Support Pharmacists in Ireland
In Ireland there are two main types of pharmacists that work in retail/community pharmacy settings: Support pharmacists and supervising pharmacists.
Once you register as a pharmacist in Ireland you will then be suitable for any support pharmacist job, or if you prefer working in a number of different stores, you can also be a relief pharmacist.
Each pharmacy in Ireland must legally have a supervising pharmacist. Normally the support pharmacist either works on the supervising pharmacists days off or alongside them in a busy store.
The main duties of these roles include:
- To operate the dispensary in accordance with all the legal responsibilities pertaining to the profession of pharmacy
- To exercise all aspects of law, ethics and codes of practice as laid down by the Irish Pharmaceutical Society.
- To provide a safe and efficient dispensing service to all customers in accordance with pharmacy guidelines.
- To ensure the safe and effective delivery of medicines to all customers
- To interact with other health professionals
- Active management of the Monthly submissions to Payment Boards
- Pro-active management and follow up of the claims rejected
- To build and maintain relationships with local Doctors and other health professionals
- Seek to acquire new business through proactively approaching Nursing Homes and other relevant institutions
- Any other projects and duties where they arise
- Dealing with government and private scripts
- Some stores may also use healthmail, a email script system that comes directly from the doctor
- Some stores may have nursing home, methadone or blister pack patients
If you have any further questions about the role or responsibilities of a support pharmacist, don't hesitate to get in touch!
Posted on 10 March 2022 by Claire Timmon