Dr Patricia Lima

Clinical Pharmacist

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Skilled and highly accomplished professional with several years of expertise in ACUTE CARE hospitals, LTACHs and manage care pharmacy Experience with financial, management and clinical aspects of pharmacy. Proficient in drug therapy management of diabetic, hyperlipidemic and cardiovascular high-risk patients. Skilled in computer systems including robotic drug distribution systems. Experience with CPOE systems. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Teaching experience as a multidisciplinary instructor in a pharmacy technology program. Fluent in English and Portuguese. Conversant in Spanish.

Work experience
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Mar 2016 - Dec 2017

Select Specialty Hospital

Director of Pharmacy

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2013 - 2016

Ernest Health

Clinical Pharmacist

• Supervise pharmacy technicians and lead PRN pharmacists. • Verify medication orders for accuracy and appropriateness. • Pharmacokinetic dosing of warfarin, vancomycin and aminoglycosides. • Perform drug cost management, Medication therapy management (MTM), and patient’s admission medication reconciliation. Manage pharmacy drug inventory and formulary. • Prepare and review protocols, documentation, and ensure compliance with pharmacy board regulations. • Perform weekly regulatory rounds for JCAHO and Texas Board of Pharmacy audits. • Review of drug therapies, clinical outcomes and recommend therapy changes to physicians. • Assist Hospital staff in managing patient drug therapies. • Document ADRs and Incident reports. • Partner with quality department to reduce risk of medication errors by hospital staff and continually improve operations. • Perform admission and discharge patient counseling and advise families on correct usage and management of medications. • Support case management department on drug therapy matters and clinical outcomes affecting date of discharge. • Pharmacist Member of the Patient Case Conference • Nominated by hospital staff for Employee of the Quarter (Q4 2015)

2013 - 2015

Medical Center Arlington - Hospital Corporation of America

Clinical Pharmacist

• Verification of medication orders for accuracy and appropriateness for emergency room, medical, obstetric, neonatal, oncology and surgical areas. • Provide drug information to nurses and prescribers. • Supervise preparation and dispensing of intravenous and oral medications, parenteral nutrition formulations for adult and pediatric patients. • Perform IV to PO conversion, antibiotics dosing, monitoring, and insulin regimen adjustments per protocol. • Advise health care professionals regarding duplicated therapy, contraindications, drug interactions, drug administration, IV admixtures compatibility and drug therapy.

2009 - 2012

Signature Healthcare, MA

Clinical/Managed Care Pharmacist

• Recognized as the best practice in lipid management among all AQC healthcare groups in the greater Boston area (See AQC Best Practice Document below for further details). • Provide drug information, periodic formulary updates, and monthly managed care newsletter to prescribers. • Responsible for medication therapy management and drug cost containment for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA Alternative Quality Contract (AQC) and Tufts Medicare Preferred involving 12,000 and 1,500 members respectively. • Increased risk contract pharmacy budget surplus by 220% and generic prescribing to 83%. • Monitoring of clinical outcomes by reviewing EMR charts for diabetic, hypertensive and hyperlipidemic patients. • Responsible for the lipid management program, in person counseling and drug therapy adjustment of hyperlipidemic patients. • Verification of medication orders for accuracy and appropriateness for emergency room, medical, obstetric, oncology and surgical areas. • Provide drug information to nurses and prescribers. • Responsible for Omnicell drug overrides monthly report. • Member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Member of the Quality Committee

2007 - 2008

McLaren Regional Medical Center

Pharmacist

• Performed pharmacokinetic dosing for warfarin, heparin, vancomycin and aminoglycosides. • Supervised preparation and dispensing of intravenous, oral medications, parenteral nutrition formulations, and chemotherapy drugs. • Reviewed patient charts to ensure there were no duplication of therapies or severe drug interactions. • Advised health care professionals regarding duplicated therapy, contraindications, drug interactions, drug administration, IV admixtures compatibility and drug therapy.

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