A skilled and talented Pharmacist with over 18 years of extensive experience in managing operations in the pharmaceutical environment, such as: over the counter operations, inventory control, regulatory compliance, special compounding services and personnel management. An experienced professional with a consistent track record of successfully employing best health practices that improve efficiency, reduce operating costs whilst increasing productivity. Solid expertise in filling prescriptions within regulatory compliance guidelines, dispensing medication over the counter, advising customers and physicians on the drugs interactions, allergies and proper use of medication, and records management. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills to foster positive relations with different stakeholders. Proven problem solving and management skills and the ability to prioritize workload and organize activities within team-oriented environments.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Health Care Management
Medicaid & Medicare
Pharmaceutical Knowledge & Skills
Budgeting and Cost Saving
Microsoft Office Suite
Interpersonal & Communication Skills
Problem solving skills
Team Building skills
Walgreens, Overland Park, KS Dec 2007 - Present
Forge key relationships with physicians and pharmacy personnel to streamline pharmacy operations when taking prescription over the phone from physicians.
Provide elite customer service and provide patiently pharmaceutical explanations to clients and physicians in regards to prescription and health related products and issues.
Fill prescriptions in compliance with current laws, regulations and company’s policies regarding the sales of pharmaceuticals, and perform final audit of prescriptions.
Expert pharmacist when offering advice and professional consultation on drug interactions to team members and physicians. Dispense and counsel patients on the proper use of medications.
Ensure compliance to company’s safety protocols when dispensing medication over the counter.
Perform immunization and physical checkup of blood sugar and cholesterol, blood pressure and heart rate.
CVS Pharmacy, Overland Park, KS Jan 2006 – Dec 2007
Monitored patient medication records for drug interactions, allergies, and non-compliance.
Filled prescriptions in compliance with current laws, regulations and company’s policies regarding the sales of pharmaceuticals, and performed final audit of prescriptions.
Advised patients on the appropriate use of medication to ensure their health safety when taking medication.
Liaised with physicians and health care providers and took prescriptions over the phone, provided advice for appropriate medication and proper dosage.
Provided special compounding services.
Ensured compliance to company’s safety protocols when dispensing medication over the counter.
Osco Drugs, Lenexa, KS March 2003 – Jan 2006
Coordinated all aspects of the day to day operations of the pharmacy, including accurately filling prescriptions, purchasing, inventory control and advising customers on the proper use of medication.
Pharmerica, Lenexa, KS March 2002 – Jan 2003
Oversaw all aspects of the bubble packing and dispensing orders for long term facilities. Performed responsibilities such as: checked for drug interactions and allergies, provided compounding services and prepared IV, monitored patient’s medications, and screened patient medication records for drug interactions and allergies.
Osco Drugs, Lenexa, KS Feb 2000 – March 2002
Managed 4 pharmacy team members and the personnel training to bridge professional gap and to ensure an effective team environment.
Spearheaded the operational planning, setting priorities and making decisions to streamline pharmacy operations and profitability.
Oversaw maintenance of patient records and involved employees in problem recognition and problem solving.
Ensured efficient inventory reduction and cost cutting to mitigate risks and increase profitability.
Recruited and trained pharmacy team members to ensure a high staff retention and performance rate.
Quivira Medical Center, Lenexa, KS July 1998 – Feb 2000
Responsible for filling prescriptions and dispensing medication over the counter to customers. Built key relationships with physicians and customers.
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D), University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Dec 1998
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, May 1997