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    Clinical Pharmacists Play Critical Roles in Direct Patient Care

    Clinical Pharmacists Play Critical Roles in Direct Patient Care
    With more pharmacists growing weary of day-in and day-out pill-dispensing duties, clinical pharmacy is attracting druggists who want to play a vital role on the healthcare team. Unlike many other pharmacists, clinical pharmacists are directly involved in patient care. The average hospital-based clinical pharmacist makes rounds with doctors, suggests drug therapies and monitors patient responses. In ambulatory care clinics, clinical pharmacists ...
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    Pharmacist Specialty Certification: Can It Help Your Career?

    Pharmacist Specialty Certification: Can It Help Your Career?
    Now that all freshly minted pharmacy grads have PharmDs, the degree is no longer the distinction it once was. So ambitious pharmacists are looking for new ways to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. For a small but growing number of them, specialty certification offers one way to demonstrate a high level of clinical knowledge. But which certification is right for you, ...
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    Pharmacy Specialties

    Pharmacy Specialties
    Pharmacists seeking career opportunities beyond traditional pill-dispensing roles at the local drugstore or hospital have many options available to them. From education and research to pharmaceutical production and consulting, the pharmacy field encompasses many disciplines, all of which relate to knowledge of drug therapies. Here's a look at some of these pharmacy specialties: [widget:quiz_pharmacy_technician] Academic Pharmacists These specialists work in colleges ...
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    Pharmacists Help Customers Stop Prescription Drug Abuse

    Pharmacists Help Customers Stop Prescription Drug Abuse
    Sleuthing may not be part of a pharmacist's official job description, but most druggists call on their detective skills when they suspect a customer is abusing a prescription drug. Knowing the possible signs of addiction and how to respond to them will give pharmacists the best chance of helping customers who may be in trouble. h4. Telltale Signs Although it's wise ...
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    Retail or Hospital Pharmacy?

    Retail or Hospital Pharmacy?
    While their career options have broadened over the years, most pharmacists still work in either retail establishments or hospitals. In which environment would you thrive? Here's a look at pharmacy work in each setting. h4. Retail Reality Retail pharmacists prepare and dispense medications, advise customers about how to use medications and warn them about possible drug interactions. Retail pharmacists also consult ...
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    Pharmacy Associations Offer Customized Benefits

    Pharmacy Associations Offer Customized Benefits
    Thinking about joining a professional pharmacy association? Beyond free publications, networking and leadership opportunities -- all standard benefits of association membership -- these groups can offer valuable, career-specific No matter what your specialty, there's likely an association for it. Consider the following organizations in your quest for career resources: Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) This professional society is for pharmacists ...
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    Career Guide: Pharmacist

    Career Guide: Pharmacist
    h4. At a Glance • Excellent job opportunities are expected. • Earnings are high, but some pharmacists are required to work nights, weekends, and holidays. • Pharmacists are becoming more involved in counseling patients and planning drug therapy programs. • A license is required; the prospective pharmacist must graduate from an accredited college of pharmacy and pass a series of examinations. ...
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    Online Pharmacists

    Online Pharmacists
    Through online pharmacies, consumers can order and receive drugs and refills their physicians have prescribed without waiting in line or even leaving home. [widget:training_channel_pharmacist] This level of convenience, as well as the privacy afforded through online transactions, makes Internet pharmacies appealing to customers, says Steve Hall, RPh, manager of clinical pharmacy operations for drugstore.com. "Customers provide us with health information and ...
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    Pharmacist: Dr. Scott Kislak

    Pharmacist: Dr. Scott Kislak
    High school sophomore Scott Kislak wanted to go into broadcasting. There was one problem: a class project on careers revealed a dearth of career opportunities. What good would a job be if he couldn't get it? When he looked into pharmacy, Mr. Kislak saw something different his future. Growing up in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, suburb of West Mifflin, he decided to ...
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    Hospital Pharmacists Play Bigger Role in Patient Care

    Hospital Pharmacists Play Bigger Role in Patient Care
    A decade or so ago, patients could leave the hospital without seeing, speaking with or even thinking about a vital member of their healthcare team: The pharmacist. Tucked away from patients, pharmacists typically dispensed medications that physicians prescribed and nurses administered. Today, pharmacists have more clinical training and are eager to use it as they step onto patient floors and assume ...
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    Diverse Opportunities Await Pharmacists in Industry

    Diverse Opportunities Await Pharmacists in Industry
    Hospitals, retail, long-term-care facilities -- are those all the options available for pharmacists considering the full range of career settings? Absolutely not. One important sector employs PharmDs in a range of functional areas: Pharmaceuticals. "Pharma loves PharmDs, because they're trained with pharmaceuticals, and they know how to apply them to human health," says William Sietsema, vice president of clinical and regulatory ...
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    Pharma, Biotech, Medical-Device Sales: Which Is for You?

    Pharma, Biotech, Medical-Device Sales: Which Is for You?
    Salespeople's roles in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical-device industries are closely related, but there are some key differences in what each of the three types of sales jobs entails, as well as in the skills and personalities necessary to succeed. From differing levels of technical know-how to varying degrees of on-the-job autonomy, here's what to keep in mind before targeting one ...
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    Could You Succeed as an Independent Pharmacist?

    Could You Succeed as an Independent Pharmacist?
    Finding personalized service is increasingly difficult today, but independent pharmacists are among the few remaining business owners determined to greet customers by name. If you enjoy people, creativity and pharmaceutical science and have a knack for running a business, you've got the potential to become a successful independent community pharmacist. The nation's more than 24,000 independent pharmacies, which include some franchises ...
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    Career Guide: Pharmacy Aide

    Career Guide: Pharmacy Aide
    Nature of the Work Pharmacy aides perform administrative duties in pharmacies. Aides often are clerks or cashiers who primarily answer telephones, handle money, stock shelves, and perform other clerical duties. They work closely with pharmacy technicians. Pharmacy technicians usually perform more complex tasks than do aides, although in some States the duties and titles of the jobs overlap. (See the statement ...
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    Career Guide: Pharmacy Technician

    Career Guide: Pharmacy Technician
    h4. Significant Points • Job opportunities are expected to be good for full-time and part-time work, especially for those with certification or previous work experience. • Many technicians work evenings, weekends and holidays. • About seven out of 10 of jobs were in retail pharmacies, grocery stores, department stores or mass retailers. h4. Nature of the Work Pharmacy technicians help licensed ...
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    Techno-Pharm: How Innovations Are Changing Pharmacy

    Techno-Pharm: How Innovations Are Changing Pharmacy
    Don't look now, but technology is morphing the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists. The days of deciphering physicians' penmanship, dealing with pill-counting trays and waiting endlessly to confirm prescriptions for traveling patients are dwindling as pharmacy begins to embrace robotics, e-scripts and Web-enabled patient databases. [widget:training_channel_pharmacist] The changes are primarily driven by two factors: lawsuits and labor. With well-known pharmacies settling ...
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    Career Profile: Pharmacist

    Career Profile: Pharmacist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a pharmacist because I have always had a strong interest in biology. It seemed natural for me to gravitate toward a career as a pharmacist. Pharmacy offered me the opportunity to focus on human biology and drugs used to cure or manage specific diseases. It also gave me the opportunity to ...
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    Postgrad Residencies Help Put Pharm Grads on the Fast Track

    Postgrad Residencies Help Put Pharm Grads on the Fast Track
    Sure, earning a PharmD prepares pharmacy grads to obtain their license and get a job. But will the degree open doors to the opportunity they really want? In their quest for plum positions, heftier paychecks, exposure to state-of-the-art practices and other perks, approximately one in seven pharmacy grads takes a step beyond their degree and opts for a postgraduate residency, says ...
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    Faculty Shortage Calls Some Pharmacists Back to School

    Faculty Shortage Calls Some Pharmacists Back to School
    With pharmacists already in short supply nationwide, a dearth of pharmacy professors threatens to deepen the pharmacy labor crisis and backfire on the needs of the marketplace. "The shortage of pharmacy faculty, now and in the future, represents a serious public health threat in the face of the rapidly growing consumer demand for prescription drugs," says Lucinda Maine, executive vice president ...
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    Share, Learn, Be Inspired: A Series of Interviews

    Share, Learn, Be Inspired: A Series of Interviews
    The wide range of career possibilities in the healthcare field means that there are limitless choices when it comes to choosing a direction. One of the best ways to learn about a potential career path is to learn about it straight from the horse's mouth. Whether you are a seasoned professional, or a student trying to find your way in this ...
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