retail staff pharmacist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Dedicated Retail Pharmacist skilled at assisting and instructing customers in proper use of medications used to treat acute and chronic medical problems. Excellent interpersonal, communication and training skills developed over [45] years of progressive experience. Over the time working at Overman and Claire Pharmacy , developed strong relationships and loyalty with longtime patients,many of which follwed me to todds pharmacy when Overman and Claire closed.

  • Supply ordering
  • Strong knowledge of medications
  • Understanding of medical terminology
  • Dispensing medicines
  • Recall monitoring
  • Administering vaccines
  • Profitability understanding
  • Pharmacology
  • Calculating doses
Retail Staff Pharmacist , 10/2019 to 08/2021
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterMedfield, MA,
  • Counseled and advised patients on treatment options.
  • Administered flu and Shingles and pneumonia immunizations.
  • Managed medication inventory.
  • Ordered supplies according to expected pharmacy needs.
  • Dispensed and controlled both prescription and non-prescription medications.
  • Provided patients with pamphlets and verbal instructions about how to properly take, handle and store medications.
  • Checked patient orders against histories, assessed insurance coverage and counted out medicines.
  • Checked prescriptions for appropriate dosage, drug interactions or allergies before dispensing medications.
  • Counseled patients on proper use of medications, responding to questions and discussing side effects of both specific brand-name and generic pharmaceuticals.
  • Preserved state and federal record keeping for legend drugs and controlled substances.
  • Advised and consulted with patients on potential side effects, drug interactions, storage requirements, and directions for use.
  • Supervised 2 pharmacy technicians, interns and support staff while on duty.
  • Advised patients on potential drug interactions and side effects, proper dose timing and medication storage.
  • Reviewed packages and medication bottles for proper labeling before distributing to patients.
  • Created new customer profiles and updated information in pharmacy computer systems.
  • Trained pharmacy technicians to promote error reduction while enhancing efficiency.
  • Collaborated with physicians to provide patients with high quality and cost-effective medications.
  • Discussed over-the-counter medication and equipment options to help patients deal with individual symptoms.
  • Verified prescription information against safety guidelines and insurance limitations to protect patient health and financial interests.
  • Administered vaccines to immunize patients against communicable diseases.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Secured drugs against theft, loss or mismanagement by setting and enforcing effective procedures.
  • Trained individuals in how to use devices to promote optimal medical support.
Pharmacist Manager, 08/1984 to 09/2019
KrogerBurien, WA,
  • Counseled patients on proper use of medication and potential side effects.
  • Developed system of inventory recordkeeping and control to detect shortages or discrepancies in controlled substances.
  • Filled and dispensed 150prescriptions each day.
  • Labeled all products appropriately, including cautionary and auxiliary information.
  • Oversaw and verified work of 1 pharmacy staff to maintain optimum quality controls.
  • Calculated dosage, filled prescriptions and prepared prescription labels.
  • Checked medication orders against appropriate standards of care and recommended therapy changes to treating physicians and facility staff.
  • Offered clinical expertise to help resolve drug-related questions and concerns initiated by staff and administrators.
  • Reached out to doctors and healthcare providers to inquire about orders.
  • Compounded and dispensed prescribed drugs to patients.
  • Placed timely and accurate supply orders to maintain optimal levels of medications, containers, labels and other materials.
  • Trained and mentored pharmacy support technicians.
Pharmacist, 05/1976 to 07/1984
SpartannashCargill Elevator, NE,
  • Recommended over-the-counter medications for patients after assessing symptoms.
  • Communicated with member physicians to prevent harmful drug reactions, therapy duplications and allergic reactions.
  • Checked prescriptions for proper contents and labeling.
  • Compounded, packaged, labeled and dispensed medications.
  • Provided consultations to patients to explain directions for prescription use.
  • Filled as many as [1000] prescriptions every week.
  • Advised patients on potential drug interactions and side effects, proper dose timing and medication storage.
  • Reviewed packages and medication bottles for proper labeling before distributing to patients.
  • Checked medications for content, accuracy and completeness of all drug packaging and labeling.
  • Prepared medications based on physician orders.
  • Attended healthcare conferences and seminars.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Pharmacy, Expected in 05/1976 to University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
Additional Information

Joining the staff at Overman and Claire began the backbone of most of my pharmacy experience.The pharmacy had started in 1925 as a partnership between John Claire (my grandfather) and Harold Overman. When I joined the staff,there were 3 other pharmacists (including my father (Paul Claire).This period of work formed the majority of my community pharmacy experience and taught me how to deal effectively and compassionately with the pharmacy customers.


i am certified as a pharmacist immunizer. I have approximately 4 years experience in that.


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School Attended

  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

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  • Retail Staff Pharmacist
  • Pharmacist Manager
  • Pharmacist


  • Bachelor of Science

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