pharmacist resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Dedicated Pharmacist with experience in hospital, community and clinic pharmacy environments. Skilled in collaborating with team members to expedite urgent requests while maintaining impeccable focus on safety, accuracy and confidentiality. Advanced communicator with all levels of staff, colleagues, management and healthcare administrators. Collaborative and customer-focused with proven ability to partner with multi-disciplinary teams to discuss medications and potential drug interactions while upholding passion for educating patients on medication therapies.

Work History
Pharmacist, 08/2013 to Current
Valley HealthMoorefield, WV,
  • Provide functional supervision to pharmacy and supportive staff in order to maintain efficient pharmacy operations
  • Troubleshoot dashboard to maintain timely flow of prescription from order entry to point of sale
  • Verify 150 to 200 prescriptions daily for errors, dosing and drug interactions
  • Accurately dispense drugs according to physician’s order and perform appropriate renal dosing adjustments
  • Verify and confirm patient’s discharge orders for drug interactions, accuracy in dosing and incorporation of current medications to provide continuity of care
  • Provide drug therapy recommendations based on patients diagnosis and labs
  • Consult patients on adherence, how to use medications, possible side effects and storage
  • Ensure accuracy of all prescriptions, products and services provided by utilizing pharmacy references and policies as required
  • Answer questions from patients and staff about medications and provide product identification when requested
  • Perform monthly audit of control substance inventory for schedule II and schedule III to V medications
  • Investigate and resolve control substance discrepancies and report outcome of intervention to management
  • Check and remove from pharmacy inventory, expired, short dated and recalled control and non-control medications
  • Follow appropriate protocol to return expired/short dated/recalled medications monthly to vendor for pharmacy credit
  • Destroy damaged, spilled or unusable medications using Rx Destroyer and retain necessary paperwork for audit purposes
  • Train fellow Pharmacists on proper protocol for utilizing Rx Destroyer and Inmar
  • Make appropriate drug conversions based on approved P&T recommendations
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to find alternatives when drug supply shortages arise to avoid interruption of care for our patients
  • Handle Medi-Cal/Medicare, Medical Financial Assistance Program (MFAP), Hospice, Commercial and Workers Compensation claims and processing
  • Document evening temperature logs for pharmacy refrigerators and freezer
  • Participate in monthly rounding with Manager on strategies to improve efficiency and team work among pharmacy staff
  • Perform annual TB surveillance questionnaire and complete required training prior to deadline
  • Dispensed medications and communicated with physicians regarding therapeutic incompatibilities
  • Supervised and coached team of pharmacy technicians and trainees
  • Monitored and counseled chronic disease patients to maximize treatment efficacy
  • Worked with automated dispensing systems and other pharmacy automation systems as required by department
  • Supervised work of pharmacy clerk and technicians to optimize service quality and productivity.
Pharmacist Intern, 05/2010 to 08/2013
Boulder Community HealthBroomfield, CO,
  • Typed and filled 80 to 100 prescriptions per shift in high volume pharmacy
  • Verified prescriptions for completeness and legal requirements
  • Evaluated medication strength, appropriateness, and dose
  • Checked for formulary conversions and referenced PRAP prior to initiating conversions
  • Monitored patients and checked for interactions and/or allergy warnings
  • Consulted with physicians on therapies, refill requests, alternative formulary treatments and new prescriptions
  • Transcribed to writing, phone orders received from physicians, dentists and other medical staff
  • Counseled average of 15 to 20 patients per hour on medications, devices and products under supervision of Pharmacist
  • Answered general drug information questions utilizing drug resources as necessary
  • Audited control substance inventory and investigated any discrepancies.
  • Educated patients on possible drug interactions, potential side effects and optimal methods of administration.
  • Recommended OTC devices or medication options to help mitigate individual symptoms.
Pharmacy Clerk, 10/2005 to 05/2010
Hy-VeeFort Madison, IA,
  • Under supervision of Pharmacist, initiated new and refill drug order requests from members
  • Accurately collected and updated member demographics and allergy information
  • Typed and processed on average 200 prescriptions daily
  • Utilized various point of service programs to accurately sell prescription and over- the-counter medications to patients in high volume pharmacy
  • Handled cash transactions ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 per day
  • Verified patients identity using 3 point method before final sale of product
  • Handled various insurance claims including Hospice, Medi-Cal and worker’s compensation using PIMS and Mainframe system
  • Ordered and stocked over-the-counter medications and products
  • Coordinated with insurance representatives to process claims and calculate correct co-pay information for patients.
  • Established and maintained patient profiles, updating organizational database with current information.
  • Located and processed ready prescriptions to customers, distributed medication information documentation and facilitated medication consultations.
  • Supported pharmacists with day-to-day activities and pharmacy office management functions.
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
  • Collaborated with other colleagues daily to provide “World Class Service” to members
  • Completed required training annually to be compliant with HIPAA
  • Pharmacy operations management
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Confidentiality and HIPAA
  • Drug inventory management
  • Customer service, education, and counseling
  • Loss prevention controls
  • Drug utilization review
  • Board inspections familiarity
  • Team Leadership
  • Audit Support
  • Transition of care understanding
  • Interpreting and Processing Medication Orders
  • Regulatory Compliance
Doctor of Pharmacy: , Expected in 05/2013 to California Northstate University College of Pharmacy - Rancho Cordova, CA,
Bachelor of Science: Biological Sciences, Expected in 05/2009 to California State University - Sacramento, CA,
Associate of Science: Chemistry, Expected in 12/2004 to Sacramento City College - Sacramento, CA
Additional Information
  • ACCOMPLISHMENTS ● 2012 California Northstate University Dean’s List Recognition ● 2012 California Northstate University President’s List Recognition ● 2011 ASHP-SSHP President Recognition Award ● 2009-Present Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity ● 2007 Natural Science and Mathematics Joint Council Award of Appreciation ● 2003, 2002 The National Dean’s List

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School Attended

  • California Northstate University College of Pharmacy
  • California State University
  • Sacramento City College

Job Titles Held:

  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacist Intern
  • Pharmacy Clerk


  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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