Pharmacy Practice Scenario and Job Satisfaction among Nepalese Pharmacists
Introduction: Pharmacists are the key players in the health care system. Job satisfaction is a very important contributing factor to a person’s productivity and motivation. The main objective of this study is to find out the present scenario of pharmacy practice and job satisfaction of Nepalese pharmacists.
Methods: A practice scenario and job satisfaction related questionnaires were developed and a pilot test was done with ten pharmacy practitioners who were practicing for more than ten years in Nepal for reliability. Minor modification on questionnaires was done after pilot testing. Ethical clearance was taken from the MMIHS –IRC.
Results: Male pharmacists are dominating females. The satisfaction level of Nepalese pharmacist was found to be 73.60%. Similarly, around 73.10% of pharmacists were satisfied with the nature of work and 71.60% of pharmacists were satisfied with the time duration of work whereas nearly half of the pharmacists were unsatisfied with their income and pay scale.
Conclusion: About 70 % of the pharmacists are the highly productive stage of between ages 20-30 years. The inherent interest in the pharmacy profession found among Nepalese pharmacists is optimistic and policy-makers could develop, modifying national health policy for the implementation of pharmaceutical service as an integral part of the national health care system of the country for the benefit of the public health as a whole.
Key words: Pharmacist, satisfaction, job, salary, pharmacy practice.
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