Are you too good for 'tech work'?
The pharmacist I worked with today bitched and moaned all day about tech work. Actually at one point he snapped at me, started yelling and mocking me, when I was offering a quick solution to a problem he was having.
See he, and a few others I work with, believe that entering prescriptions is 'tech work' and that they are above that. They believe they should be able to sit on their stool and merely check all day long.
Now I do not understand this. If I were a pharmacist, and it were not terribly busy like today, I would want to run as many prescriptions as I could in order to catch interactions, notice compliance issues and to make note of the health of my patients. Plus the way our checking system is setup, if the pharmacist does not run the script and look at the past history, he has no idea what it is as he checks it on the counter.
Instead this breed of pharmacist believes it is the technicians duty to do all of the above. Granted, I have no problem with this, but many of my co-techs are not very well versed in interactions. Hell I can't remember the last time anyone besides myself made note of an antibiotic/birth control interaction.
So I ask the other pharmacists that read this blog, what do you think? Are you above this 'tech work' even if that involves a lack of knowledge on the history of your patient? Or am I perhaps just a bit overly ambitious?