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Work experience

Jul 2005Present

Clinical Pharmacist

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
  • Work extensively in the out-patient Anticoagulation Clinic managing patients’ warfarin therapy
  • Perform patient medication reconciliation
  • Dose insulin for inpatients as part of Glycemic Control per Pharmacy protocol
  • Dose warfarin for inpatients as part of Anticoagulation Management per Pharmacy protocol
  • Give warfarin education to inpatients as well as to Anticoagulation Clinic patients
  • Renally dose medications
  • Write Total Parenteral Nutrition Orders as part of TPN per Pharmacy protocol with focus on electrolyte management
  • Evaluate patients for DVT prophylaxis and vaccines
  • Perform pediatric and chemotherapy double checks
  • Perform order entry while reviewing orders for appropriate indication and dosing
  • With Hospice prescriptive authority, prescribe and manage Hospice patients’ medications
  • In the out-patient pharmacy, process Hospice, Hospital Discharge, and ER prescriptions

Counsel patients on medications

  • Clinical Rotations in Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Critical Care, Cardiology, Oncology, Anticoagulation, Internal Medicine, Nutrition Support, Practice Management, Drug Information, Hospice, Long Term Care, Academic and Leadership, Family Practice, Emergency Room, Surgery
  • As part of Parenteral Nutrition residency project, revamped hospital’s Parenteral Nutrition Order Form to meet ASPEN guidelines
  • Worked closely with Dieticians and the Critical Care Intensivist to incorporate the pharmacist into the Nutrition Team
  • Taught Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Lab at WashingtonStateUniversityCollege of Pharmacy (10 Groups)

Participated in Journal Clubs

Jun 1996Jul 2004

Staff Pharmacist

Walgreen'sHealthcare Plus
  • Verified that prescriptions have been entered into the computer correctly and were filled accurately
  • Assisted pharmacy technicians as they entered prescriptions into the computer
  • Consulted with physicians & nurses concerning clarification of prescriptions
  • Consulted with physicians concerning drug interactions and duplication of therapy
  • Counseled patients over the phone concerning their medications and disease management
  • Taught a class on hospital pharmacy to pharmacy technicians to prepare them for the pharmacy technician certification exam
May 1990Jun 1996

Staff Pharmacist

Eckerd Drug Co.

·Filled 300+ prescriptions per twelve hour day

·Trained and supervised cashiers and pharmacy technicians

·Counseled patients on the proper use of medications

·Consulted and advised physicians concerning patients' medications and drug interactions

·Ordered drugs (including C-II narcotics) and supplies

Performed inventory control

Jul 1989May 1990

Staff Pharmacist

Veterans Administration Medical Center

·Entered prescriptions into computer, counseled outpatients, and filled prescriptions

·Supervised pharmacy technicians

·Prepared I.V. piggybacks, TPNs, and chemotherapy

·Performed monthly ward inspections

Filled ward narcotic orders


May 2002Apr 2005

Doctor of Pharmacy

University of Florida
Aug 1986May 1989

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Sep 1979May 1983


Baptist College at Charleston