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Preparing for Your First Travel Pharmacy Job

by pharmacy on August 8, 2018

first travel pharmacy jobCongratulations! You’ve just landed your first job as a travel pharmacist! You’ve received your assignment in an exciting new location and you’re ready to pack your bags and hit the road. Right? Not so fast! Preparing for your first travel pharmacy job takes a little bit of work. You’ll want to be sure that you have everything in order before you head out on your first assignment. [click to continue…]

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pharmacy managerAdvancing to become a pharmacy manager is a goal that many new pharmacists set when starting down their career path. Some find their way to the top quickly, while others never seem to be able to reach the position they so desire. What is it that makes a good pharmacy manager? What skills should you demonstrate to help you on your way to the promotion you want? While that answer is just a little different in every company, here are five traits every pharmacy manager should have. [click to continue…]

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pharmacist trust patientsAs in all medical professions, building trust with those you serve is one of the biggest responsibilities of a pharmacist. As a leader in the pharmacy, you must ensure that your entire team is doing their part to create a solid reputation for your company as a knowledgeable, friendly, caring corporation that has the community’s best interests in mind. Though there are a lot of ways to build trust with your patients, here are five simple things you can start to today that will help you to establish trust with current patients and those new to your pharmacy. [click to continue…]

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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 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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