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Registered Pharmacist

Location:
Phoenix, AZ
Posted:
February 19, 2020

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Christina Albert, Pharm.D.

**** ***** ******* **** *******, Arizona 85297

adbvfp@r.postjobfree.com 623-***-****

EDUCATION

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy

Bradenton, Florida August 2015 – June 2019

Chandler – Gilbert Community College Associate in Science

Chandler, Arizona June 2013 – June 2015

Perry High School High School Diploma

Gilbert, Arizona July 2009 – June 2013

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURES

January 2020 – Present Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED)

American Heart Association

November 2019 – Present Pharmacist License Number: S024390

Arizona State Board of Pharmacy

November 2017 – Present Pharmacy Intern License Number: 1023442

Arizona State Board of Pharmacy

August 2017 – Present American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Immunization Certification

American Pharmacists Association

September 2015 – Present Pharmacy Intern License Number: PSI34816

Florida State Board of Pharmacy

April 2014 – April 2016 Certified Pharmacy Technician Trainee

Arizona State Board of Pharmacy

May 2013 – May 2015 Certified Nursing Assistant

Perry High School CNA Certification Program

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

January 4, 2020 – Present

CVS Pharmacy, Pharmacist – PRN Floater

Phoenix, AZ

Floating throughout Target CVS Pharmacies in east Phoenix, west Phoenix, and Tucson.

Perform essential responsibilities of a community pharmacist, such as verifying prescriptions

(hardcopy and e-scripts), filling, data entry, medication drop-off and pick-up, transfers, and

patient counseling. Actively promote and administer immunizations by adhering to the current

vaccination schedules set forth by the CDC

November 2017 – May 2018

Walgreens Pharmacy, Pharmacy Intern

Sarasota, FL

Responsibilities included working closely with the Pharmacist-In-Charge and staff pharmacists

at a high-volume store (250+ prescriptions on an average day) to provide patient counseling

and ensure proper transcribing, filling, and dispensing medications

May 2014 – August 2015

Walmart Pharmacy, Certified Pharmacy Technician Trainee

Chandler, AZ

Supplied medications to patients, assembled medications for prescriptions, and upheld the pharmacy workflow by effectively navigating through patient records

January 2013 – March 2014

Wellsprings Therapy Center, Certified Nursing Assistant

Gilbert, AZ

Provided nursing care assistance to residents at the therapy center under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse. Performed vital signs, intake and output reports, patient admissions, patient discharges, patient assessments, and extensive documentation

EXPERIENTIAL ROTATIONS

ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCES (6 weeks long)

February 2019 – March 2019 Advanced Community

Avella Specialty Pharmacy, Phoenix, AZ

Preceptor: Mark Harmon, Pharm.D.

•Improved therapeutic outcomes through clinical recommendations to providers and patients

•Provided education to patients specifically tailored to their drugs, disease state, and therapeutic monitoring

•Engaged in medication management services such as Adverse Drug Event reporting and patient follow-ups

•Responded to Drug Information questions and Letters of Medical Necessities from various clinical staff

•Participated in weekly discussions on mainly oncology-based disease states (i.e. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Chronic and Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Colorectal Cancer) with various members of the clinical team

•Gained an in-depth understanding on specialty pharmacy operations, including laboratory compounding and dispensing, financial implications, and technology utilization

January 2019 – February 2019 Advanced Community

Turning Points One Stop Clinic, Bradenton, FL

Preceptor: Alejandro Vazquez, Pharm.D.

•Effectively managed and monitored patients in the low to no income setting and made appropriate recommendations to maximize and improve drug therapy outcomes

•Reviewed and analyzed medical charts and laboratory values for proper pharmacological management

•Prepared medication-related problem lists and pharmacist care plan

•Collaborated with other health care professionals and fellow students to provide quality patient-centered care

•Obtained required medications through a number of patient assistance and other advocacy programs

•Educated patients on safe and effective prescription and non-prescription medication use

October 2018 – December 2018 Advanced Institutional

Tsehootsooi Medical Center, Fort Defiance, AZ

Preceptor: Derek Fomba, Pharm.D.

•Responded to codes from the Emergency Department as well as the Intensive Care Unit

•Performed narcotic medication counting as well as Vancomycin kinetics intermittently

•Prepared various intravenous (IV) medications, including Vancomycin (disparate strengths), Levetiracetam, Dexmedetomidine, and Potassium Chloride in the IV hood utilizing sterile technique

•Revised and updated the institution’s Plan-B One Step patient handout that was approved by the Director of Pharmacy and placed into utility

•Designed a poster and aided in dispatching a written policy for the start-up of a “Newly Diagnosed Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes” pharmacist managed diabetes clinic

•Collaborated in packaging prescription medications for children and young adults with moderate to severe disabilities at the St. Michael’s Association for Special Education

(SMASE) school

•Provided literacy level appropriate education to patients and providers on

medications, including potential adverse drug reactions and drug-drug or drug-food interactions

•Performed final accuracy checks on medication orders completed by pharmacy technicians

September 2018 – October 2018 Ambulatory Care I

Tsehootsooi Medical Center, Fort Defiance, AZ

Preceptor: Derek Fomba, Pharm.D.

•Led diverse pharmacist-run medication management clinics which included the following:

o Renal Clinic (End Stage Renal Disease)

Performed chart reviews on ESRD patents requiring hemodialysis to evaluate for appropriate medication doses and duplicate therapy for each patient; followed up with patient phone calls to counsel on nonadherence issues

o Pediatric Pharmacy

Calculated weight and age-based doses for common pediatric medications; counseled children and caregivers on adverse events, precautions, drug interactions and proper administration

o Coumadin Clinic

Reviewed INRs and optimized each patient’s medication therapy in regard to lifestyle choices, skipped/missed doses, diet, and chronic disease states (i.e. ESRD); educated patients on the importance of medication adherence and INR monitoring and goals

o Asthma Clinic

Educated patients to report signs and symptoms of asthma exacerbation; rationalized the relevance of using a peak flow meter and demonstrated proper medication device usage for metered dose inhalers and dry powder inhalers

o Diabetes Clinic

Recommended medication dose adjustments after interpreting current blood glucose readings; suggested interventions and goals in areas for diabetes management improvement (i.e. diet and physical activity); instructed patients on the proper administration of insulin and use of glucometer; and educated patients on the importance of monitoring blood glucose, maintaining lifestyle modifications, and wellness exams

o Flu Clinic

Administered influenza immunizations (150+) to adult Navajo patients - on two of the annual flu clinic days

August 2018 – September 2018 Inpatient General Medicine

Venice Regional Medical Center, Venice, FL

Preceptor: Afshin Karjoo, Pharm.D.

•Performed vancomycin kinetics daily

•Engaged in antimicrobial stewardship with the Infectious Disease (ID) pharmacist and ID physician; suggested therapy interventions based on labs, blood cultures, duration of therapy, clinical improvement, and the local antibiogram susceptibility

•Instituted drug utilization reviews on Sugammadex (Bridion) usage in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit

•Created a table outlining alternatives to pre-op cefazolin administration (which is still utilized at the facility to this day), fibrinolytic therapy protocol, and penicillin allergy skin test overview handout

•Constructed a comprehensive medication review on heart failure patients with high mortality and readmission rates

•Responded to drug clarification inquiries from various members of the interdisciplinary team (physicians, nurses, physical therapists, case managers, and speech and language pathologists) during daily rounds

•Collaborated with various members of the health care team to resolve drug related issues pertaining to heart failure, DVT prophylaxis, stroke/TIA, cardiac stepdown, and general surgery

June 2018 – August 2018 Acute Care Medicine: Geriatrics

Venice Regional Medical Center, Venice, FL

Preceptor: Afshin Karjoo, Pharm.D.

•Performed medication reconciliation for newly admitted patients

•Implemented daily IV to PO protocol conversions, acid suppression policy medication adjustments, and renally adjusted medications for optimal therapy

•Conducted discharge counseling on chronic maintenance medications as well as high-alert medications, such as methotrexate

•Led topic-based discussions on various disease states (i.e. cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal, and specifically infectious diseases) with the infectious disease pharmacist and infectious disease physician

•Delivered two presentations on stroke to outpatient geriatric residents and one presentation over a review on heart failure to inpatient geriatric residents

•Answered drug information questions using evidence-based medicine to members of the interprofessional team (pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners)

INTRODUCTORY PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCES (4 weeks long)

August 2016 – September 2016 Community Pharmacy Rotation

Walgreens Pharmacy #03830, Sarasota, FL

Preceptor: Amisha Gandhi, R.Ph.

•Filled prescriptions and responded to phone calls appropriately from patients and providers

July 2016 – August 2016 Institutional Pharmacy Rotation

Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, FL

Preceptor: Stephen Geisler, Pharm.D.

•Participated in interdisciplinary rounds and answered drug information questions

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

March 2019 (Cost-Effectiveness Analysis)

Cost-Effectiveness and Budget Impact of Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor in the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

Students pharmacists and pharmacy staff

Avella Specialty Pharmacy, Phoenix, AZ

November 2018 (Journal Club Presentation)

Seizure Induced Rhabdomyolysis: A Case Presentation

Students pharmacists and pharmacy staff

Tsehootsooi Medical Center, Fort Defiance, AZ

October 2018 (Journal Club Presentation)

Baloxavir Marboxil for Uncomplicated Influenza in Adults and Adolescents Students pharmacists and pharmacy staff Tsehootsooi Medical Center, Fort Defiance, AZ

September 2018 (Journal Club Presentation)

Eradication of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Throat Carriage: A

Randomized Trial Comparing Topical Treatment with Rifampin-based Systemic Therapy

Student pharmacists and pharmacy staff

Venice Regional Medical Center, Venice, FL

July 2018 (Journal Club Presentation) Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery for Glycemic Control in Noncritical Care Student pharmacists and pharmacy staff Venice Regional Medical Center, Venice, FL

March 2018 (Poster Presentation)

Male Breast Cancer: The Forgotten Malignancy

Faculty, community pharmacists, and student pharmacists at LECOM Interprofessional Research Day 2018

LECOM Bradenton School of Pharmacy, Bradenton, FL

November 2018 (Journal Club Presentation)

Adjuvant Pertuzumab and Trastuzumab in Early HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Faculty and student pharmacists

LECOM Bradenton School of Pharmacy, Bradenton, FL

August 2016 (Case Study)

Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex (EBS): A Case Study

Faculty and student pharmacists

Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, FL

July 2016 (Journal Club Presentation)

Ciprofloxacin-Resistant Aeromonas Infection Following Leech Therapy for Digit

Replantation: Report of Two Cases

Faculty and student pharmacists

Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, FL

HONORS

January 2015 – May 2015 Honors Achievement Program

Chandler – Gilbert Community College

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

August 2016 – August 2017 APhA – ASP Operation Immunization Co-Chair

LECOM Annual Flu Clinics

Collaborated with Walmart Pharmacy to organize on-campus flu clinics for students of all three pathways (Pharmacy, Medical and Dental) and faculty on two separate days

February 2016 Interdisciplinary Academic Competition

LECOM Bradenton School of Pharmacy

Collaborated with pharmacy, medical, and dental students to develop a patient centered care plan; a timed competition

COMMUNITY SERVICE

September 2016 Publix Immunization Education Day (Operation Immunization)

Collaborated with Publix Pharmacy to educate and raise awareness on the importance of immunizations to customers

April 2016 Close the Immunization Gap Campaign

Participated in the annual Rise the Beaches event to support cancer research; the event coincided with World Immunization Week “Close the Immunization Gap” campaign and the Paro Public Health Competition

April 2016 Tour de Cure American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Cycling event where blood pressure and blood sugar screenings were provided to riders; helped raise funds for diabetes research, education, and advocacy

March 2016 HOSA Volunteer Event

Aided high school students who created a visual display of a specific career in health and collaborated in reviewing their projects and papers for the national HOSA competition

February 2016 Mixon Fruit Farms Health Fair (ADA)

Provided blood glucose and blood pressure screenings; educated patients on diabetes and healthy living

February 2016 Go Red for Women American Heart Association (AHA)

•Discussed medication adherence and encouraged women to make an appointment for heart health

February 2016 Script Your Future Health Fair (Operation Diabetes)

Collaborated with pharmacy and medical students with message focusing on medication adherence; provided blood pressure and blood glucose screenings to patients

November 2015 JDRF World Diabetes Day Symposium Association (ADA)

•Discussed the importance of medication adherence for diabetes; explained basic of disease and management

October 2015 Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes (ADA)

•Collaborated with Walmart Pharmacy to educate and raise awareness on the importance of immunizations to customers



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