There are benefits to working in Healthcare System as opposed to a retail environment. Stable working hours – Pharmacists in an intuitional setting will work the normal amount of hours but may be required to work evenings, nights and weekends as medications are required around the clock.
What is a Health System Pharmacist? A pharmacist is a trained individual who dispenses medications to patients. They are trained in the selection, dosing, and administration of drugs to patients. Their training includes knowledge about basic compounds which go into a formulation for a drug, its effects, side effects and interactions with past and present medications that a patient may take. A Health System pharmacist works in various organizations such as a hospital or clinic.
Where do Health System Pharmacists work? A health system is the combination of all the organizations, institutions and resources whose purpose is to promote and improve health. This includes hospitals, insurance companies, clinics, doctors, nursing homes, and other places where people get help when they are ill or require recuperation. The skills and experience of a pharmacist is required at many levels within the Healthcare System, for example in a hospital, clinic, or nursing home, a pharmacist is usually in charge of the medications dispensary. Each day, there are a number of medications which are dispensed to patients by nurses or other floor staff to patients. A team of pharmacists prepare and record all medications which are dispensed to each patient. Details are recorded as to the dose and type of medication, as well as changes to the regimen by a physician.