Safeway, Inc. – San Diego, CA
• Familiar with and follow all Safeway best practice pharmacy procedures • Ensure each patient/customer has a positive experience in our store by… Safeway, Inc.
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I have been working at Safeway full-time (Less than a year)
As a floater, you get to see lots of different scenery-both on the road and in the various store settings! You have the opportunity to learn lots of different approaches to being a Washington state pharmacist. You also have the chance to learn various management techniques and have the chance to piece together your own personal practice style from things that you are exposed to on the road. It's a fabulous learning opportunity-to learn the region, the landscape, and the king of pharmacist you are aspiring to be!!
Going to many different stores is a great learning opportunity but it is also quite challenging because you have to learn the way each pharmacy likes things done. No two sites have done things exactly the same. It can get tough because you may be at a store long enough to get comfortable with the way that site prefers things to be done and then you may not go back to that store for a month or whatever and when you return to a site you've previously visited, you have to relearn their style and preferences in a matter of hours. Also, the travel is challenging because you could be scheduled to work at a store that's a two hour drive from your house and you're expected to work a 12 hour shift so with the commute it can end up being a 16 hour day. You are compensated for mileage and drive time but the hours can get brutal.
Advice to Management
Implementing a more user friendly computer system would make life so much easier. Not having to create, and remember, a different user code and password for each different store us floaters travel to would be the biggest positive change I could think of. It would really save time and our sanity to have one less thing to have to keep in a little notebook so we don't forget how to get in to the computer or do overrides at a particular store.