Pharmacist Jobs

Pharmacists work at the frontline of healthcare providing an increasing range of services. Typical work activities include:

  • dispensing prescription medicines to the public
  • ensuring that different treatments are compatible
  • checking dosage and ensuring that medicines are correctly and safely supplied and labelled (pharmacists are legally responsible for any dispensing errors)
  • supervising the preparation of any medicines (not all are supplied ready made-up by the manufacturer)
  • keeping a register of controlled drugs for legal and stock control purposes
  • liaising with doctors about prescriptions
  • selling over-the-counter medicines
  • counselling and advising the public on the treatment of minor ailments
  • advising patients of any adverse side-effects of medicines or potential interactions with other medicines/treatments
  • undertaking Medicine Use Reviews (MUR), an advanced service to help patients understand how their medicines work and why they have to take them
  • providing a prescription intervention service
  • managing a needle and syringe exchange
  • measuring and fitting compression hosiery
  • monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • offering a diabetes screening service
  • providing pregnancy testing
  • arranging the delivery of prescription medicines to patients
  • overseeing the ordering and safe storage of medical products
  • maintaining computerised records
  • managing, supervising and training pharmacy support staff
  • selling healthcare and other products, such as toiletries, cosmetics and photographic items
  • budgeting and financial management
  • promoting sales and developing the business
  • keeping up to date with current pharmacy practice, new drugs and their uses

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