A career in Hospital Pharmacy is not only a pursuit of an interest in Science but an opportunity to help people and make a difference by joining the national NHS healthcare team. Daily challenges, good rates of pay and job security make a role in Hospital Pharmacy a secure and rewarding career.
The typical day for a Pharmacist will involve:
- Overseeing the health and progress of hospital patients prescribed drug therapy
- Providing Physicians and other Healthcare Practitioners on drug selection, dosages, interactions and side effects
- Advise and answer patients questions about their prescription drug therapy including possible side effects and interactions between different drugs they may already be taking
- Provide advice on non-prescription over-the-counter drugs
- Helping patients manage conditions alongside their prescriptions such as Diabetes, Asthma, high blood pressure or smoking cessation.
Qualified Pharmacists can expect to earn approximately between £20,000 and £30,000 depending on the area of employment. An experienced Senior Pharmacist can expect to earn between £35,000 and £60,000 after 10 years of working in their field.
Locum pharmacist roles can be an excellent source of uplifted rated and career development also providing a candidate the chance to travel the world. Locum Pharmacists require a minimum experience of 2 years and can expect to earn £26 to £34 depending on the region.
A career in Pharmacy can provide many different avenues including Hospital Pharmacy jobs, Community Pharmacy jobs and Psychiatric Pharmacy Jobs. With a secure future and an excellent salary, a role as a Hospital Pharmacist is proven to be a great career choice.