Jet Setter Pharmacist: Zest of The Southwest

Posted on March 23, 2012

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As a pharmacist, you have options when it comes to where you work, and at PharmacyWeek we see several pharmacy job opportunities cross desks every day that even make us want to get up and go work at these dream destinations. Jet Setter Pharmacist highlights great job openings in even better locations, and what makes these locations and employers so unique!

LOCATION: Yuma, Arizona

EMPLOYER: Yuma Regional Medical Center

POSITION: Clinical Pharmacist

WHY YOU’LL LOVE ITYuma is located in the Southwest of Arizona, close to the border with California in the West and Mexico in the South. The region was first discovered by a European in 1545, when Hernando de Alarcon visited the site of what is now the current City of Yuma and saw that the natural crossing of the Colorado River was an ideal spot for a city.

Set aside a day or two to tour the Yuma Crossing State Historic Park, Century House Museum, St. Thomas Mission, art galleries and Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. All are complimented by eateries and specialty shopping.

Yuma’s many distinctive sites of interest are here for the interest and education of citizens and visiting friends and guests. Not to mention our world-class golf courses and outdoor recreation such as hiking the deserts, dune buggying, mountain biking, and surprisingly, boating on the Colorado River.

There is much to do in Yuma. Such as opportunities for tours of the Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma Proving Ground and the Colorado River. Scenic drives can take in citrus orchards, peanut harvesting and processing, cattle operations, lettuce and other produce crops, cotton fields and date farms. You can also find river rides, hiking, jeep tours and a national wildlife refuge.

For those interested in indoor or slower activities, Yuma offers gambling at the Quechan and Cocopah Indian gaming establishments within minutes of downtown Yuma. A new theater and restaurants along Main Street have been established. Lively music and art vendors arrive as well at the various festivals that Yuma sponsors.

If you are interested in crossing the border to experience Mexican cuisine, music and shopping, the greater Yuma area provides 2 borders to choose. The first in San Luis just a 25 minute drive south and the second is short 15 minute drive across the California border to a smaller Mexican town, Algodones.

ABOUT THE JOB: Come be a pharmacist in Yuma, Arizona – where the sunshine never ends!

Experience the zest of the Southwest at Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC). Join our team at YRMC in Yuma, Arizona, which offers a friendly atmosphere with the latest medical trends and one of the most fully automated pharmacies in the nation. San Diego, Las Vegas, and Mexico are all within a day’s journey.

This position is responsible for the daily provision of pharmaceutical services to the patients of YRMC, including high quality patient care in our pharmacist-managed Anticoagulation Clinic. Other responsibilities are drug procurement, dispensing, monitoring, as well as the provision of drug information to the associated professional staff.

Our team of clinical pharmacists provides all aspects of pharmaceutical services to our patients in a progressive, technology-driven work environment. Technology includes McKesson Robot-RX, MedCarousel, Automated Cabinets, PDA’s, and in process of implementing new Hospital Information system with Clinical Physician order entry. We have implemented significant technology to free pharmacists from much of the daily dispensing activities, allowing more time to be spent interacting in our patient care areas. Pharmacists working in this hybrid model of both centralized and decentralized locations collaborate with physicians, nurses and patients to assist in the overall provision of quality patient care.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy
• Licensure/Registration with state of Arizona Pharmacy Degree or eligibility

We provide a generous benefits package, with very competitive compensation. We also offer up to $10,000.00 in relocation and up to $10,800.00 in tuition reimbursement.

Candidates Only – No Recruiters Please

YRMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that supports a drug-free and tobacco-free work environment.

For more information about this job, click here.