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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
NY- Mount Vernon and Manhasset community pharmacy looking for a pharmacist 9-5 every other weekend.
CA- Clinical Pharmacist Bakersfield, we are also looking for pharmacists from all practice settings in the state of California. For placement with some our outstanding clients.
TX- Director of pharmacy Houston, we are also looking for pharmacists from all practice settings in the state of Texas. For placement with some of our outstanding clients.
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Friday, May 1, 2009
Click on our hyperlink to read the article on how to do it. And the path one pharmacist put himself on to management.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Is administering vaccinations something pharmacists would like added to their pharmacy collective pharmacy plate. Well, I guess the answer is yes since as many as 60,000 pharmacists have become certified in the administration of these vaccines. I don't know and really did not know about this till today so please leave some feedback.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I have just read a survey study on the pharmacy profession and job satisfaction. I think it is important to remember that satisfaction with your job is the number one most important factor in taking and staying at your job. If you are not satisfied with your job you tend to be less productive and make mistakes and as we all know mistakes are unacceptable in general but are really unacceptable when you have peoples lives in your hands. Job satisfaction invariably seems to be tied to the "perceived" pharmacist shortage and I say perceived because I get slammed for saying there is a shortage of pharmacists though we do get our numbers right from uncle Sam and other sources. We are finding in some states and specific areas there is a pharmacist glut in the market for example in New Jersey there seems a population of pharmacists who are starving for work. This can be attributed to the fact that 22 hospitals in the state of New Jersey have closed in the past ten years and the fact that a lot of their pharmacy students tend to stay in state. It is an interesting survey study to read please take the time to read and see if you agree with the conclusions.
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Friday, February 20, 2009
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Before you turn around and say hey I'm not leaving show me the money, just ask yourself a couple of really easy questions.
1) Why was I looking in the first place? If it is money and nothing else than perhaps you have achieved your goal. But if there are underlying issues with the company then perhaps those need to be addressed as well and as a caveat to your staying you should ask your boss to address those issues asap.
2) Is the additional money going to make me happy? Again if money is the only motivation then the answer is yes but for a majority of people there are other issue that normally push people to look for another job. Will those issues remain after I accept this counter offer. Is the boss serious about addressing the concerns is a question that really needs to be hammer upon as a condition of you staying with this company at a higher price.
3) Where did the money for this new raise come from? Why didn't i receive it before? Why now do they have this money when they did not have it before when you asked for more money?
4) If I stay am I going to be considered disloyal because I tried to leave? That is a hard question to answer the odds say that most people who accept a counter offer are gone within six months because either the employer went searching for a so called more loyal person at a cheaper price or the person left because none of the issues which made you consider leaving have been resolved.
In the end before you make a decision to leave a company make sure you are at the point of no return all questions in head have been answered before you decide to hand in your letter of resignation and that you leave with your head held high and resign in a manner that is consistent with your personality and integrity.
This is a bleak time in our countries economic history but the facts remain that not all sectors are doing so bad. The lawyers always do well in times like these because people are more often than needing their services for a multitude of things. The health sector seems to be doing well for now but I am not sure how long that will continue as long as people continue to lose their jobs and along with their jobs goes their health coverage and that was very expensive in the first place for either them or their employer. When one does not have insurance they go to hospitals with no coverage and the hospital gives them services that they cannot pay for and the state has to reimburse the hospital at a rate that is not even close to what is billed for instance. I was told by one director at a hospital one day that his hospital billed 2.4 million to state of New Jersey for hard care for the uninsured they only received a couple hundred thousand dollars in return. I am not sure how long this is supposed to continue or how it will end but it will not be pretty.
Friday, December 12, 2008
1) Be sure to schedule the interview when you are in a quiet place and where you can have time to focus on the interview. Make sure, if you are doing it on your cell make sure that you have adequate cell signal strength so you do lose the call in the middle of the interview. Background noises when doing a phone interview can really make you lose that potential face-to-face interview. Always try to set a time but if you cannot or if they call unexpectedly do your best to find a quite place or ask them if you call them back when you can to a more appropriate venue to do the interview.
Make sure you are psychologically prepared as well nothing can kill an interview like a person who sounds like they are half-asleep or having a bad day over the phone. Block all bad thoughts out and make sure you are conveying the sunniest personality possible over the phone. All bad things that have happened so far in the day have to be put aside and you have to put your best foot forward even on a phone interview.
2) Know your employment history and background by heart when actively looking for a job you always have to be prepared to discuss your experience and work history make sure you carry a copy of your resume with you at all times so when you do receive the call you know what your talking about.
3) Be as prepared as possible for the interview do as much research on the company as possible you can go to their website or go to websites like DNB or Hoovers to get an idea of how big the company and who the management is. Too much information about a company is better than too little. Make sure you ask questions that revolve around the research you have done on the company. Be prepared for questions about your motivation for leaving your current, any gaps on your resume, why you are interested in the company, why you would be a good hire. You may also ask questions that revolve around the companies’ interview process or business plans, how many interviews do you require before an offer is made? What the companies’ immediate and long-term plans for growth. It shows that you are interested in a long-term relationship and that you are interested in what is going on with your potential employer, although you should already know, a lot about the company just from the research you have done.
4) Be prepared with a firm time and date when you can come in for an interview always have your schedule book near you when doing these interviews. You want to make sure you can strike while the iron is hot. Have at least three dates in mind for when you have adequate time to do a face to face.
5) At the end of the phone screen make sure to thank them for their and let them know how much you are interested in the position and how enjoyable the phone screen was. So much so that you are looking forward to meeting them.
The phone interview is quickly becoming the preferred method of screening candidates and it is the first door you are going to have to walk through in order to get the job you want. One misstep could keep you from you obtaining the job of your dreams.
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Monday, December 8, 2008
What does one do when their lively hood is taken away? We have found that most of the pharmacists from these hospitals have found jobs at other hospitals, community pharmacies or retail outlets which comprise about 71% of all jobs for pharmacists in the state and nationally. But those are usually last options and all too often we find pharmacists with experience that most would kill for cannot find jobs because hospitals are looking for Pharm D's not a B.S. and there is a glut of pharmacists out there looking for good jobs so the job market is as competitive as it has ever been. (please refer to my article named: Pharm D is it all B.S.)But it is not only pharmacists it is administrators, office staff, nurses, doctors, therapists, accountants, human resource professionals, management who now have to look for jobs and often the 2 weeks to 3 months warning they give folks about the closure it often not enough time for them to find jobs with equal pay or that is as gratifying as the job they used to have. It is a sad mess but it is reality and perhaps other states are going to have to deal soon as well. Perhaps they can learn from the situation in New Jersey. Click Here to read the article I referred to in this post.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
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Monday, October 27, 2008
What are the school’s requirements?
There are many different things pharmacy schools are looking for. Most schools are looking for much of the same thing, but check and make sure before you begin applying. PCAT test scores are extremely important, as are SAT scores, ACT scores, and GPA. Being involved in extracurricular activities and experience with pharmacy work as a technician can be helpful as well.
How long do you want to spend in pharmacy school?
If you are an undergrad, you may want to look into a six year program rather than an eight year program. Originally, pharmacy students went to college for four years then went on to four more years of pharmacy school. Some schools now offer six year programs, which can greatly cut down on time and tuition costs, ultimately getting you out and in the workforce as a pharmacist sooner rather than later.
Is ranking important to you?
If going to a top school is important to you, you should look into what schools are the absolute best as far as pharmacy is concerned. Although the information being disseminated should be virtually the same across the board, the quality of instruction and facilities can vary greatly from institution to institution. So, think carefully about what your priorities are and choose accordingly.
What will you be able to afford?
Like any other college or university, pharmacy school is not cheap. Chances are, after eight years of college (if you take the traditional route), you will more than likely be in some serious debt. Consider scholarships, loans, and grants, and make decisions with your financial future in mind. Successful pharmacists make good money, but large loans take a substantial amount of time and energy to pay off.
What are your post-graduation goals?
Like it or not, some schools are going to have a better reputation than others, so if you are looking to work at a specific place, research their hiring practices. Schools are also proud to share success stories of their alumni, so don’t be afraid to ask the right questions about job placement percentages and recruiting by major companies. Sometimes this decision can make a huge impact on your future.
This post was contributed by Kelly Kilpatrick, who writes on the subject of the top ten pharmacy schools. She invites your feedback at kellykilpatrick24 at gmail dot com.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
1) Do you research on the company or hospital see what they have going on currently are they expanding services, are acquiring other companies the question you want to get at is why do they need you.
2) In the first interview ask questions revolving around your research and what your duties and responsibilities would be once you are hired. Ask how many pharmacists are on full time and what the work load is like ask no less than five very pointed questions. Why is the job open? How many pharmacists on are during my shift? What are the most important skills a pharmacist working for this organization should have? How do you see me fitting in with your organization? What is the workload for a pharmacist on this particular shift?
3) If they offer the job after the first interview it is not always a bad sign but if feel you do not have all the info ask them if you could shadow a pharmacist on that shift so you could get a feel for how it all works and what the composition of work looks like and the people. It is a risky move but it almost always works out. If it is done.
It is OK to accept a job after only one interview but take your time and ask the right questions and you will land the job of your dreams. If you need addition guidance on job interview please feel free to post your comments here and I will be happy to answer them.
Coming soon we are going to be posting a guest blogger article. Stay Tuned.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
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Saturday, May 24, 2008
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Monday, May 12, 2008
Director of Pharmacovigilance-Hospital Milford New Jersey looking for a clinical pharmacist with residency and management experience must have a pharm D.
Overnight Pharmacist-Hospital Jackson New Jersey, very competative pay and a 4on/4off schedule.
Clinical Pharmacist-Hospital Parsippany New Jersey must have residency experience in Infectious disease or at least some background in patient therapy in regards to infectious disease.
Hospital Pharmacist-Overnight 7on/7off large hospital Brunswick New Jersey. Work 70 get pd for 80 great salary and benefits.
Hospital Pharmacist-Overnight 7 on/7off large hospital Trenton New Jersey. Work 70 get paid for 80. great salary, benefits.
Pharmacy Manager and Staff Pharmacists - through out Wisconsin. Great 40 hours weeks and no Sundays or holidays. Great Benefits which start at 20 hours a week.
Director of Pharmacy and Corporate Director -large medication management company has positions in 10 states. Director needs to have acute care experience. Great salary and a chance to work for a great company.
Staff Overnight- A great hospital in Seattle is looking for an experienced overnight pharmacist to work 7 on/7 off shift pharmacist can make up to 130,000 year plus overtime, all insurance benefits are paid by the hospital and generous 401k match by the hospital.
Clinical Pharmacist- San Antonio leading med management is looking for a clinical pharmacist.
Pharmacy Clinical Specialist, Pharmacy Operations Manager, Pharmacy Informatics- Hospital Mississippi 3 years of clinical pharmacy experience required and MS pharmacy license in good standing.
Staff Pharmacist- Leading Retail outlet in New Mexico, Texas and Arizona looking for retail pharmacists top pay and great benefits.
Pharmaceutical Sales- Large Pharmaceutical company looking for sales reps in NJ, CA, LA, TX and AZ.
Hospital Account Executive and Hospital Account Specialist-Large pharmaceutical company looking for two hospital account executive and hospital account specialist in the state of New Jersey great salary, benefits, company car.
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Sunday, April 13, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I. A pharmacist respects the covenantal relationship between the patient and pharmacist.
Considering the patient-pharmacist relationship as a covenant means that a pharmacist has moral obligations in response to thegift of trust received from society. In return for this gift, a pharmacist promises to help individuals achieve optimum benefitfrom their medications, to be committed to their welfare, and to maintain their trust.
II. A pharmacist promotes the good of every patient in acaring, compassionate, and confidential manner.
A pharmacist places concern for the well-being of the patient atthe center of professional practice. In doing so, a pharmacist considers needs stated by the patient as well as those defined byhealth science. A pharmacist is dedicated to protecting the dignity of the patient. With a caring attitude and a compassionate spirit,a pharmacist focuses on serving the patient in a private and confidential manner.
III. A pharmacist respects the autonomy and dignity ofeach patient.
A pharmacist promotes the right of self-determination andrecognizes individual self-worth by encouraging patients to participate in decisions about their health. A pharmacistcommunicates with patients in terms that are understandable. In all cases, a pharmacist respects personal and cultural differencesamong patients.
IV. A pharmacist acts with honesty and integrity inprofessional relationships.
A pharmacist has a duty to tell the truth and to act withconviction of conscience. A pharmacist avoids discriminatorypractices, behavior or work conditions that impair professionaljudgment, and actions that compromise dedication to the bestinterests of patients.
V. A pharmacist maintains professionalcompetence.
A pharmacist has a duty to maintain knowledge and abilities asnew medications, devices, and technologies become available and ashealth information advances.
VI. A pharmacist respects the values and abilities ofcolleagues and other health professionals.
When appropriate, a pharmacist asks for the consultation ofcolleagues or other health professionals or refers the patient. Apharmacist acknowledges that colleagues and other healthprofessionals may differ in the beliefs and values they apply tothe care of the patient.
VII. A pharmacist serves individual, community, andsocietal needs.
The primary obligation of a pharmacist is to individualpatients. However, the obligations of a pharmacist may at timesextend beyond the individual to the community and society. In thesesituations, the pharmacist recognizes the responsibilities thataccompany these obligations and acts accordingly.
VIII. A pharmacist seeks justice in the distribution ofhealth resources.
When health resources are allocated, a pharmacist is fair andequitable, balancing the needs of patients and society.
*adopted by the membership of the American Pharmacists Association October 27, 1994.
Oath of a Pharmacist
At this time, I vow to devote my professional life to the service of all humankind through the professionof pharmacy.
I will consider the welfare of humanityand relief of human suffering my primary concerns.
I will apply my knowledge, experience, and skills to the best of my ability to assure optimal drug therapy outcomes for the patients I serve.
I will keep abreast of developments and maintain professional competency in my profession of pharmacy. I will maintain the highest principles of moral, ethical and legal conduct.
I will embrace and advocate change in the profession of pharmacy that improves patient care.
I take these vows voluntarily with the full realization of the responsibility with which I am entrusted by the public.
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Thursday, March 27, 2008
Staff Pharmacist Hospital-Freehold overnight 4on-4off 37.5 hour work week.
Staff Pharmacist Hospital-Pomona overnight 7on-7off work 70 get pd for 80 great starting salary. Also an evening position 2-10 or 2-12 pm. 10,000sign on bonus plus 30,00 in tuition forgiveness My client will train the right new grad or retail pharmacist.
Staff Pharmacist Hospital-Trenton overnight 7on-7off large teaching hospital looking for overnight pharmacist.
Director of Pharmacy Hospital-Northern New Jersey great environment with room to grow.
Director of Pharmacy Hospital-Northwestern New Jersey working directors position great for assistant directors or pharmacy manager in hospital to take the next step in their careers.
Staff Pharmacist Closed door pharmacy-South Jersey great hours work 32 hours full time with benefits and you can work out your own schedule to fit your lifestyle. Great opportunity for retail pharmacists looking for a change.
If you or someone you know is interested in any of these new opportunities or would like to know more about our company and our opportunities please feel free to call us at 866-538-0715 for a free consultation. For immediate consideration please fax or email your resume to 610-616-4410 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Hey, If you hire me can I get the keys to the executive bathroom. Ten things not to say in an interview.
Looking for a new job? Unfortunately, you'll probably have to interview for the position. Here are a few things to avoid in that stressful moment.
(NOTE: Don't be stupid enough to actually try any of the items below, or you'll find yourself in jail, in the hospital, or, even worse, in the unemployment line!)
Oh, my criminal record? Well...if it helps, I didn't pull the trigger.
If it involves sitting around doing nothing, I'm your man!
Are you busy later? I know a great little Italian place.
Wait, you wanted someone with at least a high school diploma? Nevermind.
References? That may be a problem due to those stupid restraining orders.
Aren't you Rachel's dad? Man, she's one wild and crazy chica!
Do you mind if I light up?
Where do I see myself a year from now? Sitting in your chair, actually.
Sorry if I'm not up to par this morning...I still have a nasty hangover.
Before we start the interview, can I get an advance on my pay? My bookie's an impatient man
Monday, March 10, 2008
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008