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Pharmacist II Clinical

Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, United States
January 14, 2017

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James L. Bocco Jr.

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Glen Mills, PA 19342

OBJECTIVE To obtain clinical pharmacy experience to be able to provide exceptional patient care EDUCATION

2007 - 2013 Doctor of Pharmacy

Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Piscataway, NJ

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

GPA: 3.590


Registered Pharmacist New Jersey, Maryland, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Mississippi (pending) Licensed Immunizer New Jersey, Maryland

7/16/2015 - 7/16/2017 American Red Cross Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers PROFESSIONAL PHARMACY EXPERIENCE

11/2015 – Current Pharmacist II- Clinical

Cardinal Health Specialty Pharmacy, Columbia MD

Supervisor: Kionna Oleru

Lead Pharmacist for Aqua manufacturer program

Dispense and monitor therapy for Xuriden and Celgene REMS patients

Review patient assessments to monitor therapy

Communicate prescription and drug therapy issues to prescribers

Counsel patients based on clinical judgment

Submit adverse events to FDA and manufactures

Review prescriptions for accuracy and clinical rational

Verify accuracy of completed prescriptions

Responsible for closing pharmacy at end of day

10/2013– 10/2015 Pharmacist

Walgreens Pharmacy, Various Locations In Southern New Jersey Supervisor: Mike Mormile

Administer immunizations

Provide Drug utilization review

Dispense medications

Compound medications

Review prescriptions for accuracy and clinical rational

Perform MTM services

Manage inventory of prescription medications and supplies

Counsel patients on prescription and OTC medications

Provide blood pressure, body composition, and blood glucose screening and consultations 9/2007 – 9/2013 Pharmacy Intern

Walgreens Pharmacy, Evesham, NJ

Pharmacy Manager: John Rutkowski

Screened patients for appropriate immunizations

Counseled patients on OTC and prescription medications

Communicated with physicians regarding verification of prescriptions and refill requests

Transferred prescriptions

Transcribed oral prescriptions

Resolved insurance rejections

Participated in inventory management

Entered and filled prescription orders

J Bocco



3/25/13 – 4/26/13 Internal Medicine

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ Preceptor: Dr. Mary Bridgeman

Attended in daily rounds with the internal medicine teaching team

Reviewed patient charts for appropriateness of pharmacotherapy

Provided drug information to health care providers

Provided summaries and reviews of clinical guidelines 2/4/13 – 3/8/13 Hospital

Underwood Memorial Hospital, Woodbury, NJ

Preceptor: Ed Dix

Reviewed and recommended IV to PO changes daily

Reviewed anticoagulant and metformin renal dosing daily

Performed sterile compounding in clean room

Presented Myrbetriq® (mirabegron) drug monograph to pharmacy staff

Researched pharmacy related medical questions

Participated in biweekly geriatric rounds and weekly family medicine rounds

Observed pharmacist input drug orders

Attended hospital administrative meetings

12/31/12 – 2/1/13 Internal Medicine

Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Trenton, NJ Preceptor: Dr. Daniel Abazia

Attended daily rounds with family medicine team

Counseled patients on warfarin and enoxaparin

Wrote Eliquis® (apixaban) drug news letter for pharmacy staff

Provided prescribers with information regarding low income drug programs

Provided recommendations for pain management

Reviewed patient charts for appropriateness of pharmacotherapy

Visited outpatient clinic weekly

11/12/12 – 12/14/12 Community

Shop Rite Pharmacy, Glassboro, NJ

Preceptor: Cynthia Scaffidi

Counseled patients on OTC and prescription medications

Communicated with physicians regarding verification of prescriptions and refill requests

Transferred prescriptions

Transcribed oral prescriptions

Resolved insurance rejections

Entered and filled prescription orders

10/8/12 – 11/9/12 Anticoagulation/Internal Medicine University Medical Center at Princeton, Princeton, NJ Preceptor: Dr. Danielle Candelario

Provided recommendations for anticoagulation therapy

Assessed and monitored patients for side effects and adverse effects of anticoagulation therapy

Counseled patients on warfarin use

Reviewed treatment guidelines to assess patient specific pharmacotherapy J Bocco


7/30/12 – 8/31/12 Ambulatory Care

87th Medical Group, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ

Preceptor: Capt. Nhon Nguyen

Counseled patients receiving new medications

Reviewed and counseled patients about potential drug interactions

Participated in outpatient medical visits with providers

Provided recommendations to prescribers for formulary drugs

Called prescribers to verify prescriptions

Participated in a four week smoking cessation class

Collaborated on a TRICARE evaluation research paper

Filled prescription orders

6/25/12 – 7/27/12 Home Infusion

MediLink Homecare, Hammonton, NJ

Preceptor: Dr. Kristen McCloy

Counseled patients on use of IV medications and abnormal lab values

Monitored labs for efficacy, therapeutic levels, and adverse effects

Assessed patient compliance and adherence to IV therapy

Dispensed medical supplies needed for home IV therapy

Observed sterile compounding and TPN preparation

Visited patients in their homes to follow up on therapy

Observed nurses place PICC lines and change weekly dressings 5/21/12 – 6/22/12 Pharmacy Law

Kane and Associates, Philadelphia, PA and SCTRx Health, Edison, NJ Preceptor: David Kane

Performed background research for pharmacy related legal situations and questions

Provided formal presentations of research findings

Provided draft letters of research findings

Filled gaps in pharmacy wholesale supply chain

Collaborated on a catalog of prescription drugs for wholesale INTRODUCTORY/INTERMEDIATE PRACTICE EXPERIENCES (IPPE) 5/23/11 – 6/17/11 Hospital

Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Stratford, NJ

Preceptor: Dr. Andrea Weeks

Checked patient records for adverse drug events, DVT prophylaxis, and vaccination history

Performed sterile compounding in a clean room

Participated in warfarin counseling

Performed IV to PO therapeutic substitutions

Filled unit dose oral medications

Delivered medications to the hospital floors

Researched drug information questions

Observed order entry and inventory management procedures 5/24/10 – 6/18/10 Community

Sam’s Club Pharmacy, Williamstown, NJ

Preceptor: George Finley

Counseled patients on OTC products and prescriptions

Transcribed oral prescriptions

Entered and filled prescription orders

Researched drug information questions

J Bocco



12/12/12 “Cold and Flu”

Presented at Glassboro Senior Center

Presented to 30 local senior citizens

Provided information about cold and flu symptoms, non drug therapies for cold and flu, how to read OTC labels, and OTC drugs used for cold and flu 11/2012 “Vitamins and Herbals”

Presented at Ewing Library on 11/23 and Robbinsville Library on 11/25

Presented to 20 to 30 community members at each presentation

Provided information about commonly used herbals and vitamins 7/27/12 Health screening and education at McGuire Air Force Base

Provided information on smoking, high cholesterol, and diabetes

Performed blood pressure screening and counseling

Counseled on prescription drug questions

10/1/11 Electrical Union Health Fair

Provided blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI and body composition screening

Flu vaccine provided to patients


4/12/13 NJSHP 2013 Annual Meeting

Participated in college bowl pharmacy trivia contest 12/2012 ASHP Midyear Conference


Fall 2012/Spring 2013 Martin Daffner Endowed Scholarship Fall 2011/Spring 2012 John V. Saenger RU Pharmacological Endowed Scholarship Fall 2010/Spring 2011 James R. Croucher-Lilly Scholarship Fall 2010/Spring 2011 Wal-Mart Scholarship

Fall 09/10 & Spring 10 Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Dean’s List Spring 2009 Stainrook Foundation International Scholar Grant Fall 2007 Rutgers Camden Dean’s list


4/2012 Essential 2 Life 5k

Raised money for the American Red Cross

4/2012 Gloucester Township Scholarship Run

Raised money for Gloucester Township Scholarship Committee 12/2011 Big Chill 5k

Collected toys for children

Spring 2007 Eagle Scout Award

Collected and donated eye glasses to Lions Club

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