The Yellow Brick Road: Navigating a Pharmacy Career Path
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The role of pharmacists in healthcare decision-making and research has been broadening over the past decades, increasing the prominence pharmacists have in interprofessional collaborative care settings. These changes have created opportunities for pharmacists and staff to consider new career paths post-graduation or advance within their current pharmacy field. These expanding roles may also provide an opportunity for improved job satisfaction and patient care. Career changes may result from a personal desire to advance within a profession, change career direction based on new opportunities or personal interests, or because of dissatisfaction with current employment. Often, a new work direction will require new technical skills and expertise, which means additional education. This course explores career opportunities and some valuable strategies and considerations a person should know when considering a possible career change.
Identify alternate career titles beyond retail or hospital pharmacy
Describe nontraditional position responsibilities that utilize pharmacy competencies
Define steps to initiate a change in career path
Review a real-world case involving alternate careers for personal decision-making
II. Motivations That Can Lead to Career Changes
1. Positive Motivations for Career Changes
2. A Need for a Career Change
III. Skills that Advance Career Options
IV. Identify and Demystify Alternate Career Options Initiating a Career Change Process
V. Real-world Case of Career Pivot
VI. Professional Next Steps
- Read the course objectives and faculty planner disclosure
- Read the course material
- Complete the post-test with a minimum score of 70% and complete the course evaluation form.
- Results are automatically submitted to CPE Monitor
Faculty Planner Disclosure
The following individuals were involved in developing this activity: Pamela Sardo, PharmD, BS. Pamela Sardo, PharmD, BS, was an employee of Rhythm Pharmaceuticals until March 2022 and has no conflicts of interest or relationships regarding the subject matter discussed. There are no financial relationships relevant to this activity to report or disclose by any of the individuals involved in the development of this activity.
Unlabeled Use Disclosures
The information provided in this course is general in nature and it is solely designed to provide participants with continuing education credit(s). This course and materials are not meant to substitute for the independent, professional judgment of any participant regarding that participant’s professional practice, including but not limited to patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Medical and pharmacy practices, rules, and laws vary from state to state, and this course does not cover the laws of each state; therefore, participants must consult the laws of their state as they relate to their professional practice. Healthcare professionals, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, must consult with their employer, healthcare facility, hospital, or other organization, for guidelines, protocols, and procedures they are to follow. The information provided in this course does not replace those guidelines, protocols, and procedures but is for academic purposes only, and this course’s limited purpose is for the completion of continuing education credits. Participants are advised and acknowledge that information related to medications, their administration, dosing, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, warnings, precautions, or accepted uses are constantly changing, and any person taking this course understands that such person must make an independent review of medication information prior to any patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Any discussion of off-label use of any medication, device, or procedure is informational only and such uses are not endorsed hereby. Nothing contained in this course represents the opinions, views, judgments, or conclusions of RxCe.com LLC. RxCe.com LLC is not liable or responsible to any person for any inaccuracy, error, or omission with respect to this course, or course material.
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- Target Audience: Pharmacist
- Contact Hours: 2.0 (0.2 CEUs)
- Activity Release Date: 11/22/2023
- Activity Expiration Date: 11/22/2026
- Activity Type: Knowledge
- UAN: 0669-0000-23-189-H04-P
- Topic: Pharmacy Administration
- CeBroker Number: 20-1130996
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