definitely..it ultimately depends on your store and pharmacy manager. And hopefully u don't work at a 24 hours one with a drive thru..right next to a major hospital like me.
I thought that any hospital expense, including prescription drugs would just be thrown onto the hospital bill and charged to the medical insurance?I work for a hospital pharmacy and we are not contracted with all pharmacy insurance/benefits. If it's a common medication, we refer these patients to retail pharmacies like CVS; espcially 24 hour ones. (ER loves to write scripts at 11pm and sadly, we don't take every patients' insurance)
I know how you feel simplyv001, getting hospital discharged orders can be challenging.
Most major hospitals have two pharmacy departments: Outpatient and Inpatient departments.I thought that any hospital expense, including prescription drugs would just be thrown onto the hospital bill and charged to the medical insurance?
As for CVS, the guy who said he cleaned the bathrooms, vaccumed the front store, etc. STOP! That's not your ****ing job and tell them to find someone else to do that.
You have time to "be a family?" Your DM is going to come to your store and cut hours in about 3....2.....1......I woked at different CVS stores. The one i am working at right now is great! We are like a family together!!... it's rare to find a store like this.
I got a raise after passing PTCE (w/ subsequent tech licensure in my state). Pay went up $3 for me (mostly due to the tech license...but who the hell goes to pharm tech school??)REALLY? I don't understand anyone who works for CVS as a pharm tech. They don't even give you a raise if you pass the PTCE. Walgreen's pays you better initially, pays for courses to pass the PTCE, pays for the exam and travel expenses, then adds $1.50/hr to your pay. Oh and you don't have to clean the bathroom.
If you become "senior tech," you get $2.50 on top of the $1.50.I got a raise after passing PTCE (w/ subsequent tech licensure in my state). Pay went up $3 for me (mostly due to the tech license...but who the hell goes to pharm tech school??)
If you become "lead tech" (PTCB cert required), you get a whopping dollar.
Retail is a wasteland anyway...never working there again unless I have to for intern hours.
They're all the same. Retail in general is a f-ckin' sh-thole. Haha, be sure to seek other employment options once you get into pharm school.If you become "senior tech," you get $2.50 on top of the $1.50.
Walgreen's >> CVS
Oh, we had a CVS employee asking for a job the other day. I bet it doesn't happen the other way around.
P.S. Sorry for being such a CVS hater... truth be told... I applied to CVS a long time ago and I never heard back from them! x)
Yeah - I'll second this. My observation has been that whether you get hired as a tech at CVS has a lot to do with when you happen to show up as an applicant vs. whether the store needs a tech. I was hired with zero pharmacy experience and was not even interviewed by the store's pharmacists. For all they knew, I was drug-seeking - there was nothing in my background to suggest that I was interested in pharmacy. I later found out that the store had essentially been without one of their tech positions for several months, so I guess they were desparate and I showed up at the right time....
As for employment....you gotta know the system! Electronic apps get sent to the store you designated but if they're not hiring, well...they're not hiring. Head to another one and have them look up your app on unicrew (not exactly automatic). Plus, we never followed up on the apps that came in...ONLY if the person came in to talk to the manager did we bother doing anything.