Pharmacy owners and managers are all faced with the same dilemma – “How do we hire the right Pharmacist for the job?”. As everyone already knows, it is more than simply finding a “warm body” to fill the position. It requires that the candidate posses the right skill sets, qualifications, licensing requirements and experience to fill the pharmacist position and job description perfectly. The firs time around!
From the pharmacist’s perspective, one has to include salary, benefits, geography, shift hours and company culture into their decision making process. Most employers find the process tedious and painful, even those with full time HR departments. For most pharmacy owners and managers the hiring of a pharmacist to fill an opening is a reactive process that must take precedence over their daily job tasks. This leads to hiring mistakes that costs their business both time and money. So how is this to be avoided and the process of recruiting the right pharmacist made efficient and Painless?
What’s the Problem in Recruiting the Right Pharmacist?
The problem in recruiting and then hiring pharmacists is actually twofold. The first centers on skill and timing. The majority of pharmacy owners, directors and managers admit that hiring is not their strong point. Their success is in running and managing the pharmacy as a business operation. Maximizing the businesses efficiency, profitability and cash flow are their primary concern & should be. Finding, interviewing and hiring a new pharmacist is a time consuming endeavor that requires the skill and time that most employers simply don’t have.
The second challenge is the competitive nature of the pharmacist job market. Currently there are simply more jobs than pharmacists. A search on the largest job site Indeed shows 5,817 positions available today throughout the country. Although this will perhaps change by 2020 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. As we recently just discussed in our last post, perhaps the pharmacy school accreditation issues being seen recently will only lead to a future problem of a shortage of qualified pharmacists that can fit your individual pharmacy’s needs and skill set requirements for the position that you need filled.
What’s the Solution to Recruiting the Right Pharmacist?
Let an experienced Pharmacy recruitment and placement expert find the right pharmacist to fill your job opening. HealthCare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing has been a national leader in regards to Pharmacy placement services and direct hire and is known throughout the USA in all fifty states as a “full service” Pharmacy staffing company since 1989. Pharmacist recruitment, permanent placement and direct hire have been our specialty for over 31+ years now. HealthCare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing 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 and specialty pharmacies. We also offer a six month pro-rated satisfaction guarantee!
Who Can I Talk To At HCC?
The Pharmacy Recruitment Division here 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!