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Manager Pharmacy

Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary:
130000
Posted:
October 08, 2018

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Executive Summary

Clinical pharmacist with scientific expertise in medical writing, creating manuscripts and teaching various topics.

Highly skilled at presenting to a dynamic audience including academics, medical professionals, and colleagues.

Completed two research projects and presented findings at various symposiums.

Chair of new practitioner committee and director of local county association.

Research Experience

“Effectiveness of Pharmacist Use of Electronic Medical Record to Identify Adults at Risk for Anaphylaxis Without Access to Epinephrine for Self-Administration (EPI Rph)”

Independent Research Study, Dr. Autumn Stewart May 2014-May 2015

“A Pilot Project in the PharmD Curriculum to Enhance Student Pharmacist Confidence in Application of Evidence Based Guidelines and Making Physician Recommendations”

Group Research Project, Dr. Jamie McConaha May 2013-April 2014

Publications

Stewart A, Sulkowski K. Pharmacist use of the electronic medical record to identify adults at risk for anaphylaxis without epinephrine for self-administration. JAPhA 2017. 57;2:e1-5.

Teaching Experience

Managed Care Pharmacy

Duquesne University PY1 Program August 1, 2018

GERD, Nausea, Vomiting, and Peptic Ulcer Disease

University of Pittsburgh Physician Assistant Program June 4, 2018

Formulary Management and the Decision-Making Process

Duquesne University Branding of Clinical Services Elective Guest Lecture April 18, 2018

Managed Care Pharmacy

Duquesne University PY2 Program February 16, 2018

The Day in the Life of a Managed Care Pharmacist

Duquesne University PY3 Program October 18, 2017

Day in the Life of a Managed Care Pharmacist

Duquesne University AMCP Student Chapter October 10, 2017

UPMC Managed Care

Duquesne University Weekend Program May 12, 2017

Managed Care Pharmacy

Duquesne University PY3 Program November 16, 2016

Introduction to Managed Care and Pharmacy & Therapeutics

Duquesne University AMCP Student Chapter October 11, 2016

Managed Care: A Career

Duquesne University PY1 Weekend Program May 8, 2016

Managed Care: A Career

Duquesne University Healthcare Supply Chain Course October 30, 2015

Introduction to Managed Care

Duquesne University AMCP Student Chapter September 8, 2015

Education

Duquesne University

PharmD, Mylan School of Pharmacy, Cum Laude August 2009-May 2015

3.69 GPA

Licensure

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Pharmacist License # RP-449886 July 2015-Present

Authorization to Administer Injectables # RPI-009963 July 2015-Present

Intern License # PI-115130 December 2011-July 2015

Pharmacy Work Experience

UPMC Health Plan Clinical Pharmacy Specialist January 2017-Present

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Manager: Erin Brown, PharmD

Participated in meetings, committees, and work groups both internally and externally as assigned.

Maintained a solid understanding of the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, DPW, CMS and the National Committee for Quality Assurance, specifically as they relate to the expectations of pharmacy operations. Ensured compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements of clinical functions.

Prepared for all P&T Committee meetings, ensuring all recommendations for both new drugs and new policies are appropriate and have been discussed with subject matter experts. Presented these assignments succinctly and at a suitable pace, volume, and speed and answered all questions.

Critically reviewed medication based prior authorization requests for approval/denial against standard criteria and supported the pharmacy call center by answering the phone queue to assist call representatives.

Duquesne University Evaluator August 2016-June 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Manager: Amy Woods, PharmD

Utilized PharmEd Plus to evaluate student assignments throughout their final professional year of pharmacy school.

Assessed assignments using the Likert Scale and track progress throughout the academic school year.

Served as the liaison between the students and the Director of Experiential Education.

Gateway Health Plan® Clinical Pharmacist July 2015-January 2017

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Manager: Michelle Gross, RPh

Monitored FDA-approvals, drug manufacturer pipelines, assessed drug utilization reports, wrote drug monographs for Committee review, and developed management programs such as prior authorization, dose and duration edits, quantity limits, step edits, generic and sampling.

Clinically reviewed utilization management requests, consulted Medical Directors when appropriate, and researched appeals in accordance with regulatory guidelines.

Participated on cross-functional committees to develop clinical and operational initiatives and assist in the completion of comprehensive medication reviews, along with targeted medication reviews.

Rite Aid Part-Time Pharmacist July 2015-July 2017

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Manager: Katherine Moldovan, PharmD

Received, filled, and dispensed prescriptions in a timely fashion using patient profiles to assess appropriateness of the medication and screen for possible drug-drug interactions.

Contacted third party payers and physicians in regard to a patients’ rejected claims and insurance limits when necessary.

Administered vaccinations per protocol and complete additional duties within the pharmacy as required.

Pharmacy Internships

Gateway Health Plan September 2014-May 2015

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Preceptor: Eric Yarnell, RPh, MPM

Developed Delaware Medicaid formulary based on the Delaware Preferred Drug List (PDL) under the supervision of a pharmacist and attended conference calls with the pharmacy benefit manager to facilitate the creation of the formulary.

Analyzed and evaluated age edits on medications on the Delaware formulary to ensure accordance with FDA-approved indications.

Created prior authorization criteria documents for Pennsylvania Medicare Part D utilization management policies.

Rite Aid Community Pharmacy December 2012-June 2015

Mars, Pennsylvania

Preceptor: Mollie Hibbs, RPh

Utilized pharmacy counseling techniques to assist patients in the store and over the phone to ensure optimal patient care with over the counter (OTC) products and prescription medications.

Contacted insurance companies for overrides and prior authorization in order to dispense medications to patients.

Assisted in patient prescription reminders phone calls to ensure patient adherence and optimal health outcomes.

Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy May 2012-November 2014

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Preceptor: Christin Dadey, RPh

Independently utilized special knowledge of radiopharmaceutical compounding and dispensing procedures to create unit doses with aseptic technique.

Efficiently completed operational tasks such as physical inventory count utilizing company computer systems and compliance with advanced radiation safety principles.

Conducted quality control measures to ensure identity, purity, and strength of compounded radiopharmaceuticals.

Certifications

MSL Training Certificate

From SCIENCE to PHARMA August 2018

The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care

APhA, Duquesne University September 2015

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery

APhA, Duquesne University May 2014

American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers

CPR and AED Certification, Duquesne University May 2014

American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid

First Aid Certification, Duquesne University May 2014

Optimizing Pain Management Pharmacotherapy

Duquesne University May 2014

American Heart Association Blood Pressure

Standardized Blood Pressure Measurement Course, Duquesne University October 2012

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIPAA Certification, Duquesne University September 2011

American Red Cross

First Aid, CPR and AED Certification, Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA August 2006

Trainings

MSL Course

From SCIENCE to PHARMA August 2018

Advanced Preceptor Training

APhA October 2016

Medication Management & Patient Care Training Program

PPA Pharmacists Care Network October 2015

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Research Training

Duquesne University September 2014

Radioactive Safety Training

Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy May 2012

Awards and Honors

Superstar Award 2018

UPMC Insurance Services Division Employee Recognition Program

Voted “Favorite Pharmacy Team Member” 2015

Rite Aid Pharmacy

Cum Laude 2015

Duquesne University Cum Laude Graduate

Voted “Best Notes” Superlative 2015

Voted to have the best notes by the class of 2015

Phi Lambda Sigma Spotlight Leader Award 2014

Awarded for outstanding leadership in the student chapter of PSHP

Duquesne University Towers “RA of the Year” 2010-2011

Awarded top resident assistant of residence hall

Golden Key International Honor Society 2011-2014

Top 15% of university class

Polish National Alliance Scholarship 2009-2014

Awarded scholarship for academic excellence

Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society 2009-2011

Top 15% of university class

Leadership Roles

ACPA Director July 2017-Present

Allegheny County Pharmacists Association

Attend monthly meetings and vote on relevant topics for the associations.

PPA New Practitioner Chair June 2017-Present

Pennsylvania Pharmacist Association

Facilitate quarterly meetings. Work with the new practitioners and the PPA staff to update the New Practitioner Toolkit available on PPA’s website and organize Continuing Education (CE) credit for new practitioners in Pennsylvania.

PPA Diabetes Work Group June 2016-Present

Pennsylvania Pharmacist Association

Work with the CEO and pharmacists from various universities to create a student competition that will be held at the PPA Annual Conference. The first competition will take place in September 2018. The competition will be team-based and mimics “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”. The title of the competition will be “Who Wants to be a Pharmacist?”

Wellness Ambassador January 2016-January 2017

Highmark

Serve as the point-of-contact for employees in regards to the Highmark wellness offerings; promote wellness to department staff; attend conference calls and support “Walk the Talk” wellness program initiatives.

Professional Memberships and Leadership Activities

Pennsylvania Pharmacist Association (PPA) January 2014-present

ACPA Board Member, Program Committee, Membership Committee, New Practitioner Chair

Participated in Duquesne University Self-Care Competition in 2014 and 2015 and currently an active member of the Diabetes Workgroup

ACCP September 2015-present

Active Member

Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment Program 2016 pilot test reviewer for three chapters of Endocrinology/Rheumatology

Presentations

Curriculum Vitae Building Workshop

PPA Mid-Year Conference Student Programming January 31, 2016

Pharmacy Mentoring and Research Projects

PPA Mid-Year Conference Student Programming January 30, 2016

Precepting: Collaborate, Connect, and Care with Students

PPA Mid-Year Conference Continuing Education January 29, 2016

Community Service

Duquesne University Pharmacy Practicum Evaluator April 26, 2018

Duquesne Pharmacy Organization Open-Panel Discussion March 13, 2018

PPA Mid-Year Poster Judge January 27, 2018

PPA Mid-Year OTC Competition Judge January 26, 2018

Duquesne University Mock Residency Interviewer January 9, 2018

Duquesne University Pharmacy Practicum Evaluator November 29, 2017

Duquesne University Pharmacy Final Evaluator November 28, 2017

Duquesne University Counseling Competition Judge March 30, 2017

PPA Mid-Year Know Pain, Know Gain Competition January 28, 2017

PPA Mid-Year Poster Judge January 28, 2017

PPA Mid-Year OTC Competition Judge January 27, 2016

Duquesne University Pharmacy Communications Practicum Evaluator November 30, 2016

Duquesne University Pharmacy ABLE 3 Counseling Final Evaluator November 29, 2016

Duquesne University Pharmacy Communications Practicum Evaluator November 16, 2016

Duquesne Pharmacy Organization Open-Panel Discussion September 12, 2016

APhA Contributed Papers Poster Judge March 5, 2016

Duquesne University AMCP Mock P&T Competition Judge February 3, 2015

PPA Mid-Year Poster Judge January 30, 2016

Duquesne University Pharmacy Communications Practicum Evaluator November 19, 2015

American Diabetes Association Annual Expo, Gateway Health Plan® November 14, 2015

Duquesne Pharmacy Organization Open-Panel Discussion August 22, 2015

Published Abstracts (Peer-Reviewed)

Sulkowski K, Stewart A. Effectiveness of Pharmacist Use of the Electronic Medical Record to Identify Adults at Risk for Anaphylaxis Without Access to Epinephrine for Self-Administration. JAPhA. 2015. 55;2:e248-249.

Jakubek J, Konopka C, Sulkowski K, McConaha J, Lassila H. A Pilot Project in the PharmD Curriculum to Enhance Student Pharmacist Confidence in Application of Evidence-Based Guidelines and Making Physician Recommendations. JAPhA. 2015. 54;2:e108.

Poster Presentations

“Effectiveness of Pharmacist Use of the Electronic Medical Record to Identify Adults at Risk for Anaphylaxis Without Access to Epinephrine for Self-Administration.”

APhA 2015 Annual Conference: Contributed Papers Program March 28, 2015

San Diego, California

Duquesne University Annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium April 9, 2015

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“A Pilot Project in the PharmD Curriculum to Enhance Student Pharmacist Confidence in Application of Evidence-Based Guidelines and Making Physician Recommendations.”

Duquesne University Annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium April 9, 2014

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

APhA 2014 Annual Conference: Contributed Papers Program March 29, 2014

Orlando, Florida

PPA 2014 Mid-Year Conference: The Next Generation January 25, 2014

Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania

Professional Conference Attendance

PPA Annual

Expedition 2017: Exploring the Healthcare Jungle – Pocono Manor, PA September 22-24, 2017

Pharmacists: The Best Bet for Patient Care - Grantville, PA October 1-4, 2015

Pharmacy’s Future is in the Stars - Mars, PA September 19-21, 2014

PPA Midyear January 26-28, 2018

Pharmacists Delivering Solutions – Lancaster, PA January 26-29, 2017

The Future of Pharmacy: Connect, Collaborate, Care – Harrisburg, PA January 29-31, 2016

Pharmacists: Providers of Patient Care - Harrisburg, PA February 20-22, 2015

Pharmacy: The Next Generation - Bedford Springs, PA January 24-26, 2014

APhA Annual

Expanding Opportunities through Patient Care – Baltimore, MD March 4-7, 2016

Advancing as One - San Diego, CA March 28-30, 2015

The Power and Promise of Pharmacy - Orlando, FL March 28-31, 2014



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