To utilize my education, experience, skills, and training obtained in my professional career to secure a position as PHLEBOTOMIST for the U S DEPARTMENT of VETERANS AFFAIRS. As a former Pharmacy Technician with the William Jennings Bryan DORN VA Medical Center located in Columbia, South Carolina (VISN 7). I received first-hand experience in an environment which focused on "Patient Centered Care" with the goal of improving the individual Veteran's care experience and health related outcomes with emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment.
I possess high-energy, a strong work ethic, integrity and a sense of humor and enjoys working in a collaborative, team oriented system. As a "team-member" willing to build customer customer confidence by strict adherence to the core values of the Veterans Administration would, once again allow me to contribute my support for Americas Veterans by being part of a team of professionals engaged in building and maintaining customer confidence in a high-performing Health Care Facility that is responsive and proactive in addressing the needs of the the Veteran by serving and honoring the Men and Women who are America's Veterans.
Possessing over thirty (30) years of broad based medical experience within in the Health Care Profession with twenty (20) years experience as a LABORATORY ASSISTANT/PHLEBOTOMIST specific to the position which I am applying. I possess the technical skills, knowledge of specimen requirements and Laboratory procedures which are required for the position. I possess the analytical skills and ability to prioritize work assignments, problem solve and implement practical solutions to support positive health care outcomes for the Veteran Community. I would appreciate the opportunity to provide service to the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System
I would appreciate the opportunity to provide service to the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System
KEYWORD SUMMARY: Customer Service, Data entry, Quality Control, Pharmacy, Retail, Hospital, Inpatient, Outpatient, IV admixtures, Chemo, Compounding, Therapy, Pyxis, accessioning Phlebotomy, Speciman. Medical Laboratory collection/processing.Exceptional patient care and interaction
Excellent telephone etiquette
HIPAA trained. Practical Nurse LPN education
Extensive medical terminology knowledge
Pharmaceutical storage awareness
Pharmaceutical distribution familiarity
As PROGRAM DIRECTOR- Maintained responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the HPRP Program, for the City of North Las Vegas geographical boundaries. Responsible for ALL administrative functions and activities. Supervisory duties include monitoring staff to assist families and individuals in crisis. Maintain updated federal criteria and supervised workers for adherence and interpretation of program. Provided information and referral services for general community requiring service in identifying quality resources with other related duties. years as a pharmacy technician I have gained retail; hospital; and compounding pharmacy experience;. I have experience with Pyxis, IV's, Chemo Therapy as well as other disciplines of pharmacy. I am knowledgeable regarding medication routes, directions, and nomenclature i.e. generic vs. trade names, correct dosage forms, and what terms a "legal prescription". My experience and education has allowed me to develop myself, as well as augmented my interpersonal communication skills, which effectively allows me to problem solve, recognize and focus on the changing priorities, and the demands of workloads.
Provided Pharmacy Technician Services for the (VISN 7) Dorn VA Medical Center for Inpatient and Out Patient services.Dispensed and delivered patient medications to patients throughout the hospital.Worked closely with pharmacists and used medication input software to safely and accurately dispense medication.Accurately pulled medications from the shelves for Pyxis replenishment and delivered them to the various patient care areas.Accurately recorded compounded products and prepared appropriate labels.Maintained proper compliance logs, including for refrigerator temperatures and IV hood maintenance.Filled departmental requisitions and crash cart medication trays.Routinely operated the computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.Verified accuracy and completeness of information on prescription and refill requests.Maintained proper storage and security conditions for all drugs.Mixed various pharmaceutical preparations according to written prescriptions (compounding)Strictly maintained customer and patient confidentiality.Retrieved, counted and measured drugs and capped and uncapped vials and bottles.Communicated with all customers and staff in a pleasant and professional manner.Mastered HEB Pharmacy Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS).Processed up to hundreds of prescriptions on high volume days with 100% accuracy.
As LEAD PHARMACY TECHNICIAN- I performed all the duties and functions of a pharmacy technician. Being the Lead Pharmacy Technician I assisted the Pharmacy Manager with the day-to-day operations of the retail pharmacy. Under the supervision of the Pharmacy Manager I directly managed the daily work-flow. Communicated with Staff and staff, interviewed, trained and supervised new hire technicians and clerks., responsible for all staff scheduling. Responsible for insuring DEA requirements and maintenance. Responsible for narcotic (CII) check-in and maintenance of logs. Responsible for Medicaid/Medicare billing, private insurance billing, and perpetual inventory. Ordered supplies and maintained employee files, with various other administrative functions. As a CERTIFIED PHARMACY TECHNICIAN- Performed the function and duties of filing and auditing medication prescriptions. Pre-packed oral medications from bulk supplies to unit dose packages to be used in the nursing facility setting. Other duties included basic compounding, customer service, phone support and information services with other related duties.Verified accuracy and completeness of information on prescription and refill requests.Verified patient data and billing information.Communicated with all customers and staff in a pleasant and professional manner.Regularly ordered medication and pharmacy, office and restroom supplies.Maintained proper inventory levels, rotated stock and immediately complied with prescription drug recalls.Appropriately resolved customer issues, complaints and questions.
Duties were to provide support for Pathology Department preparing specimens for Medical evaluation. Assisted Pathologist with various procedures ie, autopsies, fine-needle aspirated, cell blocks, prepared PAP smears, etc. Also performed veni-punctures and speciman collection, data entry with other related duties
Performed the duties of Phlebotomist in the Hospital setting. Collected blood specimens by performing veni-punctures on Hospital Patients. Worked in ALL areas of the Hospital, ICU, CCU, Pediatrics, Neo-Natal Nursery, Trauma (ER). Performed other duties related to operating some medical diagnostic equipment.
1988 University of Nevada Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV Bachelor equivalent (credit/coursework) Communications / Education GPA: 3.5 Completed coursework at the University Of Nevada Las Vegas in the field of Communications and Education. Relevant coursework with emphasis on group communications at the 400 level.
Obtained a Practical Nursing two (2) Year Certification in1985 from the Clark County Community College (CCCC) of Southern Nevada. Maintained a GPA of 3.5 and earned an Associates in General Studies Degree. Elected to position of Student Senator in 1982 and effectively lobbied and founded the "first" (CCCC) Student Nursing Association.
Community College of Southern Nevada- Relevant coursework, medical core classes to obtain PRACTICAL NURSING Certification, dose calculation, pharmacology (specific to medications administration) as well a Nursing Administration core curriculum.
In 1985 received Licensed Practical Nursing Certification while maintaining a 3.2 GPA; Certified Pharmacy Technician -DORN VA MEDICA CENTER Columbia, South Carolina Certified Pharmacy Technician and Licensed Pharmacy Technician in the State of Nevada.
As the Director of United Family Community Services I have had the opportunity to work with the State of Nevada, Clark County Nevada Government Non-Profit Sector which promotes many programs and services for America's Veterans.
As an highly experienced Pharmacy Technician I was a member of the Federal Pharmacy Group during my (NTE) 4 Year temporary position with the WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN DORN VA MEDICAL CENTER (VISN 7) in Columbia South Carolina provided me with an opportunity to serve America's Veteran's and Families.
As a former BOARD MEMBER of the Las Vegas Clark County Urban League, a Community Action and PROGRAM MANAGER, I have made connections with many Public and Private Agencies and Organizations whose goal is to improve the conditions of at-risk Communities.
Provided Community support for Health Fairs, wellness Clinics. Partnered with AFAN (Aids For Southern Nevada) participating in Walk-a-thons, Community Outreach; Aids Project Los Angeles. Have maintained involvement with various outreach groups for HIV programs, referrals and services.
Superior Customer Service Skills, Data Entry, Problem Solving and Resolution skills, as well as Pharmacy related skills. Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist, veni-puncture, specimen collection/processing, accessioning Scheduling, Work-flow, Receptionist, Leadership Skills, Outpatient Services, Self Motivated.
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