What does a Clinical Pharmacist do?
Pharmacists are responsible for the preparation and administration of valid and correct pharmaceutical drugs or therapies to customers and patients and other forms of assistance for patients and customers.
Their work is often done at the request of a physician, but customers may also call upon pharmacists to provide their expertise and knowledge to address specific issues, problems, or needs. They are expected to interpret afflictions and symptoms and determine if an immediate over-the-counter treatment can be used or if a referral to a doctor or physician is necessary. They advise patients on the proper use or application of medication and properly communicate the potential dangers or side effects of medicines. They provide services including the administration of vaccines, measuring blood pressure, and providing temperature checks. Pharmacists also track the store’s inventory and ensure labels on the medication are correct. They check medication for flaws, expiration dates, or deterioration and properly dispose of older or defective items. Pharmacists need a doctoral or professional degree and certification or licensing.
Clinical Pharmacist Salaries
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Clinical Pharmacist Career Path
Learn how to become a Clinical Pharmacist, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Clinical Pharmacist Insights
“Good compensation for pharmacists but terrible for technicians which makes it tough to find and keep good talent”
“Temp contract only;Did a great job investing in training unfortunately to let good talent go”
“Access to job aids from home is not allowed which makes it harder to learn the job.”
“Bonus is not solely based on own performance but tied together with the rest of the store.”
“True embodies the mission of treating all patients to the best of the teams ability.”
“Good pay which just increased to 16.50 for all interns with a dollar raise each year.”
“Great stock program where you're given a percentage of your yearly salary as a stock bonus annually.”
“Pay was OK .. but I heard the initial rate is lower than it was 7 years ago”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a clinical pharmacist
When working as a clinical pharmacist, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are PGY1, PharmD, Critical Thinking, Written Communication and Pharmacy Graduate.
- Administrative Assistant
- Executive Assistant
- Pharmacy Technician
- Customer Relations
The most common qualifications to become a clinical pharmacist is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.