Patient service-oriented Pharmacist with Doctor of Pharmacy. Extensive experience in hospital pharmacy, home infusion and pharmacy specialty. Strong background in clinical pharmacology and patient medication therapy management.d
Excellent verbal/written communication skills
Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid in terms of coverage and reimbursement.
Ability to work very efficiently and independently
Excellent in dosing all antibiotics, TPN, IVIg and other speciaty medications
Excellent telephone etiquette
patients of all age groups Medication compounding expert
Proficient in hospital and home infusion
Patient counseling expert trying to minimize adverse effects and optimize therapy
Computer program including Cerner, Epic, i-emphasis and CPR+
Accomplished in pediatrics
Skilled in clinical interventions
Clinical Pharmacist July 2017 to CurrentClinical Pharmacist Option Care Specialty Infusion － Lombard, IL
Educate patients about their IVIG therapy and ways to minimize adverse effects, maximize clinical outcomes and be aware of realistic expectations
Clinical monitoring for IVIG patients which include performing clinical assessments to assess adverse effects and patient response to
Make recommendations about regiment changes based on clinical response.
Make recommendations to minimize adverse effects and maximize clinical outcomes
Monitor a patient load of approximately 700 patients remotely working closely with the dispensing Option Care branches
Write letters of medical necessity for phyicians in attempts to turn around insurance denials
Dispensing and monitoring of newer specialty medications such as Gattex and Relizorb.
Clinical Pharmacist March 2006 to December 2013Critical Care Systems － Elmhurst, IL
Managed very high acuity patients in home setting on pain management, IV antibiotics, TPN, inotropes and
specialty pharmacy medications very efficiently and professionally.
Supervised pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and warehouse team to assure timely, accurate and appropriate
therapy for home infusion patients.
Coordinated patient care with hospital discharge planners, physicians and agency nurses to properly transition
patients from the hospital to the home and the management of home IV care.
Met with physicians, hospital discharge planners and hospital personnel to promote sales.
Managed Northwestern Memorial Cystic Fibrosis patients on home IV antibiotics.Monitoring weekly labs and
adjust therapy accordingly.
Educated and counseled patients on safe/effective use and side effects of IV medications as well as their oral and
over the counter medications.
Successfully assisted customers with medical issues and provided valuable health care counseling.
Management of TPN patients ordering labs, monitoring and modifying TPN formulas as appropriate.
Transitioned patients from TPN or oral diet when optimal.
Pharmacist in Charge April 2003 to March 2006Pediatric Services of America － Downers Grove, IL
Clinical Pharmacist Dispensed and monitored IV therapies including TPN, chemotherapy, antibiotics, IVIG and other injectable
medications for the pediatric population.
Reviewed all orders for appropriateness and provided therapy utilizing various infusion pumps.
Monitored patient's labs as needed and made recommendations to physicians
Worked closely with nurses to provide top home health services for our patients.
Supervised all day to day activities of pharmacy for its efficient operations, including staff scheduling, ordering
and maintenance of pharmacy inventory.
Ordered and maintained proper records of controlled substances.
Pharmacist September 2001 to April 2003Rush Medical Center － Chicago, IL
Floor pharmacist in large teaching medical center.
Order verification, reviewing patient profiles, pharmacokinetic monitoring of aminoglycosides and vancomycin.
Managed anticoagulation for orthopedic surgeons in hospital and outpatient.
Fast paced OR pharmacy.
Rounded with medical staff in surgical intensive care unit.
Worked in drug information writing drug monographs as well as other projects and answering drug information
questions from medical staff.
Pharmacist December 1994 to July 2001Emory University Hospital － Atlanta, GA
Floor pharmacist in taking care of mainly intensive care units specializing in open heart surgery, heart and lung
transplant, kidney and liver transplant for cutting edge institution.
Pharmacokinetic monitoring, reviewing appropriateness of drug regimens and recommending therapeutic
Served as drug information source for medical teams as well as ancillary staff.
Patient education to heart and lung transplant patients prior to hospital discharge.
Monitored and counseled coumadin patients.
Dispensed medications and provided pharmaceutical services for the critical care satellite pharmacy.
Compounded and dispensed chemotherapy infusions for outpatient oncology clinic once weekly in addition to
full time work week.
Attended codes dispensing all medications is correct doses from code cart.
Pharmacist August 1992 to July 1993Home Nutritional Services － Pine Brook, NJ
Pharmacist September 1991 to September 1994St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center － Paterson, NJ
Large teaching institution and Children's hospital of New Jersey.
Education and Training
Pharm D, 2003University of Georgia/Mercer University － Atlanta, GA, USA
Post BS Pharmacy Pharm D program offered by University of Georgia and Mercer University in collaboration.
Bachelor of Science: Pharmacy, 1991St. John's University, Colege of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions － Jamaica, NY, USAPharmacy Technology, Pharmacology and Pharmacy Law
Bachelor of Science : Pre Pharmacy and Physical education, 1986Temple University － Philadelphia, PA, USAPharmacy
chemotherapy, oral, counseling, critical care, home health services, inventory, oncology, pain management, patient care, pediatrics, personnel, processes, sales, teaching, telephone etiquette, therapy, written communication skills
National Home Infusion Association (NHIA)
Illinois Pharmacist License No. 51288270
New Jersey Pharmacist License No. RI21334