Andrew Ten Eick

Senior Pharmacy Director and Adjunct Clinical Professor

Columbia, SC

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I am a highly knowledgeable and compassionate SENIOR PHARMACY PROFESSIONAL with 17+ years of experience managing both the clinical and patient service aspects of hospital-based pharmaceutical care. I use my deep understanding of pharmacology and my high-level managerial skills to provide compliant, cutting-edge, compassionate patient care and efficient pharmacy management. With a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative scientific relationships with physicians, nurses, and other key opinion leaders, I am committed to building strategic plans for processes, policies, and models that promote patient care and safety. I also am a qualified, capable educator and faculty member with extensive experience creating and presenting continuing education opportunities. I support and participate in pharmaceutical research and am skilled in maintaining regulatory and legal compliance while managing large, complex pharmacy operations across multiple locations. Pharmacy | Pharmacology | Clinical Research | Teaching | Medical Affairs | Compliance Cross-Functional Team Leadership | Patient Education | Physician Relations | Management | Team Building Clinical Development | Scientific Presentations | Leadership | Budget Management

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2015 - Present

Ochsner Health System

Director of Pharmacy-Ochsner Baptist Medical Center

Recruited to provide strategic, agile planning and direction for 230 licensed bed and flagship NICU facility of Ochsner Health System. Manage $5.2M budget and develop relationships with physicians and other key opinion leaders. Establish new technologies, provide action items for continual process improvement, and ensure regulatory compliance. Create peer-to-peer opportunities for continuing education and staff development. • Improve communication and relationships with physicians and nurses by creating and a program to put pharmacists on the hospital floor as well as rounding in nursing units. Results include improved patient care, increased productivity, reduced time for medication delivery, and enhanced opportunities for collaboration with and education of medical staff. • Pitch and receive approval to purchase and implement new gravimetric IV workflows for 10-15 doctors and 7-10 CRNAs as well as JACHO compliant drug label printer for 13 anesthesiologists that increased productivity, enhanced patient care, and ensured regulatory compliance. • Engage with KOLs (5 physicians, 5 neonatal nurse practitioners) responsible for 54 NICU beds to successfully educate them on the need to hire a clinical NICU pharmacist. • Assist in developing and leading multi-functional medical reconciliation team for emergency department patients that surpassed goal of collecting complete medical histories for 75% of patients by 20%, reaching 95% of patients admitted to the emergency room/hospital. • Play critical role in bringing chemotherapy operations within the main pharmacy, opening a satellite location, and developing standard operating system for chemotherapy and sterile product production. • Create and lead multiple cross-functional teams and committees including: medical safety, opioid stewardship, antibiotic stewardship, and hypoglycemia committee. • Spearhead development, implementation, and education surrounding USP 800 and ensure compliance with USP 795, 797, and 800.

2014 - 2015

Genesis Health Care, Inc

Pharmacy Manager-Silvis

Designed and built structure to ensure high reliability operations for state-of-the-art pharmacy department. Collaborated with physicians, nurses, and other key opinion leaders to develop and execute comprehensive, compliant, functional protocols for pharmaceutical care services for all patient populations. • Managed business functions for department, including budget forecasting and management, operations, P&L, and inventory control.

2014 - 2014

Presence Health

Interim Regional Director of Pharmacy

Managed pharmacy operations and business administration for 5 separately licensed pharmacies in central Illinois. Supervised staff of 50, monitored budget, inventory, P&L, safety, and compliance. • Coordinated with medical staff, pharmacists, and patients to re-design comprehensive medication management strategy and implementation of effective pharmacy workflow for multiple facilities (including an infusion center) that resulted in improved patient care and experience.

Nov 2010 - Jul 2013

El Paso Children's Hospital

Director of Pharmacy

Director of Pharmacy at this new free standing pediatric hospital. Beginning the entire department from the ground up and developing policies and procedures. Building the physical structure of the department of pharmacy and the clinical programs.

2007 - Jan 2010

Summerlin Hospital Medical Ctr

Pediatric Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator

• Recruited to design and implement pediatric medication management and safety strategies for 5- hospital system. Developed short-, medium-, and long-range plans for all aspects of process, including drug ordering, distribution, and administration. • Designed continuing education programs for pharmacists, nurses, and physicians. • Initiated technological pharmaceutical delivery method updates by leading cross-functional team in implementing SMART infusion pumps. Systemized medication administration forms and developed standardized drug concentrations, medical delivery automation, system for early neonatal total parenteral nutrition, protocols for diabetic ketoacidosis and insulin administration, and pediatric code response protocols.

2006 - 2007

CVS Caremark Corporation

Staff Retail Pharmacist

2001 - 2006

Childrens Medical Center of Dallas

Critical Care Pharmacy Manager

• Managed 28 pharmaceutical care professionals and $2.9M departmental budget. Oversaw pharmacy capital expansion and renovation projects while opening 3 satellite centers. • Turned dysfunctional pharmaceutical team into a high-performance, patient and service-oriented team. • Developed journal club and case conference continuing education programs for pharmacists as well as promoted and participated in scholarly and research activities with residents and students.

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2000 - 2001

University of Oklahoma

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Jul 1997 - Jun 2000

Case Western Reserve University

Fellow

Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology/Toxicology Fellow at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

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Jul 1996 - Jun 1997

Cleveland Clinic

Resident

Pharmacy General Practice Resident

Education

1997 - 2000

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology/Toxicology Fellowship, Clinical Pharmacology/Toxicology

1996 - 1997

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Pharmacy Residency, Clinical Pharmacy

1994 - 1996

University of Iowa

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Pharmacy

1988 - 1994

University of Iowa

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.), Pharmacy

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