A pharmacist’s job is to offer the correct prescription made by a medical doctor or professional and also offer advice to walk in clients who have no idea whatsoever of the type of illness they have and the necessary prescription required.
According to his discretion, the pharmacist may also give our other medications which do not need a prescription for example for headaches, constipation and flue.
Depending on your mission, location may influence whether you will be able to achieve it or not.
For example if your mission is mainly to do with malaria awareness and treatment then you will have to locate your business in malaria infested areas such as Victoria Falls, Hwange and rural districts in Matabeleland.
A pharmacist is very expensive to employ, you need to offer a very competitive package.
Given the risks that the job come with, a salary package ranges from 000 and above. The number of employees you need will depend on the size of your pharmacy business.Usually public hospitals and clinics are very slow and patients would appreciate a much faster service. A pharmacy would require at least 00 capital outlay.Some pharmacists would opt to look for grants and loans in order to start a pharmacy business.Once the pharmacy business is established, you need to market it well.We have already gone through the channels you need to achieve what you want.Drug and pharmaceutical companies are your suppliers whilst clinics, hospitals provide you with the clientele base. Have arrangements with various medical aid societies.In the case that the clinic or hospital does not have the medication prescribed they can refer patients to your pharmacy. Most of the clients prefer buying drugs from pharmacies using medical aids.Create networks and relationships with all these institutions and with all the drug companies.If you can be able to create relationships with the above, then that is the perfect location for you to establish your pharmacy.In order to practice as a pharmacist in Zimbabwe, it is mandatory to register with the Pharmacists Council of Zimbabwe To operate a pharmacy business in Zimbabwe, at least 51 % of the company should be owned by a registered pharmacist.This means that if you are not a pharmacist then you will need to go into a partnership with someone who is a pharmacist.