Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 23, 2017

Pharmacists should be allowed to receive regular breaks like any other profession. When a pharmacist works under stressful condition, that imposes risks on the public safety. Dispensing errors often occurs in busy dispensaries as there is usually one pharmacist present trying to check accuracy of prescriptions, answering patients questions, responding to physician phone calls, resolving issues like prescriptions errors. And recently with the expanded scope of practice, a pharmacist is required to perform medication reviews, give travel vaccines or flu shots, counseling on smoking cessation, etc.. All that with only one pharmacist on duty. By making sure there is enough staff per shift so pharmacists can get regular breaks, that will allow for better patient care and focus.

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