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Medical Pharmacy Technician

Yonkers, NY
March 30, 2021

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Francis O. Somuah, PharmD

*** ********* ****** ***. **, Yonkers, NY 10701. Cell: 914-***-****.


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


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


Business Administration

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.

Nuclear Pharmacy

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.

Infectious disease

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.

Internal medicine

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.

Institutional pharmacy

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.


Pharmacy technician

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.

Pharmacy technician

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.


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


The Second Year Merits Scholarship Award August 2009

The Nancy Jo Ables Scholarship Award August 2009

Glickenhaus Scholarship Award November, 2008


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


Akan/ Twi

French (Beginner)

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