I have been an active member of the health care community in Northern California for over a quarter of a century. I received a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of the Pacific in 1987. I have been a licensed pharmacist in the State of California for 30 years. I am certified in Pharmacist Immunization Delivery and Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support, providing top-notch pharmaceutical care in a retail setting.
I have also recently graduated with a Masters of Public health degree from Grand Canyon University. I am currently seeking a full-time position as a health care professional focusing on optimal health care through public health practices. Now that I have the additional education focusing on public health, I plan to enhance my previous experience as a registered pharmacist of 30 years in my journey as a health care professional. I am now prepared to extend my experience in the health care community towards a broader horizon integrating both fields of pharmacy and public health.
It is my continued passion to serve my community, on a local, national, and global scale as a pharmacist and public health care provider.
- California State Board of Pharmacy, Registered Pharmacist PHY41039 (active).
- Advanced Immunization Certification by Collaborative Care August 2012
- Advanced CPR Certified with Basic Life Support
Exceptional patient care and interaction
Strong decision-making ability
Community health background
Drug utilization review
Strong clinical background
Efficient and accurate
Complex problem solving skills
Dedicated patient advocate
Low income and homeless populations
Patient counseling expert
Practicum Student Employee in Public Health Promotion 02/2015 to 03/2015
San Joaquin County Public Health Stockton, CA
My role as a practicum student employee was to help the Public Health department create an action plan for recruiting various types of community pharmacies, developing presentations for recruitment, and formulating useful communication tools and lines of communication (i.e. district manager phone lists and email addresses for county pharmacy association board members). This was strictly pre-program research and development. I would like to believe that my work will eventually contribute to the promotion of public health through community pharmacy, through the Million Hearts Campaign, and to the benefit of the community as a whole.
Staff Pharmacist 02/2013 to Current
Kelly's Drug Store/Foothills Drugs San Andreas, CA
This has been my first time working in a small community pharmacy. I love the rural environment. These are two vastly different stores owned by one of the pharmacists. Kelly's is the busier of the two (upwards of 400 prescriptions daily from 9am-6pm) and dated but the staff is well established which allows me to do my job more effectively. I am mostly filling, consulting, and conferencing with doctor's offices there. Foothills is almost 5 years old and since I have joined their crew we have grown from 100 prescriptions/day to the mid 300's/day. The software system there is very modern so I have more time and opportunity to interact with the customers. This job has been very rewarding with a supportive environment, especially while I pursued my Masters in Public Health.
Staff Pharmacist 07/2004 to 11/2012
Bel-Air Pharmacy Roseville, CA
And people say all we've done is count and pour... Add it all up and we've done quite a lot in one day, including but not limited to;
-Verified the validity and safety of medication orders.
-Provided critical information and advice to customers regarding possible drug interactions, side effects, dosage and proper medication storage.
-Communicated with doctors' offices about optimal health outcomes..
-Communicated with all customers and staff in a pleasant and professional manner.
-Maintained proper pharmacy and general safety procedures and standards, including department cleanliness.
Pharmacy Manager and Staff Pharmacist 04/1997 to 07/2004
Sav-on Pharmacy Sacramento, CA
Where do I begin? There were times when I was filling both positions at once . This was the decade of working 14 hour days plus weekends and holidays.
I was performing the previous list of services, often on a solo basis, and was promoted to Pharmacy Manager to also perform these additional priorities:
Maintained proper storage and security conditions for all drugs.
Maintained updated records such as pharmacy files, patient profiles, charge system files, inventories and poison or controlled drug registries.
Supervised pharmacy technicians' drug preparation and distribution activities to provide safe, efficient care for patients.
Evaluated cost effectiveness in everyday transactions to merge both company profit and patient advocacy.
Directed operations to increase efficiency and minimize patient wait times.
Maintained proper inventory levels, rotated stock and immediately complied with prescription drug recalls.
Maintained proper pharmacy and general safety procedures and standards, including department cleanliness.Maintained proper pharmacy and general safety procedures and standards, including department cleanliness.
Followed state and federal record keeping guidelines for legend drugs and controlled substances.
Appropriately resolved customer issues, complaints and questions.
Staff Pharmacist 03/1995 to 04/1997
Payless Pharmacy North Highlands, CA
Well, I won't ask you to read it again. So, my services as a pharmacist were very similar to those at Bel-Air, with the exception of immunizations.
Payless was a well-established retail pharmacy with a fast-paced workflow, large and efficient staff, and a load of experience for such a short time!
Staff Pharmacist 09/1987 to 03/1995
Albertson's Pharmacy Roseville, CA
As with Payless pharmacy, my Pharmacy services were similar to those at Bel-Air, excluding immunizations.
Albertson's was a new pharmacy so it was a nice starter job!
Education and Training
Master of Science: Public Health 2015
Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ, United States
At Grand Canyon University:
I have completed 48 units of study in this Masters of Public Health program.
I graduated with a 3.44 GPA.
I have been actively involved in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program in Calaveras County, California on a volunteer basis over the past few years. My Capstone project was a proposal for further documentation of long term positive health outcomes for patients, instructors, and communities through this program.
I completed my practicum at San Joaquin County Public Health Department where I created a workable action plan towards the integration of community pharmacists and public health education and promotion for a CDC grant.
It has long been a dream of mine to serve our society as a health care provider. The courses I have taken for this program have allowed me to learn and explore a broader scale of health care.
University of the Pacific Stockton, CA, USA
At the University of the Pacific:
I graduated 6th in my class.
I graduated Cum Laude in the Pharm.D. program that incorporated all studies relevant to clinical pharmacy training.
I received the Community Pharmacy Intern Award at graduation.
I was a Little Sister for the Kappa Psi fraternity.
I was a member of the S.A.Ph.A. government council.
I was a Student Adviser, one of four students chosen from our class to initiate this program at UOP School of Pharmacy.
I was busy!
High School Diploma 1982
Bishop Montgomery High School Torrance, CA, USA
At Bishop Montgomery:
I took several AP courses and tried to focus on science classes, as I has known I wanted to be a Pharmacist since I was 12 years old.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude and was awarded the Religion Award and Scholar Athlete of the Year Award upon graduation.
I lettered in cross-country, soccer, and track. I was a member of the Humanities Club and the church choir.
Associate of Arts: Pre-Pharmacy
El Camino Community College Torrance, CA, USA
At El Camino:
I did all of my undergraduate work and met all of the prerequisites for Pharmacy school.
My GPA was 3.75.
I have done an array of community services over the years...let's face it, I've had a lot of years to do them in!
Committee member of Calaveras County Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Support Group Leader, Guest Speaker, Newsletter Journalist, and Board Member of Western Neuropathy Association
Senior Citizen advocate and assistance
Blood pressure screening
Elementary school classroom aide and art docent
Cub Scout Den Leader
B.E.A.R. reading coordinator
Church choir member (though not the best, for sure!)
Community garden creator and advocate
Parish women's council
...and raised (actually, am still raising) four good kids (does that count?)
American Pharmaceutical Association
California Pharmaceutical Association
American Public Health Association
California Public Health Association
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