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Pharmacist Pharmacy

Scotch Plains, NJ
December 08, 2021

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Stephen LaTourette

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Ringwood, NJ 07456


Education: The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI May 2018 Doctorate of Pharmacy Magna Cum Laude

- Cumulative GPA: 3.63 / 4.0

- Centennial Scholarship Award Winner

Professional Experience:

Staff Pharmacist/MTM coordinator

Sparta Pharmacy, Sparta, NJ November 2020- Present Responsibilities: Verification of prescriptions dispensed at high volume independent pharmacy. Coordinator of the Medication Therapy Man- agement program for the Pharmacy’s patients as well as contracting with multiple other Pharmacies within the ownership group using the Outcomes MTM platform. Conducting Comprehensive Medication Reviews with eligible patients in order to ensure the highest level of patient care in coordination with prescribing physicians. Delegation of the targeted interventions to technicians when applicable to optimize adher- ence measures and boost the pharmacy’s contribution to Medicare Star measures while keeping at risk patients healthy. Staff Pharmacist (Per Diem)

Newton Medical Center, Newton,NJ October 2020- July 2021 Responsibilities: Verification of all medication orders for inpatients admitted to the hospital. Coordination with healthcare providers to ensure optimal pharmacotherapy is being provided. Utilization of EPIC operating system to conduct all duties assigned to the Pharmacist including the documentation of all clinical interventions made. Sterile compounding of IV medications using proper aseptic technique and ensuring adherence to USP 797 standards. Medication reconciliation for patients in the emergency department being admitted utilizing effective med- ication history interviewing technique.

Clinical Services Pharmacist (temporary) May 2020-October 2020 Kressatys Pharmacy, Haskell, NJ

Responsibilities: Developed an immunization program at the pharmacy and implemented a screening protocol, Documentation system, and organized multiple flu clinics in nearby schools. Program was widely successful and promoting the health of the surrounding community and customers of the independent pharmacy. Also developed a Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program where I provided pharmacist delivered services such a comprehensive medication reviews and targeted interventions. Organized a community health fair free to the public to increase the community’s exposure to the pharmacy. Provided services such as blood pressure screening and interpretation, glucose monitoring, Immunization screening, and “brown bag” medication reviews. Pharmacy Manager 2019-2020

CVS Pharmacy, Haskell, NJ

Responsibilities: Management of pharmacy rated as one of the best perfuming pharmacies in the district for 2019. Enhanced employee morale and productivity through consistent training and leadership. Accelerated immunization programs by organizing and running off-site flu vaccination clinics. Designated a “Pharmacy Manager Emerging Leader” for the region and commended as one of the best new pharmacists in the company. Recognized as the district’s “king of patient service” for 2019. Initiated ownership in prescriber follow up when a gap in care is recognized.

` Staff Pharmacist 2018-2019

CVS Pharmacy, Haskell, NJ

Responsibilities: Verification of all prescriptions to be dispensed in the pharmacy. In charge of interviewing and hiring new technicians. Re- sponsible for preparing the weekly technician schedule. Ownership of patient care by ensuring all patients are counseled extensively when starting a new medication. Ensure that patients with gaps in care is addressed with the prescriber in accordance with current therapeutic guidelines. Achieved an exceeds expectations performance rating for 2018. Pharmacy Intern 2014-2018

CVS Pharmacy, Fair Lawn, NJ

Responsibilities: Input, analysis and prescription fulfillment. Inventory management and medication ordering. performed all ancillary roles of the pharmacist under their supervision.

Leadership: Rutgers University School of Pharmacy Preceptor 2019-Present Responsibilities: Serve as the preceptor to pharmacy students completing either their APPE or IPPE community rotation. Also developed an elective APPE rotation in MTM. Make an effort to teach the student as much as possible regarding what it takes to be a successful retail pharmacist. Attended a speed networking event at Rutgers to have one on one conversations with future pharmacists curious about profes- sional experiences.

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc. 2012-2018

- Member of the Philanthropy Committee

- Social Chairman:

- Attended the 2015 Grand Council Convention

Licenses & Certifications: New Jersey Registered Pharmacist 2018-Present American Heart Association First Aid Certification 2015-Present Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 2015-Present APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization 2014-Present

APhA Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services 2020-Present Professional Practice Rotations:

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) 2015-2016 Walgreens Pharmacy (Retail), Ramsey, NJ Preceptor: Jaymin Patel, PharmD Lawrence and Memorial Hospital (Institutional), New London, CT Preceptor: Stephen Cofone, RPh Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) 2017-2018 Stop and Shop Pharmacy (Retail), Haskell, NJ Preceptor: Cindy Har, RPh Hackettstown Medical Center (Institutional), Hackettstown, NJ Preceptor: Valerie Anselmo, RPh Lawrence and Memorial Hospital (General Medicine), New London, CT Preceptor: Mark Rogers, PharmD Thundermist Health Center (Ambulatory Care), Woonsocket, RI Preceptor: Chris Durigan, PharmD, BCPS Kent Hospital (Critical Care), Warwick, RI Preceptor: Todd Brothers, PharmD, BCPS Magellan Rx Management (Managed Care), Middletown, RI Preceptor: Mark Santilli, PharmD

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