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Caleb Benitone

Caleb Benitone

Pharmacist, Quality Safety Ofc., Rad Safety Ofc.
Kent, Washington

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About Caleb Benitone:

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS


 

- 4 years managing drug manufacturing and distribution

- 4 years managing a team of techs and couriers

- 4 years of long-term care pharmacy experience.
- 8 years of compounding per USP 795, 797, and 825

- 4 years of experience as a Nuclear Pharmacist

- 4 years of overseeing BoP and FDA compliance.

- Pharmacy experience in WA, MO, IL, AK, OK, AR, and Liberia, Africa.
- 8 years managing pharmaceutical inventory and formulary for a charity medical foundation.


 

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Clinical Pharmacy 
Antimicrobial Stewardship | Cerner Trained | 

Drug Monitoring | EPIC Trained | Geriatric Patient 

Care | Immunocompromised Patient Care | 

IV Aseptic Technique Certified | Transitions of Care 

Pharmacy Administration
Drug-Asset Management | Formulary Development | Health Informatics | Hospital Waste Reduction | Pharmacoeconomics | Professional Organization | Professional Presentation | Team Management

 

Nuclear Pharmacy
Sterile-Dose Dispensing | SOP Development | 

Implementation of Novel products | FDA Standards |

NRC and DOT Regulations | Manufacturing of drugs | Quality Control | Radiopharmaceutical Safety | 

Supervising Staff | Customer Relations

 

Community Pharmacy 
Non-Sterile Drug Compounding | Immunization Certified | Insurance Issue Resolution | Medication Therapy Management | Patient Counseling | Prescription Order Entry | Process Efficiency

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Pharmacist, Quality Safety Officer, and Radiation Safety Officer: 

PETNET Solutions of Siemens, Kent, Washington (January 2022 – Present).

The largest network of PET radiopharmacies in the world.  PETNET has built its foundation on manufacturing and dispensing FDG F-18 and has been a key contributor in developing new PET tracers such as fluciclovine F-18.  PETNET currently has locations all over America and the world.

- Continued all tasks associated with the previous position in Tulsa, Oklahoma in new location.

- Helped implement several new drug manufacturing processes.

- Maintained FDA and Board of Pharmacy compliance with respect to WA, OR, and AK.

- Oversaw personnel safety in stressful and unusual work conditions.

- Lead investigations into pharmacy and manufacturing related abnormalities and events.

- Managed the organization of training and certification of all staff.

 

Pharmacist, Quality Safety Officer: 

PETNET Solutions of Siemens, Tulsa, Oklahoma (June 2018 – January 2022).

- Dispensed sterile doses of various radiopharmaceutical, PET products such as FDG, NaF and Fluciclovine.

- Manufactured sterile PET-drug products via in-house cyclotron and chemistry processes.

- Lead in the dispensing of drug products that met the standards of the FDA and multiple Boards of Pharmacy

- Oversaw and supervised pharmacy technicians in production, quality control, and DOT.

- Coordinated distribution and shipment of drug products with a team of couriers delivering to five states.

- Performed quality control on drug products to assure drug quality and sterility as well as patient safety.

- Managed planning and delivery coordination for often over 100 doses of a single drug product in a day.

- Aided in the development of new SOP’s and revision of existing ones, assuring alignment with FDA standards.

- Qualified and functioned as Quality Safety Officer.

- Qualified to operate a cyclotron and oversee manufacturing and release of radiopharmaceuticals.

- Professionally assisted other pharmacies as well as other company branches.

- Worked primarily during a night shift.

 

Pharmacy Intern: Corum Health Services Inc., Chesterfield, Missouri (May 2014 – June 2018).

Independent 24-hour pharmacy, servicing 8 long-term care facilities and 5 assisted-living facilities in the Greater St. Louis area. Corum fulfils over 1200 prescription orders per day. Pharmacy services include: IV and drug compounding, insurance assistance, hospice care, therapeutic monitoring, delivery, and more.

- Compounded aseptic IV products, non-sterile drug products, and specialty drug orders.
- Electronically entered prescriptions received directly from facilities and over the phone utilizing Framework LTC.
- Managed pharmacy inventory including non-controlled drugs, DEA class II-V controlled substances, and non-drug products (i.e. IV pumps and supplies, glucometers, etc.).
- Resolved insurance issues with third party companies, Medicare, Medicaid, and Hospice.
- Trained new employees on prescription order entry, inventory management, compounding, prescription order filling, insurance issues, and more.
- Responded to drug information questions by doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
- Filled prescription orders for medications, devices, and medical supplies.

 

Pharmacy Coordinator: Hands of Hope, Marion, Illinois (March 2014 – Present).

A non-profit organization partnering with healthcare professionals, educators, community leaders, and other professionals internationally. The work culminates in regular missions to Liberia, Thailand, and disaster sites in the United States. Hands of Hope funds and manages a medical campus in Liberia, Africa, receiving patients from the entire country. Annually a team is deployed to provide inaccessible healthcare, surgery, and medication.

- Processed and dispensed pharmaceutical orders for over 100 patients daily while in Liberia.

- Counseled patients on medication safety and directions, overcoming language and cultural barriers.

- Instructed patients and healthcare workers on how to use medical devices such as inhalers, glucometers, etc.

- Educated patients and local healthcare workers on lifestyle modifications for diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia as well as a variety of pharmaceutical topics.

- Routinely coordinated and managed supplies from the Marion, Illinois headquarters. Tasks included processing medications donated by hospitals and pharmacies, creating and updating medication inventories, and preparing bulk shipments of medication inventory for international shipment.

- Assisted in regularly updating and managing drug formularies with a limited selection of drug products.

 

EDUCATION

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Saint Louis College of Pharmacy (August 2012 – May 12, 2018)

St. Louis, Missouri



 

LICENSING AND CERTIFICATIONS

Pharmacist Licenses: Washington, Arkansas, Oregon, Oklahoma, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas

- Able and willing to reciprocate to additional states

Experience

Pharmacist, Quality Safety Officer, and Radiation Safety Officer: 

PETNET Solutions of Siemens, Kent, Washington (January 2022 – Present).

The largest network of PET radiopharmacies in the world.  PETNET has built its foundation on manufacturing and dispensing FDG F-18 and has been a key contributor in developing new PET tracers such as fluciclovine F-18.  PETNET currently has locations all over America and the world.

- Continued all tasks associated with the previous position in Tulsa, Oklahoma in new location.

- Helped implement several new drug manufacturing processes.

- Maintained FDA and Board of Pharmacy compliance with respect to WA, OR, and AK.

- Oversaw personnel safety in stressful and unusual work conditions.

- Lead investigations into pharmacy and manufacturing related abnormalities and events.

- Managed the organization of training and certification of all staff.

 

Pharmacist, Quality Safety Officer: 

PETNET Solutions of Siemens, Tulsa, Oklahoma (June 2018 – January 2022).

- Dispensed sterile doses of various radiopharmaceutical, PET products such as FDG, NaF and Fluciclovine.

- Manufactured sterile PET-drug products via in-house cyclotron and chemistry processes.

- Lead in the dispensing of drug products that met the standards of the FDA and multiple Boards of Pharmacy

- Oversaw and supervised pharmacy technicians in production, quality control, and DOT.

- Coordinated distribution and shipment of drug products with a team of couriers delivering to five states.

- Performed quality control on drug products to assure drug quality and sterility as well as patient safety.

- Managed planning and delivery coordination for often over 100 doses of a single drug product in a day.

- Aided in the development of new SOP’s and revision of existing ones, assuring alignment with FDA standards.

- Qualified and functioned as Quality Safety Officer.

- Qualified to operate a cyclotron and oversee manufacturing and release of radiopharmaceuticals.

- Professionally assisted other pharmacies as well as other company branches.

- Worked primarily during a night shift.

 

Pharmacy Intern: Corum Health Services Inc., Chesterfield, Missouri (May 2014 – June 2018).

Independent 24-hour pharmacy, servicing 8 long-term care facilities and 5 assisted-living facilities in the Greater St. Louis area. Corum fulfils over 1200 prescription orders per day. Pharmacy services include: IV and drug compounding, insurance assistance, hospice care, therapeutic monitoring, delivery, and more.

- Compounded aseptic IV products, non-sterile drug products, and specialty drug orders.
- Electronically entered prescriptions received directly from facilities and over the phone utilizing Framework LTC.
- Managed pharmacy inventory including non-controlled drugs, DEA class II-V controlled substances, and non-drug products (i.e. IV pumps and supplies, glucometers, etc.).
- Resolved insurance issues with third party companies, Medicare, Medicaid, and Hospice.
- Trained new employees on prescription order entry, inventory management, compounding, prescription order filling, insurance issues, and more.
- Responded to drug information questions by doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
- Filled prescription orders for medications, devices, and medical supplies.

 

Pharmacy Coordinator: Hands of Hope, Marion, Illinois (March 2014 – Present).

A non-profit organization partnering with healthcare professionals, educators, community leaders, and other professionals internationally. The work culminates in regular missions to Liberia, Thailand, and disaster sites in the United States. Hands of Hope funds and manages a medical campus in Liberia, Africa, receiving patients from the entire country. Annually a team is deployed to provide inaccessible healthcare, surgery, and medication.

- Processed and dispensed pharmaceutical orders for over 100 patients daily while in Liberia.

- Counseled patients on medication safety and directions, overcoming language and cultural barriers.

- Instructed patients and healthcare workers on how to use medical devices such as inhalers, glucometers, etc.

- Educated patients and local healthcare workers on lifestyle modifications for diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia as well as a variety of pharmaceutical topics.

- Routinely coordinated and managed supplies from the Marion, Illinois headquarters. Tasks included processing medications donated by hospitals and pharmacies, creating and updating medication inventories, and preparing bulk shipments of medication inventory for international shipment.

- Assisted in regularly updating and managing drug formularies with a limited selection of drug products.

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Saint Louis College of Pharmacy (August 2012 – May 12, 2018)

St. Louis, Missouri

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