What qualities do your pharmacist colleagues feel are most important to succeed as a new pharmacist?
In landing a retail pharmacist job, candidates strive to appeal to district/regional management, but what qualities do your pharmacist colleagues feel are most important to succeed as a new pharmacist? This is just as important, in my opinion.
In many chains, the PIC will conduct your performance review. Getting hired is just the beginning. You have to get along with the colleagues in your store on a daily basis, so let’s review what your colleagues want in a pharmacist. Once you ace your interview, use the tips below to become a valuable part of your new pharmacy team.
I polled pharmacists on social media, about what they look for in a fellow pharmacist. Some had hilarious answers such as Savannah—“Being able to get cursed at, yelled at, and understaffed, and not complain because nobody cares. Limitless blood sugar stores, and bladder space a must. Growing 16 arms to handle the workload. Answering the phone on the third ring, despite being on the other line and by yourself. Did you get 92 flu shots today?” and Matt, who suggested “a pulse and a license.” In all seriousness, though, these are the top qualities we all agreed on:
Keep these qualities in mind so you can start off on the right foot, and continue to be a valuable member of your new pharmacy team.