Pharmacy Technician/Medical Assistant/Secretary


Sharon Kosters

1771 N Frances Blvd.

Tucson AZ 85712

Education:

Pima Medical Institute, Tucson Arizona

   September 2010 to August 2011 

Associates
of Applied Science Health Care Administration

First Institute, Crystal Lake Illinois

November
2008 to October 2009

Medical
Assistant Certification

Pima
Medical Institute, Tucson Arizona                  

January
2004-November 2004

Pharmacy
Technician Certification

Certified
through PTCB, Licensed in Illinois and Arizona

Qualifications:

Administrative and Clerical

Trained
and demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, monitor and accomplish varied
clerical and administrative support tasks while attending the First Institute
Medical Assistant Certifications.

 

Performed
planning, coordination, monitoring and other clerical and administrative
support tasks while performing duties as an extern at Arizona Centre for
Plastic Surgery, Tucson Arizona, August 2009. 

Duties
included scheduling patients and Doctors, Coordinating the location and
surgical supplies and monitoring patient vital signs during surgery.

Trained
and demonstrated the ability to use computer software while attending the Pima
Medical Institute, and while performing duties as a pharmacy technician.

Trained
and demonstrated the ability to use software programs such as Microsoft Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Medical Manager and NexTech.

Regularly
supports a diverse group of customer while performing duties at the VA hospital
in North Chicago. Customers include Military members and their families,
Veterans and others authorized to use the VA Facilities.

Regularly
uses Microsoft Office daily to schedule personal and professional appointments
in Outlook as required.

Demonstrated
the ability to plan and organize the office using standard operating procedures
to manage controlled substances. Examples include patient scheduling, billing
and following HIPAA regulations.

Demonstrated
the ability to compose and review written material while performing the duties
of a Medical Assistant at the Arizona Centre for Plastic Surgery, Tucson
Arizona. Duties including patient follow up letters, letters to insurance
companies for claims, and correcting claims.

Job History:

Pharmacy Technician

November
2012 to present: Capt. James A Lovell FHCC Great Lakes, IL

Processing and filling of outpatient
prescriptions for scheduled and non-scheduled federal legend drugs and medical
devices, over the counter products and supply items,Stock management, operation maintenance,
usage, restocking and troubleshooting of automated dispensing equipment,
incontinence products, catheters, wound dressings, wound cleansers, syringes,
needles, diabetic supplies, ostomy supplies, irrigation solutions, tube feeding
supplements, and feeding devices.Process and fill medications for mail
order to include controlled substances (Hines, CMOP)

 Patient and customerrelations

Preparing and maintaining various
logs, records and reports.Pescription filling of federally
scheduled and non-scheduled drugs and supply items and distribution to patients
with a secondary pharmacist checkUnit dose, inpatient controlled
substance, wards stock processing and distribution, independent procurement and
stock maintenance functions without secondary pharmacist check.Complete assigned area inspection on a
monthly basis, and send expired medications to destruction.Program, operate, and clean robot
(ScriptPro) for prepack medications.Scan and create bar codes for robot.Possessing advanced technical
knowledge of drug and medication brand names, generic names, general and special storage
requirements, expiration date and beyond use date requirements,
manufacturer/distributor sources, and dosage forms using
applicable systems of weights and measures and medical terminology to interpret
providers' orders and verify correct drug, dosage form, strength and dose is
prepared and/or distributed; Knowledge of drug useand dosage forms available to screen drug orders for propriety and              d
assist the pharmacist in solving potential drug related problemsWorking
knowledge of hospital computer systems(s), specifically VISTA/CHCS, CPRS, unit
dose, ScriptPro, Medi-Dose, Pyxis and Pyxis C11 safe,



Outpatient
prescription processing and thorough knowledge of the operation and basic daily
maintenance and minor repair of automated dispensing equipment.



Responsible
for preparation of chemotherapeutic agents and specialized techniques and
procedures required for safe handling of cytotoxic agents, hazardous waste
disposal, and cytotoxic spill response



Performs
duties associated with stocking of medications and supplies, to include
rotation of stock, checking for and pulling outdated or expired medications and
supply items, cleaning and maintenance of stock shelves and areas.



   Follow and practice HIPAA Laws for all
patients.



   Interpret and prepare items for compounding.



 



 

Ph,armacy Technician



August
2011 to November 2012: VA CMOP Tucson, Arizona



Replenishing
medications for Kalish and AccuMed systems



Filling
prescriptions with accuracy



Applying
labels to medication to ensure pharmaceutical elegance and accuracy



Troubleshooting,
cleaning and maintaining Kalish cells



Ensuring
pucks with prescription vials were fluent, correct and Kalish cells were operating
successfully



Technical
knowledge of drug and medication brand names, generic names, general and
special storage requirements



Expiration
date requirements, manufacturer/distributor sources, dosage calculations,
applicable systems of weights and measures



Medical
terminology



 



Pharmacy Technician



November
2010 to August 2011 Team Staff GS VA CMOP, Tucson, Arizona



Labeling
prescriptions correctly



Verifying
correct medication to correct patient as indicated on the McKesson screen



Respond
to professional staff to include supervisors, pharmacists, and inspecting teams



Adherence
to policies, procedures and standard operating functions



Abide
with HIPPA policies



Maintain
clean, safe, organized work space



Change
labels as needed for the printer Intermec Pxi



Knowledge
of pharmacy nomenclature



Maintains
all educational requirements



Knowledge
of the laws, regulations and official policy concerning drug procurement and
security to conform to legal and professional requirements of pharmacy practice



 



Pharmacy
Technician



March
2010 to October 2010 Great Lakes Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Illinois



Knowledge
of clinic and ward orders and how they are filled



Maintain
and account for all controlled substances, stock and inventory



Manual,
automated dispensing, labeling, manifesting, and distributing controlled
substances



Operate
and maintain the filling equipment, to include taking inventory and
replenishing, equipment used: ScriptPro



Returning
items to stock or pouring back into Scriptpro, paying attention to National
Drug Codes (NDC) and expiration dates



Respond
to professional staff to include physicians, pharmacists, and inspecting teams



Utilization
of the program CHCS, Q-matic, and Sp Central



Adherence
to policies, procedures and standard operating functions,



Assist
with IV preparations



Assure
that each patient prescription order is filed correctly with the right drug,
the right dose, the right patient, updated allergy information, correct phone
number, address, and date of birth



Abide
with HIPPA policies



Maintain
clean, safe, organized work space



Maintain
inventory levels, pull outdated, recalled items, restock medications, receive
supplies and check for damage, shortages, tampering



Witness
the destruction of drugs and how the supply manager recorded information



Ensure
counting trays cleaned after each use to avoid cross contamination importance
on aseptic technique



Knowledge
of preparing sterile products to include intravenous admixtures, chemotherapy,
and TPN



Compounding
uncomplicated parental admixtures to be devoured in large volume infusions
using appropriate aseptic technique



Set
up and fill patient prescriptions for both window and refill processing



 



Pharmacy
Technician
 



November
2008 to May 2009 Walgreens, McHenry, Illinois



Maintain
the filling equipment, Yuyama



Verify
insurance information and eligibility, entering plans if necessary



Operate
cash register, customer service, assist with questions and issues



Verify
patients insurance and call for prior authorizations.



Answer
phones and use computer to access patient information.



Route
calls as needed to appropriate agents, doctors or technicians.



All
of the above pharmacy technician duties



 



Pharmacy
Technician
 



December
2007 to September 2008 VA CMOP, Tucson, Arizona



Replenish
medications



Fill
prescriptions with accuracy, maintaining controlled substances and dispensing
as directed



Operate
Kalish, AcuDose, and Acumed equipment



Trouble
shoot equipment as necessary



Followed
all policies, procedures and standard operations as directed



Operate
VISTA



All
pharmacy duties as described above



 



Pharmacy
Technician
 



November
2004 to December 2006 Spectrum Health Care Resources, Tucson, Arizona



Responsibilities
include reviews, organize and fill over 420,000 call in refill request annually



Ability
to solve problems and make recommendations, that is, troubleshoot operational
problems and refer or appropriate action



Management
of pharmaceutical supplies



Operate
CHCS



Knowledge
and care of Pharmacist Automated Filling System



Experience
using military medical patient profile management



All
duties as described above



 

  • ID#: 75493
  • Location: Tucson, AZ , 85712

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