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Pharmacy Staff

San Antonio, TX
October 21, 2018

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Elias Cavazos, Jr. Rph

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San Antonio, Texas 78230


Objective: To secure a position with a reputable company in order to utilize my experience to work collaboratively with a medical team to provide the best care possible for patients. My experience over 30 years in pharmacy include Retail setting, Hospital setting, Pharmacy consulting in Long Term Care Facilities, Pharmacy Hospital management in a Long Term Acute Care facility and in Acute care facility, and Pharmacy compliance

Work Experience

Southwest General Hospital: Clinical Staff Pharmacist

Job duties include: Review patient's medication orders to insure patient is receiving the most cost effective therapy as well as the most therapeutically effective. Provide medication information as well as perform therapeutic interchanges for non- formulary medications, IV to po conversions whenever possible, Kinetic dosing for Vancomycin and Aminoglycosides, renally dose medications, perform inservices for Staff, order entry verification for Physician orders, compound Total Parenteral nutrition for NICU and adult patients, perform discharge counseling for patients, provide general pharmacy services to Hospital staff. Attend interdisciplinary council meetings to discuss patient care and advice physicians and nursing staff on medication therapy. Supervise pharmacy staff on IV preparation and medication dispensation.

CVS Pharmacy: Staffing Pool Relief pharmacist from June 2015 to present

Job duties include: Filling prescriptions, counsel patients, supervise Pharmacy staff, review medication profiles to insure potential interactions, allergic reactions, and duplicate therapy is properly addressed with the prescribing physician. Currently working with CVS pharmacies on a per diem basis and work in assigned locations to assist staffing needs

Christus Spohn Health System: Regional Director of Pharmacy Compliance in operations from September 2015 to November 2016

Job duties included: Oversaw operational compliance of 6 hospitals in the South Texas region and it included policy review and creation on Regulatory issues involving Hospital Pharmacy, 340B operations including HRSA compliance audits, served as Chairperson for the Regional Medication Safety Committee and Diversion Prevention Committee, served as Voting member of Pharmacy & Therapeutics committee, represented the Christus Spohn region in the Resource Utilization Group for the Group Purchasing Organization, created and revised existing Standard Operating Procedures for the Region, performed and participated in Regulatory inspections for JCAHO preparedness, and audited Hospitals for compliance with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy regulations

Christus Spohn South: Director of Pharmacy Services from December 2009 to September 2015

Job duties included: Provided operations management of 157 bed facility which included Mother/Baby unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Nursery, Operating room, Emergency department, Medical surgical Unit, Post Surgical Unit, and Women's services unit, served as Pharmacist-In-Charge for Medication Distribution Center which provided medications to 6 hospitals in the region, managed employee schedules, payroll, medication safety team, inventory control and management, readied Hospital for JCAHO surveys, prepared Employee competencies and evaluations, and insured compliance of Hospital Pharmacy with all of the regulatory compliance agencies

Kindred Hospital: Director of Pharmacy Services from March 2004 to December 2009

Job duties included: Provided day to day pharmaceutical and clinical services to a 74 bed Long Term Acute Care Facility, served as chairman for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, provided scheduling for staff, order entry, inventory control, and payroll administration, participated in JCAHO surveys that lead to two successful accreditations, and readied Hospital Pharmacy clean room for USP 797 readiness.

Pharmerica: Consultant Pharmacist from October 1999 to March 2004

Job duties included: Provided consulting services in a Long Term Care setting, reviewed physician orders to insure compliance of regulatory standards set by Government, performed comprehensive medication management reviews, performed medication station inspections, medication cart audits, medication passes for Nursing Staff, and provided Nursing inservices to staff on medication related issues

Corpus Christi Medical Center: Staff Pharmacist from October 1997 to October 1999

Job duties included: Maintained day to day activities including medication cart fills, supervising IV room technicians, prepared Oncology orders, TPN orders, IV admixture and all drug orders, screened for drug to drug interactions, accuracy of prescription orders, therapeutic duplications and conducted order entry of medication and IV orders

Spohn Memorial Hospital: Operating Room Pharmacist from March 1992 to October 1997

Job duties included: Oversaw and supervised Operating room satellite pharmacy and provided pharmacy services for the operating rooms, provided anesthesia related medications to anesthesiologists and surgeons, prepared various IV solutions, anesthetic blocks, and pain management medications, as well as maintaining Anesthesia inventory for the operating rooms

HEB and Pharmore Pharmacies: Pharmacist in charge from May 1985 to March 1992

Job duties included: Filled prescriptions on an out-patient setting, counseled patients with regard to drug therapy, screened medication profiles for drug interactions, potential allergies, supervised pharmacy staff, maintained inventory control, advised patients on Over The Counter medications


1978 - Graduate of Benavides High School in Benavides, Texas

1984 - Graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, Texas with BS in Pharmacy

Personal Information:

Married for over 25 years to Isabel Cavazos, two daughters Sarah Elizabeth (21 years old) and Madison Elaine (18 years old). Enjoy fishing, hunting, painting, crossword puzzles, reading, traveling around the world, and movies

Clubs and Organizations:

Nueces County Pharmaceutical Association and Knights of Columbus


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