I’ve performed many difficult tasks as a pharmacy manager. I’ve remodeled a pharmacy, designed a new clean room, and started a chemotherapy program. I’ve even worked with management to present a new contract to our unionized pharmacy staff. But the
I’ve written several articles for The Happy PharmD. Most of them have been adversarial: Me and my pharmacy vs. the doctors. Me and my pharmacy vs. the nurses. Me and my pharmacy vs. the hospital’s administration. Most of the time
I really enjoyed working in my first hospital. I was hired by an older gentleman. He was the Director of Pharmacy. I believe he liked the suit that I was wearing. He was very knowledgeable and very soft spoken. He was
I’ve lived in New Jersey all my life. When I was growing up, I remember driving down to Florida with my family. It would take several days. And it was fun, seeing all the different cities and interesting points along
I previously wrote an article about unions and management. Two of the hospitals that I worked at had unions. In these facilities, most non-management employees (pharmacists, pharmacy techs, lab workers, nurses, x-ray techs, speech therapists, etc.) belonged to the union.
I was very lucky. I had a good boss. He made me the pharmacy manager of the pharmacy in the main hospital. This was shortly after our hospital merged with a smaller hospital. He was the Director of Pharmacy at
Introduction The circumstances for the pharmacy profession are certainly unprecedented, even excluding the COVID crisis. The last two decades have brought about significant changes to the pharmacy profession, some notable changes include mass adoption of the PharmD degree, the progressing
My second pharmacist job was at a hospital. I was there for eighteen years. I enjoyed working at the hospital. I’ll admit it had its moments. But it was a good place to work. The hospital was ahead of its
My first hospital pharmacist job was at a union hospital. That meant every pharmacist, every pharmacy tech, every nurse, every x-ray technician, every lab worker, every security guard— everyone who was not management, was in the union. I didn’t mind
I was reading a major pharmacy journal. The article was talking about forming a team. The author was discussing which would be better: having an outstanding individual or having an outstanding team. The author and his article favored the team.