I’m a licensed Pharmacist and I am the owner of a pharmacy and I work with a team. I want to tell you what it’s like to be a pharmacist. A typical day in a pharmacy, would be when we come in the morning, we get the computers on, then we make sure that everything has been ordered from the other night. The things that necessitate to be filled for that day. And the day begins where the telephone will start ringing and we start taking doctor phone calls and we’re getting refill requests from patients. We’re checking e-mails too. People e-mail us requests for refills to us if needed.
Duties of a Pharmacist
The duties of a pharmacist: checking a doctor’s prescription for accuracy and for correct dosage. I sometimes go to the hospital usually when a doc calls me for more accurate advice about the medication he is required to consecrate to the patient. We maintain patient profiles to prepare sure that nothing they’re taking interacts with anything else they choose. I require to see everything that we’re acting in terms of filling the prescriptions. That’s why it’s important for patients to keep up all of the prescriptions at one pharmacy, because we are essentially the final point that we can grab a fault or a drug interaction for a patient. So, it becomes a little difficult when people use many different doctors and many different pharmacies. We’re responsible to tell the patient on the side effects of the medication and counseling them on how much to take and when, also in what way to take the medication and what things to watch out for while taking the medication.
And then a great deal of the daytime is spent speaking to insurance companies when claims don’t get through and filling prescriptions, which entails grabbing pills from a bottle and putting them from a large bottle into a small bottle. Many times there were patient who is taking a big amount of medication so I am compounding. So, I do great deal of mixing medications from their pure powders and which means changing the dosage forms of some of those tablets and powders . I open in 6:00AM and close 10PM but I am available all the time for patient consolation. We don’t have time for a break like other jobs have because we are needed for the people to be always there, even there is a law for that, we are just allowed going to the restroom otherwise or closet for something more. The pharmacy must never be without a pharmacist in a minute there are always people in need. That is why a have employed more people so everyone can have their brake so there can be more shifts in the day because they need their rest and sleep too so they can make their work efficiently.
Well, everyone would say that I work for the good money, but I am not. I know that pharmacist is a very important branch of the medicine because, like I said mistakes are made in some prescriptions and we are the one that can see that so in the way we do really save peoples’ lives. Performing this job makes me smile all day knowing that what I give helps people that are ill. If you don’t like this job you can’t do it because you won’t be able to communicate with people and they have to be served with respect and kindness in order to make their day.