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Mark CV 2016

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Mark CV 2016

  1. 1. Mark Karalius 20 Highfield Road, Widnes WA8 7DT DOB: 09/09/72 Mobile Number: 07703466406 E-Mail: mark.karalius@btinternet.com Managing director and owner of scrap-metal recycling company; also a registered and experienced pharmacist. Proven skills in project and operational management. Self- motivated with excellent communication skills and attention to detail. I have the ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment. Looking for a managerial position in a new setting that will both challenge me and further develop my skills. Director of Karalius St Helens Ltd Metal Recycling (2010-2016) In 2010 I utilised my skill and experience in retail and business management to start my own company- which went from a £0 turnover to £675k in just two years. I have the sole running of the business- my responsibilities include the following; • staff contracts • payroll • price setting • buying-in • selling (which involves negotiating prices) to multinational global companies such as EMR (European Metal Recyclers) and SIMS Metals • maintaining service intervals on the heavy machinery and trucks used within the business (FLT licence and 7.5t CPC licence) • ensuring safety of staff and customers whilst on premises Pharmacist & Manager of Trihealth Pharmacy Ltd, and Director of Meds Ltd online pharmacy (2007-2010) • Responsible pharmacist- providing leadership and responsibility for safe, legal, and efficient running of both dispensary and shop • Ensuring legal and efficient running of online pharmacy, including delivery of medicines across the country • Clinical checks of prescriptions 1
  2. 2. • Communication with doctors, nurses, dentists and nursing homes regarding patient care, and to guide them on most appropriate pharmacological action for their patients • Overview and delegation of tasks to accredited checking technicians, dispensers, shop staff, and delivery drivers • Inventory of all medications, equipment, and supplies • Ordering and purchasing dispensary stock (including expensive medication and special orders), as well as shop stock. • Arrangement and display of shop • Pricing of shop products • Authorisation of sales of all pharmacy-only and general sales medicines • Medicines use reviews, blood pressure checks, flu vaccinations, as well as many other advanced services. Employment History 2004-2007- Pharmacist & Manager at Billy Kochhar Tiffenberg’s Pharmacy, Fazakerley Liverpool 2000-04- Self- employed locum pharmacist/manager at Moss pharmacy, Liverpool 1999-2000- Self-employed locum pharmacist Lloyds Pharmacy, Morriston Swansea 1997-1999- Pharmacy manager at David Kingsley Ltd Eltham Green Pharmacy, Woodchurch Wirral 1995-1997- Pre-registration training and pharmacist employment at J Cubbin & Sons Galen Pharmacy, High Street Neston Education 1992-1995- Pharmacy Degree at John Moore’s University Liverpool. BScHons (Pharm) 1990-1991- Cronton 6th Form College 1980-1989- Runnymede & St Edward’s College, Sandfield Park, West Derby, Liverpool. Personal Statement 2
  3. 3. Whilst running my own business, I have kept up to date with locum work in several pharmacies over past few years. I am highly organised, and strive to approach all tasks with the aim of maintaining the smooth and efficient running of the business, to ensure high standards of customer service, and to maximise profits and minimise problems. As a pharmacist/pharmacy manager, my roles have been varied from dealing with simple health enquiries from customers, to implementing medicine systems within nursing homes, dealing with staff and rotas, buying stocks from various wholesalers, shop design and implementing and reviewing systems. I am used to anticipating possible problems and implementing plans and solutions, as well as keeping up to date with company policies and national law. Working as a pharmacist requires extensive knowledge of the law in many areas, as well as the production and implementation of standard operating procedures and health and safety. Throughout my career, I have developed a wide range of transferable skills; such as how to communicate effectively with patients and other professionals/multinational companies/wholesalers etc, and the ability to work carefully, methodically and accurately. I greatly enjoy managerial aspects of work, and being the leader of a team. I have excellent time management and organisational skills, am able to critically evaluate data, and have good commercial awareness. I enjoy work that allows me to exercise my problem-solving skills, and presents me with new challenges; I possess the important ability to think clearly and methodically under pressure. References available from- Dr I J Cubbin- senior lecturer Liverpool JMU and community pharmacy chain owner. Galen Pharmacy, Liverpool Rd, Neston, CH64 3RA. Mobile: 07712 652285. Dr S K Kochhar- community pharmacy chain owner. Units 5,7 & 8 Brookfield Trade Centre, Brookfield Drive, Aintree. L9 7AS or via LinkedIn Mr Fin McCaul- chairman Independent Pharmacy Federation and community pharmacy owner. Prestwich Pharmacy, 40 Longfield Centre, Prestwich M25 1AY. Email: fin@mccaul.eu or via LinkedIn 3

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