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Pharmacy Technician Medical

Location:
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted:
August 30, 2017

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Brian Punnoose

**** ********** *****, ***# ***

Allentown, PA 18103

Telephone: (215) *** - ****

Email:ac127i@r.postjobfree.com

Objective

To seek a pharmacist position in a very challenging pharmacy setting where I can continue to expand my knowledge base and improve patient quality of care.

Education

August 2004 - May 2010 Doctor of Pharmacy - May 2010

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Awards and Honors

Fall 2003 - 2004 Bachelor of Arts Degree - Central High School

Professional Experience

Sept 2016- Current Pharmacist: St Luke’s Hospital Monroe Campus

100 St. Luke's Lane, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

•Typed and entered medication orders

•Received, read and interpret prescriptions for Pre-op, Intra-op and Post-Op orders.

•Reviewed orders for adult, pediatric patients for appropriateness

•Interacted with physicians to call prescriber's attention to medication interactions and effects as well as overdoses and incompatibilities

•Reviewed and Compounded sterile and non-sterile Intravenous solutions as well as oral medications

•Interacted with physicians, physician assistants and nurses to answer all drug inquiries and assist with Accudose malfunctions

• Reviewed antibiotic dosing per renal assessment, weight based and aged based dosing

•Monitored Coumadin, Vancomycin therapy and Aminoglycoside therapy,

•Review Non-formulary requests, suggested alternatives, interacted with hospital purchaser to procure medications

•Reviewed and validated heparin according to cardiac and non-cardiac protocols

•Completed medication reconciliation for inpatient profiles

•Operated Epic, carousel and Accudose technology proficiently

•Prepared patient specific Intravenous Medications as well as Bulk Intravenous stock solutions

•Renally-dosed patient medications as well as reviewed CRRT and dialysis medications

•Reviewed and recommended alternative therapies for non-formulary orders

Jan 2016- Sept 2016 Overnight Pharmacist: Albert Einstein Medical Center

5501 Old York Road, Philadelphia, PA 19141

Typed and entered medication orders

Received, read and interpret prescriptions for inpatients including Pediatric, NICU, transplant, ICU, SICU, OR and cardiac patients

Interacted with physicians to call prescriber's attention to medication interactions and effects as well as overdoses or incompatibilities

Reviewed and Compounded sterile and non-sterile Intravenous solutions as well as oral solutions

Interacted with physicians, physician assistants and nurses to answer all drug inquiries and assist with Accudose malfunctions

Reviewed Non-formulary requests, suggested alternatives, interacted with hospital pharmacist to procure medications

Reviewed and validated heparin according to cardiac and non-cardiac protocols

Dispensed and replenished crash carts and code trays

Dispensed and replenished floor request for narcotic stock

Coordinated receipt and delivery of medications to and from sister hospital

Reviewed, monitored and suggested patient appropriate antimicrobial therapy

May 2016- August 2016 Part Time Pharmacist: Holy Redeemer Hospital

1648 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook, PA

Typed and entered medication orders

Received, read and interpret prescriptions for inpatients

Interacted with physicians to call prescriber's attention to medication interactions and effects as well as overdoses or incompatibilities

Reviewed and Compounded sterile and non-sterile Intravenous solutions as well as oral solutions

Interacted with physicians, physician assistants and nurses to answer all drug inquiries and assist with Accudose malfunctions

Reviewed Non-formulary requests, suggested alternatives, interacted with hospital pharmacist to procure medications

Sept. 2012-January 2016 Pharmacist: The Reading Hospital and Medical Center

Sixth Avenue and Spruce Street, West Reading, PA 19611 Lead Pharmacist

Supervised daily pharmacist activities, pharmacy tech activities, pharmacy workflow, address day to day issues

Implemented and maintained new projects and provided education and presentations to both clinical and staff pharmacists

Coordinated scheduling adjustments, reassigning individuals

Coordinated restocking all code tray crash carts restocking and expiring and replacing of carts and trays

Assisted Implementing Niche Care for the elderly

Typed and entered medication orders

Received, read and interpret prescriptions for cardiac outpatients as well as inpatients

Reviewed orders for adult and pediatric patients for appropriateness

Interacted with physicians to call prescriber's attention to medication interactions and effects as well as overdoses or incompatibilities

Reviewed and Compounded sterile and non-sterile Intravenous solutions as well as oral medications

Interacted with physicians, physician assistants and nurses to answer all drug inquiries and assist with Omnicell malfunctions

Reviewed antibiotic dosing as part of Rx to dose and surgical prophylaxis protocol

Monitored Coumadin, Vancomycin therapy and Aminoglycoside therapy, ordering and assessing lab values when appropriate in informing physicians about clinical decisions

Review Non-formulary requests, suggested alternatives, interacted with hospital pharmacist to procure medications

Reviewed and validated heparin according to cardiac and non-cardiac protocols

Reviewed and assessed DKA as well as alcohol withdrawal protocols

Completed medication reconciliation for inpatient profiles

Operated Siemens Pharmacy Clinical Workspace, Netacess, Kinetidex, Epic and Omnicell, Simplify, Baxa Pump

Prepared patient specific Intravenous Medications as well as Bulk Intravenous stock solutions

Renally-dosed patient medications as well as reviewed CRRT and dialysis medications

Reviewed and recommended alternative therapies for non-formulary orders

Participated in both Lead and Non-sterile products meeting to improve the efficiency of the pharmacy workflow

Currently attend and participate in employee led review/discussions for BCPS preparation

Transcribed admission orders

Nov 2011- August 2012 Pharmacist: Blanchfield Army Community Hospital: Department of Defense

650 Joel Drive, Fort Campbell, KY 42223

Overnight Inpatient Pharmacist

Dispensed both prescription and non-prescription pharmaceuticals to outpatients

Received, read and interpret prescriptions for outpatients written by medical hospitalists

Successfully attained and relayed medication transfers to and from different pharmacies

Typed and entered medication orders

lnteracted with physicians to call prescriber's attention to medication interactions and effects as well as overdoses or incompatibilities

Counseled patients on adverse effects and resolved drug question inquiries

Re-filled both regular and narcotic medications as were appropriate per policy

Worked as a floating pharmacist to check multiple windows as needed at Town center Pharmacy, Byrd pharmacy and Main Inpatient pharmacy

Assessed and resolved drug interactions and warnings

Completed medication reconciliation for inpatient profiles

Operated CHCS, ESSENTRIS, AHLTA, GSL, Omni-cell and Script Pro pharmacy workflow systems

Received and continue to receive appropriate training in topics regarding HIPPA, sexual harassment and other topics as needed

Completed BLS training and received Certification

January 2007 - May 2010 Pharmacy Technician: Philadelphia VA Medical Center

3900 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Inpatient Pharmacy Technician

Filled and delivered medication orders, medication carts, crash carts, rapid response trays, and OR trays

Filled and delivered narcotic medications

Prepared intravenous solutions and chemotherapy medications

Maintained Pyxis stock

Filled and maintained Omnicell

Stocked fluids and extracted expired medications

Managed pharmacy stock by performing weekly cycle counts

Licensure/Certifications

2011 Pennsylvania Pharmacist License- # RP445534

2017- ACLS Certification

2017- BLS certification

2017- Immunization Certification

References

Available upon request



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