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Pharmacist

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted:
April 09, 2018

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Gheeaneswar “Raj” Nithoo

*** ********* ***** ***** *Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446 * 267-***-****

CAREER OBJECTIVE

To obtain a challenging position in the field of pharmacy to explore new applications of acquired skills and clinical experiences over last 14 years

EDUCATION

Registered Pharmacist Certification, Aug. 2002

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States of America

. Registered Pharmacist Certification, June 2004

Republic of Mauritius

Pharm.D Degree with minor in Marketing/Management, Dec. 2001

University of Pittsburgh / School of Pharmacy

Dean’s Honor List, Dec. 1996

. Registered Pharmacist Certification to Administer Injectables, Aug 2015

CPR certification, Jun. 2015

Role Shadow Program, March 1998

WPSHP, Western Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists

MEMBERSHIP

American Pharmaceutical Association

Occupied Business Manager Elect position

March 1998 – current

Pittsburgh International Student Organization/Pitt Pharmacy Alumni

Promotes cultural and social diversity

Aug. 1995 – current

AWARDS

International Smoking Cessation Specialist Certificate Program

June 2000

University of Pittsburgh / School of Pharmacy

Diploma in Information Technology

Oct. 1995

EXPERIENCE

August 2015 – Current

CVS Health Pharmacy / Registered Staff Pharmacist – Emerging Leader

Delivering Company purpose, modeling corporate values, and demonstrating genuine, authentic care for patients. In addition to leading and directing Pharmacy Staff, comprised of both staff Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians, being accountable for the management, oversight and operation of all aspects within the pharmacy. This includes:

• Patient Safety

• Pharmacy Professional Practice

• Regulatory Requirements

• Quality Assurance

• Customer Service

• Personnel Management

• Inventory Management

• Financial Profitability

• Loss Prevention

• Workflow Management

A key component of my role as Pharmacy Manager is keeping my customers and patients healthy through adoption and management of patient care programs. Additionally, my role and responsibilities include the following:

• Lead with Heart – display empathy and compassion for your patients, customers, caregivers and colleagues on your team

• Motivate, inspire and develop your Pharmacy Support Staff by balancing assignments that maximize colleagues’ strengths, address development opportunities and decrease knowledge gaps

• Identify critical business opportunities and meaningful solutions to drive growth and improve performance in your pharmacy

• Successfully implement those solutions by leading your team to achieve specified goals

• Adapt to change and adjust plans to thrive in a dynamic community healthcare setting

• Seek new ways to grow, collaborate with others and deliver better outcomes

• Align others around purpose to gain support and commitment

• Facilitate a ‘team’ culture that promotes caring, energy, enthusiasm and pride

• Apply acquired knowledge to help drive healthy outcomes and differentiate CVS from competitors

June 2010 – June 2014 Cigna Home Delivery Pharmacy.

Registered Staff Prescription Research & Customer Service Pharmacist

Contact physicians via telephone or fax for clarification of prescriptions

Ensure all prescriptions are dispensed as intended by physician

Monitor patient’s prescribed medication therapy for safety and efficacy to ensure the appropriate use of medications

Help achieve desired therapeutic outcomes and monitor for adverse effects and potential drug interactions

Answer drug information requests from other healthcare professionals and patient concerns about medications

Provide patient education for proper medication use, patient compliance, self-administration and storage of medications

Comply with federal and state regulations governing all aspects of the practice of pharmacy for each corresponding prescription and individual state rules and regulations across USA

Answer phone inquiries in a timely and accurate manner

Work with pharmacy technicians and customer service representatives to process mailrx queues, track patient orders, counsel on diabetic, smoking cessation, and injectables supplies

Feb 2004 – April 2010 Eckerd / Rite Aid Drug Store, INC.

Registered Staff Pharmacist Manager

Involved in ordering, receiving, and verifying controlled and

non-controlled substances orders

Performed drug utilization reviews before dispensing any

medications and provide appropriate patient counseling

Extensively trained in filling, compounding, and dispensing

medications

Performed daily departmental standard of operating procedures and management housekeeping from stores to stores efficiently to maintain competitive edge and maximize net gross profit

Involved in performing blood pressure, smoking cessation and diabetes screenings

April 2002 – Jan 2004 ACME Retail Pharmacy

Registered Undistributed/Floating Pharmacist

Extensively trained in filling, compounding, and dispensing

medications as a floating pharmacist in different ACME pharmacy

settings per protocol

Involved in performing blood pressure and diabetes screenings

Order, receive, and verify controlled and non-controlled

substances orders as needed

Performed drug utilization reviews before dispensing any

medications and provide appropriate patient counseling

Performed daily departmental standard of operating procedures

and management housekeeping from stores to stores efficiently

Dec. 2001 – March 2002 CVS / Pharmacy D.S, INC.

Post-Graduated Pharmacist Intern

Worked in different store settings and interacted with

different pharmacists and health care physicians

Trained in filling, compounding, and dispensing medications in

high volume CVS/Pharmacy stores

Graduate Program Experiences

Nov. 2001 – Dec. 2001 ACME Retail Pharmacy

Community Retail Pharmacy

Student Pharmacist Intern

Involved in performing blood pressure screenings and counseling outpatients on proper compliance and administration of

medications

Assisted in ordering, receiving, and verifying controlled and

non-controlled substances orders

Extensively trained in filling, compounding, and dispensing

medications

Oct. 2001 – Nov. 2001 Frankford Health Care System/Jefferson Health System

Acute Care Practice

Student Pharmacist Intern

Participated in morning rounds and made recommendations to

doctors on optimal individualized cost effective therapies

Actively participated in drug utilization reviews

Presented multiple seminars; Enteral Nutrition, IV medications, Sedation, Insulin Lantus/Diabetes Mellitus to the rounding

health care team weekly

Sept. 2001 – Oct. 2001 GlaxoSmithkline Consumer HealthCare/Medical Affairs

Pharmaceutical Industry Practice

Student Pharmacist Intern

Reviewed and trained with respect to the departmental SOP, Standard of Operating Procedures

Reviewed relevant information on International Conference on Harmonization guidelines for worldwide harmony in safety reporting

Assisted Medical Information Specialist on special adverse

events reporting from UK

Aug. 2001 – Sept. 2001 LifeCare Hospital of Pittsburgh, INC.

Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Student Pharmacist Intern

Completed and trained in preparing pharmacotherapeutic

projects, ADR reporting, drug monographs and DUE

Received rigorous training in I.V preparations, admixture

compounding and unit dose dispensing

EXPERIENCE

July 2001 – Aug. 2001 Montefiore University Hospital

Internal Medicine Pharmacy Practice

Student Pharmacist Intern

Provided discharge medication counseling as appropriate to

patients’ needs

Interpreted dose adjustments in collaboration with medical

team on I.V antibiotics

Proposed therapeutic plans as an integral member of the

rounding health care team and responded to drug information requests

when indicated

June 2001 – July 2001 UPMC Presbyterian / Critical Care

Acute Care Practice

Student Pharmacist Intern

Extensive training in drug monitoring and clinical drug

utilization reviews

Intensive training in working in collaboration with

cardiovascular surgeons on appropriate drug selection in acute, and

chronic inpatients settings

May 2001 – June 2001 UPMC Presbyterian /Anticoagulation Clinic

Ambulatory Care Practice

Student Pharmacist Intern

Provided anticoagulation pharmaceutical care services both to inpatients and outpatients

Able to work up patients’ chart, come up with appropriate

recommendations and interventions, and perform patient counseling on

anticoagulation treatment

Sept. 1997 – June 2000 CVS / Pharmacy D.S, INC.

Student Pharmacy Intern

Utilized pharmacy computer system to fill prescriptions,

recorded patients’ profiles, monitored interactions, and determined

pricing

Retrieved and filled automated call-in refills using Rx 2000

Transferred prescriptions from and to within CVS network

Operated computerized check-out register and drive-thru system

OTHER DATA / PERSONAL INTERESTS

Multilingual; speak and write fluently English, French, Hindi, and

French Creole

Enjoy travel as an International Pharmacist

Passion for western classical art music as hobby

Member of Bharatiya Hindu Temple; promotes cultural diversity and social

events in celebration of several observed Hindu festivals

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

Available upon request

REFERENCES

Daniel D. Fronczek Jr., R.Ph Paul Samolovitch

Pharmacy Supervisor District Manager

CVS D.S, Inc # 2348 CVS/Pharmacy

3440, Forbes Avenue 7404 Church Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Swissvale, PA 15218

412-***-**** 412-***-****

Fax: 412-***-**** Fax: 412-***-****

Meredith L. Rose, Pharm.D Jennifer Jesse, B.S,R.Ph.

Clinical Pharmacist / Ambulatory Care ACME Pharmacy Manager

200, Lothrop Street 1150, Welsh Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582 Lansdale, PA 19446

412-***-**** 215-***-****

Fax: 412-***-**** Fax: 215-***-****

Corinna Baughman, Pharm.D Scott Lovenstein, Pharm.D

Clinical Pharmacist/GSK Medical Affairs Clinical Coordinator

100, Beecham Drive Frankford Health Care System

P.O Box 1467 Red Lions/Knights Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15230 Philadelphia, PA 10114

412-***-**** 215-***-****

Fax: 412-***-**** Fax: 215-***-****

Sri Pinninti, R.Ph Lenore Kelley, R.Ph

Regional Vice President Chief Pharmacy Operation Manager

Rite Aid Corporation Cigna Home Delivery Pharmacy

30 Hunter Lane 206 Welsh Road

Camp Hill, PA 17011 Horsham, PA 19044

717-***-**** 215-***-****

Fax: 215-***-****

Mwesigwa Mutashobya, R.Ph Marvin Mazer, R.Ph

Clinical Customer Service Pharmacist Clinical Mail Order Pharmacist

206 Welsh Road 206 Welsh Road

Horsham, PA 19044 Horsham, PA 19044

215-***-****/267-***-**** 215-***-****/215-***-****

REFERENCES

Sadeck Vawda,R.Ph,General Manager

Unicorn (MSJ Ltd)/Gerval Pharmacy

AJA and NKAS Registered Pharmacy Company

P.O Box 397,18N,Frere Felix De Valois St

Port-Louis, Mauritius

Tel: 011 230-***-****

Fax: 011 230-***-****

Email: ac427l@r.postjobfree.com

Kumar Gunness,R.Ph, CEO and Chairman

Unicorn (MSJ Ltd)/Gerval Pharmacy

AJA and NKAS Registered Pharmacy Company

P.O Box 397,18N,Frere Felix De Valois St

Port-Louis, Mauritius

Tel: 011 230-***-****

Fax: 011 230-***-****

Email: ac427l@r.postjobfree.com

Allen G. Whisler, PharmD, RPh CVS Health District Pharmacy Supervisor Region 21, District 3 1200 Market Street, Lemoyne, PA 17043

Cell 717-***-****

Fax 401-***-****

Voicemail 401-***-****

Email ac427l@r.postjobfree.com

Andreas Chandra, PharmD, RPh CVS Health District Pharmacy Supervisor Region 21, District 3 1200 Market Street, Lemoyne, PA 17043

Cell 717-***-****

Fax 401-***-****

Voicemail 401-***-****

Email ac427l@r.postjobfree.com



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