CVS Health to Hire 15000 This 2020 Winter Season

Marco Green
October 22, 2020

CVS is now deploying its pharmacy technicians to conduct COVID-19 testing, as well as for processing prescriptions, dispensing medications and educating customers or health professionals, under pharmacists' supervision.

The new hiring was announced amid rising cases nationwide and fears of a "twindemic" of COVID-19 and influenza.

The new positions offered by CVS include 10,000 full and part-time jobs for licensed pharmacy technicians at CVS Pharmacies that need to be filled as soon as possible, the company said.

In addition, CVS is recruiting customer service representatives for its Caremark and specialty pharmacy business lines as work-from-home positions across a number of markets, with the goal of making jobs available to people looking to return to work amid the pandemic.

Numerous roles are temporary, but could become permanent, the company added.

And in honor of Pharmacy Technician Day on Tuesday, CVS is advocating for an expanded scope of practice that would allow trained pharmacy technicians to administer COVID-19 vaccinations under the supervision of an immunization-certified pharmacist.

Since April, pharmacists have called on U.S. legislators to introduce this policy, which the state of Nevada did in September.

"Additional team members typically are needed every flu season", Lisa Bisaccia, chief human resources officer at CVS Health, said in a statement released Monday.

CVS said the need for more workers comes amid the fall and winter months when it expects COVID-19 and flu cases to rise.

It has also opened "several thousand" full-time remote customer service roles.

CVS Health opened the first large-scale COVID-19 testing sites in the USA in April, and has administered more than 5 million tests.

The additional staff would also support COVID-19 testing efforts at drive-thru testing locations.

Anyone intersted can go to cvs.jobs to apply.

To meet these needs, CVS has hired almost 80,000 full-time, part-time and temporary employees so far, a spokesperson told NBC News.

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