Careers General Care Medical Pharmacist


Career description:

Pharmacists, also known as dispensing chemists, are healthcare professionals who focus on the safe and effective use of medications. They are qualified to dispense prescription medications as well as giving advice on over-the-counter remedies for minor ailments. This includes explaining side effects and interactions with other drugs, as well as providing services such as smoking cessation, blood pressure measurement and cholesterol management.

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Preparing drugs
  • Confirming that prescribed calculations of doses are correct
  • Advising patients about medicines, including how to take them, what reactions may occur and answering patients’ questions
  • Ensuring that the supply of medicines is within the law
  • Ensuring that the medicines prescribed to patients are suitable

Similar occupations:

Clinical Pharmacist; Hospital Pharmacist; Outpatient Pharmacy Manager; Pharmacist; Pharmacist in Charge (PIC); Pharmacist in Charge, Owner (PIC, Owner); Pharmacy Informaticist; Registered Pharmacist; Staff Pharmacist; Staff Pharmacist, Hospital