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Title: Pharmacy Careers with WalMart


1
Pharmacy Careers with Wal-Mart
  • Kristen Westmoreland, Pharm D. Candidate

2
Company History
  • Founded in 1962 by Sam Walton
  • Rodgers, AR
  • Founding Principles
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Everyday Low Prices
  • Pharmacy operations began in 1978

3
3 Basic Beliefs
  • Respect for the Individual
  • Service to Our Customers
  • Strive for Excellence

4
Corporation Statistics
  • As of August 31, 2004, the Company had 1,387
    Wal-Mart stores, 1,615 Supercenters, 542 SAMS
    CLUBS and 75 Neighborhood Markets in the United
    States. Internationally, the Company operated
    units in Argentina (11), Brazil (145), Canada
    (236), China (39), Germany (92), South Korea
    (15), Mexico (641), Puerto Rico (54) and United
    Kingdom (271).

5
Our pharmacists have the opportunity to practice
pharmacy in a variety of settings
  • Wal-Mart Stores
  • Neighborhood Markets
  • Clinics
  • Mail Order
  • Sam's Clubs

6
"The world's largest company is also one of this
country's consummate pharmacy operators. Wal-Mart
Stores, Inc. has emerged in less than 30 years as
a preeminent provider of prescriptions and
pharmacy services."Chain Drug Review, July 2002
7
What it takes to be a Pharmacist
  • A desire to help people and improve the quality
    of their lives
  • A strong ability to communicate clearly and
    effectively
  • A team approach and a positive attitude
  • Solid capabilities in math and science
  • Six years of college (although some pharmacy
    schools offer accelerated programs)
  • Successfully passing the pharmacy licensing exam

8
Consider an Exciting and Rewarding Career
  • Opportunities to help people
  • Exceptional financial rewards
  • Thriving job market
  • Satisfying, fulfilling work

9
Career Opportunities Pharmacy Operations
Intern/Corporate Intern
Pharmacist
Assistant Pharmacy Manager
Pharmacy Manager
District Manager
Regional Manager
Divisional Manager
Vice President
10
Additional Career Opportunitues
  • Merchandising
  • Professional Services
  • Third Party
  • Recruiting
  • Marketing
  • Plus Many More!

11
Traditional Benefits
  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical/Dental
  • Profit Sharing
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Salary Continuance
  • Stakeholder Bonus
  • Pharmacy Incentive Bonus Program
  • Holiday Pay
  • Hotel/Travel Discounts
  • Discount Card
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Child Care Discounts
  • Vacation
  • Stock Ownership Plans
  • Stock Options - For pharmacists and pharmacist
    interns

12
Non-Traditional Benefits
  • State-of-the Art Technology - Connexus
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Lunch Breaks
  • Closed on six annual holidays
  • Multiple Practice Settings
  • Live Continuing Education
  • Pharmacist Letter Subscription
  • Relocation Opportunities
  • Solid History of Stock Growth
  • Open Door Policy
  • Career Growth Opportunities

13
Technology
  • Radio Frequency Equipment
  • PhoneFill (Interactive Voice Response System)
  • Electronic Third Party Reconciliation
  • Superior Inventory, Sales Expense Management
    Capabilities
  • Connexus Computer System

14
Connexus Filling Process
  • Drop-off
  • Input
  • Four-Point Check
  • Fill Station
  • Visual Verify
  • Pick-up Station (TASCO)
  • Troubleshoot

15
Drop-Off
  • Prescription image is scanned
  • May group multiple prescriptions into the same
    order
  • Priority of order can be assigned
  • Critical
  • In-store
  • Will Pickup (associate assigns pickup time)
  • Tomorrow

16
Input
  • Allows technician to independently enter
    prescription information
  • Format provides an efficient, accurate data entry
    process
  • Eliminates unnecessary interruptions

17
Four-Point Check
  • Pharmacist checks what the technician has
    inputted
  • Correction occurs before filling - saving the
    pharmacist and customer time
  • Color-coded drug interactions draw attention to
    severity

18
Fill Station
  • Connexus uses state-of-the-art radio frequency
    (RF) technology to transmit all prescription
    information to a portable arm unit, uniquely
    designed for use by a Wal-Mart technician.
  • Scanning for Accuracy (SFA)
  • Technician scans bar code on bottle
  • The arm unit performs a National Drug Code (NDC)
    check
  • The prescription label prints

19
Visual Verify
  • Pharmacist completes the final check before any
    medication is provided to the patient
  • Photographic image assures the pharmacist the
    correct medication is within the vial

20
Pick Up Station (TASCO)
  • Associate looks up patient by name or date of
    birth
  • Pulls up all prescriptions in the filling system
    available to the patient
  • Gives associate all alerts or notes for each
    prescription (counseling needed, insurance
    trouble, etc.)
  • Each prescription must be scanned to ensure
    accuracy

21
Troubleshoot
  • Displays problems within an order
  • Insurance rejections
  • Product changes requested by filling technician
    via the arm unit
  • Orders needing refills or clarification by
    calling the physician

22
Advantages of Connexus
  • Virtually paperless!
  • Extremely accurate
  • You will have more time to devote to your
    patients, utilizing your skills and helping you
    focus on why you joined the profession - to help
    people.

23
Other Aspects of Wal-Mart Pharmacy Operations
  • Disease state management clinics
  • Diabetes information
  • Cholesterol screenings
  • Blood pressure checking
  • Independent OTC department management and staff

24
A World of Career Opportunities!
  • Ability to move up in the company quickly
  • Great benefits
  • Tons of options
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