Posts Tagged
Pharmacists

  • Pharmacy Schools Soon to Outnumber McDonald’s

    Nothing like starting the week with a little trip down Satire Street.  Thankfully all my friends in academia have a good sense of humor… t hit the newsstands like a ton of iron tablets.  We knew the numbers were growing, but to see the data in cold print was shocking.  Business analysts writing for...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Sorry, but Pharmacists are NOT the most trusted healthcare profession

    Lately I’ve been watching a bunch of tweets, posts and professional back-slapping going on about the news that pharmacists are apparently the most trusted health care professionals.  I saw the news posted at NABP and DrugStore News and many other places.  The original study that everyone seems to be...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • The “So-Called” Pharmacy Help Desk

    his post is neither a rant nor a roast.  I have no intention to cast every Pharmacy Help Desk under the bus or paint every Help Desk Representative with the same brush.  If however, as they say, the shoe fits…well, wear it you must. The general state of affairs among many pharmacy Help Desks these...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Taking Advantage of Pharmacy Job Market Uncertainty

    f there is any topic that I talk a lot about with pharmacy students and pharmacy professionals it would have to be the present uncertainty that exists within the current job market for pharmacists.  Some pharmacists may be shielded from this reality.  But for those who are presently unemployed,...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Pharmacists – Be a Career Path Representative!

    he pharmacy profession has expanded and diversified greatly over the past decade.  When I graduated just over 20 years ago, there were, for the most part, 2 possible paths to follow:  hospital or retail.  Sure, there were subtle job distinctions along these 2 roads, but for the most part that was it. ...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Should You Take That Job as PHARMACY MANAGER?

    t is a question that many retail staff pharmacists will face at some point in their career.  An opening for the position of “Pharmacy Manager” happens at your store or in your district.  You are curious.  You think about it.  Should you do it?  Feelings of uncertainty and possibly doubt...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • How Long Should You Stay at Your Pharmacy Job?

    Simple answer:  Long enough. Of course, that answer doesn’t help you very much does it?  How long is long enough?  Long enough for what?  And how will you know when it has been long enough and it is time to look elsewhere?  Allow me to try and help answer those questions with you. adsenseyu2 Years...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • A FREE Guide to Hiring Pharmacists

    As a pharmacy manager and consultant I’ve interviewed and hired a few pharmacists in my time.  As such, I can sympathize with both the employee and the employer as they go through the often murky waters of looking for a great  match between a candidate  and a job.  It isn’t easy. ...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • 10 Retail Pharmacist INTERVIEW Questions

    In a previous post I explored the challenges that are facing an employer while looking for a good pharmacist to fill a position.  Pharmacists who have never been on that side of the hiring table may not fully appreciate the difficulty (and risks) that an employer faces when searching for great candidates. ...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Pharmacist Factory – A Guest Post by Joey Mattingly, PharmD, MBA

    The currently saturated job market for pharmacists, brought about in part by the proliferation of pharmacy schools, is a subject that has been discussed and defended; argued and lamented.  But what this issue desperately needs is a cool, calm and comprehensive analysis by someone whose background...

    Author : Jason Poquette