Jet Setter Pharmacist: Where the Land Ends and the Sea Begins

June 30, 2013

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

LOCATION: Homer, Alaska

EMPLOYER: South Peninsula Hospital

POSITIONS: Staff Pharmacist $15,000 sign-on bonus

WHY YOU’LL LOVE ITHOMER— It’s a humble name for a little town that is anything but ordinary.  Located near the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula, Homer is variously described as “where the land ends and the sea begins,” “the cosmic hamlet by the sea,” an arts community, and a fishing community.  Common to almost any description is an acknowledgement that Homer is situated in one of the most beautiful places in the world, with spectacular views of Kachemak Bay, the Kenai Mountains, and several volcanic peaks across Cook Inlet including Mt. Augustine, Mt. Iliamna, and Mt. Redoubt.

Homer is also famous for the Homer Spit, a 4.5 mile natural spit of land extending into Kachemak Bay.  Accommodating Homer’s port facilities and small boat harbor along with numerous shops, restaurants, the Nick Dudiak “Fishing Hole,” campgrounds, charter fishing and sight-seeing businesses, and other attractions, the Spit is a beehive of activity during the summer months.  Commercial fishing remains a vital part of the local economy.  Homer lands more halibut than any other port in the world, earning the title of “Halibut Capital of the World.”

Homer residents make the most of outdoor recreation opportunities including fishing, hiking, skiing, kayaking, snow-machining, birding, kite-surfing, and more.  In addition to these attractions, Homer is widely acknowledged to have the best arts scene and the best restaurants of any small town in Alaska.

ABOUT THE JOB: The South Peninsula Hospital pharmacy department has a full-time position open – perfect for candidates with hospital experience!

Staff pharmacist – $15,000 sign-on bonus

South Peninsula Hospital, located in Homer, Alaska, offers:

THE ALASKAN LIFESTYLE YOU WANT. Whether you’re looking for adventure, culture, solitude or scenery, you’ll find it here. Homer combines a small-town feel with all the services, activities and amenities you want.

A SLOWER PACE. Pursue your career while enjoying an improved quality of life. A friendly, relaxed atmosphere. A low-stress, manageable workflow. And a normal schedule, with no evening shifts.

MODERN, FULL-SERVICE HOSPITAL. We’re a 22-bed, acute care, critical access hospital with a 28-bed nursing home attached. Our newly remodeled in-patient pharmacy is USP 797 compliant, will soon be offering bedside barcode medication administration and is moving toward physician order entry.

HIGHLY COMPETITIVE WAGES AND BENEFITS. We offer a student loan forgiveness program, tuition reimbursement, health insurance, wellness program, and generous paid leave and retirement.

For more information about this job, click here.


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