Le - Pharmacist - Cabramatta, NSW, Australia

Michael Le

Cabramatta, NSW, Australia



  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


My name is Michael Le and I have been working as a full time compounding chemist in Newcastle for the past 3 years and have gained valuable experience in the field, and enjoy serving the community. I am accustomed to working in fast paced/high volume environments and am competent with Fred, Minfos and Aquarius. I am versatile with the ability to adapt to any work environment and very flexible with my work days and hours as I enjoy delivering quality care.

Work History

Locum Pharmacist

Gloucester Pharmacy

From May 2013

* Demonstrated leadership in a fast paced pharmacy located in a rural community, processing scripts with Minfos
* Applied a forward-pharmacy approach when possible to build customer rapport which is essential in rural settings
* Dispensed, prepared, dosed and recorded opioid substitution for 2 methadone patients and 1 suboxone patient
* Worked effectively as the sole pharmacist in a team of technicians and assistants and when required, helped with non-pharmacist duties such as unmarking the order, assorting stock, compiling the claim, marking off owings
* Grew the business by Increasing generic conversion rates through educating staff and customers on the equivalence of generics as well as performing regular clinical interventions, liaising with prescribers for optimal patient outcome

Locum Pharmacist

Toukley Amcal Max

From June 2013

* Gained experienced working in a high pressure environment as a sole pharmacist to maintain the day to day running of the dispensary, using Aquarius dispensing program.
* Applied previous knowledge from working in pharmacy to maintain adequate stock levels, marking off orders, checking Webster packs for community and nursing home patients, front of shop as well as S3 counselling, preparing and dosing methadone and suboxone.
* Delegated the shop girls tasks such as deliveries, borrowing/returning stock to nearby chemists, doing special orders for customers requiring items generally not stocked

Compounding Pharmacist Manager

Chemistworks Glendale

From March 2011

• Dispense with Fred dispensing system, check prescriptions, counsel patients, compounding, staged supply, supply S3 medications, issue medical certificates
• Assist pharmacist manager in maintaining clinical intervention targets, boosting generic substitution, conducting MedsChecks, promote pharmacy services such as Sleep Apnea testing and HMR referrals.
• Working full-time both day and night shifts with and without a second pharmacist as the compounding pharmacist manager
• Delegate staff lunch breaks and assigned a team of technicians and assistants their daily roles which included organizing the claim, checking the fridge, unpacking and marking off the order, deliveries, doing the order, merchandising, crutch/wheelchair hire/returns
• Manage S8 DD book count, recording, stock ordering and drug of addiction destruction
• In charge of methadone/suboxone dispensing and preparation for 19 clients as well as conducting interviews
• Organised staff training on compounded products as well as attending monthly pharmacist meetings to discuss budgets, current trends in pharmacy and how to grow the business
• In charge of pricing and stock control in compounding room, and working together with prescribers to formulate tailor made medications to optimize patient care
• In 2012 attended the 5 day Comprehensive Compounding Course run by PCCA to take on role of being the managing compounding chemist, with the responsibility to grow the business through increasing sales, doctor visits, liaising with PCCA to further compounding knowledge and sales, stocktake/ordering/checking dates of products and organizing promotional material with marketing team at head office.
• Doubled the monthly budget for compounding revenue through customer and staff education

Chemist Boolaroo

Boolaroo, NSW

From March 2011

Pharmacist in charge
* Gained time-management skills and multi-tasking abilities in the dispensary, front of shop and at the register
• Day to day pharmacist tasks - dispensing with Fred dispense, checking prescriptions, supplying S3 medications, counseling patients, compounding, issuing medical certificate, certifying documents etc.
• Manage S8 DD book count, recording, stock ordering and drug of addiction destruction
• Do claim reconciliation and attend to any script rejections
• Maintain pharmacy involvement in Pharmacy Practice Incentives such as Clinical Interventions and MedsChecks
• Proactively offering generic medications and educating patients on the equivalence
• Supervise webster packing and check webster packs weekly for approximately 100 community patients
• Ensure dispensary orders and shop budgets are adhered to as well as upholding QCPP standards
• Organise staff rosters and delegate closing of PBS claims, owing prescription follow-ups, uncollected script reports, special orders, home medication deliveries
• Ensure computer updates and backups with various programs including Fred dispense, Mirixa, Webstercare, eMIMS and other pharmacy references

Intern pharmacist

Wetherill Park, NSW

October 2009 - February 2011

* Acquired further skills in methadone dispensing, preparation, dosing and recording.
* Gained further insight onto how to use Fred dispense, closing the claim and reclaiming when necessary
* Worked mainly in a team environment due to the size of the pharmacy, but also worked independently with individual responsibilities such as HMRs, S3 ordering, monthly S4 ordering, needle exchange program, staff training, public health seminars, blood pressure/blood sugar/anaemia testing, wound care, project stop, NDSS
* Able to provide excellent and professional counseling and device demonstrations
* Performed numerous HMR interviews and prepared reports and arrangements with doctors and patients alike throughout the year.
* Conducted weekly staff training on pharmacy products
* Organised and health seminars for customers together with doctors and reps from Omron and Ethical Nutrients
* Has some exposure to staff management and financial flow within the pharmacy

Qualifications & Certifications

The University of Sydney


Canley Vale High School

School Medallion

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