filling prescriptionsRecently, a pharmacist made national news after refusing to fill a prescription for a patient. In this particular situation, the drug in question was being used in lieu of a D&C to end a failed pregnancy. The physician, stating personal beliefs, refused to dispense the prescribed medication. In this particular case, he was within his rights in his state of employment and within the policies of his employer. The woman’s prescription was transferred to another location to be filled. This case has left a lot of people wondering when it is acceptable to refuse to fill a prescription. The answer to that question is a little complicated. [click to continue…]

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Pharmacy Job Search – Getting Started

by pharmacy on July 11, 2018

pharmacy job searchWhen you’re just starting out as a pharmacist, getting ready for your first job search can seem a daunting task. There is so much to think about as you move toward the beginning of your career. You want to get off on the right foot and make the best choices to gain experience, so you’ll want to prepare carefully. These tips can help you find and land a great job, right from the beginning of your first pharmacy job search. [click to continue…]

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pharmacist careerAs in many careers, there are several paths that you can take within pharmacy. The most popular choices are as a pharmacist or as a pharmacy tech. Each of these careers has an important purpose in the medical field, allowing you to achieve the main goal of the profession – helping patients. In order to decide which pharmacy career path is the right one for you, take a look at the different job titles to compare and contrast. [click to continue…]

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pharmacy careerMaking decisions about the future of your pharmacy career is an exciting time. There are so many opportunities available and avenues that you can pursue. There are a lot of choices to be made, but one of the first is the general direction that you want to take with your career path. Considering whether you would be best suited for pharmacy positions in retail, work in a clinical environment, or travel pharmacist jobs is the first step to planning your future. [click to continue…]

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pharmacy leadership skillsMany people think of pharmacy positions as task-related jobs, filling prescriptions and answering questions from patients as they pick up their medication. Even when pursuing a degree, leadership skills simply aren’t an educational focus for most pharmacy students. But many quickly realize that they really do need those skills and feel lost as to how to strengthen them. Luckily, all of the leadership skills a pharmacist needs can be learned and built right on the job. Whether you are in a leadership role or just need to exhibit leadership when interacting with others, these are skills you need to make an effort each day to grow and develop.   [click to continue…]

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creating resumeWhether you’re just starting out in the pharmaceutical field or if you’re a long-time pharmacist looking for a change, having a solid resume is important to landing the right job. It can be difficult to decide how to lay out your resume and know just what to include, without oversharing. [click to continue…]

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