Browse available Pharmacist Jobs. A Pharmacist is an intermediary between a physician and a patient. He/she provides prescribed medicines to a patient and offers their advice and guidance about its safe usage. A doctor detects the disease a patient might be suffering from and prescribes a particular drug. A Pharmacist then prepares the medications, guides the patient on its dosage and monitors improvements in that person. Generally, knowledge in multi-disciplinary medical field is necessary to qualify as a pharmacist. The dosage of each drug must be known in detail. He/she must have the intuition to detect when a medication is not working for a patient. A pharmacist, also, must be through with all the federal drug laws in existence.
A Pharmacist is a member of the medical care unit who directly deals and interacts with the patient. He/she is responsible for dispensing medicines, along with advice on their dosage, and guiding the patient all the way to recovery. Monitoring the patient’s health history and other continuing medications also fall in this job profile. Accordingly, a pharmacist may be required to suggest a particular drug and reduce a dosage.
Also, he/she is required to have knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. This involves warning the patient about an allergic reaction to a particular drug or what food to avoid while under medication.
After a doctor has prescribed a drug, the patient then visits a pharmacist. He/she analyses the drug and decides which company’s medicine contains the appropriate drug. He/she is also required to intimate the patient regarding possible side-effects and how to tackle that particular problem.
Abiding by the federal drug law and identifying each drug based on it also falls in the job profile of a pharmacist. He/she may again be required to compound medicines, monitor patient’s health status, refer another physician if needed and regulate non-prescription drugs sold at the pharmacy.
Typically, a licensed pharmacist is required to carry out the following tasks:
The basic requirements include:
Basic knowledge of chemistry and biology, combined with human anatomy is necessary. These can be taken up as subjects in high school and undergraduate programs. Training classes on basic computer knowledge, personality development, communication skills and hospitality may ultimately help an aspiring candidate when pursuing advanced pharmacy courses.
Vocational training and internship after completion of Doctor of Pharmacy program are mandatory. However, exposure to this field can also be obtained by volunteering in relief and vaccination camps. This will reflect a candidate’s interest in this area and help improve knowledge on the subject. Also, classes on foreign languages can serve as an added advantage.
Advancement in medical technology and growth in human life expectancy may see an increase in jobs in this field. Estimates show that pharmacist’s jobs are likely to grow by 3% by 2024. As of May 2015, the median annual salary of a pharmacist stood at around $121,500. The figure is likely to change based on the post of a candidate in the hierarchy.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | Columbia, SC
THE WJB Dorn VA Medical Center, Pharmacy Service, is a recruiting a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (GS-13) for Gastrointestinal (GI)/Hepatology Service, which includes management and treatment of Hepati...
Full Time Standard,Permanent Employment $111,874-$134,248 per year Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
HealthcareSource | Scottsdale, AZ
Provides support for clinical programs and practices within the hospital as well as medication order review with accuracy; check technician-prepared products before release; maintain security of pharm...
Full Time Category: Allied Health Department: RX Pharm Hospital Osborn Medical Center Scottsdale, AZ
CVS | Northbrook, IL
As a Pharmacist - Clinical Formulary, you will report to the Director - Medical Affairs and will be responsible for supporting the creation and maintenance of the CVS Health’s standard and client spec...
Full Time Standard Employment Bachelor's Degree Required Category: Pharmacist, Corporate
Providence Health & Services | Spokane, WA
(Anticoagulation Clinic, Day Shift, Supplemental/On-call) to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to prov...
Category: Pharmacists Shift: Day Schedule: On Call
CompHealth | Connecticut
Develop and maintain protocols, provide key clinical oncology resources (investigational drug studies), with limited coverage in chemotherapy preparation. Come act as our Oncology Specialist for our s...
3 years experience and a Monday through Friday schedule
RPh on the Go | Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ - RPh on the Go has a great travel position open now for a clinical pharmacist with current inpatient experience, in northwestern Arizona! 1 year of current inpatient pharmacist work exper...
Travel Required 1 year experience
Soliant Health | Baton Rouge, LA
13 week contract with possibilities of permanent. Soliant Health can help with housing, relocation assistance, tax-free stipends, hourly wage, weekly pay, medical benefits and much more! Soliant Healt...
Permanent Employment Ability to work nights
Walmart | Rio Grande, NJ
At the end of the day, we're simply a team dedicated to helping others save money, so that they can live better, healthier lives.Demonstrates up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, ...
Banner Health | Sun City West, AZ 85376
May be required to posses a valid drivers license and be eligible for coverage under the companys auto insurance policy. Requires current pharmacy or eligibility for licensure in the applicable state ...
Houston Methodist | Houston, TX
The Staff Pharmacist I is responsible for providing day-to-day comprehensive, patient oriented, pharmacy services in any or all areas of the department. This includes processing orders, therapy review...
Category: Pharmacy Shift: EVENING Hours: Varies
Stanford Children's Health | Palo Alto, CA
As a member of a multidisciplinary health care team, the clinical pharmacist provides the full range of distributive, clinical, consultative, research, and/or administrative pharmaceutical services. I...
Full Time Category: Pharmacy
Valley Health System | Las Vegas, NV
Minimum of one year (1) Required experience with neonates in a hospital setting...
Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy (BS Pharm)
UnitedHealthcare | Marina, CA 93933
Pharmacist license in good standing in the current state of residence. Ensures compliance with all FDA, DEA, State Board of Pharmacy, OSHA and other regulatory standards. When required, compounds intr...
3+ years experience
Rite Aid | Columbus, MS 39702
Ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of all prescriptions filled by completing Drug Utilization Review and Final Quality Assurance, applicable to state and federal Board of Pharmacy regulations. Ba...
Bachelor's degree (BS) or Doctoral degree (PHARM Associate Level Ability to work weekends and extended days on a frequent basis
Advocate Health Care | Elgin, IL
Bachelor of Science or Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy. Licensure as a Registered Pharmacist in the State of Illinois. The registered pharmacist is responsible for...
Bachelor's Degree Associate Level Travel Required Ability to work rotating shifts and weekends
SSM Health | Jefferson City, MO 65109
Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City is a 167-bed, full-service community hospital located in Missouri's state capital. Pharmacists monitor medication therapy and supervise the dispensing functions of the...
Albertsons | Temecula, CA
Must have an active pharmacy license in state(s) of practice with all held licenses in good standing. Certified Immunizer Preferred. Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy or Pharm.D. With a holistic approach ...
Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy or Pharm Ability to work a variety of schedules including
Christus Health | Texarkana, TX 75503
Licensure or internship. Degree in Pharmacy from an accredited school of pharmacy. Contacts physicians for clarification of orders if necessary. This position is part-time 24 hours per week...
Part Time High school diploma or equivalent Intern This position is part-time 24 hours per week
Leidos | Houston, TX 77002
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. Typically requir...
Travel Required 2 years experience
MultiCare Health System | Spokane Valley, WA
To actively coordinate, on a day-to-day basis, the provision of high quality, comprehensive pharmaceutical care to the patients of Valley Hospital, in compliance with federal and state legal/regulator...
Full Time Regular Employment Category: Pharmacy Department: Not On My List Shift: Variable Schedule: Rotating