Women’s and Children’s Health

Women's and Children's Health is an elective, one-month learning experience involving the provision of pharmaceutical care for patients in the Women's Center, the Birth Place, the Nursery and any pediatric patient within the hospital.

A comprehensive evaluation of a patients' therapy is expected including identification of relevant data, recommendations to the therapeutic plan, monitoring for patient outcomes and follow up recommendations as necessary. The resident will determine the extent of topic discussions needed to supplement the literature provided by the preceptor in addition to that found by the resident.

Preceptor: Amber Lucas, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP

Learning experience: Women’s and Children’s Health Office Phone: (913) 791-3500 x4856
Email: amber.lucas@olathehealth.org

Amber J. Lucas, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP is a Clinical Pharmacist at Olathe Medical Center. Dr. Lucas received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas and completed a pediatric focused PGY1 residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is getting her Masters in Business Administration in Healthcare Management from New England College with anticipated graduation in 2017. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and has BLS and ACLS certifications.

Dr. Lucas specializes in obstetrics and neonatology and precepts residents and students on Women's and Children's Health and Cardiology rotations. She has led multiple departmental initiatives related to neonatal and obstetric medication therapy management, patient safety, scheduling, and residency programs throughout her career at various institutions. She has published and presented on neonatal medication safety, work‐life balance, effective communication strategies and the practice model.

Dr. Lucas is actively involved in ASHP as Chair of the House of Delegates. She has served ASHP as Vice-Chair of the Clinical Leadership Section Advisory Group, a Kansas Delegate, and a national judge for the Clinical Skills Competition. She is a past-President of the Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacists. She was recognized as a Fellow of ASHP in 2009 and was honored as KCHP Pharmacist of the Year in 2012.

Dr. Lucas enjoys attending her three teenagers’ athletic events, wake-boarding, snow skiing, and muscle cars.