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Pharmacy Manager

Location:
Washington, DC
Posted:
April 14, 2016

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C.V. for LESHA A. SIMMONS, RPh

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Seasoned Pharmacy management professional with proven ability to lead a team that provides outstanding service and pharmaceutical education to the surrounding community. Over twenty years of dedicated service which includes training, mentoring, and education to my staff to increase the efficacy of patient care and optimization of medication therapy to promote health, wellness, and disease prevention.

Areas of Expertise

Highly focused with strict attention to detail

Ability to multi task in a high volume pharmacy

Intepersonal skills/Communications

Excellent Supervisor skills

Advocate of teamwork, excellence and positive change

Staff Education and Development

Policy and procedures

Operations Management

Insurance

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Bremerton Naval Hospital Pharmacy 6/12/2015 - Present

Position: Outpatient Pharmacist, 40 hours per week

Duties

Experience in completion of outpatient prescription,

Checking for appropriateness of medication orders

Drug order entry and dispensing duties include working with automated dispensing machines (Pyxis, Omnicell and Scriptpro) as well as aseptic preparation of sterile preparation

Extensive training working with CHCS and supporting pharmacy responsibilities involving work flow and customer care

Provide patient education on proper medication use, drug interaction and adverse rxn

Carl Darnell Army Medical Center Hospital Pharmacy 3/18/2013- 6/01/15

Position: Staff Pharmacist, 40 hours per week

Duties:

Dispense presecriptions according to physician’s orders

Handle orders and verify prescriptions with hospital environment

Respond to phone calls in a courteous manner utilizing superior interpersonal skills in communicating with doctors and their staffs regarding new prescriptions

Transmit in-depth knowledge and professional pharmaceutical consultations to patients, particular in regards to over the counter and prescribed medication

Thorough knowledge of computer systems (CHCS) and automated dispensing system (Scriptpro).

General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital 2012-2013

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

Position: Hospital/Staff Pharmacist, 40 hours per week

Duties:

Dispense prescriptions according to physician’s orders

Handled orders, entering and verifying prescriptions within hospital environment

Responded in a courteous matter to phone calls and utilized superior interpersonal skills in communicating with doctors and their staffs regarding new prescriptions

In-depth knowledge and professional pharmaceutical consultations to patients, particularly in regards to prescribed and non-prescribed medication

Thorough knowledge in computer systems (CHCS) and dispensing automation system (Scriptpro)

Kmart Pharmacy, Vineland, NJ 2011-2012

Retail Pharmacy

On-Call Pharmacist, 20 hours per week

Duties:

Dispense prescriptions according to Physicians orders

Handled order entry and verified prescriptions with a community pharmacy

Courteously responded to phone calls and utilized superior interpersonal skills in communicating with doctors and their staffs regarding new prescriptions.

In-depth knowledge and professional pharmaceutical consultations to patients, particular concerning prescribed and on-prescribed medicine

Simco Research Labs, Erie, PA 2007-2012

Research, Sales, and Development Manager

Duties:

Supervised training of staff, developed products and implemented new manufacturing protocols and managed operating expenses to minimize loss and maximize gain.

CVS Pharmacy 2007-2010

Southern New Jersey area

Floater: 25-35 hours per week

Supervised staff (two technicians) in a busy, high-volume pharmacy environment, worked with diverse patient populations and illustrated depth of knowledge regarding drug interactions.

Duties:

Developed and implemented company policies

Conducted and managed operating expenses (developed inventory control and drug maintenance policy)

Sharp technical proficiencies, including pharmacy software applications.

Eckerd Pharmacy, Brigantine, NJ 1995-2007

Retail Pharmacy

Community Pharmacy Manager

Management of pharmacy operations

Recruited, trained, and supervised staff in busy high volume pharmacy (two pharmacists and two technicians)

Conducted personnel performance appraisals

Managed pharmacy inventory to minimize loss and maximize gain;

Worked with billing department to ensure maximum reimbursement and reconciliation of claims in a timely manner

Interfaced with physicians to clarify dosage, medication orders, frequency and route as required.

Participated in pharmacy staff meetings, pharmacy orientation programs, and in service education

Oversaw the filling of prescriptions and regulatory compliance in a high volume operation.

Ensured strict adherence to policies, procedures, HIPPA and quality standards

Function in a consulting role for customers to discuss drug interactions and side effects

Assist customers with product knowledge covering diabetes, glucose meters and blood pressure monitors

Effectively use client education to increase value to customers

Work in collaboration with HMOs and insurers to discuss prior authorization

Consult customers on money management to maximize the value of their monthly pharmacy budget and selection of name versus generic drugs

Establish performance standards to increase staff accountability for results

Focus efforts on cost efficiencies, productivity, process flow, and customer excellence.

Worked forty hours per week, plus overtime as needed.

CVS Pharmacy, Brigantine, NJ 1993-1995

Retail Pharmacy

Managing Community Pharmacist

Duties:

Management of pharmacy operation

Recruited, trained, and supervised staff

Scheduled pharmacy personnel to optimize facility coverage

Conducted personnel performance appraisals

Manage pharmacy inventory to minimize loss and maximize gains in inventory

Worked with billing department to ensure maximum reimbursement and reconciliation of claims

Improved morale of coworkers by rewarding good work performance, leading by example and using humor to diffuse stressful situation

Interfaced with physicians to clarify dosage, medication orders, frequency and route

Conducted and managed operating expenses (developed inventory control and drug maintenance policy)

Sharp technical proficiencies, including pharmacy software applications.

Interfaced with physicians to clarify dosage medication orders, frequency and route.

Worked 40 hours per week, plus overtime as needed

Rite-Aid Corporation, Atlantic City, NJ 1989-1993

Retail Pharmacy

Community Pharmacy Manager

Management of pharmacy operations

Increased profit in pharmacy by 5-10 percent by increasing patient enrollment and by decreasing inventory losses

Scheduled pharmacy personnel appraisals.

Improved morale of coworkers by rewarding good work performance, leading by example, and using humor to diffuse stressful situations

Participated in pharmacy staff meetings, pharmacy orientation programs, and in-service education programs.

Worked 40 hours per week, plus overtime as needed.

EDUCATION

Temple University School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia PA 1989 (Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy)

Internship, Naval Hospital of Philadelphia

Internship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA – Pre-pharmacy

Awarded excellent service at Darnell Hospital and Certified in Aseptic Training by the State of Texas

LICENSURE

New Jersey: NJ28RI02056400

Ohio: RPH.03230783

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Involved in program for foster children, assisting with guidance, education, and mentoring

Involved in children’s after-school program, tutoring and helping to develop leadership skills

Received acknowledgement for improving overall inventory at Rite-Aid Pharmacy for four years

Worked for community programs at Eckerd to donate food to Atlantic City Food Bank.



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