CVS Health recently made headlines after pharmacists threatened to quit due to their growing workloads. The company responded quickly by making changes to reduce the workloads of their pharmacists.
Pharmacists across the country have been struggling with their workloads due to a steady increase in demand for medications and time-consuming paperwork. As a result, some pharmacists have chosen to look for other jobs, while others have even threatened to quit. In response, CVS Health has implemented several changes that will help alleviate some of the pressure their pharmacists are facing.
First, CVS Health has hired more trained pharmacy technicians to help pharmacists with their tasks and to lessen their workloads. This additional workforce should help pharmacists to process medications faster and alleviate some of the stress of the job.
CVS Health has also changed the way their pharmacists are compensated. Instead of being paid an hourly wage, pharmacists will now receive a fixed rate for a certain number of prescriptions they fill. This will help to make the workday more manageable since pharmacists will know upfront how much they will be paid for their work.
Finally, CVS Health has also made technological improvements to their pharmacies. This includes adding an automated medication labeling system and assembling automated packaging stations to speed up the process of filling and dispensing prescriptions.
By responding quickly and proactively to the situation, CVS Health has shown their commitment to their pharmacists. With these changes, pharmacists can look forward to a more manageable workload and customers can expect to receive medications faster and with fewer delays.