Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Salary
Clinical Pharmacy Specialists receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $118K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Female Clinical Pharmacy Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$105,175 - $136,260|
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|$104,705 - $135,155|
|Hourly Rate||$45.30 - $64.06|
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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.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Tasks
- Communicate with caregivers and patients to ensure flow of information and safe drug administration.
- Check for interactions and problems, ensuring safety of patients.
- Review, prepare, dispense and document medications.
- Interact across departments to improve patient quality of care and drug safety.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $115K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. After working for 10 to 20 years, Clinical Pharmacy Specialists make a median salary of $123K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $121K.
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