Clinical Pharmacist Jobs
As clinical pharmacists continue to become more involved in providing patient-oriented services, the demand will continue to grow. With Soliant, you can take advantage of this growth with a top-paying clinical pharmacy job.
As a clinical pharmacist with Soliant, you will use your extensive knowledge of medications to be directly involved in patient care. The demand for clinical pharmacists is growing as more and more doctors and nurses increasingly rely on pharmacists to help manage drug therapies and monitor patient response to medications. Since you are directly involved in choosing patient medications, you have more responsibility than a typical pharmacist, but your job is more rewarding.
Clinical Pharmacist Duties
A clinical pharmacist is responsible for working directly with physicians and other medical professionals in a hospital or clinic setting. Those who work in a health care unit are assigned certain patients, in which the clinical pharmacist must decide the best medications to take care of a certain symptom. They are trained to work directly with patients, helping them find the right medicine at the right dosage. A clinical pharmacist must have hands-on experience, and must know how to assess and monitor patients as they take certain prescription medications. A clinical pharmacist may also be asked to diagnose a previously untreated illness, consult with other physicians and educate the patient about recovery options. They are the most important staff members for consultations and health education, assuring that the patients recover in the best way possible.
Clinical Pharmacist Education Requirements
A certified clinical pharmacist is one who is trained in pharmacology, chemistry and biology. They must have completed an undergraduate degree in a related field as well as having completed a Pharm.D. program. From there, the clinical pharmacist can choose to specialize in a certain area. A clinical pharmacist often chooses to specialize in patient diagnosis and patient care. After obtaining the required degrees and diplomas, the prospective clinical pharmacist must then pass the North American License Exam, which grants them a license to practice. They must also be licensed by their preferred state as well. Overall, a clinical pharmacist is required to have experience interacting with patients, as well as having a compassionate personality, critical thinking skills and effective communication abilities.
Clinical Pharmacist Job Market
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a projected 25% job growth in the area of clinical pharmacy between now and 2020. This is a faster than average growth, making it the perfect time for prospective clinical pharmacists to enter the job field. The average annual salary of a clinical pharmacist is on the rise with the potential to earn more depending on location and experience.
We have openings across the country in hospitals, ambulatory care clinics and medical facilities. Search our clinical pharmacist jobs below.