The umbrella of allied health covers a broad range of highly trained professionals who provide vital services at every stage of a patient’s experience, including diagnostics, acute care, subacute care, rehabilitation and long-term care. At Sibley Memorial Hospital, we offer opportunities in many disciplines and settings. Areas include:
As a member of our pharmacy team, you’ll use Pyxis® 2000 Medstations, an automated dispensing system that enhances the distribution, management and control of medications. Additionally, controlled substances are tracked using CIISafe®. Sibley also uses QuadraMed’s Computerized Patient Record (QCPR) for its medication management, nursing documentation and laboratory reporting. It is the foundation for the hospital’s move towards barcode medication administration, computerized prescriber order entry (CPOE) and, ultimately, a complete electronic health record.
Pharmacists provide care from within the pharmacy as well as from unit-based locations. Services provided include pharmacokinetic consultation, patient education, participation in multidisciplinary rounds and tracking of drug-related problems. Unit-based practitioners are available in the intensive care unit, oncology, medical/surgical care unit, the surgery center and the Renaissance unit.
Pharmacists actively participate in the development, implementation and enforcement of drug use guidelines, policies and procedures; help to ensure appropriate use of high-risk medications; and serve on quality improvement committees throughout the institution.
Combine highly skilled professionals with sophisticated specialized equipment and the end results are excellent patient outcomes at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Our comprehensive state-of-the-art facility provides an excellent environment for professionals in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy/Audiology and other areas. You’ll have the support of supervisors for each service (PT, OT, SLP, AUD) and for PT, there is a supervisor for each setting (inpatient, skilled nursing and outpatient).
Our Rehabilitation Therapists attend weekly interdisciplinary rounds and interact daily with nurses, physicians and case coordinators. Physical Therapists also work closely with the wound ostomy nurses when patients are referred for wound care. In addition to serving on various hospital committees, rehab staff members also provide our nursing staff with training on transfers and safely mobilizing patients to prevent back injuries and promote patient safety.
Members of our Physical Therapy team have access to excellent equipment, including the Bioness System for gait reeducation of neurologically impaired patients and the Biodex Balance System for testing and training of balance disorders. In addition, PT is performing a trial using the Mist system for wound healing, which combines ultrasound with wound cleansing.
Our well-equipped Center for Rehabilitation includes a fully equipped gym, private modality rooms, hand clinic, an OT clinic with homemaking area, a sound booth for hearing screenings and an on-site warm-water therapeutic pool.
In addition to staff in-service training, which occurs approximately every month, we have mentors who are very willing to share knowledge with new staff members and assist them with problem solving.
Members of the Pathology team are committed to providing expedient testing and diagnostic services of the highest quality. Services include Anatomical Pathology (Surgical, Fluid Cytology and Autopsy), Blood Bank (Transfusion Services and Antilogous Donor Services), Core Laboratory (Chemistry, Coagulation Hematology, Serology, and Urinalysis) and Microbiology.
The department has a supportive management team, including the Department Chairman (who is a board-certified Pathologist), two full-time and one part-time board certified Pathologists and a Pathologist Assistant. In addition, the department has an Administrative Director, who provides day-to-day operational direction and five Section Supervisors, who are registered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or an equivalent organization.
As a member of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to participate on committees or special projects and will interact with physicians, patients and Patient Care Services. Advanced diagnostics include Immuno chemistry for cardiac markers, and Immunohisto staining for breast cancer prognosis and treatment (Her2/Herceptin/ERA and PRA).
Other opportunities in allied health include:
- Cardiovascular Services
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Pacemaker Implants
- Sleep Center
- Vascular Services
- Imaging Services
- Breast Center
- Cardiac Ultrasound
- Computerized Tomography (CT)
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- General Diagnostics
- General Ultrasound
- Interventional Radiology
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Radiation Oncology
- Vascular Ultrasound
- Respiratory Therapy