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The "can do," the "will do" and the "fit"

by Brigid DeFalco on May 13, 2009

At RPh on the Go, we ensure that all of our pharmacy professionals and clients are a good match. How do we do this? We work intensely with both our clients and our staff to find out what expectations each has as a prospective employer and as a staff member.

This is done by going through the process of verifying, for both client and staff, that for each placement we have the “Can Do”, the “Will Do” and the “Fit”.

The “Can Do” is validating experience level for the position you currently wish to fill. We also evaluate the individual environment of your staff opening to ensure that we find the absolute best candidate for you and that they “Can Do” the job. Not only are we validating experience levels, but we also take into account personality, career goals and past performance. When you staff your pharmacy with RPh on the Go, you can be sure that your pharmacist “Can Do” the job you require.

The “Will Do” is a more elusive evaluation. Each pharmacy has its own individual personality type, some environments require a higher level of people skills, some environments require a high energy individual who can keep up an ongoing hectic pace and some require an ability to be more assertive and proactive, perhaps supervising other staff or engaging a higher level of management skills than others.

At RPh on the Go we ensure that the pharmacy staff we place with you will have a clear understanding of the expectations of the position you are filling and we are confident that our staff “Will Do” everything you require in order to have you staffing expectations met or exceeded. We work so closely with our staff members that we always ensure that not only are we meeting your organization’s needs, but that your position is meeting the expectations of our staff as well, creating an excellent match.

The final step of our placement process is ensuring that we have a good “Fit”. This means that we select the member(s) of our staff for you that desires a schedule equal to your requirements, is interested in working in the environment you have created, and is well aware of any idiosyncrasies inherent to your individual pharmacy and is prepared to work with them for your mutual success. You can expect a seamless integration of our staff into your facility as our Career Consultants work with each pharmaceutical professional on an individual basis to ensure that both the client and the staff member are right for each other.

The best way to ensure that you have the “Can Do”, the “Will Do” and “The Fit” for your pharmacy is to come to RPh on the Go for all of your pharmacy staffing needs.

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The “can do,” the “will do” and the “fit”

by Brigid DeFalco on May 13, 2009

At RPh on the Go, we ensure that all of our pharmacy professionals and clients are a good match. How do we do this? We work intensely with both our clients and our staff to find out what expectations each has as a prospective employer and as a staff member.

This is done by going through the process of verifying, for both client and staff, that for each placement we have the “Can Do”, the “Will Do” and the “Fit”.

The “Can Do” is validating experience level for the position you currently wish to fill. We also evaluate the individual environment of your staff opening to ensure that we find the absolute best candidate for you and that they “Can Do” the job. Not only are we validating experience levels, but we also take into account personality, career goals and past performance. When you staff your pharmacy with RPh on the Go, you can be sure that your pharmacist “Can Do” the job you require.

The “Will Do” is a more elusive evaluation. Each pharmacy has its own individual personality type, some environments require a higher level of people skills, some environments require a high energy individual who can keep up an ongoing hectic pace and some require an ability to be more assertive and proactive, perhaps supervising other staff or engaging a higher level of management skills than others.

At RPh on the Go we ensure that the pharmacy staff we place with you will have a clear understanding of the expectations of the position you are filling and we are confident that our staff “Will Do” everything you require in order to have you staffing expectations met or exceeded. We work so closely with our staff members that we always ensure that not only are we meeting your organization’s needs, but that your position is meeting the expectations of our staff as well, creating an excellent match.

The final step of our placement process is ensuring that we have a good “Fit”. This means that we select the member(s) of our staff for you that desires a schedule equal to your requirements, is interested in working in the environment you have created, and is well aware of any idiosyncrasies inherent to your individual pharmacy and is prepared to work with them for your mutual success. You can expect a seamless integration of our staff into your facility as our Career Consultants work with each pharmaceutical professional on an individual basis to ensure that both the client and the staff member are right for each other.

The best way to ensure that you have the “Can Do”, the “Will Do” and “The Fit” for your pharmacy is to come to RPh on the Go for all of your pharmacy staffing needs.

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An eloquent answer in the New York Times this weekend.

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Three states roll out auto-dispensing units

by Toby Roberts on May 1, 2009

Most recently tested in Vermont but also used in areas of Alaska and Montana, automatic dispensing units are increasing the flexibility of consumers to pick up their prescriptions. The machines allow a pharmacist in one location to dispense medications for patients over larger geographical areas.

The operation of the machines depends first on a pharmacist to fill the machines with commonly used medications such as antibiotics and inhalers. A registered pharmacy technician then operates the machine under the watchful eye of a live video feed. The machine can be placed in a clinic facility so that patients in rural areas don’t have to drive a long way to get their prescriptions filled. Patients can also take advantage of a video phone to have a consultation with the pharmacist about the medication so the potential for communication about risks and side effects is not lost.

Despite some concerns that the machines might take business away from pharmacists, physicians say that is not the case and that the machines make for happier patients. Many patients have become frustrated with long drives and long waits to receive medications. This program solves that problem and the patients are so far reporting an increase in convenience and cost savings since they don’t have to make long commutes to pharmacies out of their immediate area.

There are so far about 250 machines in use across the country. The makers of the machines add that it gives the pharmacist an increased ability to provide services for those outside their immediate area.

Those concerned about security need not worry. The dispensing units are locked, well-secured, and yes, they are bullet proof.

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IL Pharmacists Win Delay in Conscience Case

by Toby Roberts on April 22, 2009

An Illinois judge is enacting a temporary rule that two pharmacists who have religious objections cannot be forced to dispense the “morning after pill”. The pharmacists object to the use of the pill because they believe its use is comparable to abortion. The judge issued a restraining order that allows the two (who own a total of five pharmacies between them) to refuse to sell the pill until a final decision is reached in the case. The Illinois Supreme Court issued a ruling that the case must be heard and it is expected to reach court by June.

In similar news, physicians are banding together to protect a rights of conscience rule that George W. Bush signed into law at the end of his term as president. Just before leaving office, Bush signed the regulation that ensured physicians rights to refuse treatment (such as abortion) that they view as unethical.

Recently, the Obama administration has discussed rescinding the regulation which has physicians rallying to protect their rights. Obama’s supporters suggest that the regulation itself isn’t needed since prior regulations are already in place to protect physicians. That has not stopped physicians’ advocacy groups from rallying to protect the new legislation.

As the case in Illinois prepares for court it is being watched closely for its potential impact on the status of pharmacists and eventually physicians throughout the rest of the country.

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