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Management Clinical Research

Location:
Cedar Crest, New Mexico, United States
Salary:
125000
Posted:
October 18, 2016

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Megan Ashley Kramer, R.Ph, MS, MBA

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Cedar Crest, NM 87008

Cell 615-***-****

Email: acw2o0@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

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MBA with a concentration in Marketing and Finance

Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

1980 - 1983

MS Pharmacology

Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

1974 - 1977

BS Pharmacy

Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

1969 - 1973

BS Chemistry

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1993 - 1995

Graduate Courses in Genetic Engineering and Mechanisms of Gene Expression

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1989 – 1990

Graduate Courses in US and European Drug Regulatory Affairs

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ

Active Pharmacist Licenses: Iowa, California, Alaska, Nevada, Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Kentucky, Indiana, Oregon, Michigan, Washington, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, and Maine. Active Florida consultant pharmacist license.

EXPERIENCE:

March 9, 2016 – CURRENT CONTRACT October, 31, 2016

MARENGO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL-MARENGO, IOWA

DIRECTOR OF PHARMACY-supporting a contract through Rph On the Go

- All hospital pharmacy director responsibilities for acute care hospital.

- Facilitate team building, budgeting, P&T Committee, MTM and patient counseling.

- Responsible for Acudose system.

- Revising pharmacy IV room processes to meet USP797&800 quality standards.

- Readying staff with training for current hospital expansion.

- Facilitate corporate fiscal goals and quality standards and 340B program medications.

- Pharmacy staff coaching, employee relations, organization and process improvement.

- Extensive experience with EPIC pharmacy system.

- Chemotherapy therapy outpatient medication management and production.

- Work with UnityPoint Regional Management team.

June 29, 2015 – March 1, 2016

CHRISTUS SAINT VINCENT’S REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

PHARMACT PIC-SANTA FE, NM

- Inpatient Pharmacist responsibilities and member of pharmacy operations team

- Responsible for Pyxis and Cerner order verification processing.

- Responsible for IV to PO substitution, anti-coagulation dosing, diabetes protocols

- Medication problems solving, and medication error investigation and prevention

- Pharmacy support staff management

- Responsibilities for kinetic antibiotic medication dosing and therapy review.

- Therapy monitoring and communications with physicians in a 250 bed hospital complex.

- Pediatric dosing, renal dosing, medication therapy management, chemotherapy

- Monitoring and reporting of adverse events, DURs, kinetics and drug interactions.

- Responsible for Physician prescription order entry verification and quality control.

- IV preparation quality control and verification, participation on code teams,

- Drug information resource to healthcare providers.

May 1, 2015 – June 14, 2015 CONTRACT POSITION

SAN CARLOS HOSPITAL APACHE INDIAN RESERVATION-SAN CARLOS, AZ

PHARMACIST Supporting a contract through AHS PharmStat

- Hospital pharmacist responsibilities inpatient and outpatient.

- Patient counseling, medication therapy management.

- Therapy management for type I and type II diabetic patients.

- Anticoagulant dosing and therapy patient management.

June 2014 – Present

BioRX, INC-URBANDALE, IOWA

CLINICAL PHARMACIST-Supporting a contract through Rph On the Go

- Responsibilities providing hemophilia and IV compounded medications to patients.

- Hereditary angioedema and immunocompromised therapy management.

- Pharmacy Care plans management, CPR + and MedForce computer systems.

- Database management and medication therapy management.

- Co-Pharmacist in charge.

September 2013 – May 2014

SAFEDOSE, INC-INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

DIRECTOR OF PHARMACY-Supporting a contract through Rph On the Go

- Director responsibilities providing medications and servicing multiple institutions.

- Drug information resource to healthcare providers and institutions.

- Patient chart review for medication compliance monitoring and MTM.

- Measure team accuracy and maintain process improvement and safety.

- Manage a team of 6 pharmacists, 25 technicians and 10 support staff.

- Responsible for JCAHO requirements and all multi-state reporting and regulations.

- Pharmacy supports long-term care, prisons, mental health and assisted living facilities.

- Experience with QS1 and Docutrax pharmacy systems.

- Clinical therapy monitoring, DURs, medication errors, adverse events.

- Responsible for all pharmacy management operations and team motivation.

June 2013 – September 2013 CONTRACT POSITION

MOUNTAINVIEW MEDICAL CENTER-LAS CRUCES, NM

PHARMACIST-Supporting a contract through Concentric Associates, INC

- Contract for an inpatient 250 bed CHS hospital pharmacy utilizing the HMS/Pyxis system.

April 2013 – June 2013 CONTRACT POSITIONS

VARIOUS HOSPITAL SHORT-TERM TEMPORARY CONTRACTS IN WASHINGTON STATE AND OREGON STATE

PHARMACIST

- Contracts for several 25-100 bed inpatient hospital pharmacies utilizing the EPIC system.

May 2012 – December 2012 CONTRACT POSITION

DAVID GRANT MEDICAL CENTER TRAVIS AFB-FAIRFIELD, CALIFORNIA

PHARMACIST-Supporting a contract through Kuhana Associates, LLC

- Contract position for outpatient and inpatient pharmacies at a 650 bed AFB hospital.

- Drug information resource to healthcare providers and patients.

- Patient chart review for medication compliance monitoring.

- Extensive patient therapy counseling for active military personnel, veterans and families.

- Clinical therapy monitoring, drug interactions, monitor medication errors, adverse events.

- Responsibility for filled prescriptions, clinical data, protocol adherence, staff training.

- Supervision of pharmacy staff, coaching, employee relations, and process improvement.

- Responsibilities for pharmacy medication control.

- Involved as part of a team for pharmacy operations.

- All Pharmacy regulatory compliance responsibilities.

November 2011 – February 2012 CONTRACT POSITION

MOUNT CARMEL HOSPITAL EAST-COLUMBUS, OHIO

PHARMACY OPERATIONS MGR-Supporting a contract through Top Echelon, Inc.

- All hospital pharmacy operations manager responsibilities for 450 bed hospital.

- Facilitate team building with open collaborative participative management.

- Contract position for 3 months covering for previous manager on medical leave.

- Responsible for Pyxis Connect, McKesson robot productivity.

- Revising pharmacy IV room processes to meet USP 797 quality standards.

- Readying staff with training for upcoming Genesis(Cerner) System implementation.

- Facilitate corporate fiscal goals and quality standards and 340B program medications.

- Pharmacy staff coaching, employee relations, organization and process improvement.

- Managing and re-organizing the pharmacy team, experience with EPIC pharmacy system.

- Working knowledge of Joint Commission Standards, ASHP model pharmacy guidelines.

November 2010 – August 2011 CONTRACT POSITION

KINDRED HOSPITAL/PHARMERICA-LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

DIRECTOR OF PHARMACY-Supporting a contract through Pharmerica, Inc .

- All pharmacy director responsibilities for 3 separate hospitals concurrently.

- Facilitate pharmacy team and desirable patient outcomes.

- P&L responsibilities for a team of 8 pharmacists and 15 technicians.

- Responsible for P & T Committee, JCAHO requirements and all pharmacy regulations.

- Responsible for TPNs, anticoagulation, pharmacokinetics, IV to PO conversion.

- Communications and reporting to Kindred and Pharmerica Corporate management.

- Work with RXLink Web, Meditech, Protouch and Pyxis 4000 pharmacy systems.

- Clinical therapy monitoring, DURs, medication errors, adverse events.

- Responsible for inventory management, purchasing budgets and contract purchasing.

- Drug information resource to healthcare providers, formulary substitutions.

- MTM, ISO 797 IV room implementation, high risk medications, PCA dosing.

- Management Committee, Process Improvement Committee, Infection Control Committee

- Medication Safety Committee, Care Committee and Interdisciplinary Care Team.

- Managed new computer system implementation and total remodel at all 3 hospitals.

- Responsible for 340B medication program for multiple patients.

November 2009 – August 2010 CONTRACT POSITION

Mt. SAN RAFAEL HOSPITAL-TRINIDAD, COLORADO

DIRECTOR OF PHARMACY – Supporting a contract through CPS

- All pharmacy director, clinical specialist and pharmacy team responsibilities.

- Kinetic antibiotic medication dosing, anticoagulant dosing, antibiotic stewardship.

- Responsible for P & T Committee, JCAHO requirements and all pharmacy regulations.

- Responsible for Medication Therapy Management.

- Communications with nursing, medical staff, hospital and CPS management.

- Work with HMS, Pyxis 4000 pharmacy management system.

- MTM, DURs, Process Improvement, medication errors, adverse events.

- Responsible for, inventory management and pharmacy profit and loss.

- Drug information resource to healthcare providers.

- Lab results analysis and monitoring, patient chart review for medication compliance.

- Therapy medication change recommendations to healthcare providers.

February 2004 – August 2009

CVS- NASHVILLE, TN

LEAD PHARMACIST/ FLOATER FOR TWO NASHVILLE DISTRICTS

- Responsibilities for pharmacy management, medication control.

-Patient communications and therapy review and physician communications

-Pharmacy performance monitoring, technician relations and supervision.

-Provide drug information to patients and medical personnel.

- Involved as part of a team for pharmacy operations.

February 2004 – March 2007

COLUMBIA HCA SUMMIT HOSPITAL/SHARED SERVICES- NASHVILLE, TN

PHARMACIST Clinical/Staff

- Centralized pharmacy clinical review/order entry for 14 HCA hospitals for KY and TN.

- Responsible for kinetic antibiotic medication dosing and clinical therapy review.

- Therapy monitoring and communications with nursing and medical staff.

- Work with Meditech, Pyxis Connect and Accudose pharmacy management system.

- Monitoring and reporting, DURs, adverse events and drug interactions.

- Prescription data entry verification for hospitals ranging from 450 to 100 beds each.

- Drug information resource to healthcare providers at multiple sites.

- Analyze lab results, nursing/physician/admission notes for medication adverse events.

- Therapy medication change recommendations to healthcare providers.

February 2003 – February 2004

WALGREENS- NASHVILLE, TN

PHARMACIST

- Responsibilities for pharmacy management, medication control.

-Patient communications and therapy review and physician communications

-Pharmacy performance monitoring, technician relations and supervision.

-Provide drug information to patients and medical personnel.

- Involved as part of a team for pharmacy operations.

December 2000 – January 2003

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER INFECTIOUS DISEASE/COMPREHENSIVE CARE CENTER- NASHVILLE, TN

CLINICAL PHARMACIST

-Primary responsibilities for AIDS medication patient counseling to improve adherence

for complex multiple drug regimens under a 3 year government grant.

- Total therapeutic monitoring and patient communications for multiple disease states.

-Coordination of care with residents from Meharry and Vanderbilt medical schools.

-Responsibility for the State HDAP medications, hepatitis C and diabetes treatment.

-Consultations for genotype and phenotype therapeutic targeting.

-Interview patients for medication adverse reaction, DURs and drug interactions.

-Disease state and medication review education to medical personnel.

-Assess therapy compliance and instruct patients on the proper adherence.

-Obtaining and managing AIDS medications for indigent patients through charitable and government programs.

March 1999 – February 2003

COLUMBIA HCA CENTENNIAL MEDICAL CENTER- NASHVILLE, TN

PHARMACIST Clinical/Staff

- Responsibilities for kinetic antibiotic medication dosing and therapy review.

- Therapy monitoring and communications with physicians.

- Part of a team for pharmacy operations for a 450 bed hospital complex.

- Work with Meditech, Pyxis Connect and Accudose pharmacy management system.

- Monitoring and reporting of adverse events, DURs, and drug interactions.

- Prescription data entry verification.

- Drug and IV preparation quality control and verification, participation on code teams, .

- Drug information resource to healthcare providers.

- Analyze lab results, nursing/physician/admission notes for clinical review.

- Narcotic medication control for meeting regulatory requirements.

August 1996 – February 1999

COVANCE, USA - NASHVILLE, TN

*SENIOR PROJECT DIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

- Responsible for the development of clinical study project feasibility research protocol criteria, investigator contacts, study budget projections.

- Investigator recruitment and contract negotiations.

- Proposal evaluation, interactions with internal and external thought leaders and consultants

- Liaison with project directors, business development, information systems, regulatory affairs and business unit heads.

August 1992 - August 1996

LOVELACE SCIENTIFIC RESOURCES, INC. (LSR)- ALBUQUERQUE, NM

*PROGRAM DIRECTOR

- Responsible for all clinical trials, business development, sales and marketing, budgeting, planning, clinical research operations and management decisions for promoting growth, profitability, and strategic direction.

- Responsible for regulatory affairs, staff recruiting and training, business negotiations, developing business contacts, locating pharmaceutical and biotechnology clinical research.

- Interacted with physicians, management and medical personnel at all levels.

- Responsible for building the organization from 20 to 74 active studies with business results from a loss to a profit, completing over 250 drug and device research studies.

- Member Lovelace Institutional Review Board and Intellectual Property Committee

- Managed a staff of 34 professional nurse clinical research coordinators.

- Experienced with all phases of clinical research, regulatory affairs requirements and patient monitoring.

June 1996 - August 1996

PIMA MEDICAL INSTITUTE- ALBUQUERQUE, NM (concurrent with LSR)

*INSTRUCTOR

- Instructor for pharmacy technician students preparing for national certification. Course included: teaching of pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, drug dosages, legal and ethical considerations, communications, patient and customer interactions, modern computer systems, inventory management, state and national regulations, dispensing, IV admixtures, calculations and medical terminology.

September 1992 - June 1993

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO COLLEGE OF PHARMACY- ALBUQUERQUE, NM

(concurrent with LSR)

*INSTRUCTOR

- Developed a two semester pharmacy business management and law course and taught management skills to over 90 pharmacy students through lectures and computer simulations.

- Responsible for test development and proficiency evaluations.

August 1991 - August 1992

LOVELACE HEALTH SYSTEMS- ALBUQUERQUE, NM

*DIRECTOR OF INPATIENT PHARMACY

- Primarily responsible for inpatient pharmacy operations for the Lovelace Health Systems HMO, 350 bed hospital and 13 satellite clinics around the state of New Mexico.

- Manage inpatient staff of 20 pharmacists, interns and technicians.

- Responsible for JCAHO requirements, clinical research trials, pharmacy operations, cost control, clinical pharmacy operations, healthcare pharmaceutical outcomes guidelines and planning, pharmacy procurement, pharmaceutical company contracts.

- Member of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and Institutional Review Board.

- Responsible for selection and purchase of a new pharmacy patient record computer system.

- Provided clinical information presentations to physicians

- Established a decentralized pharmacy service for cardiology, surgery and medical units.

- Established pharmacy outcomes guidelines.

- Established a satellite IV preparation unit for inpatient and outpatient services.

June 1986 - August 1991

BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB WORLDWIDE CLINICAL RESEARCH- PRINCETON, NJ

*MANAGER OF BUDGET PLANNING AND MONITORING

- Liaison for establishing corporate cooperation and communication for planning.

- Responsible for all U.S. and international divisions involved with clinical research.

- Responsible for over $100 million yearly and quarterly clinical research, capital appropriations and operational budgets, budget tracking system, grant negotiations, physician staff negotiation training, project tracking, financial tracking database, all international financial and project audits and signature authority for all grants.

- Responsible for all contract research organization activities and established governing policies and procedures.

- Responsible for project management, strategic planning.

February 1984 - June 1986

MARINERS HOSPITAL/OWEN HEALTHCARE- TAVERNIER, FL

*DIRECTOR OF INPATIENT PHARMACY

- Primarily responsible for a 50 bed inpatient pharmacy operations in the state of Florida.

- Responsible for JCAHO requirements, and passing a JCHAO inspection.

- Member of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

- Information resource for medical staff.

- Established a satellite pharmacy in a newly built attached nursing home.

- Established a unit dose pharmacy dispensing system.

- Established centralized IV preparation and new MARs for total quality management.

- Hired and managed pharmacy technicians.

- Responsible for P&L cost control, scheduling, production, narcotic control, procurement.

January 1983 – February 1984

VA MEDICAL CENTER- BAY PINES. FL

*PHARMACIST Clinical/Staff

- Responsibilities for kinetic antibiotic medication dosing and therapy review.

- Therapy monitoring and communications with physicians in a 600 bed hospital complex.

- Involved as part of a team for pharmacy operations.

- Monitoring and reporting of adverse events, DURs, and drug interactions.

- Prescription data entry and verification and quality control.

- IV preparation quality control and verification, participation on code teams,

- Drug information resource to healthcare providers.

- Clinical rotations with physicians in multiple disease units as part of a therapy team.

September 1980 – December 1983

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY- POCATELLO, ID

*INSTRUCTOR (while completing MS pharmacology and MBA)

- Taught pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology laboratory, physical pharmaceutical dosage forms and pharmacy dispensing laboratory to pharmacy students.

- Designed and taught a two semester nursing pharmacy course for re-entry nursing students.

June 1977 – December 1981

BANNOCK REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER- POCATELLO, ID

*PHARMACIST (also completed intern hours at this hospital prior to 1977)

- Responsibilities for kinetic antibiotic medication dosing and therapy review.

- Therapy monitoring and communications with physicians in a 250 bed hospital.

- Involved as part of a team for pharmacy operations, medication therapy management.

- Monitoring and reporting of adverse events, DURs, and drug interactions.

- Prescription data entry and verification and quality control.

- IV preparation quality control and verification, participation on code teams,

- Drug information resource to healthcare providers.

- Supervise pharmacy technicians.

HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Dean’s list all semesters of Pharmacy and Graduate School



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