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Medical Pharmacy

Location:
Denville Township, New Jersey, United States
Posted:
February 21, 2019

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CAROLYN PITCHFORD, RPh, PharmD

** ***** ******* *****

Denville, New Jersey 07834

973-***-**** (cell)

ac8kbq@r.postjobfree.com

Summary

I have experience in hospital, retail and mail order. I stepped away from pharmacy for several years for family leave. My family responsibilities are diminished and I am now able to focus exclusively on my pharmacist career. Education

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington: BS Pharmacy, Rutgers's University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, New Brunswick, NJ, PharmD 2007. Immunization Approval (New Jersey) Professional Licenses: New York, New Jersey

WORK EXPERIENCE

Asembia: August 2018 to10/2018: Specialty Pharmacy Calling Center: Contract Pharmacist Temp. (full time)

Reviewed Specialty Medication prescriptions from across United States to ensure that all information on prescription was accurate and ready to be filled using pharmacy transfer information, doctor's referral information and medical profiles.

Clinical Pharmacology utilized to determine if specialty medication’s dose, directions, duration etc. were appropriate.

Focus specialty drug: Auvi-Que Injections.

Contacted pharmacist, medical staff and patient for all rejected specialty medication for clarification and needed changes.

Quality Assurance, suggestions provided/implemented to improve work flow Supervisor: Sungjae Lee, Pharmacist Manager: 973-***-**** ext. 215 /200 Park Ave, Florham Park, NJ 07932 RMC Pharmacy: May 2018 to present

Retail/Specialty Pharmacy: using Micro-Merchant software systems: per diem

Processing Prescriptions

340B Program

Checking patients profile for compliance with their maintenance drugs, drug interactions, allergies and appropriateness of treatment

PDMP

Resolving issues including insurance, formulary, cost/profit, inventory, prior authorization(implemented CoverMyMeds);increased business by providing excellent customer care and taking “ownership” Supervisor: Sheveta Holani-Patel: Pharmacist in Charge: 973-***-****/236 South Orange Ave.Newark, NJ 07103 Career Staff/Linwood Rx Pharmacy (Upwell): August 2016 to present

Temp to permanent: Help set up new Diabetic mail/Specialty order business and retail

Inter-Rx and NRX30 Computer Systems: part time/per diem

Supervision of technicians and mail order clerk

Remote training/Skype

Outlook

Supervisor: Robert Bucco: Pharmacist in Charge: 973-***-****/55 Mill St. Newton, NJ 07866 Valu-Rx Pharmacy: June 2016 to August 2017

Independent pharmacy retail store using Micro-Merchant Computer Systems: part time/per diem: Supervisor: Farhad Daruwala: Pharmacist in Charge: 973-***-****/2075 Hamburg Turnpike Wayne, NJ 07470 RPh On the go/Pharmatech: Temporary Staffing August 2015 to October 2015

Various locations per diem/contract including hospital and long term care. NYU Langone Medical Center, NYC, NY August 2014 to October 2014 Staff Pharmacist full time: Temp/Contract thru Software Specialist Inc.

Responsible for final check on medications (PO, IV, Hyperailmentation, Chemo)

Supervision of technicians

Familiar with Epic Systems, Omnicell, Swisslog

Quality Assurance

Use of MAR, Patient Profile and Lexicomp to verify appropriateness of treatment

Fast Paced Environment/established relationship quickly with team to ensure cooperation Supervisor: Gregory Filipowski: Assistant Director: 212-***-**** /560 First Ave, NY.NY 10016 LexCare Pharmacy, NYC, NY August 2013 to August 2014 Staff Pharmacist part time & per diem

Processing Prescriptions using MicroMerchant computer systems

Monitoring patient profile for drug interactions, duplications, allergies

Contacting physician to resolve medication problems

OTC/Prescription Counseling

Supervisor/owner Rajeev Batra: 212-***-****/1570 Lexington Ave NY, NY 10029 St Mary's Hospital, Passaic, NJ May 2012 to July 2013 Staff Pharmacist per diem

Processing Prescriptions using Allscripts Sunrise Medication computer systems

Auto Substitution

Profile Review for appropriateness of drug therapy

Pediatric dosing

Monitoring of INR, serum creatinine, creatinine clearance

Drug information resource for medical staff

Documentation of clinical activities and interventions

IV's including piggybacks, large volume, hyperailmentation, and antibiotics Supervisor/Director Eugene Oufiero: 973-***-****/350 Blvd Passaic, NJ 07055 Bottle Hill Pharmacy, Madison, NJ January 2011 to May 2012 Staff Pharmacist per diem

Processed/checked an average of 100 prescriptions per day using NRX computer systems

Counseled patients on use of medications

Recommended changes to medications that were both therapeutic and cost effective

Counseling of Rx/OTC medications, resolved insurance issues including prior authorization Supervisor/owner Raju Srinivasa: 973-***-****/ 42 Main St. Madison, NJ 07940 Family Drug Shops, Branchville, NJ May 2010-October 2010 Pharmacist in Charge (Temporary Position)

Processed an average of 100 prescription per day accurately and efficiently using OPUS-ISM computer system

Provided friendly, courteous customer service

Implemented team work in checking all cost vs. payment program to increase profit/decrease loss

Training of new technicians

Counseled patients on drug indications, dosage schedule and possible side effects

Compounded P r e s c r i p t i o n s

Obtained Immunization Certification/CPR/AED

Resolved all insurance issues including prior authorization, formulary issues

Audit experience, inventory and narcotic control Supervisor Atif Khan: 973-***-****/19 Main Street PO Box 2219 Branchville, NJ 07826 Duane Reade Pharmacy, New York, NY May 2008-Feburary 2010 Staff Pharmacist (float)

Fast Paced environment f i l l i ng an average of 100 to 250 Rx per day using PDX computer systems

Successfully adjusted to different locations, staff and customer demographics

Reviewed patient’s profile for medication errors/duplication/interactions

Contacted physicians/medical staff to discuss and recommend medication changes that were both therapeutic and cost-effective

Encouraged use of generics to increase profits/lower co-pays

Multi-tasking skills enhanced

HIPPA training of staff

Review of New York state laws/regulations

Extensive OTC/Rx drug counseling experience

E-script

Emphasized teamwork and cooperation to manage work flow

Supervision of technicians, interns, cashiers

Supervisor Benny Ho 917-***-**** ( District Manager) 440 Ninth Ave NY, NY 10001 212-***-****

Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ April 2007-Feburary 2008 Staff Pharmacist Hospital

Profiling/Reviewing patient orders using HMM Computer Systems

IV room experience checking antibiotics, infusions, pediatric IV’s: reviewing orders for accuracy, solution compatibility/stability

Processed Hyperailmentation orders

Clinical Activities: monitoring of creatinine clearance, serum creatinine, INR, IV to PO, drug infusion rates, pediatric dosing

Drug information resource to medical staff

Familiar with Pyxis, CPOE (Computer Physician Order Entry)

Trained at the Rehabilitation Institute of Morristown Memorial: long term care facility

Nursing Inspections

ICU Satellite

Supervisor: Gene Rader (Director of Pharmacy)

973-***-**** 100 Madison Ave, Morristown, NJ 07962 Valley Pharmacy and Surgical Supplies, Succasunna, NJ October 2005-June 2006 Pharmacist in Charge

Fast paced environment filling 200 Rx daily

Opportunity to establish relationship with patients

Increased knowledge of compounding/surgical supplies

Supervision of technicians, cashiers

107 Rte. 10East Succasunna, NJ

Rite Aid Pharmacy, Morris County, NJ February 2005-October 2005 Staff Pharmacist float

Processed prescriptions using Unisys and Nex-Gen Computer systems

Review of controlled substance protocols, New Jersey pharmacy state, regulations and federal laws

Familiar with searches using Clinical Pharmacology software

Resolution of Insurance related problems

Merck-Medco Rx, Parsippany, NJ September 1994-July 1996 Staff Pharmacist/Mail Order

Analysis of prescriptions for errors including mislabeling, quantity, dosage and appropriateness of treatment

Computer screening for significant drug interactions

Contacted physicians and patients to resolve any problems

Checked up to 75 prescriptions per hour

Rahway Hospital, Rahway, NJ August 1992-August 1994 Evening Staff Pharmacist

Processed prescriptions including IV, chemotherapy and hyperailmentation,

Developed a friendly, cooperative relationship with nursing staff and technicians

Emphasized teamwork and cooperation to manage work flow

Adapted to new environment, policies and procedures with minimal training

Participated in journal club meetings and contributed information regarding IV KCL dosing guidelines and pediatric drug dosing

Clinical Rotations: June 2006-March 2007

Hackensack University Medical Center (Surgical Intensive Care Unit)/Englewood Hospital (Internal Medicine)

Participation in daily patient care rounds

Drug information resource to the medical team

Medication, therapy monitoring/analysis of lab values

Presentation of Continuing Education lectures for the pharmacy staff

Clinical Intervention/Outcome forms

Proficient in literature searches using Lexi Comp, PubMed, and Micromedex Poison Control Center, Newark, NJ

Participation in daily patient care rounds

Attended lectures regarding toxicity/antidotes of medications/chemicals

Responded to phone calls under supervision of pharmacist/medical doctor Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation: Medical Communications; East Hanover, NJ

Researched and responded to written and oral inquiries from internal/external customers

Revised/Updated existing documents in data base

Watson Pharmaceuticals: Medical Information/Marketing/Sales; Morristown, NJ

Attended meetings with the sale support team

Researched Prostate Cancer including etiology/treatment

Presented to staff results of prostate research comparing the use of medications versus surgical interventions



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