Pharmacist Interview Questions

Being a pharmacist requires a strong knowledge of both how to interact with people and how people chemically interact with drugs. Candidates are expected to be able to provide outstanding customer service, so most questions are directed towards highlighting your communication and interpersonal skills in difficult or vague situations. In addition, pharmacists must have a good memory to inform customers about their drug and its side effects, so be prepared to flex your clinical knowledge.

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Top Pharmacist Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three pharmacist interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: How would you explain a complicated dosing regimen to a patient?

How to answer: An important part of the pharmacist's job is teaching patients about medication dosage and side effects. Your answer should demonstrate your communication skills as well as your approach to patient interactions.

Question No. 2: How do you stay up to date with new medications and dosing regimens?

How to answer: New medications are coming on the market all the time. Effective pharmacists must stay up to date with new medications and their usage in order to serve their patients well. List and describe specific resources and publications that you use to stay up to date with pharmaceutical news. Discuss your memberships of professional groups.

Question No. 3: How would you handle a prescription error?

How to answer: This question allows the interviewer to assess your ability to solve problems, rectify mistakes and uphold ethical standards. Your answer should be specific and address issues such as incorrect dosing instructions and medication mix-ups. Make sure you emphasise your desire to take responsibility for and correct your mistake.

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Safeway
Staff Pharmacist was asked...2 January 2017

Why do you want to work for Safeway?

14 Answers

The hallmark of all customer service is meeting expectations, and then exceeding them with a commitment to excellence. The customer wants you to meet their expectations of service, that this can only be achieved if you, as leader, are ensuring this. You are always observing, correcting, coaching, this proper way of service. You must instill in your crew the understanding that we are honored that you the customer selected us to serve you. That this translates to a desire to be a customer advocate. That this advocacy is a charge to do your utmost to ensure the best service, price and outcome. That service is in the end expectations, meeting them or if need be resetting the expectations so the customer is kept informed of the expected time of completion or outcome. That issues arising from insurance, out of stock, or any delay that needs to be communicated to the customer. This communication to customer is critical in resetting expectations which ensure the desired outcome of a happy customer. Less

Active as pharmacist in charge with abide by the law and regulation to maintain record of the drugs special Schedule C2s and all drugs handled by the pharmacy, and responsible for compounding and dispensing pharmaceuticals supplies, medications, and providing drug information and education for patients. Dispensed, prepared prescriptions and non-prescription drugs and provided information to patients about their use and side effects. Filled, dispensed and prepared prescriptions non-prescription drugs. Ordered and stored medicines, kept them safe, pure, and effective. Kept drug information library and provided accurate information to medical and pharmacy staff about new drugs, Active role in Community and Drug Information. Less

Active pharmacist, responsible for compounding and dispensing pharmaceuticals supplies, medications, and providing drug information and education for patients. Dispensed, prepared prescriptions and non-prescription drugs and provided information to patients about their use and side effects. Filled, dispensed and prepared prescriptions non-prescription drugs. Ordered and stored medicines, kept them safe, pure, and effective. Kept drug information library and provided accurate information to medical and pharmacy staff about new drugs, Active role in Community and Drug Information. Abide by the regulations and the law to maintain records of the drugs handled by the pharmacy Less

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Apollo Hospitals

General questions.

5 Answers

Why do you need this job. Tell me about yourself. Why job change.

Because I am studied b pharmacy..I would like to be a pharmacist for helping the poor people who wants to be the happy and cure care from in my side Less

My name is Kalyani Santhosh from Kerala in kollam.i am completed my degree in Adithya Bangalore institution pharmacy education and research in Rajiv Gandhi university. I don’t have that much of special skill Less

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Where are u work before

5 Answers

Om children hospital

Om children hospital

Kotak mahindra bank

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Mouwasat Medical Services

Would you work for split duty?

3 Answers

Yes i will .

Yes I will

Yes…. Whatever organization need and with schedule.. i will perform that duty

Life Pharmacy

Tell me about yourself Can you perform duties during evening or night shifts

4 Answers

Yes

Yes.forsure.

Yes of course

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Apollo Pharmacy
Pharmacist was asked...27 September 2020

asked about Basic medicines used for cold and easy anatomy

3 Answers

D cold total

Lcz 5 mg and fanak plus

D cold total contains a combination of three medicines - Paracetamol, Caffeine, and Phenylephrine. It is used to relieve fever, cold, cough, allergies, nasal conges. Less

Express Scripts

How fast can you work. Maintaining employment is based on speed.

3 Answers

Impossible to answer

This is very true. I left because of it.

methods is quick work

CVS Health

Why do you want to work for CVS?

3 Answers

i don't either, CVS is the pit of hell!!

Everyone that works for CvS wants to leave gah!

i dont

Shoppers Drug Mart

what do you know about shoppers

3 Answers

what's your strength & weakness

Shopper mart is biggest retail pharmcy mart in across all canda...now day at least 1250 retail shop mart running in Canada by co founder mullary sir Less

My strength is strong communication with patients

SoficoPharm

what I knew about soficopharm

2 Answers

I told em wat was written on their website

Hi sir

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