Surgical Pharmacist

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Join the frontlines of surgical care as a surgical pharmacist.

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Why Choose a Career as a Surgical Pharmacist?

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There are many benefits to working as a surgical pharmacist, including job satisfaction and professional growth. Being part of such a team alone can improve can bring immense fulfillment. 

Regarding compensation, entry-level surgical pharmacists typically earn around $128,000 annually. With just two years of experience, salaries can rise to approximately $192,000. With the right training programs and commitment, these numbers only go upwards. Additionally, this role includes benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, and performance-based appraisals.

Requirements For Surgical Pharmacist Jobs

To get hired as a Surgical Pharmacist, you need a degree in Pharm.D and the state licensure for the state you plan to work in. Opportunities are available in top hospitals, outpatient surgical centers, and other medical facilities.

Choosing the right job can significantly enhance both your financial and professional prospects.  Employers seek candidates with the right skills, such as:

  • Strong technical knowledge

  • Attention to detail

  • Hands-on experience

  • Communication skills

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Patient care

Having these skills can carry you to the top 5% and give you a higher chance of being hired.

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Surgical Pharmacist Job Responsibilities

Surgical pharmacist job responsibilities include a variety of tasks including:

Preoperative Care:

In the pre-surgery period, your role requires you to plan medications and do patient reviews. You will also be expected to review the patient history and provide the surgical team with the necessary medications and tools for a successful operation.

Intraoperative Support:

When the patient is undergoing surgery, you are responsible for determining the dosage levels of medications used. Any instantaneous changes, based on how the surgery progresses, have to be addressed as well. 

Postoperative Care:

Once the operation is over, your role extends to giving the right medications for recovery. In some cases, this could be based on the patient's responses to the dosage and medication used to ensure there are no further complications.

Inventory Management:

Your role will require the management of drug inventory, ensuring proper stock levels, storage conditions, and timely ordering of new supplies.

Regulatory Compliance:

Adhering to healthcare regulations and conducting regular audits are other crucial surgical pharmacist services. Staying up to date with industry news is essential to ensure ongoing compliance. 

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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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