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Grand Rapids, MI


Michigan-licensed pharmacist offers 16 years of pharmacy experience including inpatient hospital, outpatient hospital, home infusion, retail pharmacy, and long term care.

Work Experience


PharMerica LTC, Grand Rapids, MI

Aug 2010Current

In charge of anniversary cycle fill; process cycle fill prescriptions daily that allows for approximately 600 maintenance drugs to be refilled and dispensed on schedule each day.
  • Evaluate physician medication orders for appropriateness of drug, dosage, potential interactions, route of administration and stability. Make recommendations for therapy changes to the physician and facility staff as appropriate.
  • Maintain patient database to include appropriate current and past medical history, appropriate clinical and laboratory data, and concurrent medication (including over-the-counter and home remedies).
  • Collaborate with the healthcare team to provide clinical and technical support as needed.
  • Document all communication with physicians, nurses, other members of the healthcare team and patients and their family members in the medical record.
  • Obtain, as necessary, and maintain all required documentation in accordance with federal and state regulatory agencies and policy.
  • Implement policies and procedures for the safe procurement, storage, distribution and use of drugs and biologicals, as well as disposal of drugs.
  • Assist facility/agency staff personnel with procedures relating to safe and effective methods of procuring, maintaining, administering, and disposing of drugs.


Meijer, Grand Rapids, MI

Jul 2006Aug 2010

Maintained procedures for packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals to ensure quality, security, and proper disposal.
  • Area relief coverage to Grand Rapids and surrounding areas.
  • Provided information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage and proper medication storage.
  • Monitor patient compliance, prevention of excessive usage and harmful interactions.
  • Compounded and dispensed medications by calculating, weighting, measuring, and mixing ingredients.
  • Advised customers on the selection of medication brands, medical equipment, and health-care supplies.

Staff Pharmacist/Third Shift Supervisor

Bay Regional Medical Center, Bay City, MI

Aug 1998Jun 2006

Managed 3rd shift pharmacy team in a 300 bed hospital.
  • Clinical management of aminoglycoside, vancomycin, total parental nutrition, and patient controlled analgesic pumps.
  • Order entry of patient medications for administration and records.
  • Specific drug therapy such as oncology and pain management.
  • Member of ACLS emergency response team.
  • Surgical and controlled substance Pyxis fill station supervisor.
  • Created 3rd shift handbook for other pharmacists in the hospital to restructure and improve pharmacy operation.

Staff Pharmacist

Bay Regional Medical Center,

Aug 1998Jun 2006

Standish Community Hospital Standish, MI
  • Compounded and dispensed medications as prescribed by doctors by calculating, weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients, and oversaw these activities.
  • Medication cart check and exchange.
  • Clinical management and compounding of aminoglycoside, vancomycin, TPN, and PCA.

Staff Pharmacist

Genesys Health Systems, Grand Blanc, MI

Aug 1997Aug 1998

Thrombolytic response team member.
  • Rehabilitation unit team member.
  • Medical team consultant specializing in specific drug therapy areas such as oncology.
  • Clinical management and compounding of aminoglycoside, vancomycin, TPN, and PCA.
  • Prepared sterile solutions and infusions for use in surgical procedures, and emergency rooms.

Staff Pharmacist

Genesys Home Infusion, Grand Blanc, MI

Jun 1997Aug 1998

Compounded and dispensed intravenous admixtures.
  • Served as a medical team consultant specializing in infectious disease.
  • Clinical management and compounding of aminoglycoside, vancomycin, TPN, PPN, pain pumps, and insulin pumps.
  • Liaison to home hospice.
  • Prepared sterile solutions and infusions for use in patients' homes.

19D10 Bradley crew member

United States Army, Fort Knox, KY

Aug 1989Mar 1992



Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Big Rapids, MI

Associates in Science

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

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