Originally Posted by joetrisman
Could a clinical services oriented pharmacist not develop in community pharmacies? If the demand is there, why not split off the job into separate niches. This has developed with inpatient pharmacy so why not community? As it is, many of the older rphs I work with have no desire to do anything beyond dispensing while a lot of the newer grads are interested in clinical services.
I could see a role for BCPS certified ambulatory care and/or pharmacotherapy cerfified pharmacists. Still, they would have to compete with NP wages. Then again maybe they would have their own clinic space at Walgreens and some would take the $80-90K salary to do it. We are still not diagnosticians though. And never will be.