Oct 2011 – Current
Travel to various Safeway stores in Arizona to cover open shifts. Responsible for controlling, dispensing and distributing medicine. Comply with legal and ethical guidelines to ensure the correct and safe supply of medical products to the general public. Maintain and improve people's health by providing advice and information as well as supplying prescription medicines. Recommend and sell over-the-counter medical products and instruct patients on the use of medicines and medical appliances. Provide health checks, such as blood pressure monitoring and diabetes screening, immunizations, smoking cessation information, and dispense medications.
Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Havasu Regional Medical Center, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Mar 2011 – Current
Provide pharmaceutical care, supervise support staff, and participates in dispensing activities, IV preparations, TPNs, drug utilization evaluation, adverse drug reaction monitoring, drug information, and patient education. Ability to work independently (currently overnight pharmacist), set priorities, make critical decisions, and respond to client concerns and work collaboratively with other pharmacy staff. Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload, assess situations and utilize creative problem solving techniques which result in positive outcomes, skilled with effective communication skills, interpersonal and patient service skills. Working knowledge of JCAHO and state guidelines. Identify and track errors per JCAHO to improve process, ensure patient safety, and decrease rework. Check prescriptions to ensure no errors, appropriate and safe for the individual patient. Provide advice on the dosage of medicines and most appropriate form of medication. Answer questions about medicines from within the hospital, other hospitals and the general public. Maintain the integrity of the pharmacy data bases, various records of the pharmacy department. Interpret physicians' medication orders via faxed /scanned copies while screening for completeness, appropriateness, and potential problems as they relate to the age specific needs of the patient; accurately input patient specific data into computer system to assure the appropriate dispensing of pharmaceuticals as ordered by the physician; Convert IV medications to PO following guidelines to increase patient satisfaction while decreasing costs; process "STAT" and "NOW" orders within 10 minutes and all other orders within 40 minutes; supervises pharmacy students and technicians; maintains strict aseptic technique; perform patient chart reviews and kinetics consults as required.
Pharmacy Network Pharmacist - Independent contractor
Pharmacy Network of Arizona,
Sep 2009 – Current
for Arizona Pharmacy Alliance and Erin P. Collins & Associates, Inc. providing pharmacist-based diabetes care to train employees and their dependents with diabetes to better manage their disease and utilize treatment regimens to improve health and healthcare cost savings. Provide education and support to patients, their physicians and caretakers. Working towards obtaining CDE with the American Diabetes Association and becoming a certified insulin pump trainer.
Kmart/Sears Holding Corp, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Dec 2009 – Jul 2011
Oversee operations of the Pharmacy Department including customer service, profitability, investment control and compliance with federal, state and local, laws, regulations and company policies and procedures. Oversee the work of the Pharmacy Technicians and Customer Service Associates. Organize in-store healthcare related community events. Immunized-certified pharmacist.
Bashas' United Drug, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Apr 2009 – Dec 2009
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Pharmacy Graduate Intern - Tucson and Wilcox, Arizona
Responsible for legal, ethical and accurate dispensing of prescriptions, provide professional resource for customers and staff, and oversee Medicare Accreditation policies and procedures. Provide excellent customer service and counseling of medications and/or questions as posed by customers. Maintain workflow, minimize wait times, and oversee inventory and training of staff where appropriate. Certified to perform pharmacist-administered immunizations.
Safeway, Tucson, AZ
May 2006 – Apr 2009
Completed 12-week internship program and offered/accepted permanent intern position. Perform intern duties according to the Arizona State Board of Regulations, including but not limited to accepting written and verbal prescriptions from providers, checking accuracy of prescriptions, preparing medications, and provide documentation of such activity. Communicate with insurance companies to resolve issues as they occurred. Speak with physicians and other health care providers for clarification of prescriptions and other relevant information. Counsel patients on prescription and over-the-counter medications. Perform duties of a pharmacist under the direction of a licensed pharmacist, such as ordering and documentation of controlled substances, completing reports, maintain accurate records. Completed training and certified in pharmacy-based immunization delivery.
Pharmacy Intern and Care Plan Specialist Consultant
Fox Infusion/Option Care, Tucson, AZ
Jun 2008 – Aug 2008
Completed 6-week rotation and was asked to assist in the accreditation process of a home care IV infusion establishment. Contracted to create and input care plans for each patient as per their disease state to include patient demographics, insurance information, counseling of medications, document nursing and pharmacy duties as pertaining to individual patient and disease, obtain lab data, document patient's needs and all imperative individual information.
Medication Therapy Management , Tucson, AZ
May 2006 – Aug 2006
Part of pioneering team to provide medication therapy management and counseling to patients of contracted insurance companies based on parameters. Patients assessed to have one of four co-morbid disease states, including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and/or asthma while taking a minimum of seven medications. Assisted in establishing policies and procedures of daily activities. Provided technical support and assisted independent pharmacies on primary applications and in tracking their patients. Called patients to setup pharmacist-patient medication reviews. Mailed completed interview and recommendation documentation to patients.