Francis O. Somuah, PharmD
Ohio licensed pharmacist experienced in patient care service. Equipped with strong clinical skills in combination with patient medication therapy management and effective patient communication. Confident team player, dependable, and thriving on challenges with positive cheerful attitude to patient care, seeking a position as a pharmacist.
The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH August, 2014 – May, 2020
Doctor of Pharmacy
SUNY University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY September, 2012 – May, 2014
Bachelor of Science in Medicinal Chemistry
SUNY Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY September, 2009 – December, 2011
Associate Degree in Mathematics and Science
PROFESSIONAL LICENSE AND CERTIFICATE
Pharmacist – State of Ohio Active
License Number 03440481
American Heart Association Active
Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
Immunization certification November, 2015 - Present
American Pharmacist Association
Basic HIPPA Privacy Compliance March, 2014
Basic Fraud, Waste and Abuse training March, 2014
Basic Bloodborne Pathogen training March, 2014
ADVANCE PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE (APPEs)
St. John Medical Center, Westlake, OH April, 2020
Preceptor: Anthony Ciaccia, RPh
Researched and presented a business plan project on heart failure clinic.
Conducted a budget plan on setting up a heart failure clinic.
Investigated the involvement of a consult agreement with a pharmacist.
Emergency Department (E.R.)
St. John Medical Center, Westlake, OH March, 2020
Preceptor: John Remchick, Pharm.D.
Performed patients’ medication reconciliations to improve continuity of therapy.
Interviewed patients to identify any medical concerns and issues.
Provided therapeutic plans to collaborating pharmacist concerning patients in emergency room.
Collaborated with physicians and nurses using ACLS during emergencies.
Provided educational information on new pharmacotherapies to physicians and nurses.
Prepared and delivered a case presentation to healthcare workers on valproic acid overdose.
Ambulatory – Warfarin Clinic
Mercy Health Lorain, Lorain, OH January, 2020
Preceptor: Josh Harold, Pharm.D., BCPS
Reviewed patients’ warfarin medications using EPIC.
Provided counseling education for patients starting warfarin therapy.
Provided dosage adjustment recommendations on patients’ warfarin medications.
Tested patients INR and scheduled appointments for patients.
Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.)
St. John Medical Center, Westlake, OH December, 2019
Preceptor: Rachana Patel, Pharm.D. BCCCP
Collaborated with physicians, pharmacists, and medical residents to create care plan for patients.
Review patients’ vasopressors and appropriate sedatives (eg. Precedex)
Educated patients on new medications that were started in the hospital.
Performed medication reconciliation to ensure continuity of therapy.
Reviewed patients’ medications that caused QTc prolongation
Made recommendations on switching patients’ medications from IV route to PO route.
Made recommendations on de-escalation of antibiotic.
Heart Light Pharmacy, Toledo, OH October, 2019
Preceptor: Kurt Hafeken, Pharm.D., BCNP
Prepared patient doses in a biological hood for imaging studies.
Assisted a nuclear pharmacist prepare radioactive medications for imaging studies.
Performed quality control test on prepared medications.
Performed daily and weekly surveys on restricted and non-restricted areas.
Retail (Outpatient) Pharmacy
St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, OH September, 2019
Preceptor: George Kollias, Pharm.D.
Performed MTM and increased pharmacy’s rating from 1.2 to 2.6.
Perform daily medication reviews using Prescribe Wellness.
Counseled patients on new and old medications.
Answered physicians’ questions and made necessary recommendations.
Attended a P and T committee for the inpatient pharmacy.
St. John Medical Center, Westlake, OH August, 2019
Preceptor: Hala Scaravelli, RPh
Performed rounding with physicians, medical students, and pharmacists.
Reviewed patients’ medication profile to identify appropriate antibiotic therapy.
Educated and provided educational materials for physician and medical students on new drug information and different bacterial infections.
Provided recommendations on de-escalation of antibiotic therapy.
St. John Medical Center, Westlake, OH July, 2019
Preceptor: Lin Urquhart, Pharm.D., BCPS
Performed rounding with physicians, medical students, and pharmacists.
Reviewed patients’ profiles to identify any drug related problems.
Collaborated with medical team to provide good healthcare for patients.
Provided recommendations on medication adjustments and de-escalations.
Identified appropriate treatment for different disease states.
Shared knowledge on medications and dosages.
St. John Medical Center, Westlake, OH June, 2019
Preceptor: Zachary Lavely-Planisek, Pharm.D.
Performed renal dosage adjustment for renal insufficient patients.
Managed and performed medication reviews for stroke patients.
Lead a topic discussion among pharmacists.
Provided educational counseling for inpatients on new medication.
Educated pharmacist on FDA approved new medication.
Saint Joseph Medical Center, Yonkers, NY May 2010 – December, 2018
Assisted licensed pharmacist in their work by filling medication orders for out-patient, filling in-patients’ medication cart and delivering them to each appropriate floor.
Maintained accurate stock records and managed inventory control daily. I use aseptic technique in the intravenous room when preparing any medication.
Confirmed accurate completion of reports for the admission, transfer and/or discharge of patients.
Maintained good communication between department heads, medical staff, and governing boards by attending meetings and synchronize interdepartmental functions.
Westchester County Department of Corrections, Valhalla, NY September 2010 – December 2015
Correct Care Solutions Medical
Assisted licensed pharmacist to review medications of patients.
Identified medications a patient was on, anytime there was an emergency.
Interview and counsel patients on their health state and on their medications.
PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIAL SOCIETIES AND COMMITTEES
American Chemistry Society – Professional Society December, 2012 – Present
Ohio Pharmacist Association – Professional Society August, 2015 – Present
Phi Delta Chi - Pharmacy Fraternity September, 2015 – Present
Theta Chi - Social Fraternity December, 2015 – Present
Findlay African Student Association - Student Interest August, 2014 – Present
AWARDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS
The Second Year Merits Scholarship Award August 2009
The Nancy Jo Ables Scholarship Award August 2009
Glickenhaus Scholarship Award November, 2008
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH October, 2016
Administered flu shots to members of the community.
Educated people on importance and benefits of flu shots.
Marathon Petroleum Cooperation, Findlay, OH November, 2016
Administered flu shots to workers of Marathon Petroleum Cooperation.
Educated workers on importance and benefits of flu shots.
St. Paul’s Church, Findlay, OH October, 2015 – April, 2016
Help prepare and serve food to the needy on every fourth Sunday of the month.
Greet and welcome the community to the event.
Blanchard Valley Hospital – Findlay, OH August, 2014 – March, 2015
Package informational materials about the hospital for discarded patients