I am currently working for the drug and alcohol service Blenheim CDP, as part of the Insight team, volunteering in a multicultural and busy area of London. I work independently and as a team to support individuals and their families with issues caused by substance misuse. I provide screening, assessments, risk assessments; implementing, monitoring and reviewing SMART care plans. I build therapeutic relationships while maintaining professional boundaries with clients to deliver tailor-made packages of care using a strengths-based approach. I create supportive solutions by listening to their needs and looking further than their health requirements, working holistically to assist them with wider issues, such as employment, mental health and housing.
I am writing to express my interest in being a part of the Pharmacy Technician program under the Practicum study. I have always had an interest in the medical field and want to pursue a career in that field. I’ve had an interest in cardiology and now am showing a great interest in being a pharmacist and believe that Pharmacy Technician is the best way to get the experience I need and the first level feel as I work towards a doctorate degree and pursue its higher position.
Going into my senior year of high school, I was forced to make some fairly large decisions about my future, as were most teens my age. Before making the decision to attend California University of Pennsylvania, I was looking into what career was best for me, and what I wanted to achieve in my educational career. This was a lengthy and difficult process, but in the end, it led me to the path I am traveling today as a student at California University of Pennsylvania.
I have always wanted to be a surgeon since I was a kid. Doctors were treated like gods in my home country, Ethiopia. I was a shy little boy who dreamt big in my neighborhood and people would make fun of my goal due to the fact that there were no doctors in our neighborhood. They believed that I was not smart and strong enough to be a doctor. Besides my mother and aunt, nobody knew what I was capable of. I could calculate two numbers in a second like the speed of light, I knew everything about the human body system and I could run. I always believed that if I was going to be a doctor I have to exercise and be healthy in order for people to listen and follow my path.
I have been a component of the pharmacy team since March of 2015. Needless to say, it was nothing that I had expected to be. You will often hear the phrase, “all you have to do is fill the prescription”. Well, that is not true, it’s more to it than that. In the majority of pharmacies, there are approximately three workstations. They’re drop off, production, and pick up. At drop off, he or she will type in the prescription and bill it through the patient insurance. The production team member will then pull the medication and fill it. The prescription is then passed off to the pharmacist for quality assurance. Working in a pharmacy you have to dress professional along with a white coat. Being a pharmacy technician you have to deal with the public.
Mr. Millar, a Spanish teacher at my high school and the advisor for our chapter of the National Honor Society, was a man whom I grew to respect and admire during my first year in NHS. Sure, he was a little eccentric, but his students loved him for his easy going method of teaching and his cross country runners cherished his countless amusing idiosyncrasies; consequently, I was shocked when I stumbled across a particular article on a local news website. “The Michigan State Police notified Howell Public Schools that Duane Millar, a Howell High School teacher and coach was arraigned in the 54B District Court in Ingham County.” My mind raced as I read on, “the charges were on one count of possession of child sexually abusive material... as well as one count of using a computer to commit a crime.”
Some goals I have for this paper is for people to understand that people’s versions of things are not always going to be the what it is supposed to be and that people have opinions. Another goal is that people don’t judge this paper because it is not perfect, humans are not perfect. Lastly, my final goal for this paper is for it to be good enough for me to do more productive things.
I am deciding to apply to the University of Wisconsin-Madison because I am intrigued by the opportunities the university has to offer. During my time at UW-Madison I hope to participate in intramural sports, get a job, receive an excellent education, and much more. The city life offers a diverse culture and allows you to learn about and to appreciate life.
To begin with it is a good practice of any HR professional to conduct a Job Analysis, which is a method to collect information about the content of the job that is being offered. The collection of information for this purpose can be done by various techniques such as interviewing current holder and line manger, observing individuals undertaking the role, 360 degree appraisals and review of current documents e.g. job descriptions, person specifications and competency frameworks. (Blended Learning Site, 2015)
A retail or independent pharmacist typically provides a person with general healthcare advice and has the authority to supply a prescription or a non-prescription medication to the public. A retail pharmacist generally works in a retail setting rather than in a clinical or hospital setting.
My double major in Criminal Justice & Law, Politics, and Society has directed me into a career in law enforcement and perhaps law school in the future. I want to be immersed in the law enforcement field. I want to understand our criminal justice system as a whole. My interests are white collar crime, investigations, and drug crimes. I would like to acquire the skills to become an outstanding law enforcement officer in the future and cultivate those connections that can help me move my career forward. I will use my stint in Washington to accomplish these goals.
As a group we attended the career fair, upon arriving we walked around observing the different booths. We noticed that there were a variety of companies which surprised us, we assumed that the companies attending the career fair would be local businesses searching for future employees. The career fair is a great place for students to search for a job, they have many different companies to choose from that are searching for a wide variety of majors. They can also see the companies that are hiring for their major. Students attending the career fair were dressed in a professional manner and were handing out resumes.
Long term care pharmacists are involved with nursing facilities, often times working with the elderly or the disabled. The benefits include a flexible schedule and the more clinical setting. Negatives include long work weeks and the large amount of time dedicated to paperwork.
I have always had somewhat of an interest in the medical field, but I never wanted to become a physician or pediatrician. A pharmacist is the perfect in between of being in the medical field but not being an actual doctor. Also, dealing with drugs and medicine has always seemed interesting to me for as long as I could remember. As I previously mentioned, pharmacists have job mobility, stability, and flexibility. Pharmacists are employed everywhere in the country, so it’s very likely that I get a job anywhere. Also, everybody gets sick, and people are going to continue to get sick, so my job will always be stable and secure. After talking with my aunt, who is a pharmacist, I found out that a pharmacist only has to complete a certain amount of hours a week. So I could work 3 days and finish all my hours and have rest of the week off, or I could spread my hours throughout the week. Those aren’t the only reasons I want to go into this profession, I really want to help people get well and feel better. A physician isn’t the only role that helps patients feel better. A pharmacist also has a key role. Pharmacists are healthcare providers that have to communicate with there patients to make sure they can take the medication properly according to their lifestyle, diet, and transportation. The best reason of all is that I get to work directly with patients. Pharmacists are able to see patients anytime during the week, morning, evening, and
I have come too far to achieve my goal. Being a pharmacy graduate from another country and not able to practice here in the USA, I went through the whole process of pharmacy school and stand on my grounds for the completion. I want to contribute towards my community and family. I want to hold onto my good foundation in moral values and beliefs of principles. I differentiate myself from other students in past by receiving the quality of education and college experience throughout my schooling. In short, I see myself not only being the future pharmacist, I am more to be a profession in a society as multifunctional, leaders, social technician, and reformers. I have an ability for foreign languages. As a matter of fact, I know English, Hindi, Gujarati, Swahili, Urdu, and Punjabi. My future learning goal is Spanish. My studies at the University of Wyoming will contribute a lot in getting a licensure to work in any state of pharmacy and pursuing my goals in the future to work for a chain pharmacy and maybe look into doing an anticoagulation clinic. I strongly believe that the school of pharmacy has provided me to be fine interdisciplinary human, professional and have the knowledge to seek a level excellence in the field of pharmacy. I can describe what I plan to do between now and graduation to distinguish myself is to work hard towards my rotation and gain as much experience as possible. I