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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Location:
Boston, MA
Posted:
March 21, 2019

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MEGAN L. BANKERT

**** ******* **** **. **********, West Virginia 25705 774-***-**** ac8uyp@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

Western New England University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences May 2018

Springfield, Massachusetts

Doctor of Pharmacy

PHARMACY EXPERIENCE

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident; Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center June 2018 — Present

Huntington, West Virginia

Supervisor: James Allman II

Serving as a clinical pharmacist in multiple capacities under various preceptors

Pharmacy Intern; CVS Pharmacy May 2013 — June 2018

Longmeadow, Massachusetts and Taunton, Massachusetts (seasonal)

Provided counseling to patients regarding proper medication administration and adverse effects

Utilized patient interview skills to recommend over-the-counter medication options for a variety of conditions

Provided medication alternatives to physicians and other healthcare professionals during drug shortages

COMPLETED PGY-1 PHARMACY RESIDENT ROTATIONS

Anticoagulation Present

Independently conduct 15-min face-to-face visits with patients receiving warfarin or DOACs

Utilize the point-of-care INR tool to obtain an INR for patients receiving warfarin

Adjust warfarin or DOAC doses based on patient-specific factors such as lab results and adverse effects

Provide counseling to patients upon initiation of anticoagulant therapy

Manage medication adjustments surrounding surgical procedures and provide bridging schedules if applicable

Formulary Management February 2019 – March 2019

Reviewed non-formulary prescription orders for appropriateness based on VA Criteria for Use, clinical judgment, and patient-specific information

Communicated with wide variety of VA and community providers to discuss alternate medication therapy options to implement cost savings

Performed a drug utilization review regarding outpatient fluoroquinolone use that will be presented to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

Created May 2019 Formulary Pharmacy Newsletter that encompasses recent medication safety concerns

Geriatric Primary Care February 2019

Conduct 60-minute in-person clinic visits to perform an in-depth medication reconciliation, provide proper inhaler use techniques, and communicate any discrepancies to the Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Assess medications for appropriateness based on renal function, liver function, comorbidities, and the 2015 American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria

Provide recommendations regarding medication therapy optimization to the Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Home-Based Primary Care January 2019 – February 2019

Participated in daily interdisciplinary team meetings to provide medication recommendations to optimize therapy

Performed quarterly patient chart reviews to assess medication changes, labs, and comorbid conditions

Conducted anticoagulation telephone visits assessing medication adherence, occurrence of adverse effects, and communicate any dose adjustments if needed

Ambulatory Care II December 2018 – January 2019

Independently conducted 30-minute in-person clinic visits with patients to manage complicated disease states such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and anticoagulation

Conducted telephone primary care visits

Participated in topic discussions regarding primary care disease state management

Provided education about patient’s disease states and optimized medications for their disease state based on laboratory results, patient logs, and patient preference.

Internal Medicine II October 2018 – November 2018

Managed medications for up to 18 patients on a medical team

Participated in daily rounding with medical teams

Provided recommendations to optimize patients’ medication therapy

Completed medication reconciliation with patients upon admission

Performed discharge counseling

Responded to inpatient anticoagulation and pharmacokinetic consults

Performed weekly monitoring of patients receiving at-home antibiotics through a PICC line

Ambulatory Care I September 2018 – October 2018

Served as a provider in the outpatient pharmacy primary care clinic

Conducted 30-minute one-on-one in person visits with patients

Managed complicated disease states such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, and diabetes

Provided education about patient’s disease states and optimized medications for their disease state based on laboratory results, patient logs, and patient preference.

Internal Medicine I July 2018 – September 2018

Managed medications for up to 18 patients on a medical team

Participated in daily rounding with medical teams

Provided recommendations to optimize medication therapy

Responded to inpatient anticoagulation and pharmacokinetic consults

Performed patient discharge counseling

Precepted a Marshall University School of Pharmacy student for his internal medicine advanced pharmacy practice experience rotation

Infectious Disease June 2018 – July 2018

Participated in topic discussions with the infectious disease pharmacist regarding different infectious disease states and antibiotic use

Provided pharmacokinetic dosing for all patients admitted to the hospital

UPCOMING PGY-1 PHARMACY RESIDENT ROTATIONS

Pain and Palliative Care April 2019

Psychiatry April 2019 – May 2019

Ambulatory Care III May 2019 – June 2019

LONGITUDINAL PGY-1 PHARMACY RESIDENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Adverse Drug Reaction Report August 2018 – Present

Hershel “Woody” Williams Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Huntington, West Virginia)

Analyze monthly report of medications added to a patient’s allergy/adverse drug reaction list

Enter all reactions into the VA Adverse Event Reporting System

Report all severe reactions to MedWatch after presenting at Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee meetings

Anesthesia and Reversal Report August 2018 – Present

Hershel “Woody” Williams Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Huntington, West Virginia)

Examine monthly report of OmniCell narcotic use for procedures and if reversal agents were required

Compare amount of medication administered during procedure and what was wasted with report

Communicate any discrepancies to the clinical pharmacist who would forward to chief of nursing staff

Anticoagulation Report July 2018 – Present

Hershel “Woody” Williams Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Huntington, West Virginia)

Randomly review 25 patients who received warfarin, enoxaparin, and heparin (subcutaneous and continuous infusion)

Ensure that the proper laboratory values were assessed prior to initiating therapy

Report any discrepancies to the anticoagulation clinical pharmacist and present at quarterly Quality Assurance meetings

Chief Resident September 2018, February 2019

Hershel “Woody” Williams Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Huntington, West Virginia)

Served as a communication liaison between the clinical pharmacy staff and pharmacy residents

Provided reminders of upcoming meetings and presentations for clinical pharmacy staff and pharmacy residents

Ensured that projects were completed prior to their deadlines

ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE (APPE)

Hallmark Health Systems Anticoagulation Management Services March 2018 – May 2018

Bedford, Massachusetts

Ambulatory Care Anticoagulation

CVS Health February 2018 – March 2018

Swansea, Massachusetts

Community Pharmacy

Morton Hospital: A Steward Family Hospital January 2018 – February 2018

Taunton, Massachusetts

Internal Medicine and Acute Care

Good Samaritan Medical Center: A Steward Family Hospital October 2017 – December 2017

Brockton, Massachusetts

Institutional Pharmacy with Infectious Disease Focus

Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Primary Care Clinic September 2017 – October 2017

Albany, New York

Ambulatory Primary Care

Western Massachusetts Veterans Affairs Mental Health Clinic August 2017 – September 2017

Lee, Massachusetts

Ambulatory Mental Health

PUBLICATIONS

Pharmacy and Therapeutics March 2018

Mo Y, Thomas MC, Laskey CS et al. Current Practice Patterns in the Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome. PT. 2018 Mar; 43(3): 158-162

LipidSpin February 2018

Bankert, ML, Najafapour K, Naina S et al. Conventional and Non-Conventional Treatment Options for Post-Menopausal Symptoms. LipidSpin. 2018; 16(2).

POSTER PRESENATIONS

ASHP 2018 Midyear Poster December 2018

Allman J, Brown, JM, Bankert ML et al. A Retrospective Analysis of Initial Vancomycin Dosing Protocols at the Hershel “Woody” Williams Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Huntington, WV poster presentation at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Midyear Meeting; December 2nd, 2018; Anaheim, CA.

ASHP 2016 Midyear Poster December 2016

Mo Y, Thomas MC, Shcherbakova N et al. Current practice patterns in the management of alcohol withdrawal syndrome poster presentation at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Midyear Meeting; December 8th, 2016; Las Vegas, NV.

Shire Medical Communications Poster August 2015

Bankert, ML. Medical Communications: an NPS to Shire Process poster presentation at the Shire Pharmaceuticals Intern Poster Presentation; August 8th, 2015; Lexington, MA.

LOCAL PRESENATIONS

Multiple Sclerosis: Disease and Treatment Overview January 2019

Hershel “Woody” Williams Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Huntington, West Virginia)

Influenza Medication Update November 2018

Hershel “Woody” Williams Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Huntington, West Virginia)

2018 CHEST Guideline for Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation October 2018

Hershel “Woody” Williams Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Huntington, West Virginia)

Intravenous Iron Supplementation in Patients with Heart Failure September 2018

Hershel “Woody” Williams Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Huntington, West Virginia)

PROJECTS

Utilization of Oral Iron in Heart Failure Patients November 2018 – Present

Hershel “Woody” Williams Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Huntington, West Virginia)

Analyzing the utilization and effectiveness of oral iron in patients who have a diagnosis of heart failure with an ejection fraction 40% with iron deficiency

Reviewing the incidence of iron deficiency, improvement in ferritin and TSAT after initiation of oral iron, and the incidence of iron discontinuation due to adverse effects

Marshall University School of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate August 2018 – Present

Hershel “Woody” Williams Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Huntington, West Virginia)

Attend monthly classes to enhance teaching and presenting skills

Complete assignments between classes regarding various aspects of providing student education

Collaborate with Marshall University School of Pharmacy professors to present lectures to pharmacy students

Analysis of Initial Vancomycin Dosing Protocols September 2018 – December 2018

Hershel “Woody” Williams Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Huntington, West Virginia)

Performed retrospective chart review of patients who received vancomycin from 2014-2018

Compared effectiveness of an on-call pharmacist pharmacokinetic dosing versus an after-hours algorithm

Analyzed time to first vancomycin dose, incidence of therapeutic vancomycin trough, and occurrence of kidney injury after receiving vancomycin

HONORS/REWARDS

Aspiring Pharmacy Clinician Award May 2017

Western New England University College of Pharmacy, Springfield, Massachusetts

Ruth Davies Flaherty Service Award May 2017

Western New England University College of Pharmacy, Springfield, Massachusetts

LICENSURES

Massachusetts Pharmacist License July 2018 — Present

Basic Life Support through American Heart Association July 2018 — Present

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support through American Heart Association November 2018 — Present

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