oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Achieving your full potential - life as a post-basic pharmacist's assistant under indirect supervision : professional practice

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



Once upon a time I worked in a retail pharmacy with not so many obstacles because the pharmacist was not too far away. I just had to shout because he was busy playing computer games in his office. So when I had a question or a problem to be solved he was not far away. Knowing myself and my capabilities I was looking for new challenges after a few years. To be exact it was after six years. I started my new challenge. Private Hospital Pharmacy. Wow wasn't that fun. My direct supervised pharmacist and manager gave me my first set of wings. I had many responsibilities and it was closely managed by my pharmacist. I realised how important direct supervision was especially when dispensing a prescription. With direct supervision your pharmacist signs each and every prescription that you dispense.

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