Jet Setter Pharmacist: Mini Waikiki or Paris of the Pacific

October 30, 2014

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!

Tamuning_Guam_cityLOCATION: Tamuning, Guam

EMPLOYER: Cardinal Health

POSITIONS: Director of Pharmacy

WHY YOU’LL LOVE ITTamuning is a municipality or village located on the western shore of the United States territory of Guam. The village of Tamuning can be viewed as the economic center of Guam.

Tumon District of Tamuning is the main tourist area of Guam.  It is here that you will find the greatest concentration of shops, bars, restaurants, hotels, luxury brands and malls that are located is a small area roughly two square miles.  It is often called the Mini Waikiki, but has more luxury shops and better beaches due to the powdery white sand. It is also called the Paris of the Pacific.

Tourists flock to the beaches to enjoy the clear water and a day full of activities.  The central area of Hotel Row is home to the largest tunnel aquarium in the world, an attraction known as the Daring Sling Shot (riders are strapped into a ball that’s shot upward on a wire and brought back down), and the popular Magic on Ice Show at the Sand Castle.  There are many Guamanian shows available, as well as Hawaiian-style fire dances.

sunset_tamuning_guamThe beaches in Tumon are all wildlife preserves. Fishing is allowed in certain areas, but fishermen must stand on the beach to cast their nets or fishing lines. Walking into the water to fish is illegal.

One big Tourist Shopping location is Micronesia Mall, which has expanded and added a food court and a Macy’s as the sole anchor store.  Another big shopping location is a 24 hour Kmart, which is as big as any standard Kmart on the mainland US. Parking is frequently full and there is parking on the roof. Both Micronesia Mall and Kmart are off Hotel Row, with buses frequently running between the shops and the hotels.

Night in Pleasure Island, Tumon
Tumon has many dance clubs and much more to offer. The largest dance center in the city is club Blur.  The Sandcastle is a Las Vegas-style attraction, with magic shows featuring tigers, flamingos and other exotic animals.

ABOUT THE JOB: Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions in partnership with Guam Regional Medical City has an immediate opening for a Director of Pharmacy.

Guam Regional Medical City hospital is a private, for-profit hospital and the second hospital on Guam open to the public. The hospital will offer state of the art services to meet the needs of patients in Guam and the Micronesian region.
The new hospital will open in December 2014.

Desired Skills and Experience
Qualifications include:

  • Pharmacy Degree in good standing is required
  • Prior management experience in an inpatient hospital setting is required
  • Experience with computer applications

Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $91 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products and services to more than 100,000 locations each day and is also the industry-leading direct-to-home medical supplies distributor. The company is a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company operates the nation’s largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #22 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs 34,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at www.cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter

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