CHARLES E. CARTER
Doctor of Pharmacy – Pharm. D. June 2005
Nova Southeastern University, School of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Bachelor of Science – Pharmaceutical Sciences May 1996
St. John’s University, College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professionals, Queens, NY
Clinical Pharmacist June 2019- Present
Select Specialty Hospital, Miami Lakes, FL
-Responsible for improving antibiotic use at LTACH (Long Term Acute Care Hospital)
-Monitoring antibiotic prescribing and resistance patterns
-Educate clinician about resistance and optimal prescribing
-Regularly reporting information on antibiotic use and resistance to doctors, nurses and to the Quality assurance manager
-Created pharmacy progress note template for IV to PO, fall risk consult, and Pharmacokinetics
-Conduct clinical consults: TPN, Pharmacokinetics, Fall, Tikosyn counseling, warfarin dosing/counseling and Heart Failure counseling/medication reconciliation
-Trained and knowledgeable in Epic CPOE (Computerized Physician Order Entry). Review and verify physician medication orders to insure appropriate therapy
-Trained and knowledgeable in Paragon CPOE
-Participate daily in interdisciplinary team meeting helping patients meet the next level of care or being able to be discharge home.
-Monitoring daily labs for all patients on anticoagulants and make recommendations and changes to the patient regimen
-Daily morning rounds with in the ICU
Clinical Pharmacist (ICC-Cardiology) October 2014 – April 2019
Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital, Vero Beach, FL
-Perform daily medication reconciliation and counseling for heart failure patients
-Conduct pharmacokinetic and TPN consults and drug dosing per organizational protocol
-Respond to patient discharge phone calls to provide patients with disease state management and drug information post-discharge
-Assist in various Medical Codes, a member of the Code Team
-Assess patient laboratory values to accurately dose vancomycin and aminoglycosides
-Execute daily warfarin dosage adjustments and teachings to cardiology patients
-Monitor all anticoagulant drugs and communicate recommendations to physicians and nurses
-Ensure all nephrotoxic medications are evaluated and adjusted based on individual patient renal function
-Actively perform IV to PO conversions with a focus on antimicrobial stewardship.
-Preceptor to APPE students from University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University and Ohio Northern University. Assigned to be the clinical pharmacist Onboarding Champion to provide new pharmacists the clinical knowledge and training needed to maximize their efficiency and role as a hospital pharmacist.
CVS Pharmacy Palm Bay, FL July 2014-December 2015
-Filled 200-400/day medical prescriptions and screen written prescriptions.
-Contacted physicians on drug interactions, drug allergies and prescription refills.
-Counseled and educated patients on prescription and over-the-counter medications.
-Administered Influenza, Shingrix and Pneumonia vaccines
-Maintain a working drug inventory
Staff Pharmacist January 2007 – June 2014
K-Mart Pharmacy, Melbourne, FL
-Counseled and educate patients on various medications.
-Answered drug information questions from physicians and nurses.
-Monitored and calculated all pediatric doses.
Clinical Pharmacist Sep. 2006 – January 2007
Indian River Memorial Hospital, Vero Beach, FL
-Checked medication orders and enter them into computer according to applicable professional standards.
-Provided information concerning medications and therapeutics to physicians and nurses.
-Provided instruction and direction to technicians.
-Assisted in maintenance of charges and records pertaining to medications.
-Served the role of clinical advocate for the patient in the area of pharmacotherapeutics.
-Conducted clinical consults: Coumadin dosing and teaching, Pharmacokinetics, Renal dosing, IV/PO, Heparin monitoring and investigational drug monitoring.
Clinical Pharmacist August 2005 –December 2006
Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL
-Conduct clinical consults: Pharmacokinetics – optimizing medication regime to achieve therapeutic goal levels for Vancomycin, Gentamicin etc.; Polypharmacy Assessments – clinical evaluation of medication therapy;
-Falls Consult – medication that may directly or indirectly contribute to falls, make recommendation to discontinue or change medication
-IV to PO Automatic Interchange – convert patients medication from IV to oral route
-Coumadin Education -- Inform patients and patients family of signs of blood clot, side effects and drug interactions
-Tikosyn Monitoring and Education – monitor electrolytes and QTC.
-Calculated patient’s creatinine clearance.
-Identified any drug interactions.
-Supplied patients with video information.
-Counseled and answered any questions.
-Dispensed a seven-day supply of Tikosyn upon discharge.
-Carter, Charles “Emergent Strategies In The Treatment Of Heart Failure” Presented at The Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists (FSHP). Vero Beach, FL. Jun. 2016.
-Carter, Charles “Eptifibatide Use in PCI; Ischemia-Guided and Early Invasive Strategy” Presented at Indian River Medical Center. Vero Beach, FL. Mar. 2015.
-Carter, Charles. “The 3 D’s: Dementia, Delirium, Depression”. Presented at Florida Hospital. Orlando, FL. Jun. 2005.
-Carter, Charles. “Pain Management”. Presented at Holy Cross Hospital. Fort Lauderdale, FL. Mar. 2005.
-Carter, Charles. “HIV in Pediatric Population”. Presented at Commcare Pharmacy. Fort Lauderdale, FL. Feb. 2005.
-Carter, Charles. “Sickle-Cell Anemia”. Presented at Broward General Medical Center. Fort Lauderdale, FL. Jan. 2005.
-ACLS/BLS Certification: May 2018 – 2020
-Certificate in Immunization and Vaccination.
-State of Florida License # PS31526,
-Certificate of Completion Pharmacy Partners in Diabetic Care.
-American Pharmaceutical Association (APHA).
-Brevard County Pharmacy Association (BCPA).
-American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).
- Recipient of Regional counseling award at K-Mart Pharmacy
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