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Pharmacist - manager (PIC background)

Hanford, CA, 93230
March 20, 2020

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M elanie S Baker, PharmD


**** * ** ***, *******, CA 93230

559-***-**** home 559-***-**** cell - to reach me during day 559-***-**** (prison)

NPI 109*******


I’ve worked in a variety of pharmacies: hospitals doing pediatric and adult medicine; also in

community; home health; and military pharmacies. I work really hard to meet the needs of each

of my patients. I care about the final result, the satisfaction of a person being helped and I take

the time to improvise and improve processes.


Genesis August 2013 – present

Full-time contract pharmacist for State Hospital in Coalinga, CA. I am familiar with the State

Formulary, Med Select packing and able to run the EXP machine for repacking along with filling

the hospital med room units. Pharmacist Order Entry experience with the ability and record of

typing accurately and efficiently. This facility houses approximately 1100 inmates. They are

patients. We carry keys, have unit inspections (I have four units). We provide drug regimen

review for about 700 patients per quarter. I am certified for immunizations and preparation of

intravenous products. I work closely with my co-workers to include physicians, nurse

practitioners, psych technicians, pharmacy technicians, unit nurses, and information technology.

RX Relief April 2013 – present

Working as a relief pharmacist in various pharmacy settings. Usually a Target or Vons pharmacy

requires help staffing. I am able to walk in and work with a varying staff and patients. I have

CUREs registration to prevent unauthorized use and abuse of controlled medications. I’m also

APhA Immunization Certified.

K-Mart (Sears Holding) Pharmacy August 2013 – present

Casual (relief pharmacist) hired same day as position at Coalinga State Hospital came. I

will fill in for two different pharmacies when time permits

International Medical Relief April 18-28 2013

Worked as a pharmacist on a team with 4 providers and 3 nurses. I improvised for medications

to cover patient’s needs when the stock did not match the order. Gave water to people who had

none. Packed, unpacked, inventoried, and worked hard. This was an incredible opportunity and

I met many special people. A smile speaks a thousand words.

Model Drug Staff Pharmacist in Long Term Care Pharmacy Nov 2012- March 2013

Worked in a closed-door environment processing many data entry orders online for several

nursing homes and assisted living facilities. I provided clinical review for all orders especially in

elderly patient care. Pharmacokinetics services along with accessing problem sets were

addressed. Technicians worked to fill orders for pharmacists to check prior to being sent to the

facilities. I helped coordinate delivery of product. I worked with the physicians and nurse to

find the medication that is covered by Medicare A.

Save Mart pharmacy Staff Pharmacist November 2011 – August 2012

Worked in a grocery store atmosphere with one or two extra tech and/or clerk dependent on time

and production. Provided community pharmacy services while learning the customer’s names

and needs. Rang up customers on the registers in order to relieve my staff for other duties.

Wal Mart Pharmacy Staff Pharmacist May 2009 – October 2011

Working in Tulare as a staff pharmacist – processing prescriptions, filling, counseling patients.

Identifying medications. Answering questions from medical prescribers about medications.

Registered with DOJ to do patient activity reports online. I knew many of the customers by name

as they choose to wait for me for pharmacy consults. We were busy but the customer standing

in front of me always got my attention.

Longs Drugs now CVS 2008 2009

When the newest Longs store opened I was hired for the PIC position. I built my customer base,

inventory, staff to exact Longs standards. CVS purchased Longs in October 2008. Again I

remained as PIC and converted the store having met all requirements prior to timeline. I knew

each of my customers by name. I knew their family stories. Local physicians and PAs called me

to ask questions about medication and dosing. I am “wired” to have access to formularies and

ICD codes so that I could help the physicians find the preferred product usually done without the

patient knowing.

Wal Mart Pharmacist in Charge 2005 2009

I began my PIC position in the original Hanford Wal-Mart. I coordinated the move to the

superstore and stayed as PIC for 3 years. I hold the record for number of prescriptions

completed correctly with only one pharmacist and two technicians. Many of my customers

followed me to Longs because of my care and concern for their wellbeing.

Hanford Adventist Hospital 2003-2005

Hospital pharmacist - clinical duties of pharmacokinetic calculations and consultations -

infectious disease consultations - order entry - checking of pharmacy technician preparation of

TPNs, IVs, piggybacks - computer dispensing from Omni cell machine. Code Blue attendance

included administering medications - answering questions - making suggestions. On-call status.

Longs Drugs 2001 2003

Pharmacist In Charge for the South side Hanford Longs Pharmacy -supervising a staff of 16


Education Membership

University of Southern California - 1988 PharmD CPhA

Meritorious Service Award Leadership Group Participant

Phi Lambda Sigma – Pharmacy Leadership


Computers - PC and MAC - Digital photography - Technically delighted with new and changing

electronics - Type extremely fast - Able to listen and figure out most solutions. I have a military

background as Major in USAR and was Pharmacy Lab and X-ray Chief at Los Alamitos with Ca

National Guard. Spanish speaker. I’m able to help people with problems and support those who

need help usually before being told of the need. Just listen, the answer usually comes!


Clem Wong– work 559-***-**** Pharmacist II Coalinga CA

Dale Dodd –cell 559-***-**** Longs/CVS Pharmacy Supervisor

Bart Baker- cell – 479-***-**** Health and Wellness Manager Wal-Mart

Julie Samuels PharmD – cell ***-**-**** PIC CVS Tulare, CA

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