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Pharmacy Staffing, Recruitment and Placement Services

Pharmacy Staffing, Recruitment and Placement Services

Pharmacy Staffing ServicesHealthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing is recognized as a national leader in regards to pharmacy staffing, recruitment and placement services, plus has been known as a “full service” pharmacy staffing company since 1989 now. With more than 30+ years in the pharmacy staffing, recruitment and placement business, HCC is acknowledged throughout the USA for our ability to always correctly match the best possible potential candidates to the right job or employment opportunity, plus suit the exact needs of the potential employer! We are able to accomplish this by utilizing our own proprietary candidate database system that we’ve developed internally over the past three decades, and that no other company has access to or can match. This system, plus our experienced in-house staff of experts, allows us to match a pharmacist’s skill sets, experience and other considerations (such as geography and lifestyle) with whatever criteria the employer and job description may require.

Pharmacist Recruitment, Placement and Staffing Services

With all the various pharmacy consulting services that we provide to both pharmacies and pharmacists, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the fact the we are one of the nation’s most successful and respected pharmacy staffing and placement firms. HealthCare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing deals with all aspects of matching pharmacists to jobs and open positions in every type of possible situation. This includes filling short term pharmacy positions and temporary jobs, as well as permanent and long term placements. We also can help with temp-to-permanent situations.

Pharmacist Recruitment and Placement

A national leader in pharmacy staffing since 1989, HCC is able to bring an employer the correct pharmacy candidates who are fully qualified for placement in permanent, full-time, direct-hire, or contract positions. In this manner we act as the “liaison” between the employer and the qualified professionals to fill a pharmacy position with the best possible match. Our recruitment experts take the time to build a relationship with you and learn about your business. This helps us to locate the best possible candidates for your company – now and in the future – plus gives you immediate access to a far broader and more talented pool of candidates than you would be able to reach on your own. Our 30+ years of pharmacy recruitment and placement experience ensures that the right pharmacist is a perfect fit regarding geographical considerations, skill sets and, of course, company culture.
Of course HCC is also able to find you the perfect PDM (Prescription Department Manager) &/or PIC (Pharmacist in Charge) should the need arise. During this critical selection of a PDM or PIC, HCC provides you with immediate access to a far broader and more talented pool of candidates than you would be able to reach on your own. We also offer a six month pro-rated satisfaction guarantee!

Temp & Relief Pharmacy Staffing Services

Once again, with over thirty years of experience, HCC is nationally renowned for being a “full service” pharmacy staffing company since 1989. Many times a pharmacy owner or manager is in immediate need of a temporary pharmacist to fill in coverage and shifts at their business or operation. This sometimes may be a planned absence of an employee, such as time off for a vacation or a wedding as examples. Yet more often than not, it is more of an “emergency” situation, such as an unexpected illness, leave of absence, or perhaps simply an employee quitting unexpectedly and without any warning.

HCC specializes in providing relief pharmacists in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Whatever your requirements and needs may be pertaining to getting pharmacist relief, our automated matching and scheduling services allow us to quickly recruit, screen and locate the perfect pharmacist with the perfect capabilities to meet your every need – guaranteed.

Emergency Pharmacist Staffing

Every pharmacy owner has faced an emergency situation where the only solutions were to either find an emergency pharmacist to quickly fill their need or to shut their pharmacy’s doors. Emergencies such as an illness, death of a loved one, accidents or severe weather preventing an employee’s return happen much more frequently than most think or expect. In such situations, finding an emergency relief pharmacist who is licensed, experienced and professional becomes a task that can seem impossible to accomplish.

Our emergency pharmacist staffing service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We maintain one of the largest active pools of emergency pharmacists in the nation, allowing us to quickly locate available, qualified and reliable personnel in or around your local area. Our proprietary online system allows us to match your needs with the most qualified candidate to work relief during your emergency. HCC also ensures that all of our emergency pharmacists comply with HIPAA requirements and maintain professional liability insurance. As always, here at HCC your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Specialty Pharmacist Staffing

Whatever special needs a pharmacy may be searching for, HCC can help. Our pharmacy staffing services cover all aspects of job types: retail, hospital, clinical and specialty pharmacies. We offer solutions for almost every type of pharmacist you may require:
– Compounding pharmacy (both sterile and non-sterile)
– Nursing Home & Long Term Care pharmacy
– Institutional (prisons and jails) pharmacy
– Hospice pharmacy
– Mail-order pharmacy
– Home health pharmacy
– Respiratory pharmacy
– IV pharmacy
– Nuclear pharmacy
– Home infusion pharmacy

Pharmacy Technician Staffing

At HCC we also place licensed and certified, highly trained Pharmacy Technicians throughout the State of Florida. Our large technician database allows us to place the right experienced and trained pharmacy technician to suit your needs throughout the entire state of Florida, including the Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville areas. Our Pharmacy Technician Staffing Department offers you trained professionals with the premium skills and experience needed to help you best serve your patients and customers.

As required in the State of Florida, all of our pharmacy technicians are registered with the Florida Board of Pharmacy and have completed a Florida Pharmacy Board Approved Pharmacy Technician training program. Our experienced in-house pharmacy consultants have placed thousands of pharmacy technicians throughout Florida and are able to find you the right technician based on your pharmacy’s individual needs and the skill-sets required.

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 for a free consultation.

 

 


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Hospital Pharmacist Jobs

Hospital Pharmacist JobsHospital jobs and positions for pharmacists in clinical settings are becoming lucrative opportunities as a clearer job market future emerges in the pharmacy profession. As discussed several years ago, the 2018 US Labor Department’s pharmacist job statistics clearly indicated that there would be a shift over the next decade from retail to hospital employment opportunities for pharmacists, plus a significant surge in the demand for RPh’s in all hospital, clinical and institutional settings.

As documented by the latest US Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics), currently around fifty-eight percent (58%) of all pharmacists work in a retail job or community drug store environment. What’s truly important to note, however, is that this is well down from the 65.2% reported almost a decade ago back in 2010. Meanwhile approximately twenty-six percent (25.8%) of all US pharmacists now work in jobs that are located in a hospital, clinical or home health settings. Once again, what’s truly important to take note of is the fact that, while retail pharmacist jobs dropped, hospital pharmacists rose to almost twenty-six percent (25.8%) in 2018 as compared to around twenty-three percent (23.2%) that was seen back in 2010.

The predicted shift is being fueled by both the current shortage of pharmacists nationally, plus major hospitals and Health Care Systems pursuing the enormous and lucrative specialty pharmacy dispensing revenues. In 2022, a staggering ninety-percent (90%) of hospitals own a specialty pharmacy. Compare that with 2018 when an estimated 20% of hospitals owned their own specialty pharmacy, and that only three years prior in 2016 less than nine percent (9%) of all hospitals owned a specialty pharmacy.

What Do the Recent Pharmacist Job Statistics Predict?

The current U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released in 2022 clearly indicate that the current trends are not an anomaly and that outcome will continue to be towards an increasing percentage of new jobs for the hospital sector and its practitioners. The latest USDL statistics reported that there will be a very small or minimal increase in the expansion of retail pharmacy jobs seen over the next ten year period (estimated at less than 1%), and that the retail job market for pharmacists will become rather stagnant. On the “flip side” is the the prediction that there will be well over a ten percent (10%) expansion in the number of hospital jobs for pharmacists seen over the next decade. Several medical employment and staffing experts are even predicting that a thirteen to fifteen percent (13-15%) increase is not unrealistic.

Why Shift From Retail to Hospital Pharmacy Job?

Hospital pharmacists historically were paid salaries that were lower (sometimes significantly) when compared to the salaries for retail, community, independent and chain store pharmacy positions. Now the reverse of this is being seen. Factoring in various parameters such as the longevity of being in a position, the skills required for the position and the duties being performed by the pharmacist on staff, plus certain geographical considerations, hospital pharmacist salaries now surpass those of most retail pharmacist jobs. Plus, hospital pharmacies also offer a wide range of areas for both advancement and growth that simply cannot be found in the retail pharmacy business environment.

Basically it is simply a matter of the old economic rule of supply and demand. While the total supply of pharmacists is increasing, the demand is shifting to skilled hospital RPh’s and jobs in specialized positions. The increase in supply is due in part to both the increased number of students graduating with RPh degrees, plus the decreased number of active pharmacists retiring. The number of pharmacy graduates has significantly increased as the number of pharmacy schools has increased. In the late 1980’s there were a total of only 72 accredited pharmacy schools in the nation. As reported by the AACP (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) there now exists a total of 130 accredited pharmacy schools offering a B. S. in Pharmacy degree in the United States. Additionally, as the average age of retirement continues to increase (from previously about 62 years of age to over 70 years old now), fewer vacant job positions and openings are becoming available to be filled.

If YOU Are Considering Switching From Retail To Hospital Pharmacy

If you are currently thinking about your own future in the pharmacy profession and considering a switch or transition from a retail to a hospital setting, please take a moment to consider the following:

– In some states additional licensure requirements are required for certain hospital, clinical and nursing home positions. Using Florida as an example, to become the Director of Pharmacy in a hospital or work as a consulting pharmacist in a nursing home, a Consulting Pharmacist license is additionally required. In Florida, as specified in Rule 64B16-26.301, an RPh must successfully pass an exam after taking an approved twelve hour course, plus then must work under a preceptor for three consecutive months to be evaluated and assessed (within one year of passing the exam). Additionally, the pharmacist must obtain a minimum of forty training hours, of which sixty percent (60%) must take place onsite at an institutional or hospital pharmacy holding a permit.
– The hospital pharmacy environment is not the “slow paced” job that many of us as pharmacists remember from the “good old days”. Perhaps it really never was. Today’s hospital pharmacy positions are conversely a fast paced work environment that require a high energy level and extended periods of concentration and focus.
– Hospital hours can be a major negative to many RPh’s lifestyles. This is especially true for new employees that are typically hired to work on the “graveyard shift” in order to get a position at a hospital (in order to get their “foot in the door”). Remember that a hospital never closes, even on major holidays (although this is also true for many large chain drug stores as well these days).
– Although you may think that switching from a retail pharmacy job means no longer having to deal with sick patients and difficult customers who are always in a hurry to get their prescriptions, keep in mind that doctors, nurses and other various members of the hospital’s health care team can also sometimes be extremely difficult to deal with.
– Certain hospital pharmacy activities (such as preparing IV solutions, infusions and other sterile medications in a Laminar-Flow Hood) can be very taxing on an individual. Pharmacists who have back pain or problems sometimes find that positions like this are extremely hard to work at for long periods of time.
– Keeping current is hard in clinical settings. Changes in hospital pharmacy occur more quickly than elsewhere. It is essential that the hospital pharmacist continuously read clinical journals, articles and continue getting education and training on a regular basis.

How Can You Prepare to Switch From Retail to Hospital Pharmacy?

For a more in depth discussion of how to get yourself ready to switch from a retail to a hospital pharmacy career, please visit our previous post on Tips for Pharmacists Switching Jobs. Here are some of suggestions that you may want to consider trying:
1. Take or attend a Continuing Education class that covers information in the areas of hospital or clinical settings that may be of interest to you.
2. Attend a hospital pharmacy conference. There are numerous national and state hospital pharmacy organizations that offer annual conferences. Examples include the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).
3. Do some job “shadowing”. “Test drive” the job before you make a decision to actually switch. Find pharmacists in your area who practice in a hospital setting. See if job “shadowing” is allowed and perhaps spend some time at their place of work to experience what a typical day can look like at their job.
4. Read. Sometimes simply reading about a particular job setting or environment can help you get a better picture of what the job really is all about.

Who Can Help You Make A Switch?

If you are seriously considering making the change from retail or community pharmacy to hospital or institutional pharmacy, HCC can help you to “boost” your chances for success. Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing has been known as a full service pharmacy staffing company 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 nation’s most successful and respected pharmacy staffing, pharmacist recruitment and direct hire firms in the pharmacy employment area. Pharmacy staffing and job placement have been our primary business now for over 30+ years. If you are a pharmacist looking to switch to a new position or area of practice, we urge you to talk with us. With positions immediately available, contact us today online or call us at 800-642-1652 to get started.


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Pharmacy Technician Jobs In The US Middle Atlantic States

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Pharmacy technician jobs and positions in the US Mid-Atlantic states are currently readily available, yet hard to fill. Sometimes referred to as The American Middle Atlantic region, the states that comprise the area are all experiencing the same shortage of  pharmacy technicians that’s being seen throughout all fifty states in the nation.

The National Community Pharmacists Association’s (NCPA) 2021 economic health report revealed that a shocking eighty-eight percent (88%) of all retail pharmacies nationwide reported that pharmacy technicians are the most difficult pharmacy job position to currently fill. Many workforce experts agree that pharmacy technicians were perhaps among the jobs most affected by the COVID pandemic regarding the area of “employee burnout” and many simply left the workforce feeling underpaid, overworked and too stressed out to continue working in retail pharmacy settings.

Also noted by Pharmacy Times recently as a major reason that many pharmacy technicians switched careers and/or types of jobs is the ongoing tremendous shifting of the pharmacist’s and technician’s roles and duties due to the Pandemic. Many pharmacy technicians saw it simply as a way to get techs to take on additional responsibilities, but without any significant increase in pay.

Especially true in many rural areas of this geographic region, the current shortage of pharmacy technicians and staff has had a noticeably negative effect on the quality of healthcare that some of the area’s residents are currently receiving. The staffing shortage has led to reduced operating hours for many retail community drugstores and pharmacies, longer prescription dispensing waiting times, decreased customer satisfaction with the pharmacy’s operation & management, plus the turning away of some patients who were seeking to get COVID vaccinations.

The news at the end of June from the chain store giant Walmart (and Sam’s Club) sums up the situation regarding pharmacy technicians. Walmart has announced that they plan on hiring an estimated 5,000 new pharmacy technicians by the end of this year (2022). To do this, plus bolster and stabilize their current pharmacy tech retention rates, Walmart and Sam’s Club increased the average hourly wages for their pre-existing thirty-six+ thousand pharmacy technicians. This means that the existing technicians will be averaging over $20/hour, as it must be noted that this is the second time in less than a year that Walmart has given all of their techs a raise (the previous time was a raise in August of last year). In an attempt to attract new techs, a spokesman for the retailing giant stated that their starting pay for pharmacy techs will remain the same (ranging from $15 to $22.50/hour, with certified technicians starting at $16.50/hour and higher), but that the company is introducing a “progressive wage model” that will add up to $4 per hour to a pharmacy tech’s starting base pay over four years. Under the plan, every new starting pharmacy technician will get a raise every six months for their first two years with Walmart.

What Comprises The US Mid-Atlantic States?

The Middle Atlantic states, or known more commonly when shortened to the Mid-Atlantic states, is the region of the United States located along the East Coast between the Northeastern and Southeastern States. This region of the US Northeast typically includes the following states:
– Delaware
– Maryland
– New Jersey
– New York
– Pennsylvania
– The District of Columbia (Washington DC)
Many people include the State of Connecticut as a part of the Mid-Atlantic region, as its climate is closer to that of the other Mid-Atlantic states than to the rest of the other states in New England.

From The Big Apple to The City of Brotherly Love, an estimated 60 million (58,095,788) people reside in the US Middle Atlantic Region. With nearly 330 million residents living in the entire USA, that equals roughly one-fifth (or a little under 20%) of our nation living in the American Mid-Atlantic states. This area includes New York City (NYC), affectionately known as The Big Apple or The City That Never Sleeps, to distinguish it from the State of New York, the most populous city in the United States. With a 2020 population of 8,804,190, New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the nation. Philadelphia, or The City of Brotherly Love, also helps comprise this region, coming in as the sixth largest city in the US with a population of almost 1.7 million residents, as does our Nations’ Capital – Washington DC.
Several other major metropolitan areas located in the US Middle Atlantic region include:
– Baltimore, MD
– Newark, NJ
– Richmond, VA
– Buffalo, NY
– Norfolk, VA
– Albany, NY
– Pittsburgh, PA

Many view the Mid-Atlantic as a relatively affluent region of the nation, having 43 of the 100 highest-income counties in the nation, based on median household income, and 33 of the top 100, based on per capita income. Most of the Mid-Atlantic states rank among the 15 highest-income states in the nation, by median household income and per capita income.

How Many Pharmacy Tech Jobs Are There In the US Middle Atlantic States?

With the average US state having almost twelve hundred retail pharmacies, the seven states comprising the Mid-Atlantic area have more than ten thousand combined retail community drugstores and retail pharmacy chain stores. There’s an estimated total of over 100,000 pharmacy technician jobs and positions when looking at the region as a whole.

There are no “official and up-to-date” estimates that could be found for the total number of open positions available today for technicians in the Mid-Atlantic US. However, a search today on the Indeed.com website (considered to be the largest and most often used job listing website in the US) lists nearly eight-thousand five- hundred (8,447) open job positions available when a search was performed for “Pharmacy Tech Jobs in Middle Atlantic USA”. These open pharmacy technician job positions are in all types of pharmacy settings, including retail community pharmacies, chain store and grocery pharmacies, as well as institutions, clinics, hospital pharmacies and specialty pharmacies (such as compounding pharmacies, IV infusion pharmacies and mail-order pharmacy operations).

Are You a Pharmacy Tech Looking for a Job in the Mid-Atlantic Region?

Whether you’re a Pharmacy technician currently living in the Middle Atlantic region that’s looking to change jobs, or a tech simply planning on moving to the area in the near future and are currently in the “planning phase”, we strongly urge you to contact us here at Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing (HCC) today.  HCC is a nationally renowned pharmacy staffing company that has been a leader in matching qualified pharmacy technician candidates to the right jobs and employers in all fifty states since 1989. Pharmacy staffing has been our primary business now for over three decades.

Headquartered in Central Florida, HCC has an in-house team of trained consultants that can help assist registered pharmacists and pharmacy techs to find jobs that matches their skills and experience, plus fits their lifestyle and needs. Call us at (800) 642-1652 or click here now to let us know your availability and a pharmacy technician staffing expert will get right back to you to discuss which potential job opportunities best match your skills, needs, and lifestyle requirements. Rest assured that Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing is a part of your team, helping you find the RIGHT technician job in the American Mid-Atlantic!


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Mid Atlantic US States Pharmacist Jobs Are Available Now

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Numerous pharmacist jobs and positions in the Mid- Atlantic states currently are available and the numbers of open job and opportunities (both full-time and part-time) have been steadily on the rise so far in 2022. The Middle Atlantic states, or commonly shortened to the Mid-Atlantic states, is the region of the United States located along the East Coast between the Northeastern and Southeastern States. This region typically includes New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the District of Columbia (Washington DC). It’s important to note that some folks also include Connecticut in the Mid-Atlantic region, as the climate resembles that of the other Mid-Atlantic states more than it does the rest of the states in New England.

The majority of medical experts view the shortage of pharmacists as the most critical and immediate concern that our nation’s Healthcare System faces currently. Being the health care worker most accessible to the general public, the pharmacist usually acts as the first “touchpoint” for a patient trying to engage with the US healthcare system. In fact, over ninety percent of all Americans reportedly live within five miles of a retail community pharmacy. Especially true in many rural areas of the Middle Atlantic States, the current shortage of pharmacists, including such large metropolitan cites such as NYC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Newark and Virginia Beach, has had a noticeably negative effect on the quality of healthcare that the region’s citizens and residents currently receive. The staffing shortage has led to reduced operating hours for many community drugstores and retail chain pharmacies, longer prescription dispensing waiting times, decreased customer satisfaction with the pharmacy’s operation, plus the turning away of some patients who were seeking to get COVID vaccinations.

What Comprises The US Mid-Atlantic States?

The Middle Atlantic states, or known more commonly when shortened to the Mid-Atlantic states, is the region of the United States located along the East Coast between the Northeastern and Southeastern States. This region of the US Northeast typically includes the following states:
– Delaware
– Maryland
– New Jersey
– New York
– Pennsylvania
– The District of Columbia (Washington DC)
Many people include the State of Connecticut as a part of the Mid-Atlantic region, as its climate is closer to that of the other Mid-Atlantic states than to the rest of the other states in New England.

From The Big Apple to The City of Brotherly Love, an estimated 60 million (58,095,788) people reside in the US Middle Atlantic Region. With nearly 330 million residents living in the entire USA, that equals roughly one-fifth (or a little under 20%) of our nation living in the American Mid-Atlantic states. This area includes New York City (NYC), affectionately known as The Big Apple or The City That Never Sleeps, to distinguish it from the State of New York, the most populous city in the United States. With a 2020 population of 8,804,190, New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the nation. Philadelphia, or The City of Brotherly Love, also helps comprise this region, coming in as the sixth largest city in the US with a population of almost 1.7 million residents, as does our Nations’ Capital – Washington DC.
Several other major metropolitan areas located in the US Middle Atlantic region include:
– Baltimore, MD
– Newark, NJ
– Richmond, VA
– Buffalo, NY
– Norfolk, VA
– Albany, NY
– Pittsburgh, PA

Many view the Mid-Atlantic as a relatively affluent region of the nation, having 43 of the 100 highest-income counties in the nation, based on median household income, and 33 of the top 100, based on per capita income. Most of the Mid-Atlantic states rank among the 15 highest-income states in the nation, by median household income and per capita income.

How Many Pharmacist Jobs in the Mid-Atlantic Region are there?

With the average state having 1,184 retail pharmacies, the states comprising the US Mid-Atlantic have more than 8,288 combined retail community drugstores and retail pharmacy chain stores. There’s an estimated total of over 75,000 retail pharmacist jobs and positions when looking at the region as a whole.

There are no “official and up-to-date” estimates that could be found for the total number of open positions available today for pharmacists in the US Middle Atlantic region. However, a search performed today on the Indeed.com website (considered to be the largest and most often used job listing website in the US) lists almost six thousand open job positions (5,773) available when a search was performed for “Pharmacist Job US Mid-Atlantic”. These open pharmacist job positions are in all types of pharmacy settings, including community pharmacies, chain store and grocery chain pharmacies, as well as institutions, clinics, hospital pharmacies and specialty pharmacies (such as compounding pharmacies, IV infusion pharmacies and mail-order pharmacy operations).

What’s also interesting to note from performing several Indeed searches, is that there are also 12,887 currently available openings for Pharmacy Technicians in the Mid-Atlantic USA. Along with the rest of the country, the Middle Atlantic has been hit hard by the pharmacy staffing shortage in the arena of Pharmacy Techs. What the National Community Pharmacists Association’s (NCPA) 2021 economic health report revealed was that a staggering 88% of the community pharmacies reported that pharmacy technicians are the most difficult pharmacy job position to currently fill. Many workforce experts agree that pharmacy technicians were perhaps among the jobs most affected by the COVID pandemic regarding the area of “employee burnout” and many simply left the workforce feeling underpaid, overworked and stressed out to go work in different job fields.

Are you a Pharmacist looking for a Job in the Middle Atlantic Region of the US?

Whether you’re a Pharmacist currently living in the Mid-Atlantic that’s looking for a new job, or a Pharmacist planning on moving to the region in the future and are currently in the “planning phase”, we strongly urge you to contact us here at Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing (HCC) today. HCC is a nationally renowned pharmacy staffing company that has been a leader in matching qualified pharmacists and pharmacy technician candidates to the right jobs and employers in all fifty states since 1989. Pharmacy staffing and Pharmacist placement have been our primary business now for over three decades.

Headquartered in Central Florida, HCC has an in-house team of trained consultants that can help assist registered pharmacists to find a job that matches their skillset and experience, plus fits their lifestyle and needs. Call us at (800) 642-1652 or click here now to let us know your availability and a pharmacy staffing expert will get right back to you to discuss which potential job opportunities best match your skills, needs, and lifestyle requirements. Rest assured that Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing is a part of your team, helping you find the RIGHT Pharmacist job in the American Middle Atlantic states!


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Pharmacy Staffing Agency and Firm US Mid Atlantic States

Pharmacy Staffing ServicesHealthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing (HCC) has been recognized as a leader throughout the US Mid-Atlantic states over the past three decades in regards to pharmacy staffing, recruitment and placement services, known as a “full service” pharmacy staffing company since opening in 1989. With more than thirty-three+ years in pharmacy staffing, HCC is acknowledged nationally for our ability to correctly match the best potential job candidates to the right jobs or employment opportunities, plus meet the exact needs of the potential employer/business owner! We accomplish this by utilizing our own proprietary in-house candidate database system that we’ve developed over these past three decades, and that no other company in the staffing industry has access to or can match. This system, plus our talented and experienced in-house staff of experts, allows us to match a pharmacist’s skill sets, experience and other considerations, such as geographical considerations and lifestyle, with whatever the employer requires.

What Comprises The US Mid-Atlantic States?

The Middle Atlantic states, or known more commonly when shortened to the Mid-Atlantic states, is the region of the United States located along the East Coast between the Northeastern and Southeastern States. This region of the US Northeast typically includes Delaware, the District of Columbia (Washington DC), Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. It’s important to note that many people include the State of Connecticut in the Mid-Atlantic region, as its climate is closer to that of the other Mid-Atlantic states than to the rest of the states in New England.

The Mid-Atlantic states have always played an important role in the development of American culture, commerce and industry throughout our nation’s history. Settled primarily by European immigrants from England (both Catholics and Quakers), the Netherlands, and Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, the Middle Atlantic region has always been a relatively affluent region of the nation, having forty-three (43) of the top one-hundred (100) highest-income counties in the entire nation located within it.

The American Mid-Atlantic Region is comprised by several of the largest cities and metropolitan areas in the entire country. The Top Ten largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic Region by population according to the United States Census Bureau’s City 2020 Census are:
1.) New York, NY 8,804,190
2.) Philadelphia, PA 1,603,797
3.) Washington, D.C. 689,545
4.) Baltimore, MD 585,708
5.) Virginia Beach, VA 459,470
6.) Newark, NJ 311,549
7.) Pittsburgh, PA 302,971
8.) Jersey City, NJ 292,449
9.) Buffalo, NY 278,349
10.) Chesapeake, VA 249,422

Pharmacist and Technician Staffing Shortages in the US Mid-Atlantic States

Without question the US Mid Atlantic states became the initial “epicenter” for the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. While residents of other Middle Atlantic states such as Delaware, the District of Columbia (Washington DC), Maryland,  and Pennsylvania clearly suffered, few can forget the near pandemonium of the media coverage, along with the graphic illness and deaths that swept quickly through New Your City and Northern New Jersey! The remembrance of not being allowed to enter a pharmacy and then waiting outside for hours to get your prescriptions seems like the distant past to many of us.

This is not so with many of the residents of these Eastern States who were initially hit the hardest by the pandemic, like New York and New Jersey. Everyone still remembers how inconvenient the shortages of necessary commodities such as toilet paper, paper towels and hand sanitizer were at the beginning of the pandemic, but a shortage of pharmacists and pharmacy techs is currently still having disastrous effects on these states’ healthcare systems.

Retail community pharmacists and their pharmacy co-workers have all been working long extended hours under unbelievable stressful conditions and, as everyone knows, pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare workers available to the general public. This led to what’s been termed “Pharmacist Burnout”, and also applies to the pharmacy technicians. Many could simply not deal with the change (or quickly got ill themselves), which resulted in so much stress that a significant number switched to hospital or clinical positions, or simply left the profession they were educated in and had practiced for their entire professional lives. According to the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)’s 2021 economic health report this “exodus” from independent retail community pharmacies resulted in:
• Over two-thirds (68%) of all independent community pharmacies nationwide reported having a difficult time filling open pharmacist positions.
• A staggering 88% of independent pharmacies reported that pharmacy technicians are the most difficult positions to fill.

These staffing shortages that had never before been seen in either NY and/or NJ have resulted in:
1. Reduced operating hours of community pharmacies (keeping in mind that a Registered Pharmacist must be physically present for a pharmacy to be open to both fill and dispense prescription medications).
2. Reduced revenue for the independent community pharmacies (with numerous patients leaving and opting for the convenience of mail-order prescription refills). The NCPA’s survey also revealed that over 41% of all independent community pharmacy owners stated that the current overall financial health of their business is somewhat poor or very poor.
3. Increased incentive pay to pharmacy staff that obviously also results in decreased profitability for the pharmacy owner(s). One must keep in mind that the rising costs cannot just be passed on to the patients because many of the reimbursements and fees are controlled by PBMs.
4. Greatly increased prescription dispensing waiting times for patients.
5. The turning away of patients seeking immunizations.

About Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing

If you are a pharmacy requiring temporary or permanent pharmacy staffing help anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic United States, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Delaware and Maryland, then 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.

Temporary & Relief Pharmacy Staffing Services

Once again, with over thirty years of experience, HCC is nationally renowned for being a “full service” pharmacy staffing agency. Many times a pharmacy owner or manager is in immediate need of a temporary pharmacist to fill in coverage and shifts at their business or drugstore. This sometimes may be a planned absence of an employee, such as time off for a vacation or a wedding as examples. Yet more often than not, it is more of an “emergency” situation, such as an unexpected illness, leave of absence, or perhaps simply an employee quitting unexpectedly and without any warning.

HCC specializes in providing pharmacy staffing and relief pharmacists anywhere in the US Mid-Atlantic region, including the more populous states such as New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Whatever your requirements and needs may be pertaining to getting pharmacist relief, our automated matching and scheduling services allow us to quickly recruit, screen and locate the perfect pharmacist with the perfect capabilities to meet your every need – guaranteed.

Emergency Pharmacist Staffing

Every pharmacy owner has faced an emergency situation where the only solutions were to either find an emergency pharmacist to quickly fill their need or to shut their pharmacy’s doors. Emergencies such as an illness, death of a loved one, accidents or severe weather preventing an employee’s return happen much more frequently than most think or expect. In such situations, finding an emergency relief pharmacist who is licensed, experienced and professional becomes a task that can seem impossible to accomplish. This is especially relevant these days due to the shortage of pharmacists and pharmacy personnel being seen across the entire nation.

Our emergency pharmacist staffing service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We maintain one of the largest active pools of emergency pharmacists in the nation, allowing us to quickly locate available, qualified and reliable personnel in or around your local area. Our proprietary online system allows us to match your needs with the most qualified candidate to work relief during your emergency. HCC also ensures that all of our emergency pharmacists comply with HIPAA requirements and maintain professional liability insurance. As always, here at HCC your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Specialty Pharmacist Staffing

Whatever special needs a pharmacy may be searching for, HCC can help. Our pharmacy staffing services will suit your specialty pharmacist needs throughout US Mid-Atlantic States, including all major metropolitan areas such as Baltimore, Virginia Beach, Philadelphia, Newark, Pittsburgh as examples. We cover all job types: retail, hospital, clinical and specialty pharmacies, and offer solutions for almost every type of pharmacist you may require:
– Compounding pharmacy (both sterile and non-sterile)
– Nursing Home & Long Term Care pharmacy
– Institutional (prisons and jails) pharmacy
– Hospice pharmacy
– Mail-order pharmacy
– Home health pharmacy
– Respiratory pharmacy
– IV pharmacy
– Nuclear pharmacy
– Home infusion pharmacy

Pharmacy Technician Staffing

At HCC we also place licensed and certified, highly trained Pharmacy Technicians throughout the US Mid-Atlantic region. Our large technician database allows us to place the right experienced and trained pharmacy technician to suit your needs throughout the Mid-Atlantic States, including the Newark, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Virginia Beach metropolitan areas. Our Pharmacy Technician Staffing Department offers you trained professionals with the premium skill levels and experience needed to help you best serve your patients and customers.

Our experienced in-house pharmacy consultants have placed thousands of pharmacy technicians throughout the nation and are able to find you the right technician based on your pharmacy’s individual needs and the skill-sets required for the job position.

Also, keep in mind that while specializing in pharmacy jobs, staffing and placement services for over three decades now, HCC can additionally 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:

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 for a free consultation.

 


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Pharmacist Shortage While Most Live Close To Pharmacy In US

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It’s now official! Ninety percent (90%) of all Americans actually do live close to a pharmacy. Why this is so impactful is that for decades we’ve all been saying that the pharmacist is the most accessible healthcare professional, but there’s never before been any proof to actually back up this statement. Until now that is!

No peer-reviewed studies have previously been successful at measuring patient distances to community pharmacies across the Unite State. Now according to the latest study released by a major accredited healthcare news source, nearly nine of every ten US residents live within 5 miles of a pharmacy, and about half (or fifty percent of the population) live within one mile of a retail community pharmacy in the US.

What Does The Pharmacy Distance Research Reveal?

This research, aimed at finally verifying the long-used statistic about pharmacists being the “beginning of interactions” with the US Health Care System, was co-sponsored by the the University of California at San Diego and the University of Pittsburgh), according to a recent press release from the University of Pittsburgh on this past July 28th.

According to the findings reported in JAPhA, nearly half (48.1%) of all Americans live within one (1) mile of a pharmacy, almost three-quarters (73.1%) live within two (2) miles, and a unbelievable nine (9) out of ten Americans (88.9%) do live within five (5) miles of a retail pharmacy. Additionally, the study revealed that a “whopping” 96.5% of all people living in the US are residing within ten (10) miles of a retail community pharmacy.

One other finding from the research data available was the significant differences found in rural areas versus urban areas. In urban areas such as cities, chain pharmacies accounted for a majority (almost two-thirds or 63%) of available pharmacies to residents while independent pharmacies held a larger majority (over three-quarters or 76.5%) in what are designated rural communities.

Lastly, the research revealed low pharmacy access (defined by at least half of the state’s residents living further than 10 miles away from a retail pharmacy) in only four states:
1.) Alaska
2.) Montana
3.) South Dakota
4.) North Dakota

Why Is Distance From A Pharmacy Important?

The entire US is already currently seeing a shortage of qualified pharmacists and technicians available, but the newest statistics point to an even darker scenario over the next decade. Employment of pharmacists is projected to decline almost 2 percent during the decade of 2020 to 2030. Many find this so very disappointing after the aggressively forecasted growth rate that had been predicted of 4-6% that was expected to be seen between 2019 to 2021.

Especially true in many rural areas of the nation, the current shortage of pharmacy staff has had a noticeably negative effect on the quality of healthcare that some patients are currently receiving. The staffing shortage has led to reduced operating hours for many retail community drugstores and pharmacies, longer prescription dispensing waiting times, decreased customer satisfaction with the pharmacy’s operation, plus the turning away of some patients who were seeking to get COVID vaccinations.

The leading researcher involved in the project, Lucas Berenbrok, PharmD, a pharmacy professor at the University of Pittsburgh, noted that our nation’s access to community pharmacies is a major public health concern for three primary reasons:
1). The expected shortage of pharmacy personnel will continue and actually worsen, plus this will be compounded by the predicted shortage of doctors and physicians over the coming decade within the US.
2.) The recent trends of pharmacy closures, which have quite obviously disproportionately affected independent retail community pharmacies.
3.) The growing essential roles of pharmacy locations in the administration of COVID-19 vaccines (plus other expanding pharmacy responsibilities).

Contact a Pharmacy Staffing Firm NOW and be Prepared

Although increasing compensation, allowing flexible scheduling, plus offering new benefits such as tuition reimbursement and/or childcare allowances are all excellent retention strategies, perhaps the best way to deal with pharmacist burnout and employee turnover is to institute a working relationship with a proven and established national pharmacy staffing agency! The right staffing firm can provide experienced temporary “fill-in” pharmacists and technicians to help reduce workloads, stress, plus provide immediate much needed relief to overworked pharmacists and leads to a reduced occurrence of burnout among your workers. The right pharmacy staffing agency can also assist by providing qualified permanent full-time placement and can help find new team additions that fit your specific needs. The right staffing firm can also offer an independent pharmacy owner “temp-to-perm” options. In the long term, the owners themselves can relax and focus once again on what’s essential in making their independent pharmacy operation more profitable!

Choosing the pharmacy staffing firm that best suits your potential requirements and needs is essential. Choose a firm that’s not too small as to be geographically constrained and has a limited number of available pharmacists that meet your business’s needs. If you own or run a “smaller” pharmacy operation, it’s important that the staffing agency you partner with is not too large itself and, therefore, is service oriented when dealing with a “smaller” client’s immediate needs like yours.

The perfect choice is HCC (Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing & Consulting)! Our pharmacist staffing service is 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 pharmacists during any emergency situations that may arise. Our proprietary online system allows HCC to match your needs with the most qualified available candidates to work temporary relief during emergency times as these. HCC also ensures that our emergency pharmacists comply with all HIPAA requirements and also have and maintain professional liability insurance. Please also note that HCC can also help fill all of your staffing needs regarding pharmacy technicians too!

We strongly urge you to be proactive regarding establishing a relation with us now (this way all required paperwork is completed before an emergency situation actually occurs or, as is the case of the coronavirus we presently face, escalates). Then, when you do actually require an a relief pharmacist, HCC will be ready to meet your needs so that you can relax and rest easy. Call us now at (800) 642-1652 or take a moment and Contact Us Online and an HCC in-house staffing consultant will contact you as soon as possible to discuss all of your staffing needs.

About HCC Pharmacy Staffing & Consulting

With over three decades of experience in pharmacy staffing and pharmacy consulting, HCC has helped hundreds of pharmacies with staffing problems. As one of the nation’s premiere pharmacy recruitment and placement agencies, HCC can help you find you the best candidates available to fill your job openings. Being a national leader since 1989 in regards to staffing, recruitment, permanent placement and direct hire, with HCC as your partner, you can rest assured that staffing is one less area that you need to focus your limited and precious time on. So you can relax and concentrate on the profitability and growth of your pharmacy operation.

Contact us on line or call us today at 800-642-1652 for a Free Consultation to find out how we can help you too.

 

 


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Pharmacy Specialization During Pharmacist Shortages in the US

Specialization in the profession of pharmacy has perhaps become the primary area of focus for all pharmacies. Whether you represent a major hospital or healthcare system, or you simply own or manage a small independent retail community pharmacy, specialization may be the key to both the success and profitability of your business operation during the current shortage of both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians being seen in all fifty states in our nation.

Is Post-COVID The Age of Specialization?

Specialty Pharmacy Consultation and SpecializationEveryone has heard that this is the “Age of Specialization”, but exactly when did it start and what does it really mean? Basically, specialization occurs when a task is broken down into separate sub-tasks that require different skill sets. A great case was made by the author Jeremie Averous in his book The Fourth Revolution that humans started to become specialized all the way back to the beginning of civilization. The task of finding food became divided into three categories: hunting, gathering and cultivating. Each method of survival required a “specialist”, and thus the “Age of Specialization” was born!

A great example of the growth of specialization can be seen in the world of technology. A good friend started a technology company back in the early 1990’s and initially had one IT employee on staff. Now he employees nine different IT specialists:
– Network administrator
– Software developer
– Network engineer
– VM specialist
– Database administrator
– Web programmer
– Web designer
– Tech support
– Hardware specialist

Pharmacy and Specialization Go Hand-in-Hand!

Many sociologists make the case that the pharmacy profession may be one of the best models to use as an example regarding specialization development in a profession. The first “branch in the road” for pharmacy was the establishment of the hospital pharmacy as a separate role from the traditional apothecary or druggist. Although there is no documentation when this actually occurred, it is well documented that in the colonial United States the first hospital pharmacist was Jonathan Roberts. When the first hospital was opened in Colonial America, the Pennsylvania Hospital hired Roberts and appointed him as the hospital’s in-house “apothecary”. Although there were several other pioneers in hospital pharmacy in the US (Charles Rice in 1841 and Martin Wilbert in 1865 are notable examples), numerous factors kept hospital pharmacies and their reduced numbers at the periphery of the pharmacy profession. In these modern times, every hospital has a pharmacy, with some having an additional outpatient pharmacy.

According to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the development of the practice of hospital pharmacy in the United States didn’t actually begin to emerge as a specialty until the early 1920’s. An interesting historical footnote for this emergence is the fact that Prohibition may have actually been the primary reason. At that time, alcohol was commonly prescribed by physicians as part of a patient’s treatment, and a pharmacist was now necessary in the hospital for both the compounding of numerous preparations and inventory control.

Hyperspecialization in the Pharmacy Profession

An article in the Harvard Business Review indicates that perhaps a profession like pharmacy is evolving one step further. According to the article, the “division of labor” seen in pharmacy is now transforming pharmacists into what they termed “Hyperspecialization”. As the profession and practice rapidly transforms, more and more specialties are emerging that require practitioners to have unique and specialized skill sets. Even an individual’s personality type was sometimes noted as a requirement to fulfill specialized roles in certain pharmacy situations and settings. This is obviously being seen in the “Post COVID” pharmacy settings as RPh’s adjust to their expanded roles and responsibilities, such as administering vaccinations and prescribing certain medications to treat the pandemic.

Specialty Pharmacies and Hyperspecialization

Everyone is aware of the explosive growth of specialty pharmacies that’s taken place in the United States over the past two decades. Along with the traditional retail and hospital positions that a pharmacist could choose to practice in, other specialized roles emerged: nuclear pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, institutional pharmacy, mail-order pharmacy, long-term care pharmacy, consulting pharmacy, to name just a few.

Next came the emergence of specialty pharmacies geared for specific “functionality”. The industry quickly filled a void that existed for individualized medication therapies by the creation of specific types of specialty pharmacies:
– Compounding
– Sterile compounding
– Enteral and parenteral nutrition (TPN)
– Dermatologicals
– Veterinary medications
– IV and infusion
– Pediatric medications

The next step in the evolution of this hyper specialization was the definition of what a specialty pharmacy actually is. Several pharmaceutical societies and organizations came up with their own definitions:
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
– The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)
The National Association of Specialty Pharmacies (SPAARx)
– The Association of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)
Although each definition varied, there was one basic premise that all agreed on: that a specialty pharmacy dispenses medications for specific chronic and/or life-threatening disease state.
Specialty pharmacies are now seen for almost every disease state:
– Cystic fibrosis
– Diabetes
– Oncology and cancer
– Pain management
– Crohn’s disease
– Multiple sclerosis
– Hemophilia
– Growth hormone deficiency
– Hepatitis C
– HIV/AIDS
– Immune disorders
– Infertility
Even patient’s with conditions such as erectile dysfunction and certain psychiatric disorders are serviced today by specialty pharmacies.

About HealthCare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing

From major hospitals and healthcare systems to individual community retail and specialty pharmacies, Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing (HCC) has been the nationally renowned pharmacy staffing agency of choice for over three decades now. 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 (profitability!). We can also assist with expert in-house consulting in any area of your pharmacy business or practice.

HealthCare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing is additionally the leader in pharmacy startups! No other firm has opened and started up as many pharmacies throughout the nation as HCC. Plus, these new pharmacies run efficiently and profitably. Our in-house consulting experts can make sure that you do it right… every step of the way!

We urge you to contact us today to see how our Pharmacy Staffing and our Pharmacy Consulting services can help you improve your business right now during the current pharmacy staffing shortages, plus help you be ready for the future. With a full-time staff of in-house Pharmacy Staffing & Consulting 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 for a free consultation.


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Pharmacy Technician Job Openings In The US Midwest States

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Various pharmacy technician jobs and positions in the US Midwestern states are currently available and the total number of open employment opportunities for pharmacy techs has been steadily on the rise so far in 2022. Sometimes referred to as The American Midwest, the twelve states that comprise the Midwest are all experiencing the same shortage of  pharmacy technicians that’s being seen throughout the entire nation. The Midwestern States, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, have been some of the hardest hit regions of the country during the current pharmacy technician shortage.

Yet as necessary as pharmacy technicians are for the US Healthcare system to operate smoothly and efficiently, the National Community Pharmacists Association’s (NCPA) 2021 economic health report revealed that a shocking eighty-eight percent (88%) of all retail pharmacies nationwide reported that pharmacy technicians are the most difficult pharmacy job position to currently fill. Many workforce experts agree that pharmacy technicians were perhaps among the jobs most affected by the COVID pandemic regarding the area of “employee burnout” and many simply left the workforce feeling underpaid, overworked and too stressed out to continue working in retail pharmacy settings.

The news at the end of June from the chain store giant Walmart and Sam’s Club just about sums up the situation regarding pharmacy technicians. Walmart has announced that they plan on hiring an estimated 5,000 new pharmacy technicians by the end of this year (2022). To do this, plus bolster and stabilize their current pharmacy tech retention rates, Walmart and Sam’s Club are increasing the average hourly wages for their current 36,000 pharmacy technicians this week. This means that the existing technicians will be averaging over $20/hour, as it must be noted that this is the second time in less than a year that Walmart has given all of their techs a raise (the previous time was a raise in August of last year). In an attempt to attract new techs, a spokesman for the retailing giant stated that their starting pay for pharmacy techs will remain the same (ranging from $15 to $22.50/hour, with certified technicians starting at $16.50/hour and higher), but that the company is introducing a “progressive wage model” that will add up to $4 per hour to a pharmacy tech’s starting base pay over four years. Under the plan, every new starting pharmacy technician will get a raise every six months for their first two years with Walmart.

What Comprises The US Midwestern States?

Commonly referred to as the Midwest or the American Midwest, the twelve states that comprise the US Midwestern States are:
– Illinois
– Indiana
– Iowa
– Kansas
– Michigan
– Minnesota
– Missouri
– Nebraska
– North Dakota
– Ohio
– South Dakota
– Wisconsin

From Motown Detroit to The Windy City of Chicago, an estimated 70 million (68,995,685) people reside in the US Midwest. With nearly 330 million residents living in the entire nation, that equates to roughly one-fifth or 21.2% living in the American Midwestern states.. This area includes not only Chicago (the 4th largest city in the US with almost 2.79 million people), but numerous other large cities and metropolitan areas that include (listed in order by population):
– Columbus OH
– Indianapolis IN
– Detroit MI
– Milwaukee WI
– Kansas City KS
– Omaha NE
– Minneapolis MN
– Wichita KS
– Cleveland OH
– St. Paul MN
– St. Louis MO
– Cincinnati OH

The Midwest region is balanced economically between heavy industry and agriculture, with large sections of this area making up the US Corn Belt. Recently finance and services such as medicine and education have become increasingly important to the area.

How Many Pharmacy Tech Jobs are there in US Midwest?

With the average state having 1,184 retail pharmacies, the twelve states comprising the US Midwest have more than 14,208 combined retail community drugstores and retail pharmacy chain stores. There’s an estimated total of over 100,000 pharmacy technician jobs and positions when looking at the region as a whole.

There are no “official and up-to-date” estimates that could be found for the total number of open positions available today for technicians in the Midwest. However, a search today on the Indeed.com website (considered to be the largest and most often used job listing website in the US) lists nearly eleven thousand (10,847) open job positions available when a search was performed for “Pharmacy Tech Jobs in Midwest”! These open pharmacy technician job positions are in all types of pharmacy settings, including retail community pharmacies, chain store and grocery pharmacies, as well as institutions, clinics, hospital pharmacies and specialty pharmacies (such as compounding pharmacies, IV infusion pharmacies and mail-order pharmacy operations).

Are You a Pharmacy Tech Looking for a Job in the Midwest?

Whether you’re a Pharmacy technician currently living in the Midwest that’s looking to change jobs, or a tech simply planning on moving to the American Midwest area in the near future and are currently in the “planning phase”, we strongly urge you to contact us here at Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing (HCC) today.  HCC is a nationally renowned pharmacy staffing company that has been a leader in matching qualified pharmacy technician candidates to the right job and employer in all fifty states since 1989. Pharmacy staffing has been our primary business now for over three decades.

Headquartered in Central Florida, HCC has an in-house team of trained consultants that can help assist registered pharmacists and pharmacy techs to find jobs that matches their skills and experience, plus fits their lifestyle and needs. Call us at (800) 642-1652 or click here now to let us know your availability and a pharmacy technician staffing expert will get right back to you to discuss which potential job opportunities best match your skills, needs, and lifestyle requirements. Rest assured that Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing is a part of your team, helping you find the RIGHT technician job in the American Midwest!


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Pharmacist Jobs Available In The US Midwestern States

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Numerous pharmacist jobs and positions in the US Midwestern States are currently available and the total number of open opportunities, both full-time and part-time, has been steadily on the rise thus far this year. Sometimes referred to as the Midwest or the American Midwest, the twelve states that comprise the US Midwestern States are experiencing the same shortage of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that’s currently being seen throughout each of the fifty states in the nation.

According to Forbes Magazine, job opportunities for all medical professionals are rising exponentially nationwide. The majority of medical experts view the shortage of pharmacists as the most critical and immediate concern that our nation’s Healthcare System is currently facing. Being the most accessible health care worker available to the general public, the pharmacist usually acts as the first “touchpoint” for a patient engaging with the US healthcare system. In fact, over ninety percent of all Americans reportedly live within five miles of a retail community pharmacy. Especially true in many rural areas of the Midwestern States, the current shortage of pharmacists in the Midwest, include such large metropolitan cites such as Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City and Cleveland, has had a noticeably negative effect on the quality of healthcare that the area’s residents are currently receiving. The staffing shortage has led to reduced operating hours for many retail community drugstores and pharmacies, longer prescription dispensing waiting times, decreased customer satisfaction with the pharmacy’s operation, plus the turning away of some patients who were seeking to get COVID vaccinations.

What Comprises The US Midwestern States?

Commonly referred to as the Midwest or the American Midwest, the twelve states that comprise the US Midwestern States are:
– Illinois
– Indiana
– Iowa
– Kansas
– Michigan
– Minnesota
– Missouri
– Nebraska
– North Dakota
– Ohio
– South Dakota
– Wisconsin

From Motown Detroit to The Windy City of Chicago, an estimated 70 million (68,995,685) people reside in the US Midwest. With nearly 330 million residents living in the entire nation, that equates to roughly one-fifth or 21.2% living in the American Midwestern states.. This area includes not only Chicago (the 4th largest city in the US with almost 2.79 million people), but numerous other large cities and metropolitan areas that include (listed in order by population):
– Columbus OH
– Indianapolis IN
– Detroit MI
– Milwaukee WI
– Kansas City KS
– Omaha NE
– Minneapolis MN
– Wichita KS
– Cleveland OH
– St. Paul MN
– St. Louis MO
– Cincinnati OH

The Midwest region is balanced economically between heavy industry and agriculture, with large sections of this area making up the US Corn Belt. Recently finance and services such as medicine and education have become increasingly important to the area.

How Many Pharmacist Jobs in the Midwest are there?

With the average state having 1,184 retail pharmacies, the twelve states comprising the US Midwest have more than 14,208 combined retail community drugstores and retail pharmacy chain stores. There’s an estimated total of over 65,000 retail pharmacist jobs and positions when looking at the region as a whole.

There are no “official and up-to-date” estimates that could be found for the total number of open positions available today for pharmacists in the Midwest. However, a search today on the Indeed.com website (considered to be the largest and most often used job listing website in the US) lists 3,373 open job positions available when a search was performed for “Pharmacist US Midwest”. These open pharmacist job positions are in all types of pharmacy settings, including retail community pharmacies, chain store and grocery pharmacies, as well as institutions, clinics, hospital pharmacies and specialty pharmacies (such as compounding pharmacies, IV infusion pharmacies and mail-order pharmacy operations).

What’s also interesting to note from performing several Indeed searches, is that there are also 10,557 currently available open jobs for Pharmacy Technicians in the Midwest USA. Along with the rest of the country, the Midwest has been hit hard by the pharmacy staffing shortage in the area of Pharmacy Techs. What the National Community Pharmacists Association’s (NCPA) 2021 economic health report revealed was that 68% of independent pharmacies reported having a difficult time filling Pharmacist staffing positions, but a staggering 88% reported that pharmacy technicians are the most difficult pharmacy job position to currently fill. Many workforce experts agree that pharmacy technicians were perhaps among the jobs most affected by the COVID pandemic regarding the area of “employee burnout” and many simply left the workforce feeling underpaid, overworked and stressed out to go work in different job fields.

Are you a Pharmacist looking for a Job in the Midwest?

Whether you’re a Pharmacist currently living in the Midwest that’s looking for a new job, or a Pharmacist planning on moving to the American Midwest area in the immediate or near future and are currently in the “planning phase”, we strongly urge you to contact us here at Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing (HCC) today.  HCC is a nationally renowned pharmacy staffing company that has been a leader in matching qualified pharmacists and pharmacy technician candidates to the right job and employer in all fifty states since 1989. Pharmacy staffing and Pharmacist placement have been our primary business now for over three decades.

Headquartered in Central Florida, HCC has an in-house team of trained consultants that can help assist registered pharmacists to find a job that matches their skills and experience, plus fits their lifestyle and needs. Call us at (800) 642-1652 or click here now to let us know your availability and a pharmacy staffing expert will get right back to you to discuss which potential job opportunities best match your skills, needs, and lifestyle requirements. Rest assured that Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing is a part of your team, helping you find the RIGHT Pharmacist job in the American Midwest!


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Pharmacy Staffing Agency and Firm In the Midwestern States

Pharmacy Staffing ServicesHealthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing is recognized as a national leader in regards to pharmacy staffing, recruitment and placement services, plus has been known as a “full service” pharmacy staffing company since 1989 now. With more than three decades in the pharmacy staffing, recruitment and placement business, HCC is acknowledged throughout the nation for our ability to correctly match the best possible potential job candidates to the right job or employment opportunity, plus meet the exact needs of the potential employer! We are able to accomplish this by utilizing our own proprietary in-house candidate database system that we’ve developed internally over these past three decades, and that no other company has access to or can match. This system, plus our talented and experienced in-house staff of experts, allows us to match a pharmacist’s skill sets, experience and other considerations (such as geography and lifestyle) with whatever criteria the employer and job description requires. HCC can help employers find capable pharmacists and pharmacy technicians anywhere in the Midwestern States, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Pharmacist Staffing and Placement Services

With all the various pharmacy consulting services that we provide to pharmacies throughout the US Midwest, it’s easy to overlook that we are one of the nation’s most successful and respected pharmacy staffing and placement firms. Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing deals with all aspects of matching pharmacists to jobs and open positions in every type of situation possible. This not only includes short term pharmacy positions and temporary jobs, but also pharmacist and technician permanent and long term placements. We also can help with temp-to-permanent situations anywhere in Midwestern United States, including major metropolitan areas such as Chicago (our nation’s second most populous city), Cleveland, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Detroit and the Minneapolis–Saint Paul areas.

Pharmacist Recruitment and Permanent Placement Services

A national leader in pharmacy staffing since 1989, HCC is able to bring an employer anywhere in US Midwest, including the more populous states such as Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio, the right pharmacy candidates who are fully qualified for placement in permanent, full-time, direct-hire, or contract positions. In this manner we act as the “liaison” between the employer and the qualified professionals to fill a pharmacy position with the best possible match. Our recruitment experts take the time to build a relationship with you and learn about your business. This helps us to locate the best possible candidates for your company – now and in the future – plus gives you immediate access to a far broader and more talented pool of candidates than you would be able to reach on your own. Our three decades of pharmacy recruitment and placement experience ensures that the right pharmacist is a perfect fit regarding geographical considerations, skill sets and, of course, company culture.

HCC is also able to find you the perfect PDM (Prescription Department Manager) and/or PIC (Pharmacist in Charge) should the need arise. During this critical selection of a PDM or PIC, HCC provides you with immediate access to a far broader and more talented pool of possible candidates than you would be able to find and reach out to on your own.

Temporary & Relief Pharmacy Staffing Services

Once again, with over thirty years of experience, HCC is nationally renowned for being a “full service” pharmacy staffing agency. Many times a pharmacy owner or manager is in immediate need of a temporary pharmacist to fill in coverage and shifts at their business or drugstore. This sometimes may be a planned absence of an employee, such as time off for a vacation or a wedding as examples. Yet more often than not, it is more of an “emergency” situation, such as an unexpected illness, leave of absence, or perhaps simply an employee quitting unexpectedly and without any warning.

HCC specializes in providing pharmacy staffing and relief pharmacists anywhere in the US Midwest, including the more populous states such as Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio. Whatever your requirements and needs may be pertaining to getting pharmacist relief, our automated matching and scheduling services allow us to quickly recruit, screen and locate the perfect pharmacist with the perfect capabilities to meet your every need – guaranteed.

Emergency Pharmacist Staffing

Every pharmacy owner has faced an emergency situation where the only solutions were to either find an emergency pharmacist to quickly fill their need or to shut their pharmacy’s doors. Emergencies such as an illness, death of a loved one, accidents or severe weather preventing an employee’s return happen much more frequently than most think or expect. In such situations, finding an emergency relief pharmacist who is licensed, experienced and professional becomes a task that can seem impossible to accomplish. This is especially relevant these days due to the national shortage of pharmacists and pharmacy personnel being seen across the entire nation.

Our emergency pharmacist staffing service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We maintain one of the largest active pools of emergency pharmacists in the nation, allowing us to quickly locate available, qualified and reliable personnel in or around your local area. Our proprietary online system allows us to match your needs with the most qualified candidate to work relief during your emergency. HCC also ensures that all of our emergency pharmacists comply with HIPAA requirements and maintain professional liability insurance. As always, here at HCC your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Specialty Pharmacist Staffing

Whatever special needs a pharmacy may be searching for, HCC can help. Our pharmacy staffing services will suit your specialty pharmacist needs throughout Midwestern States, including Chicago, Cleveland, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Detroit and the Minneapolis–Saint Paul area. We cover all job types: retail, hospital, clinical and specialty pharmacies, and offer solutions for almost every type of pharmacist you may require:
– Compounding pharmacy (both sterile and non-sterile)
– Nursing Home & Long Term Care pharmacy
– Institutional (prisons and jails) pharmacy
– Hospice pharmacy
– Mail-order pharmacy
– Home health pharmacy
– Respiratory pharmacy
– IV pharmacy
– Nuclear pharmacy
– Home infusion pharmacy

Pharmacy Technician Staffing

At HCC we also place licensed and certified, highly trained Pharmacy Technicians throughout the US Midwestern region. Our large technician database allows us to place the right experienced and trained pharmacy technician to suit your needs throughout the Midwest States, including the Chicago, Cleveland, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Detroit and the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan areas. Our Pharmacy Technician Staffing Department offers you trained professionals with the premium skill levels and experience needed to help you best serve your patients and customers.

Our experienced in-house pharmacy consultants have placed thousands of pharmacy technicians throughout the nation and are able to find you the right technician based on your pharmacy’s individual needs and the skill-sets required for the job position.

About Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing

If you are a pharmacy requiring temporary or permanent staffing help anywhere in the Midwestern United States, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, 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 three decades 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:

  • Pharmacy Performance Assessments
  • Regulatory Compliance Audits, Gap Analysis and Corrective Action Planning
  • Strategic Pharmacy Business Planning
  • Pharmacy Performance and Efficiency Enhancements
  • Custom Policy and Procedure Development
  • Compliance Review
  • Licensing Services for all 50 states for application processes
  • Experienced Pharmacy Consultants with specialties in every area and niche of Pharmacy for those special projects or opportunities (including Non-sterile (795) and Sterile (797) Compounding)
  • Assisting both buyers and sellers on how best to fix, prepare, or position their pharmacy to best maximize its value

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 for a free consultation.

 


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