Staff Pharmacist

Staff Pharmacist Jobs, Salary, and Responsibilities

An integral role in the healthcare industry, a retail pharmacist is vital to the daily operations of every pharmacy around you. 

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Introduction to Staff Pharmacy

What is a staff pharmacist? Let’s dive in. Staff pharmacists play an essential role within the healthcare system. Whether in retail pharmacies, hospital wards, or specialized clinics, staff pharmacists stand as guardians of medication safety and patient well-being. Within a staff pharmacist job description, they are entrusted with pivotal responsibilities, including accurate dispensing of prescription medications and providing guidance on their usage. 

Their day-to-day duties encompass verifying prescription authenticity, educating patients and healthcare professionals on drug interactions and proper usage, administering vaccinations, and conducting health screenings. In the realm of staff pharmacy, these professionals serve as accessible healthcare resources, offering vital support to patients and contributing to safe and effective medication management. By addressing inquiries and promoting healthy outcomes, staff pharmacists play a crucial role in enhancing patient well-being and fostering healthier communities.

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Benefits of Working as a Staff Pharmacist

Working at a staff/pharmacy offers numerous benefits and opportunities for personal and professional fulfillment. You have the opportunity to directly impact patients' lives by providing essential guidance on counseling and medication. The diverse work environments and flexible schedules in pharmacy settings contribute to job satisfaction and a healthy work-life balance. Whether you're just starting or aiming for higher positions, the field of staff pharmacy offers many opportunities for progression.

If you're passionate about this journey, let Quad Recruitment be your supportive guide in finding your dream job. Together, we’ll uncover the perfect match for your skills, salary expectations and aspirations to help take your career to new heights. 

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How to Become a Travel Pharmacist

You will need to prove that you meet the necessary professional standards through a Fitness to Practice evaluation conducted by the relevant regulatory authority in your practicing state. The specific regulatory authority responsible for conducting the evaluations varies depending on each state's laws and regulations.

After completing the Fitness to Practice evaluation, you will have to undertake a foundation or pre-registration training year in a pharmacy setting approved by a US regulatory authority. This training will provide you practical experience under supervision while preparing you for independent practice.

To work as a pharmacist in the US, you will need to obtain a pharmacy license through an appropriate examination mandated by the state where you intend to practice. This may include the North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam (NAPLEX) and either the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MPJE), or a jurisprudence exam specific to your practicing state. Once you have passed these exams and obtained your licensure, you will be fully eligible to pursue opportunities in travel pharmacy across the country.

Staff Pharmacy Salary Insights

Curious about the average staff pharmacy salary? Given the unique duties and qualifications required for this position, staff pharmacists often receive attractive compensation packages. On average, the annual salary for pharmacists falls between $104,137 and $172,306. For staff pharmacists specifically, their annual salary is approximately $161,428. This figure reflects the expertise and critical role staff pharmacists play within healthcare settings.

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Seeking Contractor Work?

A career as a staff pharmacist contractor is an option for many professionals right now due to the benefits it offers. If you'd like to learn how to become a contractor through Quad, you'll find our Hub very useful.

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Why We Recommend Our Retail Clients

Quad Recruitment is partnered with 100s of retail pharmacy organizations across N. America. All of these pharmacies can offer you the following:

1. Competitive Salaries and Benefits: Our partners offer competitive salaries and benefits, including health insurance, paid time off, and retirement plans.

2. Opportunities for advancement: Pharmacy retail jobs offer many opportunities for advancement, both within the pharmacy and within the company. 

3. Adequately Staffed Pharmacy: We know how important it is to have a great team around you when working in a retail or community pharmacy.

4. Opportunity To Make a Difference: You will play a vital role in the healthcare system and will help to improve patient outcomes.

5. Flexible Work Arrangements: You will have a good balance between work and personal life.

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