A community pharmacist is a practitioner who has direct interaction with the public and whose services are in high demand by both the public and sufferers. They give medications with a diagnosis and, in some situations, without one when necessary. Professionals have a significant role in reducing public death and disability because they are the ones who will be in regular touch with society. Retail pharmacies, which operate out of both big and small networks or grocery shops, are frequently referred to as community pharmacies. Medication safety is ensured by community pharmacists in the same way it is in any medical environment: all through the medication reconciliation, from ordering to preservation, transcribing, formulation, dispensing, counseling, and much more. The community pharmacist conducts a clinical examination of prescription medicines before distribution to confirm that the therapies are suitable. This examination considers dose adequacy, combinations with other medicines, incompatibilities, and other factors, as well as the possibility that prescriptions were ordered by numerous prescribers.
Community Pharmacist Job Titles:
- Community Pharmacist
- Community Pharmacy
Community Pharmacist Job Summary:
We are seeking to hire a community pharmacist who has expertise and skill in performing the role. You’ll be in charge of distributing and delivering prescription medications as a community pharmacist. You’ll also help folks maintain and improve their health by giving them guidance and information. You’ll also offer over-the-counter medical items and provide instructions on how to use medications and medical devices. You’ll most likely work in high-street clinics, either in huge, medium-sized, or tiny superstores or in smaller independent drug stores. You could also work in a doctor’s office or a health clinic.
Community Pharmacist Job Responsibilities and Duties:
- Provide prescription drugs to the general public
- Verify that the various treatments are compatible with one another
- Assess the dosage and make sure that drugs are administered and marked properly and safely.
- Any drugs should be prepared under the supervision of someone who knows what they’re doing.
- keep a regulated medicine inventory for compliance and stock control considerations
- Consult with physicians regarding medications
- Promote OTC drugs
- Educate the general public on how to manage minor illnesses
- Inform them about any negative side effects or possible interactions with other medications
- Organize a syringe and needle interchange
- Compression hosiery should be measured and fitted.
- provide specialized medical checks, such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- Diabetes monitoring and cholesterol screening
- conduct smoking cessation clinics and weight-loss initiatives
- plan for prescription drugs to be delivered to patients
- Organize, oversee, and train pharmacy assistants.
- budgeting and financial management
- keep abreast of present pharmacy practice, new pharmaceuticals, and their applications
Community Pharmacist Job Skills and Qualification:
- A Master’s degree in pharmacy is required
- More than 2 years of expertise in a similar role
- Pre-registration training for one year under the guidance of an accredited pharmacist
- Ability to communicate difficult technical facts about medicinal items, dosages, and adverse side effects clearly and understandably.
- A personable demeanor combined with high moral ethics and integrity
- A meticulous and methodical attitude to work
- Self-motivation, resilience, and tolerance are all important qualities.
Community Pharmacist Salary
A community pharmacist can earn a salary that ranges from $50,000 to $110,000 per year. In addition, community pharmacists can receive benefits such as paid vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. Community pharmacists typically work in pharmacies that are located near their homes.