Jet Setter Pharmacist: Unwind in the Midst of Old New England Charm

October 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!

townshend VT churchLOCATION: Townshend, Vermont

EMPLOYER: Grace Cottage Hospital

POSITION: Pharmacist

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Today Townshend retains that quiet idyllic appearance of a quaint New England village on the outside but exists as a vibrant, versatile, and thriving little community.

During the summer you can take advantage of recreational opportunities at the Townshend State Park or the Townshend Dam and Recreation Area. In the autumn the mountains surrounding the West River come alive with color making our Town a beautiful place to just stay, relax, and enjoy the scenery. When the snow falls, Townshend has many snow mobile trails and is only a short distance from the major ski resorts of Mount Snow and Stratton Mountain as well as the cross-country skiing area at Grafton Ponds. Springtime in Vermont means maple sugaring and we are host to a variety of small producers.

townshend vt pumpkinsIf you wish to just relax with a little shopping we can be of service there as well. How about attending an auction on Saturday and then a little antique browsing at a host of small establishments? After that, do a little agricultural sight seeing. Even our agricultural enterprises vary greatly. If you like horses, sheep, or even bison you can find them here and most farms are happy to accept visitors. We also are host to many fine gift stores and resident craftspeople who invite you to visit their shops.

The Town Common and the Town Hall often host weekend activities that range from larger events like Hospital Fair Days and The Pumpkin Festival to lesser known events like the annual library book sale, an occasional art display, a farmer’s market, or holiday flea markets.

At the very least you will find Townshend a terrific place to unwind in the midst of old New England charm.

ABOUT THE JOB: Since 1949, in the West River Valley of Southern Vermont, Grace Cottage Hospital has provided acute, chronic, emergency and long-term health care with competence and compassion. A cottage hospital in the best tradition, Grace Cottage is now the center of a five building health care complex in the Otis Health Care Center. Ideally located in scenic Townshend, Vermont, Grace Cottage continues to provide the warm, individualized, professional service upon which the hospital has built its well-deserved reputation.

Grace Cottage Hospital is a Critical Access hospital composed of 19 beds and 167 employees. The service area includes Windham County in Southeastern Vermont. An area representing a population of approximately 26,000. The facility provides inpatient care; full array of radiology support; rehabilitation (PT, OT and Speech), outpatient clinic. Our member medical staff provides services such as Family Health, Pediatrics, Mental Health, Podiatry, and Emergency Services. The hospital utilizes Cerner EMR software.

Townshend was chartered in 1753. While the early settlers focused on farming, in the late 1700’s opportunities in manufacturing, retail and hospitality grew. Today Townshend maintains a quiet idyllic look typical of a quaint New England village. Townshend is nestled in the upper West River Valley just 17 miles north of Brattleboro. It is a small community of about 1,200 full time residents and roughly 469 households. Townsend is located 15 minutes to the interstate for easy access to cities like Boston and Burlington in about 3 hours.


Entry level position to provide support to both the hospital and the retail side of Otis Health Care. This includes but not limited to: processing orders; medication reviews; clinical monitoring; coordination of patient needs (discharging; working with nurses and providers) in Rehab and Acute Care environments; dispensing functions at both staff and clinical roles; Immunizations; Warfarin Clinic; Medication Therapy Management.

Requires 2 plus years of experience; VT licensed Pharmacist or able to be reciprocated; immunization certified a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer
We will not be entertaining recruitment agencies

For more information about this job, click here.


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