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Mukesh Divakar

Assistant manager - clinical pharmacist

  • C/702, Indrayani CHS, Gauri Shankar Wadi No. 2, Pantnagar, Ghatkopar (E), Mumbai - 75
  • 9987655033


Highly committed clinical pharmacist Post Graduation in Clinical Pharmacy, having broad experience as an experienced Healthcare Management professional. With over 4 years of experience, I am one of the pioneers to establish the concept of Clinical Pharmacy in Mumbai and responsible for developing the clinical pharmacy department at 3 esteemed organizations. The fundamental role includes providing recommendations on safe, effective, appropriate and cost-effective medication therapies as part of the Clinical Pharmacy programs.

Ensure pharmacists and pharmacy technicians receive ongoing training, competency assessment and performance improvement activities that will improve delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients. Provide clinical and technical information to patients, nurses, and physicians regarding contents, utilization, therapeutic actions, adverse reactions or interactions of drugs. This includes formulary management, policy and procedure development, clinical pharmacy workflow design and optimization, and education across the healthcare spectrum

Work experience

Jun 2014Present

Asst. Manager - Clinical Pharmacology

Prince Aly Khan Hospital (aga khan foundation), mumbai
  • Directs development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical pharmacy programs and services 
  • Designing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and modifying or recommending modifications in drug therapy to optimize patient care
  • Integrating standards for the quality of healthcare
  • Patient Education to improve therapeutic outcomes
  • Lead Nurturing Programs and Campaigns to provide advance level of patient care
  • Plan, organize, conduct, contribute and represent in meetings
  • Provide a lead role in answering complex drug information requests and apply outcomes to general and specific patient situations
  • Plan and conduct Continuing Education Program (CEP)
  • Establishes the departmental budget and accountable for adherence to departmental budget
  • Retrieving, evaluating, utilizing and supervising professional resources

Mar 2013Jun 2014

Sr Executive Clinical Pharmacist

Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital
  • Develop Pharmaceutical Care Plan in consultation with General Manager - Pharmacy to impart and achieve desired standards of care provided by Clinical Pharmacy Services
  • Medication Therapy Management incorporating new ideas and unique approach to improve the quality of care
  • Patient Counseling to improve therapeutic outcomes utilizing aids like patient information leaflet and demonstration of medicinal devices
  • Medication order review to monitor appropriateness of the treatment
  • Sound Inventory management using Hospital Drug Formulary to control and optimize the departmental budget

  • Responsible for monitoring, evaluation and ensuring compliance to Standards of Healthcare system and Statutory requirements by optimum utilization of resources

  • Representation of department in forum for enhancing quality of care and Patient Safety

  • Continuous Education Program to build up a strong and effective team

  • Provide drug information including poison management

  • Antibiotic utilization reviews for curbing resistance and reduce overall healthcare cost

  • Supervise Pharmacists, Nurses and Junior Doctor to avoid Medication Error

  • Assist in Manpower management

Jul 2011Feb 2013

Executive - Clinical Pharmacologist

S.L. Raheja(A Fortis Associate) Hospital
  • Plan, develop, organize the activities of Clinical Pharmacy services to provide safe, efficacious and cost effective treatment
  • Work collaboratively with healthcare professionals to enhance patient safety
  • Support clinical wards /departments to ensure that patients receive their medication in a timely, professional and efficient manner with all the necessary practical and clinical information
  • Work with the Pharmacy Team to provide a comprehensive Clinical Pharmacy Service to patients
  • Evaluate patient safety by monitoring the quality of care provided
  • Achieve medicines reconciliation processes and enhance patient safety at ward level.
  • Auditing of medication storage area for short expiry
  • Responsible for monitoring, evaluation and ensuring compliance to Standards of Healthcare system and Statutory requirements by optimum utilization of resources
  • Lead in preparation and implementation of SOPs for National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare (NABH), handling NABH Chapter on Management of Medication
  • Develop and implement new initiative and programs to promote rational use of drugs and intimate the progress of programs to Management and assigned Committees  
  • Initiation of Antimicrobial Stewardship program
  • Supervise and conduct training programs for healthcare providers and responsible for orientation of new recruits

Education & internship

Jul 2010Mar 2011

Trainee - Clinical Pharmacist

  • Assisted in antibiotic study – per patient consumption of antibiotics in medical ICU, Auditing of Medicine storage area for proper storage, Crash cart sealing, Monitoring of dispensing errors, Monitored the turnaround time of patients from the Pharmacy, Helped in educating the nursing staff, Segregation of Sound Alike Look Alike Drugs, Counseling of patients at the counter

Masters in Pharmacy (Clinical Pharmacy)


Attended ward rounds & OPD’s at K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research as a part of clinical rotations for a period of six months in first year M.Pharm & four months in second year M.Pharm


Bachelors in Pharmacy

Rajiv Gandhi University of health science



Registered Pharmacist

Maharashtra state pharmacy council
Apr 2015Present

Internal Auditor 

International Organisation for standardization 9001:2008


  • Team Leader for JCIA’s Medication Management and Use
  • External Examiner for Clinical Pharmacy at Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune (April, 2015)
  • Attended ‘International Training Course on Pharmaceutical Management in Hospitals’ funded by WHO with full course fee waiver at Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur from 3rd Nov – 07th Nov 2014
  • Successfully completed the NABH, 3rd edition training for Internal assessment at Fortis Hospitals, Mulund (Dec 2012)
  • Trained in “Chemotherapy and Biotherapy preparation, safety, storage and handling” at Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mumbai (September - October 2014)
  • Resource person for training of Community Pharmacists on “Tuberculosis”, “Patient Adherence” and “Meals & Medicines” for Patient Counselling Course conducted by Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council’s Drug Information Centre at Sangli (May, 2013 & April, 2014), Solapur (August, 2013), Mumbai (October,2014), Satara (March, 2014), Barsi- Solapur (May, 2014), Nanded (July 2014), Mumbai and Ichalkaranji (December, 2014)
  • Planned & organized “Pharmacist Day Celebration” at Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospital, first time celebrated in India (Sep 2013)
  • Planned & organized “Medication Safety Week” at S.L. Raheja (A Fortis Associate Hospital), to spread awareness about the importance of Medication Safety (May 2012)


  • Good analytical and communication skills
  • Capable of working independently, as well as a good team player
  • Computer prowess in MS Office and Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
  • Proficient in English, Hindi, Gujarati & Marwari

personal details

  • Date of Birth: 01/04/1986
  • Relationship status: Married