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6/2/2003
Press Release

ASHP Launches New Complete Career and Recruiting Services

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has launched CareerPharm™, a comprehensive recruiting and job search resource for pharmacists and pharmacy employers.  CareerPharm.com, unveiled today at the Society’s Summer Meeting in San Diego, will provide both job seekers and employers with the essential tools to successfully find or fill a position.

CareerPharm will become the umbrella under which all of ASHP’s career development activities will take place.   Print advertisements are available via CareerPharm “In Print” in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, which is published 24 times a year and has a total circulation of over 39,000.  “In-Person” recruiting through CareerPharm’s Personnel Placement Service (PPS) is a highlight of the Society’s annual Midyear Clinical Meeting and is the most extensive on-site job search and placement service in the profession.  

The online component, CareerPharm.com, offers industry-standard recruiting and job search tools, as well as resources personalized to meet the needs of pharmacists and pharmacy employers.  Some of the site’s features include:

  • My CareerPharm, a personalized page for job seekers and employers, that helps users follow the progress of their search for jobs and candidates.  Candidates may store up to three resumes and cover letters, track the number of times their resume has been viewed by prospective employers, and manage their online applications.  Employers may use their “My CareerPharm” accounts to manage resume submissions, track candidates, and organize multiple job openings posted on the site.
  • A look at the myriad career opportunities available to pharmacists using Career Profiles that track the career paths of practitioners in a wide range of practice settings and positions.
  • A resource center featuring articles on job search strategies, getting started in a career, leadership development, and financial management.

“Workforce shortages are a major concern throughout the profession as both practitioners and employers search for the right opportunity or candidate,” said ASHP Executive Vice President and CEO Henri R. Manasse, Jr., Ph.D., Sc.D.  “By bringing together highly-qualified candidates and top-notch positions, CareerPharm offers a mutually beneficial solution to this dilemma.”

ASHP is the 30,000-member national professional association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, ambulatory care clinics, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems. ASHP, which has a long history of medication-error prevention efforts, believes that the mission of pharmacists is to help people make the best use of medicines.  Assisting pharmacists in fulfilling this mission is ASHP's primary objective.  The Society has extensive publishing and educational programs designed to help members improve their professional practice, and it is the national accrediting organization for pharmacy residency and pharmacy technician training programs. For more information, visit www.ashp.org or www.safemedication.com.