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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Committed Pharmacist with experience in community and clinic pharmacy environments. Collaborative and customer-focused with proven ability to partner with multi-disciplinary teams to discuss medications and potential drug interactions. Excellent communication with passion for educating patients on medication therapies.

Skills
  • Pharmacy Inventory and Record keeping
  • Pharmaceutical sales and services
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Monitoring therapeutic effectiveness
  • Customer Service and Communication Skills
  • Interpreting and Processing Medication Orders
  • Transition of care understanding
  • Accuracy improvements
Work History
04/2020 to Current Staff Pharmacist The University Of Kansas Hospital | Liberty, MO,
  • Recommended OTC devices or medication options to help mitigate individual symptoms
  • Verified patient data and billing information to discover and resolve erroneous bills due to system errors
  • Monitored ordering of pharmacy medication stock to maintain streamlined inventory and low overhead
  • Educated patients on possible drug interactions, potential side effects and optimal methods of administration
  • Provided consultations and answered inquiries from patients, healthcare professionals and physicians regarding drugs, potential side effects and specified use
  • Interpreted prescriptions from healthcare providers to properly dispense medications and health products
  • Protected drug inventories from damage or theft by establishing and enforcing clear pharmacy policies
  • Assisted patients in minimizing medical expenses by recommending generic alternative prescription medications
  • Compared prescription details against safety standards and insurance requirements to support patients
  • Advised patients on medication side effects and contraindications and explained how to properly take medicine
  • Delivered training on device use and storage to enhance support for different groups of patients
  • Evaluated patient histories to assess medication compliance and spot issues such as doctor shopping or excessive usage
  • Checked medication bottles for proper labeling before allocating to patients
  • Implemented critical thinking and reasoning to protect financial and patient data and reduce potential for data breaches
  • Led team in interpreting, validating, and filling prescription orders and counseling customers on medications, appropriate dosage and self-administration schedules, side effects, and possible interactions
  • Supervised dispensation of controlled substances through careful oversight and accuracy
  • Led team of 4 in interpreting, validating, and filling prescription orders and counseling customers on medications, appropriate dosage and self-administration schedules, side effects, and possible interactions
06/2015 to 03/2020 Pharmacy Technician Cvs Health | Dublin, CA,
  • Stocked, labeled and inventoried medication to keep accurate records
  • Resolved non-routine issues like third party billing, computer system and customer service issues
  • Performed various pharmacy operational activities with strong commitment to accuracy, efficiency and service quality
  • Verified patient data and billing information to discover and resolve erroneous bills due to system errors
  • Calculated dosage, filled prescriptions and prepared prescription labels with absolute accuracy
  • Ordered medicines daily to replenish stock and increase inventory in anticipation of need
  • Restocked pharmacy shelves with current merchandise to drive consistent peripheral sales
  • Helped pharmacist clear problematic prescriptions and address customer questions to keep pharmacy efficient
  • Consulted with insurance company representatives to complete claims processing, resolve concerns and reconcile payments
  • Liaised with other pharmacies to eliminate issues related to product expiration
  • Solved customer problems in-person or over telephone by providing assistance with placing orders, navigating systems and locating items
  • Communicated instructions to patients or caregivers
  • Maintained proper drug storage procedures, registries, and records for controlled drugs
  • Prepared bills for insurance companies
  • Answered incoming phone calls and addressed questions from customers and healthcare providers
07/2008 to 06/2015 Pharmacist Giant Eagle | North Ridgeville, OH,
  • Monitored ordering of pharmacy medication stock to maintain streamlined inventory and low overhead
  • Assisted patients in minimizing medical expenses by recommending generic alternative prescription medications
  • Educated patients on possible drug interactions, potential side effects and optimal methods of administration
  • Reviewed patient medication profiles and medical records to screen for appropriate drug selection, dosing, contraindications, side effects and therapeutic outcomes
  • Interpreted prescriptions from healthcare providers to properly dispense medications and health products
  • Monitored and counseled chronic disease patients to maximize treatment efficacy
  • Stayed current with third-party payer policies and procedures to prevent payment issues
  • Provided consultations and answered inquiries from patients, healthcare professionals and physicians regarding drugs, potential side effects and specified use
  • Reviewed and evaluated orders for non-formulary and restricted drugs for appropriateness and compliance
  • Supervised work of pharmacy clerk and technicians to optimize service quality and productivity
  • Administered immunizations and met with patients for medication consultations, effectively improving awareness of pharmacy's health services
  • Conducted blood pressure screenings and counseled patients on hypertension
  • Responded to questions and discussed side-effects of specific brand-name and generic pharmaceuticals
  • Maintained effective level of medicines and supplies to meet expected demand
  • Worked closely with Pharmacy Care Representatives (PCRs) in providing excellent patient care
  • Interviewed, hired and trained technicians and other support staff
  • Taught patients how to use medical devices such as glucose meters and oximeters
  • Verified patient data and billing information to discover and resolve erroneous bills due to system errors
  • Recommended OTC devices or medication options to help mitigate individual symptoms
04/2002 to 05/2008 Pharmacy Assistant Nuvance Health | Brewster, NY,
  • Processed incoming drug orders
  • Provided administrative support including, filing, copying and faxing
  • Located and measured medications according to prescription information, making modifications as instructed by pharmacists and providers
  • Merchandised over-the-counter goods and rotated stock
  • Communicated with patients to collect information about prescriptions and medical conditions or arrange consultations with pharmacists
  • Monitored inventory levels to inform pharmacists of shortages and facilitate resupply
  • Updated computer system with current customer, payment and inventory information
  • Established and maintained patient profiles, updating organizational database with current information
  • Kept pharmacy counter and related areas clean, neat and organized
  • Verified order information against computer database
  • Greeted customers and responded to questions in friendly and knowledgeable way
  • Prepared bills for insurance companies
  • Answered telephones and provided information about order status, store hours and pharmacy procedures
  • Prepared packaging and labels for prescriptions, verifying accuracy of dosage, side effects, interactions and refill instructions
  • Assisted pharmacy staff in preparing medications and filling orders
  • Received incoming supplies and stocked in correct locations
  • Completed and filed documentation for insurance, store and liability purposes
Education
Expected in 06/2008 Bachelor of Science | Pharmacy Cairo University, College of Pharmacy , Egypt, GPA:
  • Graduated with 3.34 GPA
Certifications
  • IL Registered Pharmacist License # 051.302962

Issue date: 04/09/2020

Epxiration date: 03/31/2022

Accomplishments
  • Satisfactory completed 1200 hours course of clinical instruction at CVS/pharmacy (that course is a basic requirement for foreign pharmacy graduate to be a licensed pharmacist in Illinois)
  • Successfully passed FPGEE ( Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination ), TOEFL ( Testing of English as Foreign Language ) NAPLEX & IL MPJE.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Cairo University, College of Pharmacy

Job Titles Held:

  • Staff Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Assistant

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science

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