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Work experience

Dec 2008Present

Director of Pharmacy Operations

  • Converted Hospital Pharmacy to 24 hour operations
  • Transitioned hospital medication distribution cabinets from Pyxis to McKesson over 2 week period
  • Implemented a scanning system within the hospital creating a virtually paperless pharmacy order entry system.
  • Instituted remote order entry to alleviate current pharmacist shortage.
  • Oversee  USP 797 regulations
  • Manage day to day operations of two hospital health system.
  • Oversee remodeling of current chemotherapy IV room to make it USP 797 complaint
  • Pioneered Remote Order Entry allowing Pharmacists to work from home during peak order periods.
Jun 2007Dec 2008

Clinical Pharmacist

Pharmacy Duties

  • Order Entry
  • Pharmicokinetic Dosing and Consulting
  • Renal Dosing
  • TPN Compounding
  • Drug Reference and Therapeutic Substitution based on Formulary Restictions
  • IV Manufacturing and IV Tech Over Site

Chemotherapy Pharmacist

  • IV Chemotherapy Preparation at Outpatient Site
  • Enter, dose check and manufature chemotherapeutic agents
  • Updated Chemotherapy Preparation and Extravasation Manual
  • Working on Standardizing Chemotherapy order forms across health system

IT Pharmacy

  • Maintain, update and create order entry set for use within Cerner System
  • Create IV order sets within Cerner System

Supervisory Duties­­ / Committee Involvement

  • Co-preceptor for UB PharmD Students
  • Developed PharmD Student Reference Binder
  • Mentor to PharmD Students at St. John Fishers Pharmacy School
  • Part of the St. John Fisher IPAC Committee
  • Coordinate IPPE student program with local Pharmacy Schools under Shashi Patel
  • Created and Maintain Staff Pharmacy Training and Reference Manual
  • Created Shared Documentation Among Pharmacy Staff via Shared Drive on Health System Intranet
  • Initiated, Coordinated and Developed Pharmacy Intern Program within Pharmacy Department and Out Reach to Local Pharmacy Schools along side Shashi Patel
  • Worked as Part of the USP 797 compliance planning committee
  • Sterile Media Testing of technition staff and competancy level for IV product preparation
  • Developed organizational flow for Main Pharmacy after Remodel of IV Room for USP 797 Compliance
  • Serving on Web informatics advisory committee.
Oct 2006Nov 2006


R Drugs, Etc.

PharmD Professional Experiential Program Rotation Site

  • Worked with patients and providers to optimize drug utilization
  • Councelled patients about new drug
  • Helped to develop diabetic database
  • Worked to promote small independant pharmacy within a urban area
Aug 2006Oct 2006


Highand Hospital

PharmD Professional Experiential Program Rotation Site

  • Created Patient Care Plans
  • Manufactured IV and TPN products
  • Presented at P&T committies
  • Present New Drug Informatics for Pharmacy Staff
Jul 2003Jul 2006


Rite Aid Pharmacy


  • Diabetes Education Program
  • Organized Diabetes Walk and Awareness within Local Pharmacies in the Rochester Area
  • Worked with patients and providers on improving medication compliance
  • Prescription order entry
  • Trained Staff at other Rite Aids during computer software transitional period
  • Screened patients during High Blood Pressure Awareness Days
  • Supervised Tech Staff
Oct 2002May 2003

TEFL English Teacher

A & Z Centro Internacional de Idiomas
  • English Teacher for Beginner, Pre-Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate & Advanced Level Students
Aug 1999Aug 2002

Chemistry / Biology Teacher

Hilton High School


  • Created Daily Lesson Plans
  • Worked within the department to promote a balanced calendar of engaging activities
  • Integrated multidisciplanary lesson plans within a science backdrop
  • Created Lab Practicals
  • Monitored Student progress through various subjects and modified content to the needs of the various learning styles found within the classrooms.
  • Structured lesson plans to engage the multiple modalities of learning



MA Liberal Studies

BS Biochemistry


Lean Six Sigma Leadership


Shashi Patel

Thomas Dockrell

James Della Rocco

Arin Affonso

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