As a pharmacist, you will be responsible for preparing and administering appropriate pharmaceuticals to patients. You will achieve this either by executing a physician’s order or by addressing the patient’s problems and needs.
The job entails a high level of responsibility and knowledge. A pharmacist does not merely hand out prescribed medicine; he/she has the expertise and willingness to assist people and provide them with information and solutions.
The pharmacist must be fully qualified to interpret symptoms so that the patient can either be given immediate treatment for a trifling condition or be referred to a suitable doctor. Pharmacists must also be able to provide professional advice on cosmetics or para-pharmaceuticals.
The goal is to ensure effective medication use and become the people’s trusted ally against health issues. That way you can deliver maximum value to both the pharmacy and society.
1. Compounding and dispensing medications, as prescribed by physicians.
2. Monitoring customers’ drug therapies, advising interventions, and informing customers of any potential side effects.
3. Instruct customers on how and when to take prescribed medications.
4. Conducting health and wellness screenings.
5. Providing immunizations, and other medical services, such as taking blood pressure, temperature measurements, and checking blood sugar levels.
6. Keeping accurate customer records.
7. Ensuring a safe and clean working environment.
8. Completing operational requirements of the pharmacy, including verifying order entries, maintaining records of controlled substances, and charges, and removing expired and/or damaged drugs from the pharmacy’s inventory.
9. Adhering to applicable legal rules, regulations, and procedures governing pharmaceutical practice.
10. Performing other administrative tasks when needed.
1. Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy or pharmacology.
2. Proven experience as a pharmacist.
3. Valid license to practice as a pharmacist.
4. Detailed understanding and knowledge of dosage requirements and administration, chemical compounds, and pharmaceutical brands.
5. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and software applications, used by pharmacies, such as MEDITECH and Mediware.
6. Great organizational skills.
7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.