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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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Medicines

    The medicines, their nomenclature and the substances used in the manufacture of medicines.

  • Pharmacotherapy

    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.

  • Pharmacognosy

    The physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of medicines which have natural sources as an origin.

  • Toxicology

    The negative effects of chemicals on living organisms, their dose and exposure.

  • Pharmacokinetics

    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.

Skills

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

physics develop a collaborative therapeutic relationship use e-health and mobile health technologies evaluate scientific data concerning medicines listen actively promote inclusion process medical insurance claims applied therapeutics related to medicines prescribe medication provide health education deal with emergency care situations test medicinal products educate on the prevention of illness manage medication safety issues inform policy makers on health-related challenges perform therapeutic drug monitoring follow control of substances hazardous to health procedures conduct health related research