Our “Together as One” series spotlights nurses, physicians, pharmacists and others who positively impact the lives of hospice patients and their families every day. Through the dedicated and compassionate work of these inspiring professionals, patients receive the high-quality care and attentive consideration they deserve. Together with innovative and responsive hospice partners, they create the network of support so essential to hospice care. We invite you to meet the people behind the mission—and see what one can do.
Achille Tiam, PharmD
Las Vegas, NV
How did you become interested in pharmacy?
What are your favorite aspects of your job?
What drew you to a career with OnePoint?
Have you had any particularly challenging patient cases?
Do you have any proudest professional moments?
My proudest professional moment is getting great feedback from hospice nurses and management about my job as a pharmacist. We are constantly on the phone with hospice nurses who ask for clinical recommendations, and I still feel proud of myself when my recommendations are accepted by prescribers and adopted immediately.
What advice would you give pharmacy students?
Being a pharmacist a noble and great profession, but lately there have been more students graduating than there are job opportunities. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there will not be an increase in job opportunities in this field for the upcoming years. Pharmacy students should definitely evaluate the possibility of not finding a job after graduation.