If this winter’s massive snowstorms in the Northeast and Midwest regions of the country have had you crying “Uncle!” and “No more!” consider this position as a pharmacist in a mail-order setting for a specialty pharmacy in Deer Valley, Arizona, near Phoenix.
You’ll need a license to practice in Arizona. You also should have three to five years of recent experience in a mail-order or “closed door” setting. This opportunity is as a PRN, which means the assignment length is on an as-needed basis. Your schedule will vary depending on the need of the facility.
If you’re not from Phoenix, here’s some information on this vibrant, massive city (the Phoenix metropolitan area is also known as the Valley of the Sun).
Phoenix is the largest city in Arizona and the sixth largest in the United States (larger even than San Antonio, TX and San Diego, CA, numbers 7 and 8, respectively). The 2010 U.S. Census found that 1.455 million people live within Phoenix’s city limits.
Phoenix is, understandably, quite large geographically. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the city has a total area of 517.9 square miles (making it larger than the city known for its sprawl, Los Angeles, a “mere” 469 square miles in size).
As flat as the city is, it’s surrounded by several mountains and mountain ranges, making Phoenix a Mecca for those who like to rock climb and hike. The mountains near or surrounding Phoenix include the Superstition Mountains far to its east, the McDowell Mountains to the northeast, the White Tank Mountains to the west, and the Sierra Estrella to the southwest. The city limits include the Phoenix Mountains and the South Mountains.
There’s even a river that runs through it. Although dry most of the time, the Salt River runs westward through Phoenix. It’s easy to see the riverbed from the air as you approach by plane to the city’s Sky Harbor International Airport.
Phoenix was hard hit by the nation’s subprime mortgage crisis of 2008, but home prices have stabilized. A home that cost upwards of $260,000 before the crisis can be purchased today for $150,000, making Phoenix a very affordable city.
Phoenix is known for its hot summers and if you’re looking for HOT, it won’t disappoint you. Temperatures can range from the mid-90s to above 110 from May to October. Winters can be cool-ish, with temperatures in January and February ranging from the 50s to the 70s during the day, although the nights can be quite cool in winter, with low temperatures below 35 degrees not unheard of.
If you love the arts, opera, museums and theater, Phoenix will do its best to accommodate and offers the Phoenix Symphony Hall, the Arizona Ballet and Ballet Arizona, the Phoenix Metropolitan Opera, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Heard Museum, the Arizona Science Center, and more.
Professional sports fans can take in a game or two of the Phoenix Suns (basketball), the Arizona Cardinals (football), the Phoenix Coyotes (hockey), the Arizona Diamondbacks (baseball), and more.