Job Description – Junior Pharmacist

The following job description applies to the title of Junior pharmacist or staff pharmacist level 2 and it’s related to the previous post “How to write pharmacy job descriptions

The following information are just an example of how a junior pharmacist job description should look like, if you’re preparing your own pharmacy policy, you can tailor the job preferences based on your current institution needs and regal requirements.

junior pharmacist job description
Junior pharmacist job description


Pharmacy department.

Job title:

Junior Pharmacist.

Organization structure:

Junior Pharmacist Job Summary

Responsible as the (second line) senior for safe and efficient delivery of assigned pharmacy services in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and the country laws.

Junior Pharmacist Duties and Responsibilities

Monitors physician orders / prescriptions / drug policies to ensure dispensing of pharmaceuticals, identification and correction of potential allergic reactions and drug interactions / incompatibilities.

  • Prepares, checks and dispenses:
    • Unit dose and traditionally dispensed medications.
    • Outpatient prescriptions and patient discharged medication.
    • Floor stock requests.
    • Compounded, manufactured and repacked products.
    • Intravenous admixture medications e.g. TPN, and large volume.
  • Checks expiry dates, short-dated and overstocked pharmaceuticals and reports them to his / her direct to pharmacy supervisor.
  • Participates in the inventory of pharmacy stocks.
  • Participates in the pharmacy continuing education program.
  • Operates computer for all data entry and generates labels and reports.
  • Coordinates technician and pharmacy supportive staff preparing medications for accuracy and quality prior to dispensing in all areas.
  • Coordinates technician and pharmacy supportive staff activities in the work areas.
  • Insures the pharmacy and other pre-designated areas of drug storage are stocked, equipped and maintained in accordance with appropriate regulations.
  • Works on special projects as assigned.
  • Provides medication information to medical/nursing personnel.
  • Actively participates in patient and family education.
  • Assumes designated area of responsibilities in the absence of the pharmacy in-charge and / or supervisor.
  • Performs monthly inspection of medication storage areas than the pharmacy.
  • Assists in supervision and teaching of ancillary assigned personnel and orientation of new pharmacy personnel.
  • Performs other applicable tasks and duties assigned within the realm of his/her knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Participates and attends quality activities, and hospital continuing education program.
  • Implements and adheres to applicable laws and regulations like administrative and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Report any occurrence not consistent with the operation of the hospital or standard of service for patients, employees or visitors.
  • Adheres to proper safety precautions and infection prevention and control.
  • Actively participates in the promotion and implementation of patient and family rights.

Junior Pharmacist Qualification, Licensure, Education, Experience, Special Skill

  • Education / licensure:
    • Bachelors in pharmacy from a recognized university (5 years’ program).
    • Valid license to practice.
    • Member of a recognized pharmaceutical society.
  • Professional experience:
    • Min 2 years’ experience in hospital pharmacy or community pharmacy.
    • Preference will be given to candidate who has worked at sister hospitals or with the same position in a similar hospital capacity based on a Vacant position and pharmacy assessment program.
  • Specialized knowledge:
    • Exhibits knowledge in drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and interaction.
    • Knowledge in chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceuticals, therapeutics, patient care technique, biopharmaceutics, microbiology, quality assurance and medication administration techniques.
    • Demonstrates ability in communication, instruction and interacting with other health professionals.
    • Should have excellent communication skills and an ability to manage people.
    • Demonstrates excellent computer skills.

The following part will be the same at the footer of each job description…

Prepared by: (head of department)
Signature / date:

Approved by:
Signature / date:

I do hereby acknowledge that! Have read and received a copy of my job description. I will abide and follow what is written in my job description according to the rules and regulation of our hospital.

Name of staff:
Badge / ID:
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