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How much of your worktime you actually doing something?

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by Avrelian, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Avrelian

    Avrelian 7+ Year Member

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    say your pharmacy is fully stuffed with technicians, how much of your worktime you actually count pills, read unundestandable doctor's writings, ets? How much time do u spend on the phone, talking with customers? Can you work without standing all the time? thank u
     
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  3. sdn1977

    sdn1977 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I'm assuming you're referring to a retail setting - right? Because I don't count pills when I'm in the hospital.

    But, when I work retail & fully staffed - I count about 10-15% of the time (I count every CII & do all the compounding).

    Read "unundestandable" (is that really a word???:confused: -- j/king - I know what you mean:D ) rxs - 1% - most are very understandable. Sometimes I have to give directions to the techs as to how I want the instructions printed, but they can all ready the rxs normally.

    Phone - 15% - too much!!!! But...this is only because I've got a few patients who find me (& probably their doctors) a source of "connection".

    Talking with customers (face to face????) - 70%

    Can I work without standing all the time - yes.
     
  4. letjin

    letjin 10+ Year Member

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    I'm at Walgreens (24-hour) and it seems to me that they spend

    - 40% of time on the phone (get called in Rx, call MD for drug interactions, patient questions & complaints)
    - 50% time on the computer either reviewing data entry or reviewing product
    - 10% of the time talking to patient in store

    If they are lucky they will get lunch and they dont get to sit down while working (except is if you are pregnant).

    My pharmacists count only when we are very short staffed (1-2 techs).

    Pretty ideal work environment, eh? :laugh:

    Sure retail pays well, but you really EARN it.
     
  5. golf299

    golf299 Member 7+ Year Member

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    I sit whenever possible... a few minutes here and there makes all the difference. It doesn't make sense to stand all day, become fatigued, and make a stupid mistake that could kill someone. I sit as much as possible.

    If it is Walgreen's policy that you can only sit if pregnant, that is just wrong...
     
  6. Dig0

    Dig0 New Member 7+ Year Member

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    How about for graveyard shift people?
     
  7. All4MyDaughter

    All4MyDaughter SDN Mommystrator Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    I agree that this is pretty standard at Walgreens.
    I've seen many a pharmacist go without breaks or lunch.
    My manager says he pees in chunks.
    But I think if he really wanted a break he would take it.
     
  8. Julianne

    Julianne War Eagle!! Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    ^^^^Like the bling bling you're sporting there ;)
     
  9. All4MyDaughter

    All4MyDaughter SDN Mommystrator Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
    Thanks!
    I love diamonds.
    :love:
     

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