Learn What Is It Like to Be a Pharmacist!
What Are a Pharmacist's Job Duties?
1.Fill prescriptions, verifying instructions from physicians on the proper amounts of medication to give to patients.
2.Check whether prescriptions will interact negatively with other drugs that a patient is taking or any medical conditions the patient has.
3.Instruct patients on how and when to take a prescribed medicine and inform them about potential side effects from taking the medicine.
4.Give flu shots and, in most states, other vaccinations.
5.Advise patients about general health topics, such as diet, exercise, and managing stress, and on other issues, such as what equipment or supplies would be best to treat a health problem.
6.Complete insurance forms and work with insurance companies to ensure that patients get the medicines they need.
7.Oversee the work of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists in training (interns).
8.Keep records and do other administrative tasks.
9.Teach other healthcare practitioners about proper medication therapies for patients.