Fatemeh S. Tahanejad
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Licensed pharmacist in two countries with several years of experience
Worked in different pharmacy setting including: Long-term care, hospital-Based LTC, hospital, and retail for 20 years
Managed small outpatient pharmacy for 2 years
Taught pharmacology, pharmacy calculations, and clinical pharmacy at university for over 20 years
Performed research in pharmacology, drug design, computational chemistry, and structural biology
Published several International Pharmaceutical Articles
Pharmacy relevant skills:
Drug Utilization Review, Patient counseling, MTM, Immunization, Trained for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/ CPR/AED, Ability to multitask, Have analytical mind, Passionate to help patients and learn more and perfect my knowledge, Excellent interpersonal skills, communication style and team working
Microsoft excel, Microsoft Word, power point, and any related software for pharmacy computer performance
Qs1, Docutrack, Framework, Intercom, PDX
Operated on site Automated Dispensing Unit (ADU) medication system
Pharmacist, AlixaRx, San Francisco, CA Oct 2016- Present
Reviewed and interpreted physician orders for the geriatrics populations using DocuTrack, and Framework, evaluated for appropriateness of drug, dosage and potential interactions, therapeutic drug monitoring, pharmacokinetic evaluation, and make recommendations for therapy changes to the physician or nursing staff as needed
Verified technician order entry, preparation, and labeling of medications
Worked weekend shifts without the technicians, verified, entered, packaged (including bubble pack), labeled, and delivered medications to nursing stations
Worked with automated dispensing systems at nursing stations from loading medications, to technical problem solving
Consulted with physicians on drug usage and the drug regime of elderly patients particularly hypertensive, pain medications, and psychiatric patients; recommended changes in the drug or the dosage, and frequency prescribed for these patients
Answered questions and requests made by physicians, and performed drug utilization review
Complied with state and federal drug laws as regulated by the state board of pharmacy
Prepared IV,s and provided clinical consultation to the nursing staff including IVs ; supported/counseled nursing facility staff on the use of prescription and over-the-counter medications, and advised physicians about medication therapy
Counseled nursing facility staff about general health topics, such as diet, exercise, and stress management, and provided information on products, such as durable medical equipment or home healthcare supplies
Established and maintained methods and style of storage and record maintaining systems for providing safekeeping of medicines or pharmaceuticals, including controlled substances
Assisted in staff education on utilization management concepts and activities, pharmacy staff training evaluation and development
Ensured hard copies of narcotics and the storage of them were compliant with state and federal laws
Reviewed Clozaril labs and dispensed if appropriate
Review Procrit lab and dispense accordingly
Ordered and received prescription, control, and OTC meds
Pharmacist, Rx Relief, Fresno, CA June 2016- Sep. 2016
Reviewed drug therapy for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, and allergies
Performed medication clarifications via phone with physicians and nurses
Supervised technician workflow and verified processed prescription orders
Provided consultation for patients in understanding how to properly take their medications
Answered questions and provided information to pharmacy customers on drug interactions, side effects, dosage and storage of pharmaceuticals
Intern Pharmacist, Skilled Nursing Pharmacy, Hayward, CA Aug. 2014- July 2015
Processed medication orders from skilled nursing facilities
Communicating with nurses and doctors office to modify or get approval for the orders of medications
Made recommendations to the doctors and nurses to choose the right dosage, frequency, and administration of medications for patients at nursing homes
Provided information /advised regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage and proper medication to nursing staff
Intern Pharmacist, Sal’s Pharmacy, Berkeley, CA Nov. 2013- Sep. 2014
Provided quality patient care with new prescription counseling and over-the counter recommendations
Assist in filling and dispensing medications as well as counseling patients on their prescriptions
Received new verbal, written orders and refill requests, and transfer prescriptions
Administering vaccinations, typing and filling new prescriptions, ordering store medications
Pharmacy Technology Instructor, Heald College, San Francisco, CA Jan. 2010- Mar. 2014
Taught courses for pharmacy technology program at Heald college, including; Pharmacology, pharmacy calculation, pharmacy administration and management, pharmacy lab, and more courses for the program
Instructing students how to operate retail and institutional pharmacy software and how to fill prescriptions, draw the right medication from the shelf, fill, perform calculations, create labels, and dispense medication to the patient
Help graduates to apply for the certification exam and registration process
Communicate with retail and institutional pharmacies for students’ rotation
Pharmacy Technician, Leo’s Pharmacy, Oakland, CA Jan. 2008- Jul.2009
Responsibilities included receiving and typing prescription requests, measuring and mixing medications and creating prescription labels
Prepared insurance claims and maintained patient profiles
Exercised independent judgment and discretion alongside HIPAA regulations and worked efficiently in a fast-paced environment
Pharmacology Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran Sep.1998- Dec. 2007
Delivered a wide range of effective and inclusive teaching and supporting learning activities
Assessed the work and progress of students and provided them with constructive feedback.
Engaged in professional development in relation to teaching, learning and assessment
Obtained external funding to support research activity
Presented research at national and/or international conferences and/ or at other appropriate events
Published research results in international and local journals
Postdoctoral fellow, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany April 1996-Aug. 1998
Under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Hartmut Oschkinat:
Researched Interaction of Proline-Rich Peptides and the Wild-type and L30K Mutant WW Domains of the Human YAP65 in solution using multidimensional NMR Spectroscopy methods.
Pharmacy Manager, Pharmacy, Tehran University Outpatient Clinic March 1993- Dec. 1995
Clinical Pharmacist, General Hospital, Tehran Oct. 1991- Feb. 1992
Ph. D. Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran 1992-1996
Doctor of Pharmacy, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran 1985-1991
Licenses and certifications
Pharmacist, License No. 74614, California board of pharmacy April 2016- April 2020
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/ CPR/AED 2016-2020
Pharmacist-administered Immunization, AphA 2016-2020
Selected Articles in Journals
1- Pires JR., Taha-Nejad F, Ast T., Kuhne R., Macias MJ. And Oschkinat H., Interaction of Proline-Rich Peptides and the Wild-type and L30K Mutant WW Domains of the Human YAP65 Studied in Solution by NMR Spectroscopy, In Rational Approaches to Drug Design, Eds. Hoeltje, H.-D., and Sippl, W., Prous Science S.A., Barcelona, Philadelphia, 2001.
2- Pires JR., Taha-Nejad F., Toepert F., Ast T., Hoffmuller U., Schneider-Mergener J., Kuhne R., Macias MJ. And Oschkinat H., Solution Structures of the YAP65 WW Domain and the Variant L30K in Complex with the Peptides GTPPPPYTVG, N-( n-octyl)-GPPPY and OLPPY and the Application of Peptide Libraries Reveal a Minimal Binding Epitope, J. Mol. Biol., 2001, 314, 1147-1156.
3- Tahanejad FS, Naderi-Manesh H., Habibinejad B. and Mahmoudian M., Homology-Based Modeling of the Pyridoxal-5’-Phosphate Histidine Decarboxylase from Morganella Morganii and Substrate Docking, Eur. J. Med. Chem., 2000, 35, 567-76.
4- Tahanejad FS and Naderi-Manesh H., Quantum Mechanical Study of the Intermediates Formed Following the Interaction of the Substrate and Some of Histidine Decarboxylase Inhibitors with Coenzyme. Eur. J. Med. Chem., 2000, 35, 283-289.
5- Naderi-Manesh H., and Tahanejad FS, Molecular Modeling and NMR Study of l-Histidine and its Analogues as Pyridoxal -5’-Phosphate Histidine Decarboxylase Inhibitors, J. Sci. I. R. I, 1998, 9, 136-142.
6- Mahmoudian M. and Tahanejad FS., Mode of Antifungal Agents’ Interaction with Cytochrome P-450, J. Sch. Pharm. Tehran Univ, 1991, 2, 203-210.
1- Tahanejad FS., and Oschkinat H., Solution Structure of the Mutant YAP65 WW Domain in Complex with Peptide, Prot. Sci., July 1999.
2- Tahanejad FS., and Naderi-Manesh H., and Mahmoudian M., Modeling of the Spatial Structure of PLP-dependent Histidine Decarboxylase and Substrate Docking, Prot. Sci., July 1999.
3- Tahanejad FS, and Naderi-Manesh H., Quantum Mechanical Study of the Intermediates, Formed Following the Interaction of the Substrate and Some of the Histidine Decarboxylase Inhibitors with Coenzyme. Arch. Pharmacol., 1998, 358, 566.