the gift of trust received from society. In return for this gift, a pharmacist promises to help individuals achieve optimum benefit from their medications, to be committed to their welfare, and to maintain their trust.

II. A pharmacist promotes the good of every patient in a caring, compassionate, and confidential manner.
Interpretation: A pharmacist places concern for the well-being of the patient at the center of professional practice. In doing so, a pharmacist considers needs stated by the patient as well as those defined by health science. A pharmacist is dedicated to protecting the dignity of the patient. With a caring attitude and a compassionate spirit, a pharmacist focuses on serving the patient in a private and confidential manner.

III. A pharmacist respects the autonomy and dignity of each patient.
Interpretation: A pharmacist promotes the right of self-determination and recognizes individual selfworth by encouraging patients to participate in decisions about their health. A pharmacist communicates with patients in terms that are understandable. In all cases, a pharmacist respects personal and cultural differences among patients.

IV. A pharmacist acts with honesty and integrity in professional relationships.
Interpretation: A pharmacist has a duty to tell the truth and to act with conviction of conscience. A pharmacist avoids discriminatory practices, behavior or work conditions that impair professional judgment, and actions that compromise dedication to the best interests of patients.

V. A pharmacist maintains professional competence.
Interpretation: A pharmacist has a duty to maintain knowledge and abilities as new medications, devices, and technologies become available and as health information advances.

VI. A pharmacist respects the values and abilities of colleagues and other health professionals.
Interpretation: When appropriate, a pharmacist asks for the consultation of colleagues or other health professionals or refers the patient. A pharmacist acknowledges that colleagues and other health professionals may differ in the beliefs and values they apply to the care of the patient.

VII. A pharmacist serves individual, community, and societal needs.
Interpretation: The primary obligation of a pharmacist is to individual patients. However, the obligations of a pharmacist may at times extend beyond the individual to the community and society. In these situations, the pharmacist recognizes the responsibilities that accompany these obligations and acts accordingly.

VIII. A pharmacist seeks justice in the distribution of health resources.
Interpretation: When health resources are allocated, a pharmacist is fair and equitable, balancing the needs of patients and society. The endorsement of this document was reviewed in 2012 by the Council on Pharmacy Practice and by the Board of Directors and was found to still be appropriate.

Copyright American Pharmacists Association. Adopted by the membership of the American Pharmaceutical Association on October 27, 1994. Endorsed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists House of Delegates on June 3, 1996 (ASHP Policy 9607). Proceedings of the 47th annual session of the ASHP House of Delegates. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 1996; 53:1805. ASHP Reports.

Oath of Commitment for the Pharmacy Technician

As I embark upon my course of study at Rx Plus Pharmacy, I will:

  • Enter into a relationship of mutual respect with my teachers and my colleagues to enhance the learning environment and gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a competent pharmacy technician.

  • Accept responsibility only for those matters for which I am competent, maintain the trust expected of a pharmacy technician, and never take advantage of the patient-provider relationship.

  • Respect the patient’s right to privacy

  • Value the knowledge of the pharmacists who have taught me and the pharmacy technicians who have preceded me and endeavor to contribute to the traditions of Rx Plus Pharmacy.

  • Recognize my strengths and weaknesses and strive to develop those qualities that will earn the respect of my patients, my colleagues, my family, and myself.

  • Continue this learning throughout my professional life with Rx Plus Pharmacy.