pharmacist

Description

Pharmacists prepare, dispense, and provide prescriptions for, over the counter medication. They offer clinical information on medicines, report suspected adverse reactions, and provide personalised support to patients. Pharmacists formulate and test medications in laboratories, and store, preserve, and distribute them.

Scope notes

Includes people performing local or national public health campaigns.

Alternative label

  • practitioner of pharmacology

  • pharmacy practitioner

  • dispensing chemist

  • pharmacologist

  • pharmacology practitioner

  • retail pharmacist

  • practitioner of pharmacy

Regulatory aspect

This occupation is covered by the Directive 2005/36/EC (and its amendments) on the recognition of professional qualifications. Further information on free movement of professionals. To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en

Hierarchy

Narrower occupations

Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge

Status

released

Concept URI

http://data.europa.eu/esco/occupation/7c132147-428b-4ea3-87e1-70f7abb691ce