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Professional Summary

Multi-state licensed pharmacist with experience delivering high-quality pharmaceutical care in retail settings. Combine clinical skills with business acumen and a proven ability to grow pharmacy revenues. Research, prepare and dispense medications and other pharmaceuticals according to professional standards and legal requirements.

Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Pharmaceutical Sciences 1989 Albany College of Pharmacy Albany, NY, USA Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professional Experience
Pharmacy Manager 09/2017 to Current 222 Cheslea Pharmacy (Specialty) New York, NY
  • Directly oversee day to day operations at the pharmacy retail level
  • Complete drug utilization reviews, to ensure proper dosage, drug interactions, allergies and contra-indicated medications
  • Review and audit all drug orders, third party transactions and relevant documentation.
  • Effectively prioritized task and organized workflow to increase efficiency.
  • Complete accurate cycle counts, inventory management and will-calls for customers.
  • Provide excellent client customer service to internal as well as external customers to include counseling on all medications if needed.
  • Considered an industry expert equipped with the ability to give immediate direction and leadership to rectify any issues
  • Ensure all controlled substance medications are counted and secured.
  • Ensure the facility is secured at all times
  • Complete annual requirements of continuing pharmaceutical education (CPE) and training.
Pharmacist 02/1991 to 08/2017 Rite Aid Pharmacy Fredericksburg, VA
  • Fill and screen more than 700 prescriptions (new and refills) weekly, progressive career with supervisory assignments in multiple states.
  • Lead initiatives to improve the quality of pharmaceutical care, train, supervise and lead pharmacy technicians on daily operations and protocol for the safe handling, safeguarding, and dispensing of controlled substances.
  • Compile purchase orders to replenish inventory, procure, store and dispense pharmaceutical products, controlled substances and over the counter medications; rotate merchandise, process returns on outdated or recalled medications.
  • Check and verify prescriptions; collaborate with patient physicians to resolve interpretation problems and discuss treatment plans; verify patient identification and process insurance claims. 
  • Answer customer questions pertaining to clinical diagnoses, educate patients; recommend changes in drug therapy or diet, counsel patients on adverse drug reactions and drug interactions, precautions for use of medicines (drug-food interactions, drug-drug interactions).
  • Prepare compounds for medications, apply standard formulas, weigh, measure and mix ingredients.
  • Complete annual requirements of continuing pharmaceutical education (CPE); attend industry trade show, seminars and conferences to maintain currency on subjects including but not limited to clinical research and disease state management.
  • Create and maintain pharmacy records and files, organize patient records and medication profiles, produce internal and external reports pertaining to pharmacy operations.
  • Recognized as Pharmacist of the Year (numerous occasions), recipient of multiple incentive awards.
  • Implement loss prevention measures, secure pharmacy, report security violations to store management; monitor daily operations to ensure quality.
  • Perform point of sale (POS) and cash transactions, process credit cards and personal checks, operate cash registers, balance cash drawers.
  • Interpersonal communicator, develop a rapport with regular customers, ensure customer satisfaction through efficient service and concern for their wellbeing.
Licenses

Licensed Pharmacist ID# (036), Dept. of Health, State of Va.


Licensed Pharmacist ID# (040514) Dept. of Health, State of NY.
Certifications
Certification: Immunizations
Certification: CPR/BLS/ACLS AHA
Additional Information
  • Reference available upon request
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Summary
Results-driven licensed pharmacist with over 20 years of experience in retail, specialty, hospital, sterile and non sterile pharmacy environments. Recognized as an effective leader in Pharmacy management utilizing open and clear communication, excellent time management skills and the ability to conform to deadlines. Customer service focused, dependable and multitask oriented.
Accomplishments
  • Operations Management: Managed ImprimisRx as PIC, Customer Service and Facilities Manager which resulted in a 20% reduction of overall operational costs Project Management: Spearheaded the installation of two new computer programs Lifefile and PCCA's The Compounder) which resulted in improved communication to the corporate headquarters and the ability to access information of other locations leading increased customer service throughout the US.
  • Staff Development: Mentored and trained customer service staff during the growth of the department and company which enhanced overall customer satisfaction by 25%.
Skills
  • USP 795/797/800 knowledge and Leadership/communication skills
  • Sterile Compounding knowledge (TPN, Cardioplegia, Chemotherapy, IV, Pain )
  • Licensed in OR and PA
  • Management
  • Clinical experience with HIV, Hepatitis C, Oral Oncology REMS Programs
  • Transplant
  • Community pharmacy management
  • Prolific in Microsoft Excel, Word, Office
  • Immunization Certification 
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
  • Certified in Oral Contraceptive Dispensing
  • Trained in Metabolic Testing 
  • Certified in Oral Contraceptive Dispensing
  • MTM Certified
  • APhA Opioid Course Certification
  • MTM Certified
  • Excellent communication
Experience
08/2017 to Current
Staff Pharmacist Walmart Pharmacy Klamath Falls, OR

Currently working in a high volume situation which focuses on patient care. Duties including checking prescriptions, managing technicians counselling of patients and  administering immunizations. Also, trained in patient screening on blood sugar and A1c testing, body mass index and cholesterol. Certified through Oregon State University in the dispensing of Oral Contraceptives. Trained in evaluating Opioid precriptions utilizing CDC Guidelines and therapeutic management. Raised patient adherence rates to first place in the market.

05/2017
Clinical Pharmacist Enclara Pharmacia Philadelphia, PA Call center position dealing directly with hospice nurses documenting drug regimens. Reviewed patients' regimens  for appropriate therapy and dosage. Recommended adjuvant therapy based on patient symptoms and need for certain therapies. Also verified prescriptions for accuracy and controlled substance rules and regulations based on hospice guidelines.
11/2016 to 02/2017
Clinical Pharmacist OptumRx/Futurescripts Philadelphia, PA
  • Prior Authorization Clinical Pharmacist making clinical evaluations on the appropriateness of all therapies requiring prior authorization.
  • Conducted Peer to Peer reviews with prescribers in the appeals process.
09/2016 to 11/2016
Clinical Pharmacist Cigna Horsham, PA
  • Evaluated prescription orders in the Specialty Rx Department.
  • Reviewed technician entered orders for accuracy, dosage appropriateness drug/medication interactions.
11/2015 to 08/2016
Pharmacist in Charge/Facilities Manager Folcroft, PA
11/2015 to 02/2016
Pharmacy Supervisor
  • Promoted to PIC position in 2/16.
  • Oversaw entire facility operations including pharmacy, customer service, billing and shipping departments.
  • Communicate policy and procedure changes, system enhancements, and clinical updates to all pharmacy staff as the facility changed over from TAG Pharmacy to ImprimisRx.
  • Ensure the proper training and documentation of yearly technician compentencies.
  • Led PCAB, ACHC and FDA inspections.
08/2015 to 11/2015
Community Pharmacist Makefield Town Pharmacy Yardley, PA
  • Performed extensive patient counseling and OTC recommendation.
  • Outreach and continual contact with local physicians' offices and staff for patient medication management.
03/2012 to 05/2015
Staff Pharmacist CVS/CarePlus Pharmacy Philadelphia, PA
  • Initializing started as Checking Pharmacist for HIV,Transplant, Hepatits C prescriptions.
  • Promoted to Oncology Department to oversee the handling of Celgene REMS products including Revlimid, Thalomid and Pomalyst.
  • Through time management technique and organizational skills improved the overall efficiency and dispensing of prescriptions.
  • Counseled patients and maintained REMS program, paperwork, reported ADE and followed up on all reports.
  • Managed the high dollar inventory of the department and increased the turn rate of inventory.
04/2010 to 03/2012
Staff Pharmacist Temple Hospital PT Pool Pharmacist Philadelphia, PA
  • Interpreted and entered generated orders.
  • Reviewed orders for appropriateness based on dosage and patient parameters.
  • Prepared IV solutions including Chemotherapy, IVIG and medications for MRI and CAT Scan procedures.
  • Maintained Pyxis Stations and ordered and maintained inventory.
03/2007 to 03/2012
Staff Pharmacist/Supervisor Central Admixture Pharmacy Services Horsham, PA
  • Compounded TPN, Cardioplegia, Pain Management and Unit Dose Solutions per physician custom order.
  • Oversaw the compounding of orders using BAXA em2400 PUMPS.
  • Supervise technicians during the compounding process to ensure aseptic technique and that SOPs were followed.
  • Interface with hospital pharmacy staff when orders needed further evaluation.
01/1998 to 03/2007
Pharmacist Manager Towne Pharmacy NJ
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Pharmacy University of the Sciences Philadelphia, PA Pharmacy
Skills
aseptic technique, billing, C, Chemotherapy, Clinical experience, communication skills, Oral, counseling, customer service, documentation, inventory, Leadership, medication management, Microsoft Excel, Office, Word, Oncology, organizational skills, Pain Management, Self-motivated, shipping, technician, time management
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Professional Summary
Efficient, self motivated and customer oriented pharmacist with 12 years of professional work experience.  Seeking part time position to further develop knowledge and expertise while simultaneously contributing to an organization dedicated to patient care. Overall goal includes enhancing the patient experience by leveraging comprehensive pharmacy experience.
Skill Highlights
  • Strong Consultation Skills
  • Skilled in Medication Therapy Management
  • Superior Time Management Skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Thrives in Face Paced, Dynamic Work Environments
  • Exceptional Patient Care Interaction
  • Strong Multitasking Skills
  • Strong Leadership Skills
Work History
10/2017 to Current
Staff Pharmacist Carezone Pharmacy Nashville, TN
  • Effectively prioritize tasks and organize workflow to increase efficiency.
  • Communicate regularly with physicians, nurses, insurance companies and managed care organizations.
  • Complete new and update patient profiles, including lists of patient medications.
  • Correctly complete pharmacy paperwork, including daily and weekly reports.
  • Provide medication therapy management to patients.
  • Check prescriptions for appropriate dosage, drug interactions, allergies and contra-indications before dispensing medications.
  • Resolve/diffuse customer service related issues.
03/2016 to 10/2017
Staff Pharmacist (Full Time 40 hrs/wk) CVS Specialty Pharmacy Bartlett, Tennessee

Key Achievements 

  • Lead  team of 8 pharmacy technicians to efficiently pick, pack, and ship up to 1500 prescription orders daily.
  • Optimize processes to sustain quality and patient experience.

Responsibilities 

  • Comply with REMs program for various specialty medications ensuring safety and risk mitigation with high risk drugs.
  • Routine ADR reporting.
  • Assist with interviewing, training, and coaching pharmacy technician staff.
  • Document, track, and resolve quality assurance issues.
  • Partner closely with pharmacy supervisor to determine areas of pharmacy operations needing improvement and implementing plans of action.
  • Resolve/diffuse customer service related issues.
  • Perform medication profile reviews and document interventions.
  • Patient consultation regarding specialty medications.
  • Perform prescription verification.
  • Dispense both scheduled and non scheduled substances according to state and federal law guidelines. 
  • Communicate with other health care professionals via telephone or written communication to assess patients needs, that necessary labs are provided, and outcomes. 
09/2012 to 03/2016
Clinical Pharmacist (Full Time 40 hrs/wk) Enclara Pharmacia Memphis, TN

Key Achievements 

  • Selected to join a small team of staff designated to handle special accounts in order to provide individualized care to clients with unique requirements. 
  • Recognized consistently through client feedback for service and reliability. 

Responsibilities 

  • Served as a palliative care clinician for hospice patients in a medication management support center, providing end-of-life pain and symptom management to improve patient quality of life and outcomes.
  • Demonstrated and relayed to clients, thorough knowledge of our formulary, as well as individualized custom formularies specific to certain clients.
  •  Communicated/Consulted with nurses and physicians via telephone/email to concerning treatment options.
  • Monitored/Assessed  patient outcomes by interpreting lab values , physical assessment data and other diagnostic parameters available as provided by nursing staff. 
  • Documented patient care interventions for outcomes measures
  • Assisted clients in selecting cost effective, appropriate formulary alternatives for high cost medications, and clarify step therapy protocol.
  • Assisted with adjudication of fee for service, as well as PBM claims and performed drug utilization reviews to ensure appropriateness of therapy and to identify medication related issues or interactions.
  • Kept accurate records of patient or medication related issues and information, lab results, and recommended adjustments when necessary.
  • Verified that prescriptions faxes for medication orders are entered into the computer system accurately before being sent for order fulfillment and shipment.
  • Ensured that DEA and all other pertinent regulations were followed when processing prescription drug orders
  • Used problem solving and analytical skills to prevent or resolve potential medication related issues by working with other health care professionals to develop appropriate care plans for patients.
  • Addressed concerns from clients regarding product selection to promote cost effectiveness and further alignment of our hospice partners with CMS guidelines for hospice.
  • Worked in a call center environment, demonstrating strong communication, and interpersonal skills while maintaining positive client relationships
  • Assisted with training of new pharmacist personnel.
  • Authorized dispensing of both scheduled and non scheduled substances according to state and federal regulations.
03/2012 to 09/2012
Staff Pharmacist (Full Time 40 hrs/wk) Wal-Mart Pharmacy Memphis, TN

Key Achievements 

  • Worked directly with Pharmacy  Manager to assist with daily operations, in absence of assistant pharmacy manager. 

Responsibilities

  • Oversaw prescription dispensing activities by ensuring technicians fill for accurate medication, dosage form, and apply proper labeling.
  • Ensured Tennessee and Federal pharmacy regulations are upheld in filling all prescriptions, especially controlled substances.
  • Maintained accurate and complete records as well as inventory control, drug counts.
  • Performed medication profile reviews to assure safety and appropriateness of drug therapy to prevent drug related issues or interactions, duplicate therapy, allergic reactions, toxicities, or to detect non compliance concerns.
  • Kept patient medication profiles accurate and up to date.
  • Identified drug interactions, or issues and addressed them with patient and physician when necessary.
  • Assisted with new technician/pharmacist training.
  • Suggested alternative medications or therapeutic interchange when applicable.
  • Identified medications requiring prior authorization and work with physicians to provide cost effective formulary alternatives
  • Processed third party billing and assisted with resolution of billing issues.
12/2011
Staff Pharmacist Overnight (70hrs/wk) 7 days on 7 days off Walgreens Pharmacy Memphis, TN

Key Achievements 

  • Independently devised processes to ensure accuracy and quality to compensate for being the sole employee on staff overnight. 
  • Successfully multitasked duties and met order ready commitments continuously, while providing excellent customer service.

Responsibilities 

  • Administered immunizations, and blood pressure screenings, as well as follow up with patients to monitor progress.
  • Compounded prescription medications when necessary per physicians request.
  • Ensured Tennessee and Federal pharmacy regulations were upheld in filling all prescriptions, especially controlled substances.
  • Maintained accurate and complete records as well as inventory control, drug counts.
  • Performed medication profile reviews to assure safety and appropriateness of drug therapy, prevent drug related issues or interactions, duplicate therapy, allergic reactions, toxicities, and to detect non compliance concerns.
  • Identified drug interactions, or issues and addressed them with patient and physician suggesting therapeutic interchange when applicable.
  • Assisted Medicare patients with plan selection in order to reduce out of pocket medical costs to patient.
  • Processed third party billing and resolved billing issues.
Education
2005
Pharm D. :
Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy - New Orleans, LA
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Professional Summary
Pharmacist with demonstrated versatility in adapting to ever-increasing complexity in the health care industry. Committed to providing quality pharmaceutical care as an essential link in disease management.
Skills
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Skilled in clinical interventions
  • Accurate pharmaceutical calculations
  • Prescription drug interaction assessment
  • Extensive knowledge in Centriq, AHT, QS1, Greenway, Meditech, and Pyxis computer systems
Experience
Clinical Pharmacist, 07/2001 to Current
Motion Picture Television Fund Woodland Hills, CA
  • Display patient-oriented and comprehensive clinical pharmacy services and pharmaceutical care.
  • Screen prescriptions for appropriate drug therapy, strength, dosage form, drug interactions, and therapeutic intervention.
  • Properly clean and maintain department equipment such as IV hoods.
  • Compound and repackage medications, including unit-doses, topical medications and sterile products.
  • Provide drug information and consultation to patients to enhance compliance.
  • Perform monthly skilled nursing facility chart reviews.
  • Inspect nurses stations drug storage sites, monitor drug supply expiration dates, and ensure proper supply levels.
  • Monitor patients in acute geriatric behavior health unit using extensive knowledge in geriatric dosing and safety.
  • Performed inpatient hospital packaging, labeling, and dispensing intravenous admixture solutions.
Staff Pharmacist, 02/2000 to 09/2003
Savon Pharmacy Simi Valley, CA
  • Properly filled and dispensed an average of 800 prescriptions per day. 
  • Provided information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage,  and proper medication storage.
  • Collaborated with other health care professionals to plan and monitor the effectiveness of drug regimens, providing advice on drug applications.
  • Analyzed prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive usage or harmful interactions
  • Staff Pharmacist, 09/1996 to 11/1999
    Community Distributors Stirling, NJ
    • Filled, compounded, and dispensed prescription medication.
    • Consulted patients on appropriate drug therapy.
    • Supervised staff and conducted purchase orders.
    • Managed inventory control and accurate record keeping
    • Effectively resolved insurance billing rejections and other billing issues.
    Education/Certifications
    Bachelor of Science: Pharmacy, 1996
    Long Island University School Of Pharmacy - Brooklyn, New York


    • American Heart Association approved Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
    • AphA accredited Immunization Delivery certification
    • AphA certified in Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services (MTM)
    • Member of California Pharmacist Association
    • National Provider Number 117
    • References available upon request