Licensed pharmacist in Washington and Idaho with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree with years of experience in retail and managed care settings.
Self-motivated and determined pharmacy graduate with community pharmacy experience and a passion for customer service seeks a full-time position where I can apply my medication dispensing and medical counselling skills to provide exceptional health services to customers
Advised, Analyzed, Assessed, Assisted, Confirmed, Consulted, Contacted, Educated, Ensured, Entered, Experienced, Filled, Handled, Labeled, Made, Manufactured, Monitored, Offered, Ordered, Performed, Proven, Provided, Recommended, Researched, Reported, Stored, Supervised, Updated, Verified. To contribute to a pharmacy team as a pharmacist who serves the needs of a diverse patient population, while gradually increasing my clinical role over time.
In good standing with the Washington State Board of Pharmacy (#262-0301-16334) and Idaho State Board of Pharmacy (#P4950)
Expert understanding of Medicare and Medicaid processes
Strong background in FDA drug safety guidelines
Exceptional patient care and interaction
Excellent telephone etiquette
Drug distribution professional
Certified Immunizing Pharmacist in Washington State
Communicated directly with doctors' offices via telephone, fax and email.
Provided friendly customer service at prescription drop-off and pick-up counters.
Worked closely with pharmacists and used medication input software to safely and accurately dispense medication.
Maintained drug inventory levels by ordering necessary medications and supplies and verifying deliveries against purchase orders.
Maintained proper storage and security conditions for all drugs.
Conducted drug utilization reviews, drug interventions and therapy management.
January 1995 to May 2013
Group Health CooperativeSpokane, WAStaff Pharmacist
Assure a safe, efficient drug distribution system within the guidelines of departmental policies and procedures.
Supervise the work of all technicians, interns, and graduate pharmacist.
Practice patient-focused pharmaceutical care: Implement, monitor, and evaluate drug therapy,
Consult with medical and nursing staff regarding medication selection and management within a closed formulary system.
Work in point of service system.
Counsel patients using interactive counseling skills: use, compliance, side effects, clinical monitoring, disease state and populations management Operate computer system, including PC's and applications, COOPRx, EPIC, Micromedix, MUM, etc.
Work with other health care practitioners, team members and administrators to develop patient care plans to provide clinical formulary and utilization information to teams Responsible for verifying prescriptions for appropriateness of therapy, legibility, completeness, contraindications, interactions, allergies and adverse drug reactions; preparation and appropriate labeling of prescriptions; counseling patients on the proper use of their medication; supervising support staff; testing, counseling and monitoring patients Wartarin therapy.
January 1993 to January 1995
Benewah Medical CenterPlummer, IDHead Pharmacist
Responsible for the development and provision of a full range of clinical pharmacy services to primarily Native Americans, including supervision of a pharmacist and two technicians; drug dispensing protocol; clinical interventions; chair, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee; and management responsibility related to the operation of the pharmacy department.
January 1992 to January 1993
Payless Drug StoresSpokane, WAStaff Pharmacist
Verifying prescriptions for appropriateness of therapy, legibility, completeness, contraindications, interactions, allergies and adverse drug reactions.
Preparation and appropriate labeling of prescriptions.
Counseling patients on the proper use of their medication.
Supervising support staff.
January 1989 to January 1992
Payless Drug StoreWilsonville, ORPharmacy Intern
Process patient information, fill prescriptions, interact with other health care professionals.
Education and Training
Washington State University Pharmacy Bachelor of Science DegreePharmacy
Washington State University Bacteriology and Public Health Chinese and Psychology Bachelor of Science DegreeBacteriology and Public Health Chinese and Psychology
Professional Experience Licenses Washington License # 262-0301-16334 Idaho License # P4950
1992 - present Member, Spokane Pharmacists Association 1992 - present Member, Washington State Hospital Pharmacists Association 1992 - present Member, Washington State Pharmacists Association 1992 - present Member, American Pharmaceutical Association 1991 Recipient, Dorothy O. Kennedy Endowed Scholarship 1990 - 1992 Member, Rho Chi Society 1989 Recipient, Wilbur N. Joyner Scholarship 1988 - 1992 Member, Associated Student Pharmacists - American Pharmaceutical Association