Retail Pharmacist

Retail Pharmacists dispense prescribed pharmaceuticals to the public, educate customers on health promotion, disease prevention and the proper use of medicines, and sell non-prescription medicines and related goods in a community pharmacy.
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    Overview

    Retail Pharmacists dispense prescribed pharmaceuticals to the public, educate customers on health promotion, disease prevention and the proper use of medicines, and sell non-prescription medicines and related goods in a community pharmacy.

    Day-to-day

    • receives prescriptions, checks patients' medicine histories, and ensures optimal dosage and methods of administration and drug compatibility before dispensing
    • prepares or supervises the preparation and labelling of liquid medicines, ointments, powders, tablets and other medications to fill prescriptions
    • advises patients on drug incompatibility and contra-indications
    • maintains prescription files and records issue of narcotics, poisons and habit-forming drugs
    • stores and preserves vaccines, serums and other drugs subject to deterioration
    • supplies non-prescription medicines, and diagnostic and therapeutic aids
    • supervises and co-ordinates the work of pharmacy technicians, pharmacy interns and pharmacy sales assistants.

    Considerations

    • Stressful

    To become a Retail Pharmacist

    • You need a bachelor degree in pharmacy to work as a Retail Pharmacist.

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    • Registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia is required.

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