Southeast’s Best Pharmacy Staffing Agency

Pharmacy StaffingHealthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing has been one of the fastest growing pharmacy staffing agencies in the Southeastern United States for more than 30+ years now, as well as being recognized for being one of the leading pharmacy consulting firms in the nation.

Established and owned by pharmacists since our company’s founding in 1989, HCC now services the following Southeastern states in regards to their pharmacy staffing and temporary R.Ph. relief and emergency pharmacist needs:

  • Florida
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Texas

HCC has qualified and reliable pharmacists and pharmacy personnel available in or around your local area with extensive experience in every type of pharmacy position seen in both retail and hospital settings– including specialty areas such as home IV infusion, nuclear pharmacy, oncology, sterile & non-sterile compounding, plus experienced candidates available in various institutional and consulting settings. We additionally ensure that all of our pharmacists comply with current HIPAA requirements and practices, plus maintain their own professional liability insurance.

Our automated matching and scheduling service allows us to quickly recruit, screen and locate the perfect candidate with the perfect capabilities to meet your every need – guaranteed. As a pharmacy staffing agency, our specialists will locate the most qualified professional to fill your needs as quickly and easily as possible. With our extensive candidate inventory system (a proprietary in-house software system developed over a 20+ year period), HCC is able to match your pharmacy’s needs with the right candidates in regards to both skill sets and geography.

What are the Benefits of Working with HCC to Help With My Staffing Needs?

  • Save Money – You will never have to pay for health & dental insurance, or vacation, personal or sick leave
  • Best Choice – You get to choose from several candidates before hiring for a full-time replacement position
  • Guaranteed – If you’re unhappy with our referred pharmacist for any reason, HCC can easily replace them, usually within 24-hours
  • No Fuss or Hiring “Hassles” – You get to concentrate on running your business, while HCC handles all the hiring duties
  • No State Unemployment Compensation – Our referred pharmacists cannot draw Unemployment Compensation on your state account
  • Transparent Pricing – You will never pay any overtime rate or charges

Additionally, your pharmacy can save on all of the following costs and expenses:

  • Hiring expenses and the time required
  • HR expenses such as criminal background checks, license verification, drug screening and paperwork
  • Payroll taxes
  • Accounting expenses
  • Insurance
  • Overtime pay

Some accounting experts estimate that all of the above expenses can add up to an increase of over 60% per hour when compared to hiring a pharmacist on staff paid by the hour.

We also specialize in all 50 states placing pharmacists for our clients in need of permanent placement and direct hire, as well as part-time assistance. Additionally, HCC offers our clients emergency pharmacy relief staffing services for those times that a pharmacy owner faces an emergency situation where the only solution is to either find an emergency pharmacist to quickly step in or to shut their pharmacy’s doors.

About Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing

If you are a pharmacy requiring temporary or permanent staffing help, HCC Pharmacy Staffing can help you! We have a professional staff who can find you the right pharmacist or technician to match your needs, whether it be in a retail, hospital or a specialty pharmacy area. We work with businesses of every size – from the corner drug store to national corporations and organizations – with only one goal in mind: to improve your pharmacy’s business operations. We can assist with expert advice in any area of your pharmacy business or practice.

Keep in mind that while specializing in pharmacy jobs, staffing and placement services for over 30+ years now, HCC can help you with all of your pharmacy needs. HCC is recognized as a national leader as a Pharmacy Consulting Firm and a sample of some of our additional services include:

  • Equipment needs assessment
  • Policy & Procedure Manual review, recommendations and customization
  • Medicaid/3rd party review
  • Moving a pharmacy to a new location
  • Out of state licensing
  • Exit strategies
  • Audit, surveys & mock inspections
  • Expanding, redesigning and overhauling your pharmacy
  • Compliance review for compounding pharmacies (USP 795 & 797)

We urge you to contact us today to see how our Pharmacy Staffing services and Pharmacy Consulting services can help you improve your business now, plus be ready for the future. With a full-time staff of in-house Pharmacy Consultant specialists, HCC can answer any questions that you may have in all pharmacy settings. Contact us online or call us today at 800-642-1652 and an HCC staffing consultant will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your needs.

Whether you need temporary or permanent pharmacists, technicians or management and consulting services, you can reach us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and rest assured that by choosing HCC, you’ve chosen the best.


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Open Pharmacist Jobs and Positions Miami Florida

Jobs and positions for licensed and registered Pharmacists are currently available throughout the Miami area in South Florida. Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing is a nationally renowned pharmacy staffing company that has been a leader in matching qualified pharmacists and candidates to the right job opportunity and employer for over 31+ years now. Headquartered in Central Florida, HCC has an in-house team of trained staffing and recruitment consultants that assist registered pharmacists in finding the job that best matches their skill sets, while also fitting in with their lifestyle and needs.

The Miami Area and Pharmacist Jobs

It is estimated that there are 4,000 pharmacies in Florida and that approximately 30% are located in South Florida. The Miami area spans the three most populous counties in Florida (Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties) and is synonymous with South Florida as the fourth largest urban area in the entire United States. With a population approaching six million people, the Miami area is known for its beaches, International culture, food, sports, climate and lifestyle. When talking about employment opportunities and pharmacist jobs in the Miami area, included are major cities such as Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Pam Beach, Hollywood, Hialeah, Pompano Beach and Homestead. Yet the Miami area includes numerous additional smaller cities that include Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, Plantation, Aventura, Pembroke Pines, Sunrise, Miramar, Opa-locka, Tamarac, Dania and many others. In all of these cities are opportunities and jobs for qualified licensed and Registered Pharmacists (R. Ph.).

There are an estimated 10,000+ pharmacist jobs in the Miami and South Florida areas. These positions include every type of pharmacy setting: independent retail community pharmacies, retail chain store pharmacies, institutional and hospital pharmacies, specialty pharmacies such as compounding pharmacies, IV infusion pharmacies and mail-order pharmacy operations. Additional pharmacy  jobs in South Florida exist in ancillary industries with positions working for medical software development firms, pharmaceutical manufacturers and insurance companies that are located in the Miami area.

Are you a Registered Pharmacist looking for a new opportunity in South Florida?

If you are a pharmacist seriously considering making a change, HCC can help you to “boost” your chances for success. Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing has been known nationally as a full service Pharmacy staffing agency since 1989. Headquartered in Central Florida, HCC offers job seekers an in-house team of trained consultants that can help assist pharmacists licensed to work in Florida to obtain a job that matches their skills and experience, plus fits their lifestyle and needs. With all the services that we provide to both pharmacies and pharmacists, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the fact the we are one of the most successful and respected pharmacy staffing and placement firms in the nation. Pharmacy staffing and job placement are our primary business now for over 31+ years. If you are a pharmacist looking for a new position or considering a career change, we urge you to talk with us. With placement positions immediately available, contact us today online or call us at 800-642-1652 to explore how we can help you in your choice of a new pharmacy career path. We’ll get right back to you to discuss which job opportunities best match your skills and needs.

 


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Tips For Interviewing Pharmacist Candidates

Interviewing potential pharmacists for an open job position presents quite a challenge to many pharmacy owners and pharmacy managers. Sometimes the pharmacy owner or hiring manager is faced with the dilemma of needing to fill the position quickly along with hiring the best pharmacist available. Often times the potential candidate is interviewing with other potential employers and it’s important to keep in mind that, while your are interviewing them, the candidates are also interviewing you! To help you be able to evaluate the best pharmacist to fill your need, plus show you’re company as being the best employment choice for the candidate, here are some interviewing tips to consider for your next interviewing opportunity.

Interviewing Tips

  1. Be Prepared!
    Obviously you should already have a job description prepared with a list of both the job duties and responsibilities for the open position. Additionally, if you are requiring certain experience and qualifications for the position, these should be well defined prior to the interview.
    Another task that you should perform prior to the interview is check out the individual’s social media accounts. Obviously you’ve already thoroughly reviewed the candidate’s resume, but their LinkedIn and Facebook accounts can be truly enlightening. Ask yourself if their accounts are professionally done, as a poor LinkedIn account may mean that they are perhaps not the right person to work at your company.
  2. Be Yourself, But Listen!
    Act comfortable and be conversational. It is a good idea to develop some rapport with the person by inquiring about their interests and hobbies. BUT – do more listening than talking. The point is to make the potential employee relaxed and comfortable, then actively listen to them. Remember that the interview is not about you! A good rule of thumb is to talk yourself for approximately twenty percent (20%) of the time and let the candidate talk for eighty percent (80%) of the interview.
    Additionally, don’t let moments of silence during the interview make you feel the need to fill them up with “chatter” or to go of course from your topic. A hiatus that is uncomfortable can lead to diverting the interview off-topic and down the proverbial “rabbit hole”. Instead, realize that the candidate may need the silence to consider their answer, so use it wisely yourself and mentally review their answers to your previous questions.
  3. Have Your Questions Ready!
    Asking the right questions is the key. Prepare a list and then prioritize them. Make sure that you get the most important questions answered. Be flexible, but don’t allow your agenda to be diverted and your most important questions go unanswered.
    Also, it’s imperative that you never ask questions that are either inappropriate or illegal. Consider these areas to always be “off limit”:
    – Age
    – Race
    – Religion
    – Marital Status
    – Country of origin or birthplace
    – Criminal or arrest record
    – Disabilities
  4. Look For Solutions!
    A great interview tactic or practice is to provide an actual problem that your company previously experienced and then ask the candidate what they would have done to in the same situation to fix it. The best candidates will be prepared for most of your potential questions, but usually not this type of inquiry. Watch how they react and see if “putting them on the spot” makes them become flustered. Remember that some people interview very well, but are not the right choice to deal with “real” on the job crisis or situations.
  5. Learn Body Language!
    A person’s body language can sometimes tell us more about a potential job candidate than their verbal communication does. Being able to interpret a person’s nonverbal communication via unconscious gestures and movements takes practice, but is often times enlightening. Facial expressions, breathing, posture and hand gestures can often be clues of dishonesty or emotional issues. Just as important may be a person’s tone of voice. An excellent discussion on body language is available if you’re interested in learning more on Mind Tools website.
  6. Sell Your Company!
    Keep in mind that the potential candidate is most likely interviewing with other potential employers or competitors. So be ready to “sell” the potential employee on why your position is most likely their best choice. Always allow enough time at the end of the interview for the candidate to ask you questions. The best candidates may ask you one of the following questions (so be prepared!):
    – What does your company’s community involvement look like?
    – What are your company’s plans for future growth?
    – Can you describe the culture of the company and work environment?
    – Why do you choose to work for this company?
    – What are the biggest challenges the company faces?

Consider Using a Professional Pharmacy Staffing Agency

Unless your company has a dedicated HR (Human Resources) department, most of us may simply lack the experience and skills required to interview properly. Consider using an experienced pharmacy staffing agency to do the work for you! Working with the right staffing firm can accomplish two significant tasks for you:
– They can vet the potential candidates on your behalf. After all, isn’t that what a professional recruiter does for a living? Matches the right candidate to the right job?
– They can bring you potential candidates that you could not attract on your own. Most companies post their openings on the typical job boards: Indeed, Monster, ZipRecruiter, etc. and then hope that the right potential employee will come to them. The right pharmacy staffing agency will have a large pool of potential candidates at their disposal to fill your needs. For example, Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing has a proprietary database of pharmacists and technicians that has been built and updated over a thirty-one year period of staffing throughout the USA. It allows us as a staffing agency to quickly match-up the correct job candidate to the correct employer for a perfect match in almost any situation. Perhaps even more importantly, a staffing firm may have candidates that are not actively looking at the job boards, but could be available if the right job opportunity was presented to them. These “passive” candidates will never know of your potential job opportunity unless contacted by an experienced recruiter.

The point is that working with the right pharmacy staffing agency saves you both time and money. Plus results in you hiring the best candidate available. Even though they charge a fee, the real question to ask yourself is how much does hiring the wrong candidate cost you in the long run?

About Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing

Let an experienced pharmacy recruitment and placement agency find you the perfect pharmacist to fill your job opening. HCC has been a national leader in regards to pharmacy recruitment, permanent placement and direct hire since 1989. Known nationally for over 31+ years now as a “full service” pharmacy staffing company, HCC deals with all aspects of matching the correct pharmacist to the job description requirements and to the employer’s needs in every type of situation. Our in-house staffing experts have experience nationally in all 50 states with all pharmacy job types: retail, hospital, clinical and specialty pharmacies. We also offer a six month pro-rated satisfaction guarantee!

Contact us online or call us today at 800-642-1652 to discuss how we can help you find the correct pharmacist to fill you company’s needs!

 


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Part Time Pharmacist Jobs

Many pharmacists who want to generate some additional income work part time jobs and fill in at pharmacies across the nation in order to earn that extra money. Being in the pharmacy staffing industry for over 31+ years now, reviewing several of the most recent studies on pharmacists working second jobs reveals a lot of interesting numbers. Additionally, the numbers regarding pharmacists who only choose to work part time was extremely enlightening.

Based on a survey released by the AACP (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) in 2014 called the National Pharmacist Workforce Study, trends appeared regarding pharmacists working secondary part time jobs for extra income that were totally unexpected to many researchers involved in the survey process. Surprisingly, only about 8% of all pharmacists nationally worked a second job. Back in the 1990’s this number was estimated to be around 15%. Additionally, the average extra time worked by a pharmacist who had a second job was an estimated additional six hours weekly. This represents a significant decrease from the estimated 10 – 12 hours that pharmacists “moon-lighted” back in the 90’s. The study noted that “a significant decrease regarding working part-time positions was seen every year since 2009” with women pharmacists showing the larger decrease:
– Women decreased from around 30% down to 19% between 2009 – 2014 in regards to part time work.
– Men decreased from around 18% down to 14% between 2009 – 2014 working part time.

Why the decrease in pharmacists working part-time jobs?

Is the reason for the significant decrease in pharmacists working second jobs and part-time jobs due to a decline in the number of part time jobs available, or simply that less and less pharmacists want to do it (or need to do it)? We may never know. Yet let’s take a look at some contributing factors that we do know:

1. It may be important to note here that the “gender gap” regarding pharmacists working part time jobs may be shrinking due to the fact that the number of female pharmacists has significantly increased over the past several decades. Women pharmacists now actually outnumber their male counterparts on a national level (comprising for over 57% of the pharmacy workforce in the US). According to US News female pharmacists average higher student-loan debts than men upon graduation ($43,258 for female pharmacists versus $31,553 for male pharmacists). So, although owing more than their male counterparts, female pharmacists are rapidly decreasing working second and part-time jobs. Which leads us to the increases in pharmacist salaries.
2. In the 1990’s the average salary for a pharmacist was about $50,000. Comparing that number to the average pharmacist’s salary of between $112,000 – $119,000 in 2016 and one can easily draw the conclusion that perhaps the decrease seen regarding pharmacists working second jobs and part time extra jobs is due to the lack of a need for additional income. Even if we factor in the effects of inflation and the increased cost of living nationally, it is easy to see that the significant salary increases in pharmacy are a major contributor to less pharmacists working second jobs… or needing to!
3. Even if there was no significant fluctuation in the number of second jobs and part time positions available for pharmacists to work, there are definitely more pharmacists than ever before to fill the positions. Just looking at the number of pharmacy graduates annually may solve the “mystery” in why fewer pharmacists are working extra jobs: 8,108 pharmacy graduates in 2004 and 13,838 in 2014. Also consider that many pharmacists who may have retired at the “traditional” ages of 60 – 65 now continue to work until well within their 70’s.
4. Lastly is the fact that most of the available secondary jobs and part-time positions are found in the retail pharmacy settings such as the big chain stores and supermarkets. As we have discussed in some previous pharmacy posts, the trend towards hospital pharmacy jobs and specialty settings may be making working in a retail position as a secondary job a less lucrative or less appealing scenario for many seeking extra income. The reverse can also be pointed out: perhaps most retail pharmacists currently lack the skill sets required to work a second job in a hospital or specialty pharmacy setting?

What to do if you want a second job to earn extra income

The solution for a pharmacist to increase his or her income is work part time! At HealthCare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing we have part time Pharmacy jobs available right now. HCC has been a national leader in regards to temporary pharmacist staffing and is known as a “full service” pharmacy staffing firm since 1989. With all the services that we provide to both pharmacies and pharmacists, it it sometimes easy to overlook the fact the we are one of the most successful and respected pharmacy staffing firms in the nation. Our pharmacy positions available cover all aspects of job types: retail, hospital, clinical and specialty pharmacies.

If you are a pharmacist looking for part time opportunities to earn more cash, we urge you to talk with us. With positions immediately available, feel free to contact us here at HCC. Take a few minutes to introduce yourself and meet us. No matter the setting a pharmacist is looking to work in, HCC is nationally renowned for a history of matching the right pharmacist to the right employer and job in every type of situation. Owned and operated by pharmacists for over 31+ years now, HealthCare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing is recognized as one of the national leaders in the pharmacy staffing, recruiting and placement arenas. Call us today at 800.642.1652, or contact us now online to meet us and start a discussion regarding how we may be able to help you.


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Increased Job Demand For Pharmacists Due To COVID-19

The real possibility of a shortage of pharmacists nationally, fueled by the increased demand for pharmacists due to the COVID-19 pandemic was a topic that we discussed on our blog posts all the way back in March of 2020 and then again in early April. Now with the publicly accepted recognition that the pharmacy profession received nationally as “frontline essential workers” during the current COVID pandemic, plus newly proposed expansions of a pharmacist’s responsibilities and job duties, the current demand for pharmacists is almost staggering.

Why is there an Increased Demand for Pharmacists?

  • The role of the pharmacist as an integral member of our national “Healthcare Team” has been expanding rapidly fo some time now. As an example is the expanded role of the pharmacist that was demonstrated yesterday in the State of California. Pharmacists in the State of California now have the legal authority to order and administer COVID-19 tests throughout California in an attempt to meet Governor Newsome’s objective of testing at least sixty-thousand residents of the populous state daily. Known for easily being the most accessible healthcare providers in California, the state’s 48,000 practicing pharmacists (who in California must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy or PharmD degree) are in a unique position to reach thousands of Californians who are just “emerging” after having been sheltering in place for weeks. Going to the local community retail pharmacy for a coronavirus test administered by a highly trained health professional such as a Doctor of Pharmacy is by far the easiest and safest solution available for Governor Newsome to meet the 60,000 residents tested daily goal that he has set in his populous state.
  • There is a tremendous increase in the number of potential “telehealth” jobs and online positions that will require a Registered Pharmacist to operate or function properly and legally. Looking at the massive transition that’s currently taking place in the US regarding online education and distance learning as an example, and one can easily see the same opportunities of increased safety and reduced economics applying to many areas in the practice of pharmacy. Some examples that quickly come to mind are in practice areas such as patient counseling, continuing education and staff training.
  • The long awaited entrance of Amazon into selling prescriptions and other pharmaceuticals online is expected to finally take place this year. Many pharmacists will be recruited by Amazon as a part of their anticipated national hiring spree that’s projected to require as many as one-hundred thousand pharmacy workers and employees for the new pharmacy division’s operation at the online retail giant.
  • Additionally, according to Cole Market Research, the demand for online shopping by consumers has increased exponentially since the onset of the COVID pandemic. Consumers are now viewing the use of major online retailers as the preferred method of shopping and believe that purchasing prescriptions online to be both secure and reliable since the onset of sheltering from the coronavirus pandemic started.

These are just several of many reasons that this increasing demand for pharmacists is taking place throughout the nation. All have contributed to the increased demand, especially for retail pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Here are a couple of key facts to support the actual presence of the increased demand, regardless of the causes:
– Back in the middle of March this year, CVS stated that it would immediately fill over fifty-thousand full and part-time positions in its stores nationwide.
– Walgreens also released publicly that they would fill almost ten-thousand existing full-time, part-time, and temporary positions in their stores throughout USA. They even began by offering a signup bonus of $300 for all new full-time workers and $150 for new part-time workers at the end of April.

These “hiring sprees” are a  reversal of the trend seen over this past year in retail pharmacy. That trend was for many of the major drugstore chains closing stores and cutting back on their pharmacy staff.

About Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing

If you are a pharmacy requiring temporary or permanent staffing help, HCC Pharmacy Staffing can help you! We have a professional staff who can find you the right pharmacist or technician* to match your needs, whether it be in a retail, hospital or a specialty pharmacy setting (*Technician staffing limited to Florida only). We work with businesses of every size – from the corner drug store to national corporations and organizations – with only one goal in mind: to improve your pharmacy’s business operations. We can assist with expert advice in any area of your pharmacy business or practice.

Also keep in mind that, while specializing in pharmacy jobs, staffing and placement services for over 31+ years now, HCC can help you with all of your pharmacy needs. HCC is recognized as a nationally leading Pharmacy Consulting Firm and a sample of some of our additional services include:
– Equipment needs assessment
–  Policy & Procedure Manual review, recommendations and customization
– Medicaid/3rd party review
– Moving a pharmacy to a new location
Out of state licensing
– Exit strategies
– Audit, surveys & mock inspections
– Expanding, redesigning and overhauling your pharmacy
– Compliance review for compounding pharmacies (USP 795 & 797)

We urge you to contact us today to see how our Pharmacy Staffing services and Pharmacy Consulting services can help you improve your business now, plus be ready for the future. With a full-time staff of in-house Pharmacy Consultant specialists, HCC can answer any questions that you may have in all pharmacy settings. Contact us online now or call us today at 800-642-1652 for a free consultation.

 

 


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Open Pharmacist Jobs and Positions Jacksonville Florida

Registered Florida Pharmacists are currently in high demand in the Jacksonville, Florida Metropolitan area. Jobs and positions for registered pharmacists who are licensed and certified to practice in the State of Florida have been on the rise due to the favorable economic atmosphere that the city has been experiencing over theses past several years. Jacksonville has almost a million residents and is actually the most populous city in Florida. As the center of Duval County, Jacksonville is also the largest city in the nation by total physical land area or other geographical considerations. The Jacksonville metropolitan area has a population of almost two million total residents and it currently ranks as the fourth largest metropolitan area in Florida.

What Does this Mean for Florida Registered Pharmacists?

It is estimated that almost 20% or one-fifth of the nearly 4,000 pharmacies in Florida are located in the Jacksonville metropolitan area and the associated surrounding areas. Pharmacists are badly needed to fill the RPh jobs that are on the rise due to the explosive growth that the City of Jacksonville is currently experiencing. Ranked by Forbes magazine as the 36th best city for business and careers of all US cities, jobs are predicted to increase by slightly less than 4% a year in Jacksonville and its neighboring cities annually over the next five years or so. Known to be a national center for both the defense and transportation industries, the city is famous for the Port of Jacksonville and for its numerous military facilities. Jacksonville can boast that the city is the 3rd largest military and defense center of the United States with the Jacksonville, Mayport and Blount Island Naval Air Stations, plus the Naval Submarine Base at Kings Bay all in a short proximity geographically. Additionally, the city is known as a major tourist and visitor attraction and is world famous for its golf, sports (including the NFL team The Jacksonville Jaguars), fishing, dining and nightlife, and, of course, some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Employment opportunities and pharmacist jobs in the Jacksonville Metropolitan area include cities such as Pointe Vedra, Neptune Beach, Sawgrass, Atlantic Beach, Orange Park, Mandarin, St. Johns and Palm Valley to name just a few. Additionally, add in the fact that the city is roughly only 25 miles from the State of Georgia and it all leads to numerous opportunities and jobs for qualified pharmacists looking for a new job or work experience.

There are estimated to be over 2,000 jobs in the Jacksonville, Florida area for pharmacists. These RPh positions exist in all types of pharmacy settings. They include traditional independent community pharmacies, the large retail chain pharmacies, as well as institutions, clinics, hospital pharmacies and specialty pharmacies (such as compounding pharmacies, IV infusion pharmacies and mail-order pharmacy businesses). Jobs for pharmacists are also commonly found in the Jacksonville metro area working for pharmaceutical manufacturers, large insurance companies, plus for medical software development firms.

Who Can Help You With Switching Pharmacist Jobs?

If you are a pharmacist seriously considering making a change, HCC can help you to “boost” your chances for success. Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing has been known nationally as a full service Pharmacy staffing agency since 1989. Headquartered in Central Florida, HCC offers job seekers an in-house team of trained consultants that can help assist pharmacists licensed to work in Florida to obtain a job that matches their skills and experience, plus fits their lifestyle and needs. With all the services that we provide to both pharmacies and pharmacists, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the fact the we are one of the most successful and respected pharmacy staffing and placement firms in the nation. Pharmacy staffing and job placement are our primary business now for over 31+ years. If you are a pharmacist looking for a new position or considering a career change, we urge you to talk with us. With placement positions immediately available, contact us today online or call us at 800-642-1652 to explore how we can help you in your choice of a new pharmacy career path. We’ll get right back to you to discuss which job opportunities best match your skills and needs.

 


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Tampa Florida Pharmacist Jobs

pharmacist in tampaThe Tampa Bay area located on the west coast of Florida is a great place to live and work for registered pharmacists. R. PH’s are currently in demand throughout the Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater metropolitan areas. Jobs and positions for registered pharmacists who are licensed to practice in Florida have been on the rise based on the economic growth seen throughout the entire west coast of Florida over the past several decades. Now the COVID-19 pandemic has made the demand and need for pharmacists in the Tampa Metropolitan area even greater than it’s ever been before. In fact just yesterday the Tampa Bay Times reported the following case increases and totals by counties in the area:
– Pinellas County added 10 new cases, bringing the total number of documented cases up to 687.
– Hillsborough County added 7 new cases, now totaling 1,048.
– Pasco County case totals are up to a total of 232.
– Hernando County totals equal 88 documented cases of COVID-19.
– Manatee County still has the most deaths in the region, holding steady at 43. Its caseload increased by 11, bringing total positive cases up to 508.
– Citrus County added 2 new positive cases, bringing Citrus County’s total up to 97.
– Polk County added 10 new cases, bringing its total cases up to 410.

The US Census Bureau defines the Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater metropolitan area to include Pinellas, Hernando, Pasco and Hillsborough counties, but additionally many media experts also include Sarasota, Polk, Citrus and Manatee counties when it comes to this thriving area of the west coast of Florida. The Tampa metropolitan area has a population of over 3 million residents and it currently ranks as the second largest metropolitan area in Florida.

What does this mean for Florida Registered Pharmacists?

It is estimated that almost 25% or one quarter of the almost 4,000 pharmacies currently operating in the State of Florida are located in the Tampa metropolitan area and its various surrounding cities and communities. Registered pharmacist jobs and positions are on the rise in this area located on Florida’s Gulf Coast due to the tremendous growth explosion that Tampa is experiencing. Over the past five years Tampa’s population has actually increased by almost 7%. Described by Best Places To Live as perhaps the “most balanced” Florida city, Tampa is famous for its sports teams (the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL, the Tampa Bay Rays in MLB and the Tampa Lightning in the NHL), fishing, golf, beautiful beaches, and an exciting and diverse nightlife scene.

Employment opportunities and jobs in the Tampa Metropolitan area include the major cities such as Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Lakeland and Bradenton. However, there are numerous smaller surrounding cities searching for qualified pharmacists, such as Largo, Brandon, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Spring Hill, Seminole, Seffner, Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Citrus Park, Hernando Beach, Tarpon Springs, Treasure Island and New Port Richey to name just a few.

How Many Pharmacist Jobs in the Tampa Area are there?

There are estimated to be a total of over 20,500 jobs for pharmacists in the entire State of Florida according to the latest available numbers released by the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (in their 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics Report). Of these, estimates vary, but roughly there are around two-thousand jobs for pharmacists in the area. A search today on the Indeed.com website (considered to be the largest and most often used job listing website in the US) lists 78 open job positions for pharmacists available when a search was performed for “Pharmacist Tampa Florida“. These open job positions exist in all types of pharmacy settings. They include traditional retail community drug stores, retail chain pharmacies, hospital pharmacies (the Tampa Metro area actually has over 50 hospitals), institutional pharmacies, medical clinics and specialty pharmacies (such as compounding pharmacies, cancer pharmacies, IV infusion pharmacies and mail-order pharmacies). Jobs for pharmacists are also found in the Tampa metropolitan area working for high-tech companies (Tampa is known as the gateway to the Florida High Tech Corridor), pharmaceutical manufacturers and medical software development firms (Tampa ranks in the top 20 nationwide for medical device manufacturing). Although this may perhaps change in years to come due to the projected increase in the number of pharmacy graduates (according to an article in Medscape), currently the reality is that open positions far outdistance the number of potential candidates that are realistically available.

Are you a Registered Pharmacist looking for a new career or job opportunity in the Tampa, Florida area?

Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing is a nationally renowned pharmacy staffing firm that has been matching qualified registered pharmacists in Florida to the right job and employer for over 31+ years now. Headquartered in Central Florida, HCC offers job seekers an in-house team of trained consultants that can help assist pharmacists licensed to work in Florida to obtain a job that matches their skills and experience, plus fits their lifestyle and needs. Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing can place pharmacists in a variety of positions throughout the Tampa metropolitan area, including current available pharmacist job openings. Call us now at (800) 642-1652 or click here now to let us know your availability and we’ll get right back to you to discuss which job opportunities may best match your skills, lifestyle and needs.


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Part Time Pharmacist Jobs Available Now

Part Time Jobs for PharmacistsCurrently there are numerous relief and temporary jobs available for pharmacists to work part time and earn some extra money. Everyone’s focused on the COVID-19 pandemic (and not without good reason!), but part time jobs and relief pharmacist positions have been getting harder to fill before the coronavirus was ever even a household word. The number of pharmacists who are willing to give up their spare/free time to generate some additional income by working part time jobs by filling in at pharmacies has been steadily decreasing for years now.

The AACP Survey Basically Sums Everything Up –

Based on a survey released by the AACP (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) in 2014 called the National Pharmacist Workforce Study, trends appeared that surprised the staffing “experts” regarding pharmacists working secondary and part time jobs for extra income. In particular was the fact that only about 8% of all pharmacists nationally worked a second job. A quarter of a century ago in the in the mid-1990’s, this number was estimated to be well over 15%. Only three or four years ago a survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that approximately 13% of registered pharmacists worked a second job in the United States. Additionally, the average extra time worked by a pharmacist in a second job was only estimated to be an additional six hours per week. This shows a significant decrease from the estimated ten – twelve hours a week that pharmacists commonly worked extra back in the 1990’s. The study noted that “a significant decrease regarding the number of pharmacists willing to work part-time positions was seen every year since 2009”.

Female pharmacists showed the larger decrease:
– Women decreased from around 30% down to less than 19% between 2009 and 2014 in regards to part time employment.
– Men decreased from around 18% down to 14% between 2009 -and 2014 working part time jobs.

Why the Decrease in Pharmacists Willing to Work Part Time Jobs?

Is the reason for the significant decrease in pharmacists working second jobs and part-time jobs due to a decline in the number of part time jobs available or simply that less pharmacists don’t want to do it (or need to do it)? We may never know. Yet let’s look at some contributing factors that we do know:

1. It may be important to note here that the “gender gap” regarding pharmacists working part time jobs may be shrinking due to the fact that the number of female pharmacists has significantly increased over the past several decades. Women pharmacists now actually outnumber their male counterparts on a national level (comprising for over 57% of the pharmacy workforce in the US). According to US News female pharmacists average higher student-loan debts than men upon graduation ($43,258 for female pharmacists versus $31,553 for male pharmacists). So although owing more than their male counterparts, female pharmacists are rapidly decreasing working second and part-time jobs. Which leads us to the increase in pharmacy salaries.
2. In the 1990’s the average salary for a pharmacist was about $50,000. Comparing that number to the average pharmacist’s salary of between $112,000 – $119,000 in 2016 and one can easily draw the conclusion that perhaps the decrease seen regarding pharmacists working second jobs and part time extra jobs is due to the lack of need for additional income. Even if we factor in the effect of inflation and the increased cost of living nationally, it is easy to see that the significant salary increases in pharmacy pay are a major contributor to less pharmacists needing to work second jobs.
3. Even if there was no significant fluctuation in the number of second jobs and part time positions available for pharmacists to work, there are definitely more pharmacists than ever before to fill the positions. Just looking at the number of pharmacy graduates annually may solve the “mystery” in why fewer pharmacists are working extra jobs: 8,108 pharmacy graduates in 2004 and 13,838 in 2014. Also consider that many pharmacists who may have retired at the “traditional” ages of 60 – 65 now continue to work until well within their 70’s.
4. Lastly is the fact that most of the available secondary jobs and part-time positions are found in the retail pharmacy settings such as chain stores and supermarkets. As we have discussed in previous blog posts, the trend towards hospital jobs and specialty settings may be making working in a retail position as a secondary job a less lucrative or less appealing scenario for many seeking extra income. The reverse can also be pointed out: perhaps most retail pharmacists lack the skill sets required to work a second job in a hospital or specialty pharmacy setting?

What Should You Do As a Pharmacist Wanting Part Time Work?

The solution for a pharmacist to increase his/her income is obviously to work part time as a relief RPh. At Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing we have several part time Pharmacy jobs available right now. HCC Pharmacy Staffing has been a national leader in regards to being a Pharmacy Staffing Agency & Firm, plus we’re known for being one of the finest “full service” pharmacy staffing companies in the US since 1989. With all the services that we provide to both pharmacies and pharmacists, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the fact the we are one of the most successful and respected pharmacy staffing firms for well over 31+ years now.

If you are a pharmacist looking for part time opportunities to earn more cash, we urge you to talk with us. With positions immediately available, feel free to contact us here at HCC by calling us now and taking a few minutes to introduce yourself and meet us. No matter the setting a pharmacist is looking to work in, HCC is known for our history of matching the right pharmacist to the right employer and job in every type of setting and situation. Owned and operated by pharmacists for over 31+ years now, HCC Pharmacy Staffing is also recognized as a national leader in the pharmacist recruitment, pharmacy placement, and direct hire areas too.

HCC has helped numerous pharmacists throughout the country find positions in the following ways:

– Temporary positions and part-time work –
Are you a pharmacist looking to make some additional income? Do you have extra time that you would like to commit to earning more money?

– Temporary to permanent placement –
Are you a pharmacist that wants to try a new job but doesn’t want to commit to a permanent position? Perhaps you want to experience a new work environment or a new geographical locale, but want to try it out first?

– Permanent placement –
Are you currently looking for a full-time permanent position?

If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, then HCC offers a solution for you! With temporary staffing and placement opportunities in many states, HCC offers a diverse range of pharmacy positions to consider and options to choose from. These include available pharmacy jobs in compounding, institutional, mail-order, nursing home, as well as other specialty practices. Of course we have numerous positions to choose from in hospital pharmacy and retail pharmacy too!

If you are a pharmacist and would like to apply online, please take a moment now and fill out our online application, or call us now at 1-800-642-1652.

 


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Pharmacist Recruitment and Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 coronavirus pharmacy prescriptions pharmacist recruitmentThe COVID-19 pandemic and a rise in pharmacy recruitment activity taking place in the near future are two topics now being talked about in the same discussions that tie into our previous post over a week ago regarding the possibility of a shortage of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians throughout the United States. As we had pointed out back then, retail community pharmacists, technicians and the other ancillary pharmacy staff  are the most accessible healthcare workers that are available to the public at large. In most areas of the country, the community pharmacist is the most easily approachable of all possible healthcare providers and usually acts as the first “touchpoint” for patient engagement within our nation’s healthcare system. In fact, over ninety percent of all Americans reportedly live within five miles of a retail community pharmacy. This is especially true in many rural areas of our nation where a pharmacist may be the only healthcare provider that is immediately within the geographical reach of most patients and their family members. Not only dispensing prescriptions and supplying OTC medications and other medical supplies, pharmacists are now being called on to be a primary source of the latest critical information about the pandemic, plus to be a support for their community and neighbors across the USA.

What Is the Real Situation Pharmacists Face Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Taking a look at three recent news stories in just the past seventy-two hours will help answer this question: What’s the real situation that pharmacists are facing and dealing with caused by the onslaught of  the Coronavirus pandemic?

Shortages of “Everything” in New York City Pharmacies

Everyone around the nation is familiar with the shortages of commodities like toilet paper, paper towels and hand sanitizers that the impending arrival of the coronavirus initiated, but now in New York City, where the Coronavirus is hitting hardest, retail pharmacies are literally out of “everything”. Basic things such as thermometers, Tylenol, masks and gloves are out of stock and all on backorder for the next several months. As one NYC pharmacy owner said: “I never thought a pharmacy in the 21st century can run out of essentials, the most basic medications”. Additionally, most prescription medications and medical devices used to treat COVID-19 are also unavailable, on backorder, or in drastically short supply. The hope that using the combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin would prove effective in fighting the virus is virtually nil when one considers that both drugs are unavailable and probably will remain that way for months to come.

In lieu of the shortages, pharmacists and their fellow pharmacy employees are fighting the pandemic on the “front lines” in New York City neighborhoods that have been hit the hardest by the Coronavirus. Even though most drugstores allow only limited pedestrian entry, or no entry at all to the public, pharmacists are actually working “around the clock”. As examples, in Queens, the New York Borough that so far has seen the hardest hit neighborhoods in the city, pharmacists are working all day with sick patients and a panicked community and then continuing on throughout the night getting prescriptions ready for the following day. As one New York City pharmacist stated: “The truth is we never close. We close the doors, but we don’t close the work.” Now in some of the hard hit areas, most pharmacy employees, worried about getting exposed to the coronavirus themselves, are no longer coming to work. Eventually the long, stressful hours, combined with the increased possibility of exposure to the virus, will catch up and pharmacists themselves will become victims of this dreadful pandemic.

Survey Shows Pharmacy Technicians Feel Unsafe and Scared During COVID-19 Pandemic

The National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) released a survey on Friday (April 3rd, 2020) that was called “COVID-19: A Survey of Pharmacy Technicians”. The survey clearly showed that pharmacy technicians felt unsafe working in their pharmacy during this COVID-19 pandemic. The techs also felt that their employers were not doing enough regarding protecting the safety and well-being of the pharmacy staffs on duty. From the survey’s results that were released it was clear that most of the pharmacy techs felt unsafe, uninformed, not very protected, and also ill-equipped as a result of the lack of both support and resources from their employers. This was particularly true in the large chain stores, large retail and grocery store pharmacy operations. Community independent retail pharmacies and hospital pharmacies did much better on the survey.

The NPTA also reported (along with the survey) that they’ve been receiving numerous complaints from their technician membership about safety concerns. According to the NPTA, one of the nation’s largest Rx chains is prohibiting all pharmacy personnel from wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) at work, even if they supply it themselves, because it “looks unprofessional and they don’t want to alarm their customers”. The NPTA is demanding that all regulatory agencies and State Boards of Pharmacy immediately take action and require that all employers take immediate action and use all precautions possible in order to safeguard both the pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that are “serving on the frontline of this pandemic”. Otherwise these professionals will themselves get sick or stop showing up for work soon.

Rutgers University School of Pharmacy Accelerates Graduation

The Rutgers University School of Pharmacy announced that 25% of its final year pharmacy doctorate students will graduate early and be ready to help in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first time in US history that a pharmacy school will graduate students early in order to provide badly needed practitioners to work in a retail &/or hospital pharmacy setting. According to a press release by the University, Joseph Barone, Dean of the School of Pharmacy, stated that in New Jersey currently “we are starting to see pharmacy staffing issues across the state from increased demand and a workforce strained by personnel who have become sick, are quarantined or are caring for family. We expect continued impacts for the remainder of the year”.

Will Pharmacy Recruitment Activity Increase Around the US?

The result that one can forecast from all of these news stories is that in the near future the demand for pharmacists in certain geographic areas of the country will most likely overtake the supply available because of the  COVID-19 pandemic. This seems especially true in the top dozen afflicted states where the virus is rampant currently:
New York
New Jersey
Michigan
California
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Florida
Pennsylvania
Illinois
Washington
Texas
Georgia
Can the other states really be far behind? Most experts think not.

Who Can I Talk To At HCC About Pharmacist Recruitment?

The Pharmacy Recruitment Division  at HealthCare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing is managed by Linton Creel, our Vice President of Professional Recruitment and Placement. Linton has extensive knowledge in the area of pharmacy recruitment and his duties include overseeing all aspects of permanent placement, direct hire and recruitment.  As a professional pharmacist recruiter, Linton serves as the liaison between the client and the qualified professionals to fill a pharmacy position resulting in the best possible candidate match possible for our clients. As a pharmacist recruiting expert, Linton takes the time necessary to build a solid relationship with you and learn about your business and your individual preferences and needs. This makes him uniquely qualified to help you locate the best possible candidates for your operation and company – now and in the future – and gives you immediate access to a broader, more talented pool of candidates than you would be able to reach on your own.
Click here to “meet” Linton and learn more about him.

In addition to staffing, recruitment, placement and direct hire of pharmacists, HCC additionally offers the finest pharmacy consulting services available throughout the USA. Customized Policy and Procedure Manuals (including 503A&B), audit and inspection preparation, pharmacy business efficiency reviews, and business management services are just a few of the consulting services that we have specialized in over 31+ years of serving our clients and their specific individual needs.

Call us today at 800.642.1652, or contact us online to discuss your needs. We are so confident you will be satisfied that we offer a six month pro-rated satisfaction guarantee!


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Pharmacy Technician Jobs Available in Florida

Pharmacy Technician Staffing and ResponsibilitiesPharmacy technicians provide invaluable support to pharmacists throughout the State of Florida. Since 1989, HCC (Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing) has been placing certified, highly trained, professional pharmacy technicians throughout Florida (including the Tampa, Miami, Orlando and Jacksonville areas). Currently statistics show that there are over 30,000 pharmacy technicians being employed in Florida with an average salary of over  $33,000 as of February 26, 2020 (but the average salary range typically falls between $29,980 and $37,085 annually). For complete information regarding becoming a registered pharmacy technician in Florida and their tasks performed, please click here.

Looking for Qualified Registered Pharmacy Tech(s) in Florida?

Whether they are needed to help expedite prescriptions, count, mix, pour, weigh, retrieve, or measure medications, they offer experience to serve your needs and help with your pharmacy business and patients. As you may already have done business with HCC in helping you meet your needs with part time relief and full time pharmacist staffing, you can count on us for outstanding customer service and to deliver the best technician candidates available to fill your pharmacy technician staffing needs. Please note that we deal exclusively with technician placement only in the State of Florida. Additionally, here at HCC our pharmacist relief and temporary staffing services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. HCC maintains one of the largest active pools of relief and temporary pharmacists in the nation, allowing us to quickly locate available, qualified and reliable temp and relief pharmacists for you in the following states:
– Florida
– Georgia
– Texas
– North Carolina
– South Carolina
– Alabama

Additionally, Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing has been a national leader in regards to pharmacy recruitment, permanent placement and direct hire of pharmacists throughout the entire USA (in all fifty states) since 1989. Pharmacist recruitment, permanent placement and direct hire have been our specialty for over 31+ years now, as HCC deals with all aspects of matching the correct pharmacist to the job description requirements and to the employer’s needs in every type of situation and setting. Our in-house staffing experts have experience nationally in all 50 states with all pharmacy job types: retail, hospital, clinical, institutional, compounding, mail-order and all types of specialty pharmacies. We also offer a six month pro-rated satisfaction guarantee!

If you are a pharmacy located in Florida and are in need of hiring qualified registered technicians for your pharmacy operation or business, please contact us online now, or simply call us now at 1-800-642-1652. One of our experienced in-house technician placement specialists will get back to you right away to assist you in finding the right technician to best meet your unique pharmacies’ needs and fill your position. As with our pharmacist staffing services, HCC offers the same satisfaction guarantee for technician recruitment that we 0ffer with our pharmacist staffing services!

Looking for a New Job as a Registered Pharmacy Technician in Florida?

If you are a licensed and registered pharmacy technician in Florida looking for a new opportunity or job, we strongly suggest you contact us today. HCC can place you in a variety of pharmacy types throughout Florida (including retail, hospital, institutional, specialty, compounding, mail-order, clinical and other pharmacy settings and operation types). We currently are looking to place certified pharmacy techs in the Tampa, Orlando, Miami and Jacksonville Florida areas. Most of these job opportunities are full-time (40 hours per work) positions for at least the next year. Call us now at 800-642-1652, or click here NOW to apply online and to provide us with your availability. One of our experienced in-house technician placement specialists will get back to you right away with additional information and will assist you in finding the right employment opportunity to best meet your needs and lifestyle.

 


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