There are various work from home jobs and desk jobs for pharmacy graduates. Here are some of them:
Regulatory Affairs Specialist:
A regulatory affairs specialist is responsible for ensuring that a company’s products comply with government regulations. In the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory affairs specialists ensure that drugs are developed, manufactured, and marketed in accordance with FDA regulations.
CONTRACT RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS (CRO)/ INDUSTRY
Contract research organizations work for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device industry to perform research and developmental work on a contractual basis.
For pharmaceutical companies, CROs provide consultation for services such as development of medications, biologic assay development, commercialization, preclinical research, clinical research, clinical trials, and pharmacovigilance.
Pharmacy Benefit Manager:
Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) work for insurance companies or healthcare organizations, and are responsible for managing prescription drug benefits for their clients. They negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to obtain the best prices for drugs, and work with pharmacies to ensure that patients receive the medications they need.
Medical writer or medical science liaison or medical advisor is a health care professional who works for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and managed care companies.9 Medical writers work for pharmaceutical companies, medical communications agencies, or regulatory affairs consulting firms, and are responsible for writing and editing medical and scientific documents, such as clinical trial reports, regulatory submissions, and scientific manuscripts.
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative: Pharmaceutical sales representatives work for pharmaceutical companies, and are responsible for promoting and selling the company’s products to healthcare professionals. They may work in a specific geographic area, or focus on a particular product or therapy.
Quality Control Specialist:
Quality Control Specialists work for pharmaceutical companies or contract manufacturing organizations, and are responsible for ensuring that drugs are manufactured in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and other quality standards. They review manufacturing and testing records, and work with manufacturing personnel to identify and correct quality issues.
MEDICAL BILLING, MEDICAL CODING AND INSURANCE CLAIM
There is a availability of high number of jobs in medical billing, medical coding and in insurance claim. Medical coding experts play a key role in the medical billing process. Every visit of the patient receives health care from doctor office, outpatient clinic or in hospital facility, the provider must document the services provided. The medical coder abstracts the information from the documentation, assigns the appropriate codes, and creates a
claim to be paid, whether by a commercial payer or the patient. Most of the people working are undergraduates or post graduates in science, nursing, pharmacy and allied health sciences; specially those with an extensive knowledge about physiology, anatomy and medical terminology. For this job role, it is also necessary to become well-known with diverse types of insurance schemes, regulations, compliance, the coding community’s three critical resource books and ICD-9-CM along with their corresponding codes and guidelines.1
1) Recording of movement of Stores.
2) Communicate with the related party as per the authorization
3) Ensure upkeep of Computer System, Network and physical records
4) Facilitate in discharge of the administrative & operation responsibilities
5) Adherence with the financial, operational and statutory compliances
6) Any other work assigned by the reporting or/and controlling officer
Clinical pharmacists work in healthcare facilities, such as hospitals and clinics, and are responsible for providing medication therapy management services to patients. They review patients’ medical records and consult with healthcare professionals to ensure the safe and effective use of medications.
Some of the important work in corporate hospitals for clinical pharmacists is
checking medication errors in prescriptions as well in the indent given to patients during their hospital stay and during discharge,
entering medication in a prescribed format, updating the drug formulary in the hospitals,
preparing chemo admixtures whenever required especially for the oncology or other departments,
going for ward rounds with health care team and discharging summary checks for medications, monitoring, documenting and reporting adverse drug reactions,
answering drug related queries of all health care professionals as well as the patients, preparing and submitting monthly reports to the clinical pharmacologist.
For getting international hospital accreditation in India, it is necessary to maintain or establish clinical pharmacy services.
Medical Science Liaison:
Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) work for pharmaceutical companies and are responsible for building relationships with key opinion leaders in the medical community. They provide scientific and medical information about the company’s products to healthcare professionals, and help to educate them about new treatments and therapies.
Drug Safety Associate:
Drug Safety Associates (DSAs) work for pharmaceutical companies or contract research organizations, and are responsible for monitoring the safety of drugs in clinical trials and after they are approved for use. They review adverse event reports and work with healthcare professionals to ensure the safe use of drugs.
1) Receiving of products and documentation as per the relevant procedure.
2) Supervise the warehousing of various categories of products like quarantine,
released, rejected, returned or recalls. Supervise the arrangement of such
products so that there is no possibility of mix-up.
3) Record the environmental conditions of the warehouse in prescribed format and
inform the Pharmacist during any excursion.
4) Supervise the housekeeping and pest control activities are performed as per the
relevant procedure and maintain the records.
5) Perform the sampling and subsequent packing of samples as per the relevant
6) Maintain the record of personnel entering the warehouse.
7) Supervise the fire protection devices are being maintained properly.
8) Supervise the handling / destruction of expired, rejected products and maintain
9) Prepare and maintain distribution records as per the relevant procedure.
10) Adherence with the financial, operational and statutory compliances
11) Any other work assigned by the reporting or/and controlling officer
Ability to balance research & teaching responsibilities with patient care
Ability to serve as a role model for pharmacy students and residents
Comfort with sophisticated instrumentation, statistical analyses, and other research methods
Practice sites: universities, schools of pharmacy, local, state, national, and international
Chain Drug Store Pharmacist
Endurance to work long hours, often standing up, ability to handle multiple tasks and heavy workloads and Ability to endure high levels of stress are necessary.
A desire to help people and improve the quality of their lives
A strong ability to communicate clearly and effectively
A team approach and a positive attitude
Practice sites: Traditional chain drugstores, supermarket pharmacies, mass merchandiser