Pharmacists ·  Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.



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Licensing Information ·   Pharmacist

Licensing Description:
An applicant for licensure by examination shall be 21 years of age, a graduate of a approved school or college of pharmacy, have one year practical experience under supervision from a licensed pharmacist in an approved location. Contact licensing agency for additional information.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Missouri State Board of Pharmacy
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 625
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0625
pharmacy@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/pharmacists.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri2,132
The Central Region166

· Pharmacy Intern

Licensing Description:
An applicant for licensure as a pharmacy intern shall be currently enrolled in or graduated from a approved college and that applicant may apply for licensure after the completion of thirty hours of college course work in an approved school of pharmacy.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Missouri State Board of Pharmacy
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 625
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0625
pharmacy@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/pharmacists.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri2,014
The Central Region124


Occupational Tasks ·  Review prescriptions to assure accuracy, to ascertain the needed ingredients, and to evaluate their suitability.
· Provide information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage and proper medication storage.
· Analyze prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive usage or harmful interactions.
· Order and purchase pharmaceutical supplies, medical supplies, and drugs, maintaining stock and storing and handling it properly.
· Maintain records, such as pharmacy files, patient profiles, charge system files, inventories, control records for radioactive nuclei, and registries of poisons, narcotics, and controlled drugs.
· Provide specialized services to help patients manage conditions such as diabetes, asthma, smoking cessation, or high blood pressure.
· Advise customers on the selection of medication brands, medical equipment and health-care supplies.
· Collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review, and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of drugs and drug regimens, providing advice on drug applications and characteristics.
· Compound and dispense medications as prescribed by doctors and dentists, by calculating, weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients, or oversee these activities.
· Offer health promotion and prevention activities, for example, training people to use devices such as blood pressure or diabetes monitors.
· Refer patients to other health professionals and agencies when appropriate.


Educational Requirements: ·  First professional degree


Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Speaking 84%
·  Active Listening 84%
·  Reading Comprehension 80%
·  Mathematics 74%
·  Science 71%
·  Critical Thinking 70%
·  Writing 66%
·  Instructing 65%
·  Social Perceptiveness 59%
·  Active Learning 57%