Hospital Staff Pharmacist Salary
Hospital Staff Pharmacists in the United States take home an average $52.19 per hour. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Hospital Staff Pharmacists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$77,083 - $124,339|
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|$82,949 - $128,325|
|Hourly Rate||$44.22 - $61.15|
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Job Description for Hospital Staff Pharmacist
A hospital staff pharmacist provides pharmacy services for inpatients and outpatients of a hospital. The staff pharmacist may interact directly with customers who are able to physically approach the pharmacy, but he or she does not always interact directly with patients who are staying at the hospital. Instead, the pharmacist will work with nurses and doctors in order to administer the needed medicine for the patient.Read More...
The pharmacist may mix medicines that are needed for neonatal care, IV solutions, and complex nutrition situations. The pharmacist may sometimes make rounds with medical staff in order to gain a better understanding of individual patient needs and to monitor patient reactions to medicines. Vast knowledge of the medicine available is important for the hospital staff pharmacist to possess. The pharmacist may sometimes make decisions as to certain brands and types of medicines that are to be purchased, making the job of a hospital staff pharmacist a key to patients’ health.
The preparation of medicine is often done individually, but teamwork is also important, since the pharmacist works with various medical staff. Strong mathematical skills are needed, in order to ensure accuracy in the dispensing of medicine. Record-keeping skills are important, as the pharmacist will have to make updates to patient records and will need to consult the necessary patient records to make decisions. A hospital staff pharmacist is generally expected to have graduated from an accredited pharmacy school and have a bachelor’s of science in pharmacy. Current state licensing should usually be obtained prior to being hired.
Hospital Staff Pharmacist Tasks
- Analyze prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive usage or harmful interactions.
- Dispense and review prescriptions to ensure accuracy, and compliance with professional, state and federal regulatory requirements.
- May collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review and evaluate patient effectiveness.
- Educate patient on medication use, storage and side effects.
- Solicit information from patients regarding past and current medication to prevent drug interactions.
Common Career Paths for Hospital Staff Pharmacist
As Hospital Staff Pharmacists make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Pharmacist in Charge position pays around the same amount as the Hospital Staff Pharmacist job on average. Many Hospital Staff Pharmacists choose to become Hospital Pharmacists and Clinical Staff Pharmacists as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $3K less and $3K less, respectively.
Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Staff Pharmacist
Pay by Experience for a Hospital Staff Pharmacist has a positive trend. An entry-level Hospital Staff Pharmacist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hospital Staff Pharmacist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Hospital Staff Pharmacist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 36 salaries. A Hospital Staff Pharmacist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 12 salaries.
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