Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Salary
Salaries for Clinical Pharmacy Specialists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($119K) per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. More than half of Clinical Pharmacy Specialists (64 percent) survey participants are women. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Job Description for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Clinical pharmacy specialists are responsible for the pharmaceutical care of patients within a patient care team, as well as drug therapy, control/analysis of prescriptions, drug monitoring, and remediation of any adverse side effects. These specialists also provide advice regarding medication safety and practices within the organization and ensure that employees follow all established policies and procedures within the department, as well as all state and federal regulations. Other duties include counseling patients, providing basic patient care services, participating in developing policies and procedures, and serving as a mentor to pharmacy residents, students, and interns.Read More...
These specialists should be independent and able to work without supervision, and they are expected to communicate regularly with physicians, nurses, and other support staff regarding medication issues, as well as maintain relationships with local colleges of pharmacy. They may also serve an advisory role for both patients and staff to ensure the fullest understanding of medications and proper drug treatments.
A degree in pharmacy and prior experience as a registered pharmacist are generally required for this position, and computer skills are also necessary. Clinical pharmacy specialists are expected to stay up-to-date with all current pharmaceutical practices, and they typically work full-time within hospitals, pharmacies, universities, or care-giving facilities. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Tasks
- Review, prepare, dispense and document medications.
- Interact across departments to improve patient quality of care and drug safety.
- Communicate with caregivers and patients to ensure flow of information and safe drug administration.
- Check for interactions and problems, ensuring safety of patients.
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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Pay by Experience for a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 31 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Clinical Pharmacy Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 17 salaries. A Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 12 salaries.
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