PharmacyThisWeek: Are you likable? 2015 Salary Survey Results / 139 New Jobs!

June 23, 2015

Welcome to PharmacyThisWeek!

When I am not busy running PharmacyWeek, I love matching candidates to great job opportunities.

My job over on that side of the fence is to match great candidates up with our advertisers.

I had an interesting client call the other day. It went something like this:

Me: Hey, I have a great person in mind for your XXX opening!

My favorite client on the planet: Really, great. Who is it?

Me: It’s Celeste Connor. You know her? (Not her real name but she did give me permission to use her name with the client)

MFCOTP: (insert dramatic “I’m in pain that you’ve even suggested this person” groan here) Oh heck no. She is a total Pain-In-The-A**. Our staff will never put up with her.

And that, friends, was that.

That candidate, who on paper is amazing… and who needs a job … and who could do every single thing on the job description?

Isn’t likable.

And she won’t be interviewing for this job because of that reputation.

Are you likable?
If you’re scared that answer may be no, drop everything and consider tangible steps you can take to re-position yourself among your professional network.

Because nobody likes a Pain-In-The-A**!

2015 Pharmacy Compensation Survey!

Record breaking survey results to report! We had both a record number of organizations at 250 and a record number of pharmacy professionals at 336,068!! I’ll expand upon all in future emails as there are several big announcements to make. Here are just a few survey highlights

  • Managers responsible for multiple Retail pharmacies have seen pay increase steadily over the last three years
  • Pay for the Healthcare Retail/Satellite Pharmacist has increased noticeably with each survey cycle
  • Full-time Pharmacy Technicians can earn about $15,000 more a year if they are employed by a hospital vs. a chain drug store

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We’re continuing to increase our Facebook Likes & Fans and we added 385 new ones last week! We would sure appreciate you spreading the word as we’re now less than 1,500 away from 200,000. Thanks in advance for your help; it’s greatly appreciated!!

We added 139 new jobs last week! You can see them all here but also please check out the following ones. I would also appreciate you forwarding this email on to anyone who is looking for a new opportunity. Thank you very much!!


Pharmacist – Corporate Float, Grandview Medical-Dental Clinic, Grandview, WA (Yakima / Kennewick area)

Clinical Pharmacy Coord, Natividad Med Ctr, Salinas, CA (Gorgeous area near Monterey Peninsula/Monterey Bay)

Director of Pharmacy (440-beds), Memorial Hospital of Gulfport, Gulfport, MS CPS

Staff Pharmacist – Inpatient Hematology-Oncology & Outpatient Staff Pharmacists, Froedtert Health, Milwaukee, WI

Staff Pharmacist (Mon-Fri, 8-5), Larned State Hospital, Larned, KS (2 hrs West of Wichita)

Clinical Oncology Specialist, Cancer Institute – Eastside, Greenville, SC Greenville Health System

Clinical Pharmacist – Central Refill (0.5 FTE, Rotating/Variable), Portland, OR Providence Health & Services

Clinical Pharmacy Manager – Home Services, Portland, OR Providence Health & Services

Pharmacist, Providence Seaside Hospital, Seaside, OR Providence Health & Services

DOP, Ashtabula, OH Pharmacy Systems, Inc

DOP, Princeton, IL Pharmacy Systems, Inc

DOP, Lebanon, IN Pharmacy Systems, Inc

Floater Pharmacists (PRN & Full-time, Staff & Clinical) State of Georgia, PharmD onDemand

DOP (188-bed), Wyoming Medical Center Casper, WY CPS

DOP (25-bed Critical Access Hospital), Wallowa Memorial Hospital, Enterprise, OR CPS (Located in NE OR near WA & ID border)


Pharmacy Techs PRN!! Littleton Adventist Hospital, Littleton, CO (Located in the south Denver suburb)

Pharmacy Technician, Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, Gainesville, FL

Technician – Health System Pharmacy, Sharon, CT Cardinal Health

Pharmacy Tech, Jackson, WY Cardinal Health

Consumer Medication Coordinator (Pharmacy Tech), Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company (Openings: Port Townsend, WA / Mt. Vernon, WA / Dayton, TN / Junction, TX / Glenwood Springs, CO / Colorado Springs, CO)

Managed Care Pharmacy Technicians needed in Phoenix, AZ & San Antonio, TX Hire Investment


Inventory Manager, Prime Therapeutics, Irving, TX

Regional Manager, Corporate Accounts, innovatix (GPO, Territory: East Coast)

Regional Associate, LTC Pharmacy, innovatix (GPO, Territory: Chicago, Indianapolis, Dallas, Houston, Denver, and St. Louis)

Nurse & Sales Reps

Call Center Nurse Specialist (Multiple Openings!!), Overland Park, KS Global Professional Consultants / RphFinder Inc.

ATTN: TOP Tier Compounding Reps & Rep Groups – New FDA Approved Patented Technology!!

We update the following employer’s openings each week so be sure and check out their latest available positions. Unless otherwise noted these employers have openings in multiple states so be sure and search on the state and/or job title you are most interested in. If you have any questions just let me know.

Boston Medical Center
Central Admixture Pharmacy Services
Centura Health
Cleveland Clinic
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS)
Eastern Maine Med Ctr
Epic Systems Corp
Froedtert Health
Genoa, A QoL Healthcare Company
Global Professional Consultants / RphFinder Inc.
Greenville Health Systems
Intermountain Healthcare (UT and SE ID)
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
PharmaCare Services
PharmD On Demand
Pharmacy Systems, Inc.
PHI Pharmacy
Prime Therapeutics
Providence Health & Services
Sentara (SE VA and NE NC)
Veterans Administration

I hope everyone has a great week, you can always reach me at my email or cell number below, thanks!

Kevin Mero
cell: 210 872-6160



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