How do you guys feel about your jobs? Do you feel like you have enough autonomy? Or do many feel like slaves to the man upstairs? Im just wondering because i myself would like enough say in what i do day by day.
I think my sup is afraid of me, the pharmacy trainer doesn't get a word in when she tries to "manage", the regional manager and i have had it out, and the human resources manager knows i dont really care for her department...so as long as i beat last years budget and keep the ghetto peeps happy, what i say flies. Understand I could give a damn about what they think. Im the one there 5 to 6 days weekly along with my partner making sure all 2600 to 2700 rx's we fill weekly are filled efficiently! Yep, just 2 (two) day time rphs! so, Im am god when Im there
I think most of the crap we deal with at my job is from within the pharmacy department rather than from other professionals. we may bitch about nurses and they may bitch about us, but I worked in the ICUs yesterday and had a great day as far as interaction with other healthcare people.
ditto with calling about orders. residents are usually thankful to hear what you have to say and will take your recommendation. (no, you may not have d20 for your lantus overdose with no central line. and heads up, you might want to keep an eye on that k.)
I get a LOT of autonomy in some parts of my respective work due to mismanagement of the hospital in the years prior and the void of pharmacy clinical specialists. (I decided to work for this place because I saw potential for improvement, and lots of wiggle room as to what I can do as a pharmacist with respect to decision support for doctors/ nurses)
So far, my bosses like having me on this shift, beyond that of just a needed body to fill that shift. But, they want me to be involved beyond staffing, but logistically, they're stuck.
I feel more like the little angel with a white robe on sitting the left shoulder while on the other shoulder, there lies a drug rep in a devil outfit telling Dr. Shah about how Xopenex is best for patients in afib...or whatever...
Automony? Eh...I like to think I operate outside of the system...just kinda chill in the back spouting off pearls of wisdom...like a soothsayer or some ****...