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Pharmacist

Rockville, MD

your.email@example.com
111-222-3333
www.your-website.com

Summary

To apply my core values of professionalism, responsibility and accountability to serve the public in its need for regulatory oversight. 
 
Professional Licensure 
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 
State of Maryland Licensed Pharmacist

Work Experience

Commissioned Officer Candidate

United States Public Health Service, Rockville, MD

Mar 2012Current

March 2012
  • Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote September 22, 2012

Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

Chase Brexton Health Services, Baltimore, MD

Nov 2011Current

Key Accomplishments
  • analyzed patient care and services needs in a manner that facilitated the achievement of both a high level of customer satisfaction and the attainment of organizational care and service initiatives
  • reviewed prescribed medications and dosages to ensure that therapy was safe and effective for the patient's condition
  • utilized patient profiles to identify clinically significant drug allergies and drug interactions
  • processed and labeled prescriptions with proper identification data and directions for patient use
  • compounded and dispensed medications accurately
  • provided advice and consultation to patients regarding side effects, drug interactions, specific storage requirements and complete directions for use
  • monitored designated patients' compliance and responses to drug therapy to improve individual patient outcomes
  • routinely communicated with providers to influence the use of formulary medications in compliance with clinical protocols, target drug initiatives and pre-authorized therapeutic substitutions
  • documented all clinical interventions using approved forms
  • demonstrated proficiency in operating automated systems for prescription order entry, patient profile review, retrieval of clinical and statistical data
  • maintained proper records relating to medication profiles, prescription files, controlled substances records, non-formulary records and other legal and departmental records and procedures
  • served as a liaison to assigned clinical care team by providing problem solving skills on medication related issues
  • provided input on education matters relating to medications and fostering interdepartmental coordination on pharmaceutical care initiatives
  • maintained professional competency through attendance and participation in clinical team meetings and ACPE accredited continuing education programs
  • assisted in the training and education of pharmacy students and technicians
  • provided advice, consultation, and assistance on drug products and their applications
  • participated in departmental quality improvement initiatives and contributed to team and departmental projects directed toward the achievement of improved service efficiency and patient outcomes
  • developed and modified procedures for carrying out managerial and administrative functions
  • responsible for coordinating and managing the activities for assigned medical project areas and evaluated the progress of activities to insure timely completion
  • prepared summaries describing clinical assessment of adverse reactions
  • gathered information and identified problems involving assignments that were appropriate and consistent with office policy
  • utilized appropriate reference materials and databases for clarification of issues regarding drug information and consumer communication
  • prepared written correspondence for team members, office management and others
  • prepared written analyses and evaluations for company professionals and participated in face-to-face discussions with organization professionals
  • participated in meetings and when appropriate collaborated with work groups on issues and problems related to programs in which the Pharmacist is the lead
  • contributed to the development and improvement of departmental procedures
  • planned, organized, and evaluated programs and projects
  • coordinated project activities, collaborated with project team members, and prepared progress reports and presentations
  • utilized medical-scientific judgment in determining the adequacy of clinical documentation, severity of the adverse reactions, and the possible causal relationship between specific therapeutic agents and the adverse reaction
  • kept abreast of new developments in drug products and their applications in order to anticipate possible safety and reporting problems

Community Pharmacist

CVS Pharmacy, Bethesda, MD

Sep 2009Current

Key Accomplishments
  • supervised pharmacy technicians engaged in mixing, packaging and labeling pharmaceuticals
  • provided performance reviews and evaluations of subordinate staff
  • interpreted the laws that regulate the manufacture and sale of drugs
  • researched established laws, regulations and guidelines to ensure proper compliance of procedures regarding dispensing of medications
  • ordered and stored medications in a manner to keep them safe, pure and effective
  • executed new patient focused medication adherence programs
  • dispensed prescribed medications and other pharmaceuticals for patient care, according to professional standards and State and Federal legal requirements
  • communicated and interacted with physicians, dentists, nurses and others in health related fields to ensure optimum medical care for patients
  • solicited information on a patient's medical history to analyze patient symptoms and formulated recommendations for disease treatment
  • compounded medications, using standard formulas and processes such as weighing, measuring and mixing ingredients
  • analyzed prescriptions issued by physician, or other authorized prescribers to assure accuracy and determined formulas and ingredients needed to formulate prescription medication
  • counseled, researched and provided information to pharmacy patients and prescribers on drug interactions, side effects, dosage, and storage of pharmaceuticals
  • researched and completed third party insurance rejections
  • maintained established procedures concerning quality assurance, security of controlled substances and disposal of hazardous waste drugs
  • coordinated and implemented the training and development of pharmacy technicians, pharmacy interns and pharmacists
  • communicated with field managers and customer support center regarding any required reporting
  • ensured compliance with all company procedures and federal and state laws, rules and regulations
  • participated in weekly management meetings and provided recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness of managerial operations
  • prepared nightly summary reports regarding company programs and pharmacy operations using data analysis

Pharmacy Intern

CVS Pharmacy, Bethesda, MD

Nov 2002May 2009

Key Accomplishments
  • accessed, inputted, sent and received both written and electronic medical information
  • served patient medication needs working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist
  • performed computer data entry of prescription drug orders and stocked medications
  • retrieved and filed prescriptions appropriately according to state and federal law
  • processed prescriptions including translating SIG codes, product selection, counting and measuring of drugs and labeling of prescriptions
  • maintained prescription prioritization throughout prescription processing
  • assisted pharmacist with maintaining daily and weekly reports
  • resolved third party rejections and completed any manual claim forms
  • supported scheduling activities according to the needs of the business and workflow model
  • completed all required training and compliance programs within designated timeframe
  • prepared reports on company patient care programs and provided qualitative analysis for the assessment of program effectiveness, defined problems, analyzed alternatives, and recommended solutions to management
  • prepared formal presentations for company meetings and events

Pharmacy Technician

CVS Pharmacy, Washington, DC

May 2006Dec 2006

Key Accomplishments
  • prepared IV medications (chemotherapy and total parenteral nutrition)
  • responsible for stocking 24 hour medication carts
  • delivered medications to institutional wards
  • answered questions regarding drug availability
  • received written, electronic and phoned medication orders

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy

Howard University School of Pharmacy, Washington, DC

2009

Bachelor of Science in Biology

University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

2002

Additional Information

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Howard County Medical Reserve Corps. – Columbia, Maryland April 2012 to Present
Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
Key Accomplishments
  • serving on a volunteer basis if called upon during a state emergency
Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad – Bethesda, Maryland September 1998 to January 2002
EMT-B
Key Accomplishments
  • assessed patient’s condition and managed respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies
  • cared for patients at the scene of an accident and while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital under medical direction
  • performed a range of diagnostic support duties using acquired knowledge of the major body systems to provide patient care and ensure proper handling
  • assisted with moving, lifting and carrying patients to emergency vehicles and appropriate treatment facility
  • performed safety and maintenance inspection on emergency and patient transport vehicles and equipment
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