Andrew Ten Eick
Senior Pharmacy Director and Adjunct Clinical Professor
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
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
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.
2000 - 2001
University of Oklahoma
Clinical Assistant Professor
Jul 1997 - Jun 2000
Case Western Reserve University
Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology/Toxicology Fellow at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Jul 1996 - Jun 1997
Pharmacy General Practice Resident
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