Monthly Archives: November 2010

Remote Pharmacist services

Call it what you will- on call pharmacist, remote pharmacist, virtual pharmacist, e-pharmacist, off site pharmacist… the premise is the same.  You are seeking pharmacist services and do not require the traditional employer / employee relationship requiring an on-site pharmacist. Perhaps you are seeking to fill a temporary role- opening a new pharmacy and require [...]

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Pharmacist burnout

Regardless of the pharmacy setting-  hospital, hospice, correctional, retail, home infusion, long term care pharmacy- we are all facing the same high demands in the work place. It is vitally important to step back from time to time and take inventory of our most valuable resource: our employees, in order to prevent pharmacist burnout. In [...]

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What is an On-Call Pharmacist?

The premise of a dedicated  ’on-call pharmacist’ was developed by OCPS over a decade ago, as a solution to a problem pharmacists were facing in the long term care pharmacy community.  As long term care pharmacists, unlike those in retail settings, it seemed that our workdays never really ended.  As a retail pharmacist, you were [...]

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Back Up Pharmacy Services

Back up pharmacy services are the plans, policies / procedures, people, and products necessary to provide continuous service to your pharmacy clients after normal business hours.  At OCPS, we refer to back up services as the 5 P’s, and they are indispensable!   Let’s look at each ‘p’ in detail: Plans:  This is the ‘big [...]

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