Certified Pharmacy Technician (Female, Age 44) in RENICK, MO

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleCertified Pharmacy Technician
Salary$37,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
LocationRENICK, MO
Years Experience5 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
FEDERAL-VETERAN AFFAIRS

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
TAKING CARE OF VETERAN MEDICATION NEEDS

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
RETIREMENT FUND,LIFE INSURANCE,HEALTH INSURANCE

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
WELL

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I WORK WITH A CREW OF ABOUT 15 TECHNICIANS AND ABOUT 17 PHARMACIST.TOGETHER WE MANAGE THE CARE OF ALL VETERANS SEE AT OUT FACILITY.WE ARE LIKE A SMALL FAMILY,AND ARE FROM ALL RACES

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
OUR ENVIROMENT IS USALLY A QUIET ONE, BUT ON OCCASION IT CAN BE HECTIC. VERY FAST PACE AND NOT MUCH DOWN TIME.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 4
Benefits: 3
Hours: 2
Co-Workers: 7
Supervisors: 5
Job Title: 1
Level of Responsibility: 8
The Actual Work: 6

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am50 MINUTE DRIVE TO WORK DAILY
8am to 9amSTART WORK-DEPENDING ON THE DAY WHERE I WILL WORK, GENERALLY ON PHONE TAKING CARE OF VETERANS NEEDS. HELPING TO ORDER MEDICATIONS, SENDING OUT MAIL ORDERS, ENTERING PRESCRIPTION ORDERS, MAKING CALLS TO CLEAR UP PROBLEMS WITH APPOINTMENTS-MEDICATION ORDERS AND ALL OTHER PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARRISE
9am to 10amPHONE TAKING CARE OF VETERANS NEEDS. HELPING TO ORDER MEDICATIONS, SENDING OUT MAIL ORDERS, ENTERING PRESCRIPTION ORDERS, MAKING CALLS TO CLEAR UP PROBLEMS WITH APPOINTMENTS-MEDICATION ORDERS AND ALL OTHER PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARRISE
10am to 11am10:30 -10:45 AM ****PHONE TAKING CARE OF VETERANS NEEDS. HELPING TO ORDER MEDICATIONS, SENDING OUT MAIL ORDERS, ENTERING PRESCRIPTION ORDERS, MAKING CALLS TO CLEAR UP PROBLEMS WITH APPOINTMENTS-MEDICATION ORDERS AND ALL OTHER PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARRISE
11am to 12pmPHONE TAKING CARE OF VETERANS NEEDS. HELPING TO ORDER MEDICATIONS, SENDING OUT MAIL ORDERS, ENTERING PRESCRIPTION ORDERS, MAKING CALLS TO CLEAR UP PROBLEMS WITH APPOINTMENTS-MEDICATION ORDERS AND ALL OTHER PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARRISE
12pm to 1pm12-1230 LUNCH *****PHONE TAKING CARE OF VETERANS NEEDS. HELPING TO ORDER MEDICATIONS, SENDING OUT MAIL ORDERS, ENTERING PRESCRIPTION ORDERS, MAKING CALLS TO CLEAR UP PROBLEMS WITH APPOINTMENTS-MEDICATION ORDERS AND ALL OTHER PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARRISE
1pm to 2pmPHONE TAKING CARE OF VETERANS NEEDS. HELPING TO ORDER MEDICATIONS, SENDING OUT MAIL ORDERS, ENTERING PRESCRIPTION ORDERS, MAKING CALLS TO CLEAR UP PROBLEMS WITH APPOINTMENTS-MEDICATION ORDERS AND ALL OTHER PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARRISE
2pm to 3pmPHONE TAKING CARE OF VETERANS NEEDS. HELPING TO ORDER MEDICATIONS, SENDING OUT MAIL ORDERS, ENTERING PRESCRIPTION ORDERS, MAKING CALLS TO CLEAR UP PROBLEMS WITH APPOINTMENTS-MEDICATION ORDERS AND ALL OTHER PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARRISE
3pm to 4pm3-3:15 BREAK****PHONE TAKING CARE OF VETERANS NEEDS. HELPING TO ORDER MEDICATIONS, SENDING OUT MAIL ORDERS, ENTERING PRESCRIPTION ORDERS, MAKING CALLS TO CLEAR UP PROBLEMS WITH APPOINTMENTS-MEDICATION ORDERS AND ALL OTHER PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARRISE
4pm to 5pmPHONE TAKING CARE OF VETERANS NEEDS. HELPING TO ORDER MEDICATIONS, SENDING OUT MAIL ORDERS, ENTERING PRESCRIPTION ORDERS, MAKING CALLS TO CLEAR UP PROBLEMS WITH APPOINTMENTS-MEDICATION ORDERS TILL 430 PM*****50 MINUTE DRIVE HOME EACH EVENING
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6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
NEWSPAPER AD AND ON LINE

What was the application process?
PAPER APPLICATION..NOW REQUIRES ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
YES I HAD AN INTERVIEW,ONE ON ONE- WAS ASKED ABOUT PRIOR JOB EXPERENCE AND HAD 1 INTERVIEW THEN WENT THROUGH ORIENTATION AND STARTED MY JON WITH IN 2 WEEKS

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
HOW LONG I WAS IN THE HEALTHCARE FIELD AND WHAT MY DUTIES HAD BEEN.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
YES, ON THE JOB TRAINING. HAD GREAT TEACHERS!

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
STARTED WITH ON THE JOB TRAINING AND THEN REQUIRED CERTIFICATION. WAS GIVEN A STUDY COURSE AND TOOK A 6 HOUR TEST TO GET CERTIFICATION

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
NO…DID NOT HAVE TO HAVE ANY COLLEGE EDUCATION, JUST SELF-STUDY AND ON THE JOB TRAINING WAS NEEDED

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
CONTACT OUR HR DEPARTMENT AND ALSO CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE FOR A LISTING OF ALL JOBS BOTH LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
MUST BE CERTIFIED,HAVE GOOD CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP,UNDERSTANDING THE NEEDS OF OUR VETERANS AND WHAT THEY HAVE GIVEN US AND KNOW ITS AN HONOR TO BE ABLE TO SERVE THEM BECAUSE THEY GAVE SO MUCH FOR US,PATIENCE…PATIENCE…PATIENCE!

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
YES

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
STUDY AND LEARN THE LAWS OF PHARMACY,KEEP AN OPEN MIND AND NOT TO GIVE UP

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
THIS JOB WITH THE VETERAN AFFAIRS WAS KIND OF A SURPRISE, I HAD BEEN IN THE PHARMACY FIRLD FOR MANY YEARS AND THIS OPPERTUNITY CAME ALONG AND I TOOK THE CHANCE AND BEING FROM A MILITARY FAMILY I FEEL THAT I HAVE FOUND MY CALLING IN LIFE. BEING ABLE TO SERVE THE ONES WHO SERVE US IS A WONDERFUL FEELING.

What are your current career goals?
RIGHT NOW MY PLANS ARE TO STAY RIGHT WHERE IM AT.IM VERY HAPPY IN MY CURRENT POSITION

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
FOR ANYONE WHO IS THINKING ABOUT THE PHARNACY FIELD, ITS VERY REWARDING, BUT TO BE A PART OF THE VETERAN AFFAIRS AND BEING ABLE TO HELP OUR VETERANS IN THEIR TIME OF NEED IS THE MOST REWARDING JOB THAT I HAVE EVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1CPHT5 YRS35000TAKING CARE OF VETERANS MEDICATION NEEDS
Prior Job 2CPHT17 YRS15000TAKING CARE OF PATIENTS PRESCRIPTION AND OTHER NEEDS

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