Job Tasks for:"Pharmacists"
Assay radiopharmaceuticals, verify rates of disintegration, and calculate the volume required to produce the desired results, to ensure proper dosages.
Manage pharmacy operations, hiring and supervising staff, performing administrative duties, and buying and selling non-pharmaceutical merchandise.
Work in hospitals, clinics, or for HMOs, dispensing prescriptions, serving as a medical team consultants, or specializing in specific drug therapy areas such as oncology or nuclear pharmacotherapy.
Assess the identity, strength and purity of medications.
Teach pharmacy students serving as interns in preparation for their graduation or licensure.
Publish educational information for other pharmacists, doctors, and/or patients.
Review prescriptions to assure accuracy, to ascertain the needed ingredients, and to evaluate their suitability.
Provide information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage and proper medication storage.
Analyze prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive usage or harmful interactions.
Order and purchase pharmaceutical supplies, medical supplies, and drugs, maintaining stock and storing and handling it properly.
Maintain records, such as pharmacy files, patient profiles, charge system files, inventories, control records for radioactive nuclei, and registries of poisons, narcotics, and controlled drugs.
Provide specialized services to help patients manage conditions such as diabetes, asthma, smoking cessation, or high blood pressure.
Advise customers on the selection of medication brands, medical equipment and health-care supplies.
Collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review, and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of drugs and drug regimens, providing advice on drug applications and characteristics.
Compound and dispense medications as prescribed by doctors and dentists, by calculating, weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients, or oversee these activities.
Offer health promotion and prevention activities, for example, training people to use devices such as blood pressure or diabetes monitors.
Refer patients to other health professionals and agencies when appropriate.
Prepare sterile solutions and infusions for use in surgical procedures, emergency rooms, or patients' homes.
Plan, implement, and maintain procedures for mixing, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals, according to policy and legal requirements, to ensure quality, security, and proper disposal.
Knowledge Requirements for:
Customer and Personal Service -- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Medicine and Dentistry -- Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
Mathematics -- Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Chemistry -- Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Computers and Electronics -- Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Administration and Management -- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Psychology -- Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Education and Training -- Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Skill Requirements for:
Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems.
Science -- Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Instructing -- Teaching others how to do something.
Social Perceptiveness -- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Active Learning -- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Ability Requirements for:
Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
"Pharmacists" Job Activities
Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Interacting With Computers -- Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge -- Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public -- Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Processing Information -- Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People -- Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
Answered By: men7al - 5/5/2008