How to write a Pharmacist job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Pharmacist job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Pharmacist job titles

    Pharmacist
    Senior Pharmacist
    Managed Care Pharmacist
    Pharmacist (Part-Time)
    Clinical Pharmacist

Pharmacist job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Pharmacist job summary

We are looking for a full-time Pharmacist to provide accurate medication distribution services and offer patients counseling on their medication needs. The successful candidate will be able to utilize the information available to track and understand each client’s medication history, and make recommendations to physicians as the situation requires. The Pharmacist is responsible for ensuring that each prescription is filled in a timely manner and meets the health requirements of patients.

Pharmacist responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Pharmacist responsibilities

    Collaborate with physicians to discuss potential incompatibility issues with patient prescriptions
    Maintain accurate inventory of medications
    Offer information to assist patients in understanding how to properly take their prescribed medications
    Work with the pharmaceutical staff to maintain a clean, customer-friendly workplace
    Assist patients in solving problems, such as identifying old medication or finding an over-the-counter solution to minor health issues

Pharmacist qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Pharmacist skills

    Master’s Degree in Pharmacy required (Pharm.D. preferred)
    Current provincial licence to practice pharmacy
    Strong understanding of the major pharmaceutical computer software platforms
    2+ years’ experience working as a Pharmacist
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    Strong customer service abilities

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