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The Perks of the Pharmacy Tech’s Flexible Schedule

by pharmacy on February 18, 2019

One of the greatest things about working as a pharmacy tech is that in many cases, this is one of the most flexible jobs in the healthcare industry. As pharmacies are open outside regular office hours and in some cases, 24 hours a day, pharmacy techs may often have to work evening or overnight shifts as a part of their job requirements. For some, this might be a downside, but for many, the schedule flexibility can pay off very well. Here are just a few of the perks of the pharmacy tech’s flexible schedule.

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Rates Lowered for Electronic Prescriptions

by Toby Roberts on February 17, 2010

Surescripts electronic prescriptions implemented an overall rate reduction for their services in January of this year. The reduction is an attempt to encourage smaller pharmacies and physician groups to use electronic prescription services. The drop is estimated at a 10-15% reduction for smaller independent pharmacies. The amount of the decrease varies slightly depending on the type of software that is being used.

The service is already free for physicians and other prescribers but the company estimates that fewer than 25% of small offices make use of electronic prescriptions. Larger companies with in house IT departments have already made the switch but the majority of prescriptions are written by independent physicians and staffs. [click to continue…]

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Travel pharmacy equals job security

by Cyrus on June 11, 2009

Since graduating pharmacy college, I soon started to appreciate politics. If you work and earn a paycheck, you too should be concern what your government is doing. Whether we like it or not, we are inundated with rules and regulation that affects us every day of our lives.

I have been getting emails from other traveling pharmacist sharing concerns about the state of the economy–high unemployment, and job security in particular. Now, what I have told them is what I am going to tell you. With the current rate of spending by the federal government, there are three areas that are not being affected: government-related jobs, education, and health care. If you are working in any division of health care, consider yourself very lucky. Doctors, nurses, health care technicians, and pharmacists seem to be immune from the high unemployment numbers we are witnessing.

Yet even compared to other health care professionals, traveling pharmacists have great job security right now. [click to continue…]

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Hi. My name’s Cyrus Pacis. I’m an RPh on the Go pharmacist and will be taking over the blogging here starting today.

I started with humble beginnings as a pharmacist. I once believed getting a job and staying with that job till retirement was the norm, but I found it totally not fulfilling. Complacency is the evil that we all share in the work place. It brings boredom, which leads to careless mistakes. It brings laziness, which leads to animosities among co-workers.

For the first 11 years as a pharmacist, I found myself in that trap of being complacent. Each one of us went through this. Haven’t you noticed doing the same mundane routine day in and day out? Haven’t you noticed some co-workers are getting on your nerves? Haven’t you noticed questioning yourself if this is the best it can get? Well, that was me. [click to continue…]

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Hi. My name’s Cyrus Pacis. I’m an RPh on the Go pharmacist and will be taking over the blogging here starting today.

I started with humble beginnings as a pharmacist. I once believed getting a job and staying with that job till retirement was the norm, but I found it totally not fulfilling. Complacency is the evil that we all share in the work place. It brings boredom, which leads to careless mistakes. It brings laziness, which leads to animosities among co-workers.

For the first 11 years as a pharmacist, I found myself in that trap of being complacent. Each one of us went through this. Haven’t you noticed doing the same mundane routine day in and day out? Haven’t you noticed some co-workers are getting on your nerves? Haven’t you noticed questioning yourself if this is the best it can get? Well, that was me. [click to continue…]

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An eloquent answer in the New York Times this weekend.

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