Sign in


Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
May 17, 2019

Contact this candidate


Saleem Alsaadi

*** ****** *****, *** ***, Edmonton, AB 780-***-****


• 5-years experience practicing in various clinical pharmacy settings; acute care, outpatient & community

• Experience with stakeholder engagement and policy development and implementation (standards of practice for reducing opioid divergence in Canadian hospitals)

• Deep understanding of the healthcare system; specifically to pharmaceutical services offered in community and hospital settings, and drug benefit programs

• Highly talented, motivated, and results-oriented health care professional with a strategic mindset that utilizes a high level of collaboration and problem solving skills to reach goals and objectives EDUCATION

University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta

• Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Sept 2014 – Apr 2019

• Master of Business Administration Sept 2017 – Dec 2018

• With an emphasis on Leadership and Quality Management (Six Sigma)

• Student exchange at the European Business School in Germany – Leadership in European Economy

• One of first six students enrolled in pharmacy at the University of Alberta to complete a joint BSc. Pharmacy and MBA

• Bachelor of Biological Sciences, Biological and Physical Science Sept 2010 – Apr 2014 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Shoppers Drug Mart (#312, #328, #2469, #332) Edmonton, Alberta Pharmacy Student Aug 2014 – Present

• Involved in a study being conducted by the Population Health Research Institute (Program for the Identification of “Actionable” Atrial Fibrillation in the Pharmacy Setting: The PIAFF-Pharmacy Study)

• Perform medication reviews, follow-ups, and administer drugs by injection under supervision

• Assess initiation and appropriateness of drug therapy for medication renewal under supervision

• Familiarized with provincial drug plans, criteria for Special Authorization and Special Access Programs Alberta Health Services, University of Alberta Hospital Edmonton, Alberta Pharmacy Student, Experiential Learning, Y4 – Orthopedics and Transplant Jan 2019 – Present

• Developed a cost-benefit analysis in post-op orthopaedics surgery treatment that can save $1000,000/yr

• Collaborated in an interdisciplinary manner with the healthcare team (consisting of physician, nurse, pharmacist, and dietician) to ensure quality care is provided for all patients

• Therapeutic drug monitoring in high risk transplant patients

• Utilized sources (ie. patient chart, Netcare) to develop patient history and provide appropriate care Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Ottawa, Ontario Pharmacy Student Intern May 2018 – Aug 2018

• Tasked to work on projects, including:

i) Global environmental scan of guidelines for reduction of opioid diversion in hospitals; one of CSHP's commitments to Health Canada regarding the opioid crisis ii) Researched and developed a report that assesses patient outcomes from pharmacist prescribing iii) Research for evidence to support Choosing Wisely Canada position statements

• Collaborated in publication of policies and standards to reduce opioid divergence in Canadian hospitals

• Meeting with stakeholders (eg. Health Canada, Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association)

• Meetings with executive committee and involvement in policies pertaining to the organization, such as: CEO succession planning, risk management analysis, strategic program assessments, etc. Alberta Health Services, University of Alberta Hospital Edmonton, Alberta Pharmacy Summer Student Jun 2016 – Aug 2016

• Worked under pharmacist supervision at the Critical Care Unit, where I reviewed and optimized drug therapy, assessed for effectiveness and safety of drug therapy, and drug interactions

• Prepare and implement new chemo-work cards for technician compounding and dispensing

• Worked with Alberta’s Special Access Program for therapies not yet approved in Canada Alberta Health Services, Foothills Hospital Calgary, Alberta Pharmacy Student, Experiential Learning Y2 – Anticoagulation Management Services (AMS) May 2016 – Jun 2016

• Managed very complicated patients on warfarin that were referred to the clinic. These services include dosing of warfarin by assessing many factors including INR, drug interactions, and lifestyle

• Medication management of high risk patients on blood thinning medications undergoing surgery

• Collaborated with other healthcare professionals in the clinic to provide excellent patient care

• Patient education, including injection teaching, for those starting warfarin or other anticoagulants RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

University of Alberta Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science Edmonton, Alberta Research Student May 2017 – Sept 2017

Project: Determination of FASD Education in Selected Professional Faculties Across Canada

• Research to increase awareness about FASD on a national level by focusing on the importance of

• educating Research was future presented professionals at the and 2018 curriculum Association coverage of Faculties of FASD of Pharmacy for each professional of Canada Conference program in University Ottawa, ON of Alberta, by Dr. Sharon Department Mitchell of (2018) Molecular Genetics Edmonton, Alberta Research Student Jan 2014 – Apr 2014

Project: Stress Mediated Regulation of Transport in E.coli

• Conducted laboratory experiments aimed at studying stress response of bacteria

• Analyzed and compiled lab data used to publish a research paper in the Journal of Bacteriology LEADERSHIP & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

MBA Association Edmonton, Alberta

Volunteer Committee Sept 2017 – Apr 2018

• Implemented and organized new events, such as the blood drive

• Organized events with committee and attend monthly meetings to brainstorm ideas for future events Alberta Pharmacy Students Association Edmonton, Alberta VP Finance, Class of 2018 Graduation Committee Apr 2016 – Apr 2018

• Responsible for accurate and up to date financial accounts

• Successfully raised $50,000 through various fundraising campaigns

• Custodian of all official property and financial records of the club with signing authority Alberta Pharmacy Students Association Edmonton, Alberta Pharmacy Awareness Month (PAM), Hospital Pharmacy Advocate Sept 2016 – Apr 2017

• Member of the CSHP student sub-committee, PAM committee, and the CSHP national PAM committee

• Successfully organized interdisciplinary events to promote collaboration between health disciplines

• Voice for hospital pharmacy among student body within pharmacy and other healthcare students Alberta Pharmacy Students Association Edmonton, Alberta Canadian Society for Hospital Pharmacists Student Representative – AB branch Mar 2015 – Apr 2016

• Participated with numerous councils, including: Banff Seminar committee, awards and membership committees, APSA and CSHP-AB councils, and acted as the liaison between the two organizations

• Organized CSHP events; Banff Seminar, Evidence Based Medicine competition, and Career Night Pharmacy Student Advisory Committee Edmonton, Alberta Advisor Sept 2014 – Apr 2015

• Worked closely with my peers, class representative, and Dr. Cheryl Cox in order to voice pharmacy students’ opinions and preferences of the class of 2018 towards clinical rotations AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

• Alfred Sorensen Global Experiences Award (2019)

• MBAA Student Exchange Award (2019)

• APSA’s “The Real MVP Award” – Awarded to a student who is an active and impassioned member of the pharmacy program through their active involvement in APSA/Faculty events and initiatives (2017)

• Jason Lang Scholarship – For to undergrad students with outstanding academic achievement (2012-14) PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

• Hypertension Canada (2018)

• MBA Association (2017)

• American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (2016)

• Canadian Society for Hospital Pharmacists (2014)

• Alberta Pharmacists Association (2014)

• Alberta College of Pharmacists (2014)

• Alberta Pharmacy Students Association (2014)

• Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (2014) PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES & SESSIONS

• Health Products and Food Branch Stakeholder Engagement Session; Ottawa, ON (June 2018)

• Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee on Drug Shortages; Ottawa, ON (June 2018)

• CSHP Banff Seminar; Banff, AB (2015 – 2019): Presented the Future Professional Award (2016)

• Professional Development Week; Niagara Falls, ON (2016); Edmonton, AB (2018)

• CSHP Summer Educational Session; Ottawa, ON (2015) SKILLS AND INTERESTS

Languages: Fluent in reading, writing, and speaking English and Arabic Interests: Backcountry camping, and musical instruments (Middle Eastern North African Music Ensemble) Skills: Advanced knowledge in all Microsoft Suite Office applications, SPSS, Kroll, and Healthwatch Certifications: Emergency First Aid with CPR level C+AED (November 22, 2017-2020); Administer Drugs by Injection.

Contact this candidate