How to find the best pharmacy jobs in Dublin
How to start a new career in pharmacy?
That’s the challenge facing young people in Dublin as the city looks to find more than 3,000 new jobs by the end of 2017.
With the city facing a shortage of nurses, pharmacists, health workers and health service staff, Dublin needs a steady stream of new pharmacists and pharmacists to fill the gaps.
Dublin is looking to hire 7,000 more pharmacists by 2020, with the number expected to increase to 10,000.
The pharmacist roleIn Dublin, pharmacist is a job in itself, with an average of a bachelor’s degree and a masters degree.
There are around 6,000 pharmacists in Ireland.
While they are employed in many different roles, a pharmacist will often work as a specialist, including pharmacists for hospitals and clinics.
There is no specific threshold for what level of experience is required to become a pharmist.
But pharmacists are expected to have some level of training and skills.
They can perform certain duties such as dispensing medicines or dispensing equipment.
In some cases, they are expected, but not required, to be trained in a particular medical setting such as paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology.
As well as the pharmacists duties, pharmacistic staff will perform the following tasks in the workplace:•Provide pharmacy services to patients, patients’ families, and the wider community•Assist patients in accessing health care•Administer medication to the public•Monitor patients’ health and wellbeing•Provides support and advice to other staff, including health and safety professionals•Manage prescription chargesIf you are interested in becoming a pharmista, here are some things to consider before applying:•What you will need•A bachelor’s or a master’s degree•Skills in basic pharmacy and pharmacy management•Experience in a clinical setting•A basic understanding of pharmacists work•Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision•Ability and desire to learn new skills•A willingness to accept a lower salary•A work environment that is welcoming to young peopleSource: RTE/YouTube