Dr Osas Nosa-Idahosa

Director Of Pharmacy at St. Francis Memorial Hospital

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Professional Goals To provide the best evidence based and cost effective pharmaceutical therapy to all patients one patient at a time. Over a decade experience in clinical pharmacy, mail order & specialty pharmacy, and medication therapy management. Areas of expertise in clinical pharmacy include pharmacokinetics, chemotherapy, pediatrics, geriatrics, critical care, hospice and pain management. I am a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, certified CPR instructor, ACLS certified, and carry a six sigma yellow belt. I am proficient with Cerner, EPIC, Meditech, Pyxis, Omnicell and Horizon med manager systems.

Work experience

Jan 2019 - Present

St. Francis Memorial Hospital

Director Of Pharmacy

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Mar 2017 - Present

Touro University California

Clinical Assistant Professor

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May 2016 - Present

University of California

Clinical Assistant Professor

Jun 2015 - Jan 2019

Kentfield Rehabilitation & Specialty Hospital

Director of Pharmacy

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Jan 2014 - May 2015

Hancock Regional Hospital

Pharmacy Manager (Clinical & Operations)

- Management of clinical practice under the leadership of the Director of Pharmacy - Management of decentralized pharmacy practice, medication use systems, and patient-centered pharmacy services provided to both inpatient care areas and out-patient strategic services. - Manages the integration of clinical pharmacy services, drug utilization programs, and pharmacy operations throughout the institution. - Ensures medication use is aligned with evidence-based best practices and regulatory standards - Participation in active clinical pharmacy practice and interdisciplinary teams and proficiently delivers direct patient care, integrated operational services, pharmacist interventions, and medication therapy management to patients with a broad range of disease states. - Directs the activities of pharmacists who work within assigned areas and oversees day-to-day staffing and pharmacist coverage of patient care service lines and care areas. - Provides education to staff, develops and enforces institutional policies, and initiates development plans or corrective action as needed and in collaboration with other managers. - Actively manages human, capital, and operational resources to collaboratively support patient care services, medication safety systems, regulatory compliance initiatives, and quality assurance programs throughout the Department of Pharmacy.

Sep 2002 - May 2015

Franciscan St. Francis Health

Clinical Pharmacist

- Assisting physicians in reviewing patient medication history, developing therapeutic plans, establishing desired outcomes, monitoring pharmacokinetics of drug therapy. - Implementing new drug regimens, monitoring patient outcomes, documenting medication related issues in patient chart, interpreting laboratory data, reviewing patient medication profiles, monitoring potential adverse, drug-drug, and drug-food interactions, monitoring drug therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use, dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication, and drug interactions. - Promoting the use of hospital drug formulary by converting non-formulary orders to formulary in accordance with P&T guidelines. Counseling patients on discharge medications as necessary, participating in the drug therapy management of medical emergencies responding to Code Blue emergencies, checking unit dose medication batch for accuracy. - Reviewing medication orders for appropriateness and checks first doses of IV admixtures and unit dose medications prepared by technicians, ensuring proper techniques and accurate preparation of all pharmaceutical products, including oral, IV admixtures, chemotherapeutic, and investigational agents. - Maintain, enhance, and develop as needed, a comprehensive array of operational pharmacy reports in the - Collaborate with fiscal agent pharmacy staff and conduct a weekly review of referential changes for accuracy related to drug dispensing, drug data file, preferred drug list and clinical pharmacokinetics - Documenting clinical interventions and cost avoidance using Quantify systems, ensuring the timely and accurate dispensing of drugs and solutions from the pharmacy area to inpatient floors, medical outpatient clinic, and outpatient surgery.

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Jul 2011 - Jan 2014

Hendricks Regional Health

Clinical Pharmacist

Clinical functions

May 2009 - Sep 2012

Central Indiana Cancer Center

Oncology Pharmacist

Oncology functions

May 2007 - Dec 2009

WellPoint

Clinical Pharmacist

Clinical/oncology functions

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