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Eastern Connecticut Health Network - Director Of Pharmacy Resume Example

Savannah Hughes
Professional Summary

Patient-oriented Pharmacy Director licensed in Connecticut with 14 years of Director/Managerial experience. Knowledge base in Automation and Clinical Staff Responsibilities with focus on team approach and pharmeconomic skills. Develop positive relationships with customers to ensure medical safety and business growth.

  • Administration and Management
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Negotiation
  • Therapy and Counseling
Director of Pharmacy 04/2011 to Present
Eastern Connecticut Health Network Manchester, CT
Oversight for pharmaceutical services for two hospitals included in network.  Manchester Memorial hospital with 249 beds and Rockville General Hospital with 102 beds. There are 22 total FTE's.  Responsibilities include budget and clinical services.  Membership of several committees, including Medication Safety, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Patient Safety, Medication Management and Clinical Council.  Also served on Infection Control and Critical Care committees.  Added a Clinical Coordinator to Pharmacy Staff in 2012. Designed and planned a new Pharmacy with state of the art USP 797 clean room.  Moved to new location in 2014.
Assistant Director of Pharmacy 02/2004 to 04/2011
Eastern Connecticut Health Network Manchester, CT
Responsible for operations for same two hospitals.  Oversight included staffing and Pharmacy Services efficiencies.  Revamped schedule to accommodate skill levels and provide experience for all pharmacist staff.  Involved with Clinical pharmacist to provide research in situations that arose from day to day operations.  Provided all evaluations for clinical and technical staff.  Oversight for automated dispensing machines and other technology.
Implemented Chemotherapy guidelines resource to facilitate proper admixture and administration.
Director of Pharmacy 09/2000 to 02/2004
Day Kimball Hospital Putnam, CT
Duties include management of pharmacy and IV Therapy personnel.  Responsible for 12 FTE's.  Budget preparation and monitoring.  Member of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Medication Quality Improvement, Betiding Safety, Quality Council, Medical Records Forms and Critical Care Committees.
Implemented a pharmacy computer system (Mediware WORx) in October in 2001.  Installed Pyxis in 6 patient care areas.  Plans for two additional Pyxis installations in 2004.  Automated the billing process for the Emergency Room.  Interfaced the pharmacy system with the laboratory system.  Redesign of the pharmacy satellite to increase efficiency.  Planned renovation of main pharmacy in January 2004.  Made improvements in allergy information gathering and quantified clinical activities.
Clinical Staff Pharmacist 09/1988 to 09/2000
Johnson Memorial Hospital Stafford Springs, CT
Duties include patient care monitoring of medication orders written by physicians.  Intravenous and chemotherapy monitoring and distribution.
Management duties include:  Inventory management with negotiated contracts made by our hospital purchasing group.  Scheduling of all professional and technical staff.  Monitoring of technical staff and inventory control.
Clinical duties include:  Antibiotic management of patient's therapy while working in conjunction with infectious disease physicians, nursing staff and microbiology.  conduct classes in proper medication utilization for cardiac rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation outpatients.
Project Manager for the implementation and utilization of automated dispensing machines (Pyxis) within our hospital.  Served on committees that were responsible for Care Mapping certain diagnosis's to give standard medical, nursing and pharmaceutical care to  inpatients. 
Served on two Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) teams.
Staff Pharmacist 05/1984 to 06/1988
Bank St. Pharmacy Granby , CT
Independent retail pharmacy.  Duties include dispensing of medications and counseling to patients.  In charge of billing of all third party insurance plans including PCS, Medicare, Blue Cross, Paid etc.  Computerized the pharmacy department to process prescription and insurance claims.
Staff Pharmacist 09/1984 to 12/1985
Mt. Sinai Hospital Hartford , CT
Duties include dispensing an monitoring of medications.  Intravenous medication distribution and monitoring.  Technical personnel management.
Bachelor of Science: Pharmacy May 1983 University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT
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Previous Companies:

  • Eastern Connecticut Health Network
  • Day Kimball Hospital
  • Johnson Memorial Hospital

Previous Job Positions:

  • Director of Pharmacy
  • Assistant Director of Pharmacy
  • Clinical Staff Pharmacist
  • Staff Pharmacist


  • University of Connecticut

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science

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