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Medical Pharmacy

Location:
Houston, Texas, United States
Salary:
$60/hr
Posted:
March 11, 2019

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Patient service-oriented Pharmacist with over 15 years of pharmacy practice experience with a solid track record of quality and compliance success in hospital and retail

Proven knowledge and experience in hospital pharmacy, clinical drug monitoring and formulary management

Outstanding interpersonal skills with a proven track record of establishing and maintaining positive relationships with patients and medical professionals

Exceptional ability to plan, coordinate and implement best practices and procedures to bring significant improvements in efficiency and productivity towards the successful achievement of organizational goals

Sound clinical judgment and ability to set protocols in fast-paced, high-pressure environment to accurately fulfill medication orders daily

PharmD/Registered Pharmacist, Texas State Board of Pharmacy in good standing

KEY SKILLS

ACPE Sterile Products Certification

APhA Pharmacy-Based Certified Immunization

Patient education and drug counseling

Experimental design and data analysis

Exceptional work ethic with high professional standard

Compliance with HIPAA, OSHA and other state and federal regulations guiding healthcare

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and pharmacy-related software

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Clinical Pharmacist – Cigna HealthSpring (contract) Jan. 2018 – Present

Review Part D appeal request by applying utilization management criteria for internal Medical Director review

Review Part D appeal request to ensure appropriate patient safety such as drug-drug interacts, drug disease interactions, drug-age precautions, therapeutic duplications and overutilization in order to put forward the most appropriate recommendation to the Medical director

Collaborate with healthcare professionals and customers to ensure appropriate clinical data capture in review.

Assist medical directors and other part D staff with drug information related questions.

Maintain excellent understanding of evidence-based medicine guidelines.

Pharmacist (PRN) - ASP Cares Pharmacy Dec. 2017 – Present

Screen the accuracy and clinical appropriateness of prescriptions

Provides drug information, clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners and patients

Monitor drug therapy regimens for allergies, contraindications, drug-drug interactions

Review of all pertinent patient information and medication history prior to dispensing medication

Hospital Pharmacy Intern – St. Joseph Medical Center Nov. 2015 – Nov. 2017

Prescription order entry, inventory control, medication reviews

Prepared and supervised IV admixtures, PCA’s and TPN’s using aseptic technique

Managed Pyxis inventory, stock-outs and reports

Compounded and repackaged bulk medications daily

Preformed clinical drug monitoring to decrease hospital readmission rates and increased patient medication compliance

Participated in daily rounds with the medical team

Recommended alternative therapies when drug-drug or drug-disease interactions existed for optimal patient care

Documented interventions, medication variances, adverse drug reactions and formulary changes into appropriate databases

EDUCATION

Doctor of Pharmacy, Texas Southern University Houston, TX, 2017

Master of Science, Pharmacology, Texas Southern University Houston, TX, 2008

Thesis title: Signals Controlling p44 Subcellular Localization in the Initiation of Prostate Cancer

Bachelor of Science, Biology/Pre-Medicine, Texas Southern University Houston, TX, 2005

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

Ben Taub General Hospital – Family Medicine Internship 2017

Daily review of IV to PO antibiotics as well as renally adjusting medications

Participated in daily rounds with the healthcare team.

Preformed medication reconciliation to decrease hospital readmission rates and increased patient medication compliance

Discussed treatments with patients’ relatives, community pharmacists and general practitioners

Memorial Herrmann Hospital – Emergency medicine Internship 2016

Drug therapy monitoring of diabetes, sepsis, stroke and STEMI/NSTEMI patients

Medication reconciliation to decrease hospital readmission rates and increased patient medication compliance

Performed CPR

Preformed patient medication counseling upon discharge

Memorial Herrmann TMC Hospital – NICU Internship 2016

Monitored of intravenous antibiotics through patient laboratory values

Participated team conferences on patient outcomes and progress

Recommendation of drug therapy for optimization of patient care

IV to PO conversion of antibiotics and all other intravenous drugs

Intense daily rounding with a medical team

HEB Pharmacy – Retail Internship 2016

Initiate and receive refill authorization requests

Provided drug information consultations

Prescription data entry

Performed Medication Therapy Management

Prepared and package drug orders and reconstitute medications

Initiated and completed prescription transfers

Harris Health Settigast Clinic – Ambulatory Internship 2016

Physical, biological and laboratory patient monitoring

Team conferences on patient outcomes and progress for optimal patient care

Intensive hyperglycemic/hypoglycemic therapy

Anticoagulation protocol therapy monitoring and adjustment

St. Hope Foundation – Clinical Internship 2016

Provided drug information consultations

Participated in rounds with a healthcare team

Setup, label and dispense medications

Maintained medication profiles

Walgreens – Retail Internship 2014-2015

Provided drug information consultations

Initiated and completed prescription transfers

Reviewed, interpreted and accurately dispensed prescribed medications under supervision

Performed retail, clinical, and wellness services such as immunizations, flu shots, diabetes awareness and other preventive healthcare services.

Followed-up with medical providers’ offices to clarify prescribed medications, dosages, refills, interactions and allergies to suggest alternative medications, and answer medical provider questions



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