PharmacyThisWeek: Letter from Kevin Mero – 107 New Jobs and 843 Total!

Posted on April 5, 2012



Welcome to PharmacyThisWeek!

There was a lot of news lately that may have a profound effect on pharmacy employment and feel they are worth noting again here. 

By now I’m sure you are aware the oral arguments are over in the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. We now have to wait for the Courts decision coming most likely in June. The other big story this week is the approval of the ESI/Medco merger. I know groups are proceeding with lawsuits to block it or manage its process so we will just have to wait and see how those turn out.

Whether you agree or disagree these two events in my opinion are going to impact the pharmacy employment market. It seems the one constant in pharmacy today is change and unless you have already read it I suggest you pick up a copy of “Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson, M.D.  I’ve read the book many times and feel it should be required reading by all.

As more new grad PharmD’s enter the market each semester employers will have more to pick from. Increasingly so new grads will have to look to the more rural areas to find gainful employment. With CA adding yet another new college of pharmacy making it 9 new schools, and 16 or 17 total, many wonder where all the new grads are going to find internships sites much-less jobs. Unless as a country we adopt more of a European model and retire at 55 years old, or the US economy begins to add a lot more new jobs quickly, the next several years are going to prove difficult for pharmacists to say the least. I can’t predict which direction the US will go but according to an article I just read the employment market is getting worse in Europe.  This could very easily spill over into the US and pull us back into a recession. Europe’s Economy Is Eating Its Young, and It’s About to Get Worse

According to the following Infographic though, Are You Monogamous, 61% of employed workers are open to or are looking for a new job, are you?

This piece cited many other interesting factoids like, the avg. college grad will hold 9.8 jobs and will work until age 65. In CA that same grad will hold 14.3 jobs, no doubt to possibly taking more part-time or temporary jobs due to all the new schools opening. Sorry just kidding!

If you are a social media user 43% found a job via LinkedIn, 32% with Twitter and 25% through Facebook. We’re very active on all three so be sure and join us. If you have a LinkedIn profile please send me an invite or join our group. We post discussions, our latest jobs, etc. throughout the week so join in the conversation.  If you do not have a profile on LinkedIn feel free to connect with us on  Facebook or  Twitter  Be sure and sign up for our digital edition too!

Before I get anymore carried away let’s get to the new ads from this past week and the job listings total.  It was another active week, we had 107 new job listings and 52 new technician job listings for a total of 843! Here are just a few of the new ads…

Clinical Pharmacist, Yuma RMC, Yuma, AZ

Clinical Pharmacist – 3rd Shift (Start Date: 08/2012),Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando, FL

Pharmacy Buyer, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando, FL  (Days, Monday-Friday with some weekends as needed)

Pharmacy Technicians, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando, FL  (Various Shifts, Start Date: August 2012)

Some previous but still open positions, would appreciate your help!

ADOP (Inpatient), Cleveland Clinic Main Campus & Family Health Centers, Cleveland, OH

Director of Clinical Pharmacy (206-beds), Yavapai RMC, Prescott, AZ (Located 100 mi North of Phoenix. Beautiful area, beautiful weather, golf courses!)

Staff Pharmacist, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hsp – Texas Medical Center (Nights, Evenings & Supplemental shifts available)

Pharmacy Director, Ottumwa Regional Health Center, Ottumwa, IA (100-beds, located approx. 100-mi SE of Des Moines, IA)

DOP, Logan Memorial Hospital (100-beds), Russellville, KY ($15k Direct Hire Sign On Bonus)

Be sure and check out all of the new Veterans Administration openings too as there were a lot of new adds of ads!

We update the following employer’s openings each week so be sure and check out their latest available positions. Unless otherwise noted these employers have openings in multiple states so be sure and search on the state and/or job title you are most interested in. If you have any questions just let me know.

Central Admixture Pharmacy Services
Cleveland Clinic
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS)
Coram Healthcare 
Froedtert Health
Greenville Hospital System
Intermountain Healthcare (UT and SE ID)
Sentara (SE VA and NE NC) 
Veterans Administration

New pharmacist and technician salary data coming soon, let me know if you want to be first to know.

I hope everyone has a great and safe week and you can always reach me at my email or cell number below. For those celebrating Good Friday, Easter or Passover I wish you peace and happiness.

Kevin Mero
cell: 210 872-6160

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