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University of California San Francisco
School of Pharmacy, Doctorate of Pharmacy
 

Academic Experience: 

Clinical Instructional Faculty Pharmacy, RN, LVN, Psychopharmacology, Alcohol and Other Drug Studies, Pharmacology, Ethical Critical Thinking, Calculations, Clinical Practice, Non-sterile Compounding, Aseptic Technique Compounding, Chemotherapy and Hazardous Drugs Sterile Compounding (Online & Face-to-Face)
Human Services Advisory Committee 2016 to present
2030 SRJC Facilities Master Plan Architectural Design Committee 2016
District Facilities Operations Committee 2013 to present
Healthcare Workforce Development Program 2011 to present
Clinical Pharmacy Manager Coordinator Pharmacy Technician Program 2002 to 2016
Emergency Dispensing Work Group 2014
Health Sciences Department Webmaster 2011 to 2015
Pharmacy Technology Advisory Board Committee, Treasurer

Accreditation Standards Committee Member CCCCIO Standard III Ethics
www.ccccio.org/documents/AccreditationStandardsCommittees.pdf

SUMMER
~~Introduction to Pharmacy Technician PHARMACY 150 Online
~~Aseptic IV Compounding PHARMACY 157

FALL
~~Mathematical Calculations PHARMACY 100
~~Applied Therapeutics and Pharmaceutical Concepts for the Pharmacy Technician PHARMACY 101
~~Pharmaceutical Fundamentals PHARMACY 151
~~Ambulatory Practice PHARMACY 152
~~Comprehensive Pharmacology Update PHARMACOLOGY 255 Online
~~Advanced Pharmacology Update PHARMACOLOGY 256.1 Online

SPRING
~~Pharmaceutical Dosage Calculations PHARMACY 153
~~Pharmacology PHARMACY 155
~~Comprehensive Pharmacology Update PHARMACOLOGY 255 Online
~~Advanced Pharmacology Update PHARMACOLOGY 256.1 Online

Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 92
AODS 92 ~~ Offered every third semester

 

Dr. Diana Rangaves, PharmD, RPh http://www.clinicalconsultantservices.com/

received her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco and specializes in Clinical Pharmacy, Health Care Systems, and Management. Her career has been varied and extensive: Director of Pharmacy Services, Director of the Pharmacy Technology Program, Instructional Clinical Faculty, Pharmacy Technician, Nursing, Licensed Vocational Nursing, Alcohol and Other Drug Studies and Health Sciences Department Webmaster. Her courses are offered in online, blended web-enhanced, and face-to-face learning environments. She serves on various committees including the Human Services Advisory Committee, District Facilities and Operations Committee, and 2030 Architectural Design Committee.

After 26 years with Longs Drug Stores and extensive management experience she formed her own consulting firm. Living in Santa Rosa has afforded her a working relationship with many providers, prescribers and facilities. She is skilled in aseptic compounding, medication reconciliation processes, chart reviews, screening for potential adverse drug reactions, formulary and therapeutic substitutions, employee management, both in recruitment of talent and the hiring procedures, productivity, technology, human resources, marketing, communication, non-aseptic compounding and related areas for the pharmaceutical and health care field. Additionally, she has formulary 340B managed care experience to better serve patients.

Educational training workshops include, but are not limited to: The Nursing Process a Clinical Approach in Understanding Your Clients, The Art of Community-ology, Improving Interpersonal Skills, and The Power of YES. She is capable of creating Vision, Prioritize and Focus. Authored Escape into Excellence: Building a Foundation for Honest Decision-Making (First Edition Cognella) One hundred percent of the author royalties from this publication benefit the Pharmacy Technician Fund at Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation.

This text shapes students' critical thinking skills and ethics through student-centered learning activities, practical tool kits, case studies, and readings. The material increases confidence and helps students make their own personal best choices.
https://titles.cognella.com/escape-into-excellence-9781634879477.html

Presentations and Publications: 

Escape into Excellence: Building a Foundation for Honest Decision-Making (First Edition Cognella) One hundred percent of the author royalties from this publication benefit the Pharmacy Technician Fund at Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation. This text shapes students' critical thinking skills and ethics through student-centered learning activities, practical tool kits, case studies, and readings. The material increases confidence and helps students make their own personal best choices. https://titles.cognella.com/escape-into-excellence-9781634879477.html

Medication Reconciliation: Accepting the Challenge Pharmacy Nationwide July 1, 2011
Health care economics and patient outcomes are embedded every facet of the health care model. Due to their pharmaceutical knowledge and training pharmacy technicians are posed to contribute in the creation, development, and implementation of medication reconciliation. These opportunities are consistent with Safe Practice Recommendations and Patient Point-of-Care.

STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVE A Collaborative Approach to Drug Selection, Driven by Clinical Outcomes Excellence American Health & Drug Benefits June 21, 2011
The formulary selection process is treacherous, convoluted, and involved. Keeping the rational approach in the forefront takes exertion and integrity. All too often other standards emotional, personal, financial, special interests, pharmaceutical marketing, and unconscious desire of power take the place of excellence. In the formulary decision-making process, these must all be rejected. http://www.ahdbonline.com/feature/from-a-z-medication-cost-management-st...

Comprehensive Exam Review for the Pharmacy Technician Delmar Cengage Learning March 5, 2011
Reviewer for Second Edition~ is the essential tool to help one prepare for and pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. Chapters are completely reorganized for improved mastery of information and structured to help assess knowledge of the topics covered. This fully revised and updated exam review prepares you for professional success! http://www.cengage.com/us/

Rational Formulary Strategies: SOJA ~ Academic Detailing December 26, 2010
The anatomy of the formulary selection process is treacherous, convoluted, and involved. Keeping the Rational at the forefront takes exertion, intellect, and integrity. All too often other standards, such as emotional, personal financial, special interests, pharmaceutical marketing, and unconscious desires of power take the place of excellence. http://www.behance.net/gallery/Rational-Formulary-StrategiesSOJA-Academi...

Palliative Care Consultation Programs December 15, 2010
In the creation of palliative care consultation programs, hospitals can conserve healthcare dollars. Palliative care emphasizes quality of life with significant reductions in per diem and total costs. This can produce considerable savings to the health system by cost avoidance. http://www.behance.net/gallery/Palliative-Care-Consultation-Programs/865657

Building Team Cohesivenss~Branding Your Ensemble November 26, 2010
Bringing together a group of people to create a unified, organized and consistent workforce is very complicated. Something more must bind them together. They must FEEL a change from a disparate group to one that is interconnected. http://www.behance.net/gallery/Building-Team-Cohesiveness-Branding-Your-...

Making the Leap to Your Own Practice The Savvy Advisor November 9, 2010
"Have you made the leap from a job to your own professional practice? What problems did you encounter and what advice do you have for others?"
Follow your heart and use your head.
Do not compare yourself with others.
Pass up projects that feel unsafe or your inner voice says no.
Never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.

Honors and Awards: 

2016 Arts & Lecture Series Presenter, "Why Do We Discriminate, Unlearning Patterns of Behavior"
2016 SRJC Professional Development Workshop Presenter ~ Petaluma
2016 Online College Project ~ Santa Rosa Junior College
2015 Basic Skills Initiative Innovation Project ~ Mathematics Reading Apprenticeship
2014 Outstanding Leadership by the International Women's Leadership Association
2014 Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation Grant Award
2014 SRJC Professional Development Workshop Presenter ~ Santa Rosa
2013 Faculty Fund for Advanced Studies Grant Award
2012 Ambassador Maven RX
2008 Outstanding Contribution by Adjunct Faculty, Santa Rosa Junior College
2001 Longs Drugs Stores Employee of the Year
2000 Longs Drugs Stores Award for Excellence
1999 Longs Drugs Stores Award for Excellence


FAQ:
IF I WISH TO TAKE THE PTCB NATIONAL EXAM, WHAT BOOKS ARE A GOOD REVIEW TO PREPARE FOR THE PHARMACY CERTIFICATION EXAM?

*There are many different study texts available for the Nationals.
Check out the ones on Reserve at the library. http://online.santarosa.edu/presentation/page/?29004

Additional resources:
Delmar Learning ISBN 0-7668-1432-7
APhA Pharmacy Technician
Text: ISBN 0-89582-650x Workbook: 0-89582-651-8
Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Review
0-7638-2215-9 or 978-0-76382-215-6

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"The witch doctor succeeds for the same reason all the rest of us succeed. Each patient
carries his own doctor inside him. We are at our best when we give the doctor
who resides within each patient a chance to go to work." ~Albert Schweitzer

"Creativity is connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something,
they feel a little guilty because they just "SEE" something. It seemed obvious to them.
That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things." ~ Steve Jobs

"Agreement is not necessary, thinking for one self is." ~ Romans 12:3



I maintain regular and frequent contact with students and faculty through phone(707-522-2817 or 707-494-2696), skype (diana.rangaves), email (drangaves@santarosa.edu), face-to-face appointments, and online discussion boards to foster two way communication and build solid relationships.

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