Richard Sigesmund

  • Community Pharmacist
  • Toronto, ON, M4K 3M8, CA
  • Dec 30, 2020
Full time, Part time Pharmacist

Work Experience

Community Pharmacist
Sep 2013 - Self-Employed

● working as a community pharmacist and focusing on patient counseling
● consulting projects include: opening a new pharmacy, implementing and managing
workflow efficiencies and pharmacy set-up for an already-operating dispensary
● specializing in addiction therapy, pain management and family medicine
● adapting and repeating prescriptions based on the guidelines set by OCP

Pharmacy owner, manager & staff pharmacist
Nov 2007 - Aug 2013 Oak Ridges Pharmacy

● manage pharmacy and front store staff and analyze business trends
● consult with patients and physicians on health and pharmacy-related manners
● proactive in managing patient health and medication utilization
● during my tenure as owner, we experiences positive business and revenue growth and increased our front store revenue by carrying a greater selection of home healthcare
products

Pharmacy owner
Sep 2006 - Sep 2008 Scarborough Village Pharmacy

manager & staff pharmacist
● involved in the planning and design phase of the pharmacy opening and in managing the pharmacy and working as the chief dispensing pharmacist
● created diabetes programs with patients and physicians, including covering patients to oral hypoglycemics and to insulins with better glucose control
● pharmacy volume grew exponentially during our first year of operating, with the average
daily prescription volume hitting our target of 100 Rx/day by the end of year 1

Consultant Pharmacist
Sep 2005 - Sep 2006 Medico Pharmacy

highlighted by regular employment at Medico Pharmacy, which specialized in long-term
care prescriptions
● created diabetes programs with patients and physicians, including covering patients to oral hypoglycemics and to insulins with better glucose control

Manager, Recruitment & Retention (Pharmacy)
Aug 2003 - Jul 2005 Sobeys Ontario

was responsible for interviewing, hiring and managing pharmacy managers, pharmacists
and pharmacy technicians for over 20 locations in Ontario
● created educational newsletters, clinic days and Pharmacist Education Days for Ontario
pharmacists
● helped open new pharmacies, managed pharmacy workflow and acted as the liaison
between pharmacy staff and Sobeys Ontario
● during this period, Sobeys Ontario experienced positive pharmacy and staff growth,
including the creation of a pharmacy intern program and successful university student
recruitment

Associate/Owner, Store 842
Dec 2001 - Aug 2003 Shoppers Drug Mart

managed pharmacy and front-store staff, including the front store manager, post office
and cosmetics managers
● managed the store's budget by utilizing proper store staffing and minimizing daily
expenses

Education

Bachelor of Science - Pharmacy
Sep 1994 - Jun 1997 University of Manitoba