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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hot Jobs

We have some really great jobs available for those who are interested.

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.

If you are interested please feel free to email us nayoub@infinitysg.com or call us at 866-538-0715.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Taking the Leap-clinician on a mission


In our daily discussions with pharmacists we usually talk to them about where they see themselves in the next couple of years. I usually ask, what is your plan for the next five years? Do you see yourself as purely a staff pharmacist, would you like to progress to the clinical side and be more involved in patient care, do you see yourself as a pharmacy manager or Director Of Pharmacy one day. It is important to know these things about candidates because not every job has a clear path for advancement especially in pharmacy, if there is no clear path then perhaps the job we were looking at for them is not the right one at all. But if there is a path then there a few ways to get on the that track. It involves familiarizing yourself with the greater aspects of hospital operations, human resources, patient care and financial management. It also involves taking a initiative on your part to show your boss and others that you are ready to lead. The more you educate yourself on these certain aspects of health care and show you are willing to take on new challenges then you will find yourself on the upward ladder towards your goal.

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

Turbulance in the pharmacy job market, It's the economy stupid!

There is a press release from the APHA regarding a study of how the current economic crisis in this country is affecting all pharmacy practice settings. In general most pharmacies are finding that they are having to cut thier budgets which means cutting full time staff and hiring less, which in turn leads to asking pharmacists to do more work with less incentive to do so. And as we have also found out in the past, mistakes happen in pharmacy more often when people are put under pressure to fill scripts without much oversite and under extreme stress which is what happens when you have to cut staff and those remaining pharmacists have to the work of two people instead of one. There is a bright spot in the midst of the storm some pharmacists are being asked to take on leadership roles which may been out of reach before and some are going back to school for more education to help them in the future become more specialized.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Double Jeopardy

It seems that according to a study and report by KOCO oklahoma city news that 80% of hospital bills have errors. Most of the billing errors seem to be double billing or mismatched billing where drugs have been charged for that were never given. It seems like a really serious problem and one that could be easily prevented.

The Vaccinators

It is official 49 states have passed laws allowing pharmacists to administer vaccinations. All except the lonely state of Maine more and more pharmacists are taking the Apha immunization certification. So what does this mean for pharmacists across the country?

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 can't get no satisfaction or maybe I can?

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.

To be transported to the survey study please click on the post title.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Whoa ho ho it's maaagic you knowwww. The latest salary information for pharmacists.

Click on the link and be magically transported to the salary calculator for your state. It gives pretty specific information on what salaries are in a state in any given practice setting and for any level of experience.
Pharmacist Salary Calculator - Pharmacy Salaries

100,000 Mr Smiths Going to Washington

For Some Good Ol' Fashion Lobbying.
for healthcare reform please read the article in this post from Politico.

Pharmacists dispense lobby blitz - Chris Frates - Politico.com

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pharmacists in High Demand

Here are some hard numbers about the career outlook for pharmacists in the near future.

AACP

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Leaving so soon?

Have you ever accepted a job that you thought was great and told your current boss your leaving and out of now where he says he will raise your salary by 5,000 if you stay and all of the sudden you turn around and tell the other guys "hey i like the job and all but I think I am going to stay with this company "Thanks but no thanks. While it may seem like a win initially at the end of the day it may be a loss for you.

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.

Ehe, hey beavis he said laid off. eh he he he

As the unemployment rate continues to rise currently at 11.1 million unemployed. It is starting to feel like no sector is safe anymore it seems like almost all sectors are losing revenue and people due to trickle along economics where major companies who rule the markets can't get credit and since they can't get credit they can't make payroll or pay for services they normally pay smaller companies to do and they cut jobs and in turn the company they once relied on to get services and supplies can no longer sustain because the big company who can't get a loan can't pay for the service they used to pay for and that smaller companies revenue goes into the tank and so the cycle continues on down the line.

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

The Art Of The Phone Interview: 5 Tips to make you a better phone Interviewee

The phone interview is a more common practice today than it has ever been most companies use it to screen out people they want to bring in for a face-to-face interview. It is more common to do a 15 minute to 1-hour phone interview these days than ever, everyone knows to be prepared for a face-to-face interview and there is a wealth of information regarding interview preparation on the Internet. However, there is very little information regarding how to handle the phone interview. We are going to provide you with five helpful tips to make sure you get past that first interview:

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.

Be Prepared.

Here are some additional resources for review so you can be your best, review these two additional resources to help you ace that phone interivew .

Jobpharm: 7 tips for on how to handle a phone interview

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Monday, December 8, 2008

The Night the Lights went out in New Jersey

I have just read an article on about the state of hospitals in the State of New Jersey. It is dismaying in the last 10 years 22 hospitals have closed leaving thousands of people out of work and thousands without immediate health care that is close to their homes, but that is not all at least three seem to be teetering on the edge of bankruptcy and closing their doors as well. It is a tragic story of what seems like a mix of bad public policy and New Jersey having a huge budget shortfall.

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

Us, Us, Us and Them.

In my career I have spoken with many pharmacists and finding out what their motivations are for wanting to make a change in their career. As motivations go ususally it starts with money, then schedule and then, maybe some will say it is not third, is they want to leave because of a boss who is arrogant and doesn't understand what he or she is doing or a coworker is harassing them and they do not want to deal with it anymore. Now some may say I am wrong but this is my experience and it often takes a lot of prodding to get that kind of information out of someone so they admit it is someone at work who is making them uncomfortable with their criticisms or anger. Some may ask why do you need to know that? Well it is pretty simple really I would like to find it out because it may speak to my candidates personality and rather than just moving from one job to another which maybe the right answer, perhaps we can help them deal with the issues at hand because there is no telling if we move them to a new job no matter how much research we have done on their potential bosses if their personalities will mesh or if they will have a conflict with other pharmacists again. It is often better to deal with issues and learn from them than simply moving to another job, because the same pharmacist will call me later and ask me to move them again and we do not want that because it will look bad for them and may damage their relationship with their employer. Even though it is not their fault they have to learn to deal with the personalities of other people. It is a critical part of life and how you deal with these types of folks is ultimately going to determine if you are going to succeed of fail. It also can do some serious damage to your quality of life and work if you are always looking at the clock and not focusing on the task at hand and taking these problems home with you at night and you will often find yourself waking at night dreading what will happen at work that day. I have attached an article to the post title on how to deal with a work place bully.

If you would like concrete information on the pharmacy job market in your state then please call 866-538-0715 and ask for Nader.

Directors if you would like access to our database of outstanding candidates then email us at nayoub@infinitysg.com

Monday, October 27, 2008

5 Points to Consider When Looking for a Pharmacy School

Pharmacy school can be one of the most enriching experiences in your life; there is much to learn related to the profession. Like selecting an undergraduate program of study, pharmacy schools have criteria that they use to select their prospective students. Doing your research early will ensure that you make the best decision for your future as a pharmacist, so keep the following things in mind when looking for a school.

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.

By-line:
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

AND I TOLD THEM THANKS BUT NO THANKS ON THAT JOB TO NOWHERE!

Have you ever gone into a first interview and thought it went so well that if they offered you the job you would accept no questions asked. You had a great meeting with the director and the assistant director they liked you, you liked them and even though you spent no time speaking about the what you would actually be doing for them or about the work environment or about how many people you would be working with or about pharmacist turnover, or about why the job was even open, you just enjoyed yourself so much in that interview that you just had to accept the job no matter what. Slow down there sparky. This is very common I am going to provide some real tips for helping accept the job of your dreams and making sure it is just that.

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

Hey Check Us Out!

We have recently been named one of the top 50 pharmacist blogs on the Internet by www.nursingdegreeguide.org. We are number 21 it only means we are doing something right. We have a lot planned for the future. Guest writers, more articles and more features. If you would like to see the full list of the top 50 click on the title above.

Friday, September 12, 2008

How to make your pharmacy lean. Hey can I get some of that Six Sigma Stuff MAN!

I read an article that I think is really useful in the world of pharmacy. Applying lean six sigma principles to the pharmacy in order to reduce response time in filling a script and to make sure that the pharmacy is a safe and efficient place to work. I think we can all agree that some pharmacies could use a little six sigma kick in the pants. click on the title to be redirected to the article.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Why should I use a recruiter

I get that question all the time and the answer is not simple. A recruiters job is to establish relatioships with organizations with whom they seek to place qualified people. Recruiters often are in touch with the presidents, vice presidents and CEO's of the target company the people who really make the hiring decisions so your resume is has already leaped everyone else in line who have submitted their resumes online and quite often HR will get rid of some resume simply because they have either not read the resume carefully to see if the candidates qualifications match the job or they simply have to many to chose from and need to do not want to spend the time looking through every resume. That is understanbale, it is not always easy to find that diamond in the rough and more often than not good people get left out. It is important to remember as well that the HR folks are nice but it is not always as vital to them to staff a position as it is a director of pharmacy or pharmacy manager who needs to hire someone ASAP becuase someone has left who was working the third shift and now the rest of the staff has to cover and moral is plummeting becuase everyone is rotating on the overnight and no one sees an end in sight. That is where a recuiter is crucial. Since recruiters have contact with the people who have the immediate need they are open to seeing your resume and chances are once they see the qualifed individual they have in front of them they will interview them and perhaps hire them. It is also important to note that unlike the internet portals like monster or careerbuilder which can be very useful, recruiters screen all individuals for qualifications and send only the best and most qualified individuals. Where as on the internet anyone can send a resume and it is up to the overworked HR person to discern who is qualified and who is not more often than not your just another face in the crowd. Don't get lost in those stacks of resumes, stand out and use a qualfied recruiter to help you get the job you are looking for.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Doctor Who?

I have just read a resolution submitted to the AMA's house of delegates titled the "protection of the titles Doctor, Resident and Residency". MD's want to make sure that they are the ones who can use these titles in a healthcare setting leaving pharmacists out. They believe it has and will continiue to confuse patients. Is this a little bit or ego or are they right. Give me your opinion.

Click on the post title to be taken to a draft of the legislation.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Lessons on how to beat a dead horse.

Here on this website we talk about the pharmacist shortage situation a lot so that hopefully we can encourage people to go to school to become pharmacists. It is a noble profession and one that is sometimes overlooked, it is an extremely important part of health care. I just posted another article on the supposed shortage of pharmacist and the growing indications that the shortage is only going to get worse it is a two year old article i know but it is more relevant today than it was when it was written. I have posted this for two reasons 1) by far my research has shown that the keywords "pharmacist Shortage" are overwhelmingly used in the search that leads people to this website AH HA. 2) I believe that there is shortage and one that is going to continue to grow for a multitude of reasons. This article gives a nice overview of the problem. Just click on the title and you will be taken to the 2006 article.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Rise of the machines? R2D2 maybe doing your job in the near future.

Just read a really interesting article this morning from back in April regarding the use of a robot to fill prescriptions at Loyola University Hospital. The robot has been effective at reducing the errors that come along with being human like drug mix ups and misreading of medications. These are not forgivable errors and they happen and continue to happen in part because of the increased workload on pharmacist and many more factors that I don't have time to get into. My question is this, we know that this will drastically decrease errors in filling scripts but will it eliminate critical pharmacy positions and maybe have an unintended consequence of perhaps easing the shortage of pharmacist slightly by eliminating some these positions. I don't know but just some thoughts. I have posted a link to the article just click on the title of the post and you will be magically transported to the webpage.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Pharmacy Jobs Nationwide

We have some really exciting new pharmacy jobs we have just picked up all around the nation.

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.


If anyone is interested in these jobs please feel free to post a comment, call 866-538-0715, fax your resume or email your resume to nayoub@infinitysg.com.

All communication is confidential.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Polls Don't Lie or Maybe They Do?

Our most recent poll has just closed and the aim was to see what pharmacists or anyone in general thought about a possible pharmacist shortage. The reason we did it was because we have been accused of propagating a lie about there being a shortage of pharmacists, although we are not the ones who come up with the numbers, we get them from the federal government and the other pharmacy labor resources. I understand that in some micro areas in some states there is a glut of pharmacists fighting for jobs and in some areas there is a shortage of pharmacists. The question was based on the idea that nationally there is a shortage and we were not speaking about any specific area or metropolis. The numbers where overwhelmingly lopsided, 17%percent of those who answered said that there was a glut of pharmacist, 60% percent of those who answered the poll said there was a shortage and 20% said they were not sure if there was a glut or shortage of pharmacists. Am I missing something we are always getting attacked for saying there is a shortage! Could the federal government, pharmacy governing bodies and the media be wrong. Either way please post your answer here as to why you think there is a shortage or not and why. I would like those who do post to give a very specific answer as to what is going in their area or market with pharmacists and what they also think the national trend is. I am also going to reopen the poll. Remember this poll is not scientific.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Pharmacist Oath. Please repeat after me.

Pharmacists are health professionals who assist individuals inmaking the best use of medications. This Code, prepared and supported by pharmacists, is intended to state publicly theprinciples that form the fundamental basis of the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists. These principles, based on moralobligations and virtues, are established to guide pharmacists in relationships with patients, health professionals, and society.

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.

Information provided by: www.uspharmd.com

Thursday, March 27, 2008

New Pharmacy Jobs

We have some really great jobs in New Jersey that need to be filled asap.

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.

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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.

I have posted a funny list of things not to say in an interview. I found on www.tbs.com thought it was funny so I am posting, please do not take this seriously.

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

The ten step program.

I have attached an article to this post detailing some of the skills it takes to be an outstanding pharmacist in the world of pharmacy today. Please click on the post title to be linked to the article.

Provided by: www.pharmacyschools.com

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Doctor RX.

I have attached an article regarding how the role of the clinical pharmacist is evolving and growing and how greater involvement and say in patient care and therapy has great and lasting effects on the patients well being. I have also added a link to the bottom of this post that reinforces this particular view with a recently concluded study of how pharmacist involvement in patient care leads to great improvement in the patients health and the overall healthcare experience. Just click on the post title above for the first article and the link for the second article is below.

LINK: http://www.pharmacist.com/AM/Template.cfm?Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=15060

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