Certified Board of Pharmacy Specialist; Critical Care Pharmacist with a good track record of providing excellent patient care. with over 15 years of extensive experience in different settings like ambulatory-care, acute-care, and long-term care in national leading medical care high volume facilities with over 1200 beds.
Job goals and objectives
My objective is to utilize my clinical skills and expertise as part of a multidisciplinary team through medication management and pharmaceutical care for the optimal outcome of patients.
Self motivated, goal-oriented professional
Passionate about patient care and willing to take on new challenges and responsibilities.
Cost-conscious when managing medication therapies to ensure the pharmacy remains within monthly budget.
Able to operate a high volume pharmacy interdependently as a pharmacist shift manager during evenings and weekends, solving all staff and clinical challenges.
Prioritized tasks, organized workflow to increase efficiency.
Expert in different pharmacy's computer systems. (Meditech, Pyxis, Citirx, Method, Worxs, DoseEdge, Epic, Vigilance System)Flexibility in scheduling.
Earned the respect and trust of Physicians and the Pharmacy Department.
Pharmacy representative in different meetings and rounds from infections disease, Pulmonary, Psychiatric, Neurology in ICU and different hospital units.
Work in a multidisciplinary team to achieve desired goals especially for patients who are critically ill.
Monitor effectiveness of drug therapy which is constantly changing to meet patient's health response, lab values, weight, diagnosis and overall plan, in order to achieve the best outcomes.
Document any interventions including cost-effective alternatives and limit the use of non-formulary medications.
Pharmacy preceptor who supervises Pharmacist Interns and pharmacy students and give insight into their projects.
Participate in the MENDSII Study: randomized, double-blind comparison between propofol and dexmedetomidine, on the sedation in ICU patients maximizing the efficacy of sedation and reducing neurological dysfunction and mortality in Septic Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure.
Electronic documentation of Clinical Pharmacy Interventions in Vigilance system: Antibiotic De-escalation to decrease the chance of developing a resistance and increased patient safety.
Review Medication selection, dosed appropriately for the patient's specific medical condition, saving thousands of dollars for unnecessary treatments and also avoiding serious drug interaction, side effects or medication duplication.
Pharmacy representative for both ICU and Neurology Walking Rounds with physicians and other department representatives.
Pharmacy representative in P & T Committee meetings to ensure the choice of high-quality drug therapy for hospital patients, while updating the formulary list by presenting cost-effective therapeutic alternatives.
New medication evaluation including Zerbaxa and Avycase, and restrict their use for infectious disease specialists and specific infections.
Formulary changes while reviewing scientific evidence on clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.
Review nonformulary drug use, and the application of protocol to regulate their use.
Initiate and monitor parenteral Nutritional Therapy.
Switch IV to PO antibiotic and other therapies when the patient meets the criteria.
Pharmacokinetic dosing for all antibiotic including renal dosing, Vancomycin, Aminoglycosides, Colistin.
Monitor the antibiotic stewardship to promote the appropriate use of antimicrobials, improving patient outcomes, reducing microbial resistance, and decreasing the spread of infections due to multidrug-resistant organisms.
Perform Medication Use Evaluation (MUE) for improving medication-use with the goal of optimizing patient outcomes.
Communicate with a physician about serious drug interactions, drug-disease interactions, or allergy contradiction.
Consult patient on admission and collaborate with nurses and physicians about the importance of an accurate medication list and of the pharmacist's role in discharging patients.
Monitor core measures compliance starting from admission and during the whole hospital stay for Pneumonia (PN), Surgical Care: The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP), Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), Stroke (STK).
Counsel patients and review all discharge medication to be in compliance with hospital core measures for Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) and Heart Failure (HF) which will increase patient health outcome and reduce the hospital cost of readmission.
Participated in the Research project, "Impact of Pharmacist Intervention in Discharge Reconciliation Process on Medication Errors and Core Measure Failures."
Supervise technicians and train new pharmacists and technicians, while teaching and advising the medical staff on proper medication selection, dose, and type of administration.
Coordinated the pharmacy staff schedule and assist with personnel monitoring and performance evaluations.
12/2001 to 11/2006
Outpatient Staff Pharmacist Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital and Ben Taub Hospital – houston, texas
Reviewed prescriptions to ensure prescription of correct doses, indications, and compatibility with other medications.
Dispensed medications according to outpatient physician's prescription order following the hospital formulary substitution therapeutic cost effectiveness.
Consulted patients on safe use of medication and demonstrate to patient medication handling, storing and disposing of different medications of self-injected medications, inhalers, chemo and other biohazard medications.
Communicated with physicians and nurses for better patients care and clinical outcome.
Bachelor of Science: Pharmacological & Pharmaceutical Sciences Assiut University, Faculty of Pharmacy - Assiut Governorate, Egypt
Critical Care Specialist Certification (BCCCP) From Board of Pharmacy Specialists (BPS), 2017
Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) Pharmacist License, 2001
Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) Preceptor License, 2003
preceptor for the University of Texas College of Pharmacy 2012
preceptor for University of Incarnate Word school of pharmacy 2012
basic life support BLS Certificate from American Heart Association, from 2006
advance life supportACLSfrom American Heart Association from 2016
IV national certification, 2006
The Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Certification Program (FPGEC), 2000
Completed program (Pharmacist clinical skills development) with a passing score above 90% offered by the Harris County Hospital District in 2003 and credited for 21CE hours by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).