AXIS Pharmacy Northwest has awarded Dee Dee Carpenter, compounding technician, the honor of “Employee of the Quarter” for Q3 2021.
AXIS Pharmacy Northwest CEO Dave Doane shared, “I have had the pleasure to work near Dee Dee’s area for two years now. Talk about consistency! This is the person who personifies that attribute. Her demeanor sets the tone for the lab, and frankly, the department. Things can get hectic in this environment, yet she maintains an even keel and does her best, which typically exceeds expectations, and makes our customers very happy. Dee Dee understands that each prescription is being compounded for an individual person or pet. I can tell that is important to her, she obviously takes pride in the quality of her work, and she should. Thanks, Dee Dee!”
Fareida Idrees, Pharm D, Compounding Supervisor, says, “Dee Dee is one of the hardest working and most reliable technicians we have. She has many years of experience and can work in all departments of compounding. She’s very dedicated to her job and enjoys preparing medications for each individual patient. Dee Dee loves to share stories about her two precious cats and the crazy things they do, and I always look forward to hearing about her weekend. It is a pleasure to work with her as a coworker and friend.”
In one or two sentences, provide a brief description of “A Day In the Life” at your job.
My job includes the labeling and mixing of prescription medications for both human and animal use. I primarily make suspensions, but I can also prepare capsules, creams and ointments, troches, and suppositories.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
I love to hear “Thanks so much!” from our customers when we provide something that truly works well for them.
What is your favorite part about working at AXIS Pharmacy Northwest?
I love our team. Everyone is friendly, and I feel everyone goes above and beyond to help our customers.
What advice would you give to someone looking to get into your line of work?
My advice would be to remember that there are people behind each prescription and what is most important is what is best for each customer.
Tell us about some things you like to do outside of work.
I enjoy traveling with my husband (especially to Cannon Beach), wine tasting, reading, hanging out with friends, and watching professional football.
Complete this sentence: “I am happiest when….”
I am reading a book and drinking wine at a winery or the ocean.
What is one of your most prized possessions?
We have two wonderful cats, Max and Izzy. They provide my family and me with endless entertainment.
If you could turn into an animal, what would it be? How do the characteristics of this animal relate to this job?
I think a rabbit, as you have to be able to hop around and wear multiple hats.
What superpower would you choose for yourself?
Congratulations, Dee Dee! AXIS Pharmacy Northwest is so lucky to have you on the team!