TOP PHARMACIST SKILLS
Below we’ve compiled a list of the most important skills for a Pharmacist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Pharmacist resumes they appeared on. For example, 32.6% of Pharmacist resumes contained Retail Pharmacy as a skill. Let’s find out what skills a Pharmacist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.
1. Retail Pharmacy
Here’s how Retail Pharmacy is used in Pharmacist jobs:
- Retail pharmacy with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach combining traditional Western medicine with Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).
- Performed all duties required for the daily operation of a retail pharmacy including advising physicians on medication interactions.
- Managed and directed a retail pharmacy to dispense different kind of medications with excellent customer’s relationships.
- Worked as a pharmacy student at Kroger pharmacy managing day to day operations related to retail pharmacy
2. Drug Therapy
Here’s how Drug Therapy is used in Pharmacist jobs:
- Provide Oncology Pharmacy Services including dispensing, compounding, clinical intervention, drug therapy monitoring, patient counseling and clinical research.
- Optimized ARV therapy regimens for newly diagnosed AIDS patients by providing clinical drug therapy recommendations to infectious disease physicians;.
- Participate in internal and critical care medicine rounds with a multidisciplinary team and provide drug therapy interventions when needed.
- Recognized drug therapy errors, communicating with doctors on therapy adjustments and making recommendations on therapy plans for patients.
3. Customer Service
Here’s how Customer Service is used in Pharmacist jobs:
- Manage and coordinate daily operations, including sales, customer service, administrative/accounting functions for a retail drug store pharmacy department.
- Collaborated on preventative care initiatives with Wellness Ambassador including marketing, event planning, customer service and seamless patient care.
- Recruited to develop an existing IDS program needing regulatory and customer service enhancements to comply with AAHRPP accreditation.
- Filled prescriptions, extensive compounding being a compounding location, immunizations, counseling, customer service, problem resolution
4. Filling Prescriptions
Here’s how Filling Prescriptions is used in Pharmacist jobs:
- Experience in monitoring computerized patient profiles, filling prescriptions and counseling patients in accordance with state and federal pharmacy regulations.
- Provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care in a time-efficient manner through filling prescriptions, providing clinical services, and counseling patients.
- Partnered with medical professionals and support staff in ensuring optimal delivery of treatments by efficiently processing and filling prescriptions.
- Interfaced with customers to provide pharmaceutical services, including patient consultation, compounding and filling prescriptions.
Here’s how IV is used in Pharmacist jobs:
- Interpreted laboratory data of patients related to medication safety and effectiveness and communicated relevant issues to physicians and other team members.
- Reviewed existing treatment regimens and identified, prevented and resolved drug therapy problems including inappropriate/ineffective/unsafe therapy and/or issues related to compliance.
- Monitor pharmacy consult, discern alerts and formulate recommendation to physician to ensure patient safety, and positive clinical outcome.
- Develop comprehensive training documentations to facilitate the support of pharmacy systems and programs that fulfill member’s benefits and eligibility.
6. Drug-Drug Interactions
Here’s how Drug-Drug Interactions is used in Pharmacist jobs:
- Verify orders and analyze patient medication profiles for duplicate medications, allergies, and drug-drug interactions.
- Conduct patient profile monitoring of therapeutic, duplication, drug-disease interactions and drug-drug interactions.
- Reviewed orders for drug-drug interactions, therapeutic duplication, and medication timing and selection.
- Reviewed prescriptions for drug-drug interactions, correct dosing and contacted physicians for clarifications.
7. Patient Care
Here’s how Patient Care is used in Pharmacist jobs:
- Conducted drug reviews and provided pharmacological counseling to nurses and physicians regarding drug interaction, dosage adjustment and patient care management.
- Assist in quality patient care by providing additional information about medication side effects and administration under guidance of Pharmacist in Charge.
- Participated in multidisciplinary committees to improve patient care, develop clinical programs, standardize pediatric medication practices and decrease medication errors.
- Educated and trained pharmacy technicians to be competent pharmacy professionals, assume patient care responsibilities and pursue daily business activities.
Here’s how OTC is used in Pharmacist jobs:
- Provided professional opinion and assistance in selecting OTC medication based on indication to assure correct use and appropriateness of medication.
- Established long-term patient relationships through proactive patient education as well as addressing questions and concerns regarding prescription and OTC medications
- Counseled patients on prescription and OTC medications Administered immunizations including flu shots Transferred orders and received new orders
- Counseled patients on OTC and prescription medications, provided patient education, and administered immunizations.
Here’s how Pharmd is used in Pharmacist jobs:
- Act as an HIV pharmacy preceptor to Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy PharmD candidates
- Assisted in the supervision of PharmD candidates from McWhorter School of Pharmacy on rotation.
- Shadowed Diane Bell (PharmD, Pharmacy Manager).
- Ray Skiver, PharmD, Staff Pharmacist
10. Counsel Patients
Here’s how Counsel Patients is used in Pharmacist jobs:
- Verify and process medications * Counsel patients and communicate with health professionals * Review and manage inventory * Efficiently solve patient/insurance problems
- Process, fill, and verify prescriptions efficiently and accurately * Counsel patients regarding prescription and over-the-counter medication
- Provide excellent customer service and counsel patients concerning prescription and over the counter medications.
- Perform drug utilization review, counsel patients on prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.
11. Medication Orders
Here’s how Medication Orders is used in Pharmacist jobs:
- Evaluated physician medication orders and medical records for appropriateness of drug dosage, potential interactions, route of administration and stability.
- Obtained, interpreted and evaluated all physician medication orders for therapeutic appropriateness, cost effectiveness, accuracy, safety and completeness.
- Prepared medication orders by filling syringes and dispensing from the MedCarousel Stocked new medication deliveries and disposed of expired medications
- Designed and operated drug monitoring and utilization programs and oversaw production of sterile compounding; processed electronic medication orders.
12. Order Entry
Here’s how Order Entry is used in Pharmacist jobs:
- Managed order entry and verification Dispensed prescriptions, counseled and monitored patients, assisted physicians in patient care.
- Perform all aspects of medication dispensing including order entry, preparation and verification of prescriptions rapidly and accurately.
- Process prescriptions rapidly and accurately in an active community pharmacy while managing order entry and verification.
- Drug distribution responsibilities included order entry, medication preparation and final medication check for inpatients.
13. Pharmacy Staff
Here’s how Pharmacy Staff is used in Pharmacist jobs:
- Developed and delivered Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited continuing education presentations to pharmacy staff.
- Established pharmacy practice standard and trained pharmacy staff to provide pharmaceutical care to pediatric and neonatal patients.
- Coordinated care between pharmacy staff and other branch departments to ensure correct implementation of physician orders.
- Resolved financial and operational issues in collaboration with other pharmacy staff, admissions and reimbursement.
14. Inventory Control
Here’s how Inventory Control is used in Pharmacist jobs:
- Performed inventory control and dispensed intravenous medications on daily basis and premixed medications when necessary as an intravenous medication pharmacist.
- Performed all duties as required of a staff Pharmacist Contributed to profitable inventory control Assisted in resolving third party insurance issues
- Manage inventory to maximize pharmacy profitability, reduce wasted, unused, expired medications, cost effective inventory control.
- Provided patient counseling, inventory control, adjudication of third party claims and supervision of pharmacy technicians.
15. New Patient Profiles
Here’s how New Patient Profiles is used in Pharmacist jobs:
- Enter new patient profiles and prescriptions into the QS software system.
- Enter new patient profiles and prescriptions into pharmacy system.
- PaEntered new patient profiles and prescriptions into medication input softwaresystem.
- Entered new patient profiles and prescriptions, managed pharmacy inventory through re-ordering, returns and inter-store transfers.