Profession hospital pharmacist
Hospital pharmacists prepare, dispense and provide medication to patients in hospitals. They collaborate with healthcare personnel such as doctors and nurses to treat patients and also offer advice and information on medications.
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- Investigative / Conventional
The medicines, their nomenclature and the substances used in the manufacture of medicines.
The application of medicinal drugs used to treat diseases compared to surgical therapy.
- Biological chemistry
Biological chemistry is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
The physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of medicines which have natural sources as an origin.
The negative effects of chemicals on living organisms, their dose and exposure.
The body interaction with a specific drug after administration, the mechanisms of absorption and distribution and the substance chemical changes in the body.
- Pharmacy law
The legal and other requirements associated with the pursuit of pharmacy activities.
- Maintain pharmacy records
Maintain the required pharmacy records such as files, charge system files, inventories, control records for radioactive nuclei, and registries of narcotics, poisons, and controlled drugs.
- Apply health sciences
Apply a broad range of bio-medical, psycho-social, organisational, educational, and societal aspects of health, disease, and healthcare to improve healthcare services and to improve quality of life.
- Provide specialist pharmaceutical care
Provide specialised personalised support for patients who administer their own medication.
- Counsel healthcare users on medicines
Discuss and agree with healthcare users on the appropriate use of medicines, providing the healthcare user with sufficient information to assure the safe and proper use of the medicine.
- Manage medical supply chains
Ensure that medicines are stored in appropriate facilities and environmental conditions to ensure stability, quality and safety of the medicinal product over its shelf life, storing medicines in a safe, organised, systematic and secure manner and working with documented policies and procedures to implement an effective stock management and rotation system.
- Ensure the appropriate supply in pharmacy
Ensure the appropriate supply, preparation, testing, storage, distribution and dispensing of safe and efficacious medicinal products of the required quality in pharmacies open to the public.
- Dispense medicines
Review and dispense medicines and validate prescriptions ensuring that they are authentic, correctly interpreted and in line with legal requirements, selecting the correct medicine, strength and pharmaceutical form in accordance with the prescription, package and label of medicines.
- Advise on healthcare users' informed consent
Ensure patients/clients are fully informed about the risks and benefits of proposed treatments so they can give informed consent, engaging patients/clients in the process of their care and treatment.
- Work in multidisciplinary health teams
Participate in the delivery of multidisciplinary health care, and understand the rules and competences of other healthcare related professions.
- Check information on prescriptions
Verify the information on prescriptions from patients or from the doctor`s office ensuring that it is complete and accurate.
- Apply context specific clinical competences
Apply professional and evidence based assessment, goal setting, delivery of intervention and evaluation of clients, taking into account the developmental and contextual history of the clients, within one`s own scope of practice.
- Prepare medication from prescription
Prepare the pharmaceutical form of medicinal products according to the prescription received from the medical doctor.
- Obtain healthcare user's medical status information
Gather healthcare user information through various sources such as questioning the healthcare user, caregiver, or healthcare professional to obtain information on the patient`s health and social status, and interpreting records made by other health care professionals when appropriate.
- Maintain adequate medication storage conditions
Maintain proper storage and security conditions for medication.
- Communicate effectively in healthcare
Communicate effectively with patients, families and other caregivers, health care professionals, and community partners.
- Ensure pharmacovigilance
Report on the adverse reactions of pharmaceutical products to the competent authorities.
- Provide pharmaceutical advice
Provide information and advice on medicinal products such as the appropriate use, the adverse reactions and the interactions with other medications.
- Adhere to organisational guidelines
Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.
- Manage patient medicines
Monitor medicines use and patient adherence to ensure positive clinical outcomes are achieved and patient needs are met.
- Accept own accountability
Accept accountability for one`s own professional activities and recognise the limits of one`s own scope of practice and competencies.
- Follow clinical guidelines
Follow agreed protocols and guidelines in support of healthcare practice which are provided by healthcare institutions, professional associations, or authorities and also scientific organisations.