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Pharmacy Medical

Plano, TX
February 23, 2020

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Donald R. Gibson II PharmD, B.S., MTM, ACPE IV Cert.


Flexible, Clinical Pharmacist with 10+ years experience in Retail/Independent, Hospital/LTAC/LTC, Consulting, Commercial/Government PA (CMS), PBM, Clinical Liaison, Education and Medical Device/Pharmaceutical Sales settings


●Southwestern Oklahoma State University School of Pharmacy - Doctor of Pharmacy – Weatherford, OK - 2009

●University of Oklahoma- B.S. Health & Sports Medicine - Norman, OK - 2001

●HIPAA Awareness for Healthcare Providers (TX) Certification

●TSBP License #47949 (Expires August 31, 2021)

●ACPE IV Certification

●Medication Therapy Management Certification

●Proficient utilizing MS Office Suite, Meditech, Cerner Millennium, CPOE, DINO, HBO, Citrix, OnBase, Frameworks, Walgreens, CVS/Caremark AS400, HCS web version, and PharmaFax software

●Immunization experience

●Pharmacogenomics Certification (in progress)


10/18 to Present Cigna/Express Scripts

Plano, TX

Clinical Pharmacist

Help ensure an efficient, accurate, and seamless transition of the Express Scripts Pharmacy Benefit Program into the existing Cigna Pharmacy Benefit format. Other responsibilities included overseeing the full onboarding of existing Express Scripts full clinical/non-clinical platforms into Cigna’s Global product platform. Thus, these processes were vital and pivotal to ensuring that new customers’ coverage during the transition, migration and integration continued most effortlessly

Works to continuously improve TRC outcomes including improvements to processes and systems, approaches to therapy, improved methods of communication and new services that enhance value to the patient, client and/or physician

Performs duties as assigned

Perform comprehensive evaluations of available patient health records and using evidence based medicine, proactively reach out to educate and engage them in successfully managing their drug regimen and to advise them of cost saving opportunities available in their prescription drug plan.

Respond to incoming inquiries regarding drug therapy.

Follow up with patients to ensure continuity of care and provide clinical counseling as needed.

Establish credibility as the trusted advisor to physicians and other HCP, including consultations to address omission of therapy concerns and recommend alternative treatment plans based on evidence based protocols and guidelines.

Participate in community outreach and education related to the area of specialty.

Maintain leading edge knowledge in area of specialization through self-study, residencies and continuing education.

Contribute to the specialized knowledge of other pharmacists through participation in journal clubs, leadership of grand rounds and other opportunities as they arise.

Use specialized knowledge to conduct drug utilization review for patients with complex conditions or co-morbidities tied to TRC specific patient outcomes.

Consult with other specialist pharmacists, physicians and patients to resolve therapy concerns, including making Gap In Care (GIC) calls and other appropriate interventions.

Reach out patients new to their therapy to ensure early success in treatment by educating and engaging them in managing their medication regimens, including advising them on OTC products and devices that may assist them in achieving their treatment goals

07/2015 to 01/2016 CVS/Caremark

Richardson, TX

Clinical Pharmacist (Contractor)

Responsible for final determination on PA approvals for specialty, high cost, or non-formulary drugs based on client approved criteria

Provide internal clinical support to technicians as needed

Provide final resolutions for escalated client calls

Protect clients’ business objectives to keep their costs down, thus helping to retain their contracts

Complete PAs with speed, accuracy, and precision to meet or exceed company quotas

Perform MTM to ensure therapeutic outcomes set-forth by the prescriber, patient/caregiver, and all other HC t

Under PBM supervisor, perform PBM duties to ensure that all Client-specific criteria are updated and met, to streamline the PA process, so that patients’ medications are properly processed to meet turn-around times set forth by a formal agreement

02/2014 to 05/2015 Medical City Hospital Dallas/HCA Dallas, TX

Clinical Pharmacist

Assist with updating facility formulary to manage costs and provide patients with affordable but effective medication alternatives

Perform final checks for Adult, Geriatric, and Pediatric Chemotherapeutic preparations utilizing a closed-system approach

Provide syringe IV preparations for Neonatal, Pediatric or any patient population requiring small volumes.

Manage up to 10 technicians usually during the evening hours

Provide accurate and sterile IV preparations in accordance with USP <800> guidelines, as well individual hospital expectations

Provide feedback to management to increase efficiency and productivity

Order pertinent labs (BMP, CBC w/differential, CMP, INRs) that will provide pertinent lab values to assist in making clinical that may lead to changes in current medication regimens, more testing or no changes at all

07/2010 to 02/2014 Kindred Healthcare, Inc. aka PharMerica

Arlington, TX

Staff Overnight Clinical Pharmacist

Perform order entry per Physicians' orders accurately and efficiently

Collaborate with other healthcare team members regarding drug interactions, ADRs and preventing polypharmacy

Using Therapeutic Interchange to substitute high-price, non-formulary medications for less costly, generic medications per P&T protocol

Prepare IV admixtures (IVPB, large IV fluids) in accordance to USP Chapter 797 guidelines and protocols

Perform final checks to dispense oral, compounded, IV, and epidural medications

Reconcile home/transfer medication logs and narcotic inventory/override report

Order pertinent labs (BMP, CBC w/differential, CMP, INRs) that will provide pertinent lab values to assist in making clinical that may lead to changes in current medication regimens, more testing or no changes at all

Perform pharmacokinetic dosing for all Vancomycin and Aminoglycoside orders

PIC for evening and deep night pharmacy operations (including 5 satellite pharmacies)

04/2010 to 08/2010 Providence Memorial Hospital

El Paso, TX

Clinical Pharmacist (Travel)

Outreach physicians for clarification regarding illegible, possible drug interactions, or therapeutic duplication

Monitor and adjust TPN formulations utilizing patients’ lab results

Perform pharmacokinetic calculations on all Vancomycin and Aminoglycoside orders per protocol based calculated Creatinine Clearance

Accurately enter and verify adult and pediatric chemotherapeutic orders

Maintain compliance with institutional P&P, Medical Executive Committee and P&T protocol

Monitor, prevent, document and report any ADRs and/or medication errors

02/2008 to 10/2010 Walgreens Drug Store

OKC, OK, DFW-Plano, TX

Staff Pharmacist/Pharmacy Intern/Floater

Dispense, review and verify prescriptions accurately, within company given time frames

Counsel patients on all refills and new prescriptions and on appropriate OTC medication selection and use

Perform annual inventory of controlled substances and maintained daily records

Give IM vaccinations per company protocol

Perform MTM utilizing patient demographics to ensure proper therapeutic outcomes, streamline costs, and prevent potential ADEs/ADRs and poly-pharmacy

Work with Insurance Companies, PBMs and/or Prescribers to resolve any co-pay, PA, MTM, or medication compliance issues to maintain customer satisfaction

Increase OTC sales by 50%-60%

Professional Affiliations:

American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

Kappa Psi Fraternity

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

References Available Upon Request

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