Job satisfaction among staff, clinical, and integrated hospital pharmacists

Ann M. Kerschen, Edward P. Armstrong, Tara N. Hillman

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Abstract

Purpose: To determine whether staff, clinical, or integrated hospital pharmacists have greater job satisfaction and if sex, years worked as a pharmacist, or having children changes job satisfaction. Methods: A prospective study was performed by distributing a 63-item questionnaire to inpatient pharmacists working at 2 hospitals. Respondents mailed the completed questionnaires to the investigators. Results: Questionnaires were completed by 38 participants (mean age [SD]= 38.36 [10.97]). Fourteen (36.85%) participants who spent 0% to 40% of their time in clinical activities were categorized as staff, 10 (26.30%) who spent 41% to 60% of their time in clinical activities were integrated, and 14 (36.85%) who spent greater than 61% of their time in clinical activities were clinical pharmacists. All pharmacists reported mean satisfaction scores above 2.5, indicating that all were satisfied in their jobs. Differences were noted in the amount of satisfaction. For work environment and professional interaction, integrated pharmacists were more satisfied than staff (P <.05). For professional interaction and personal outlook, clinical pharmacists were more satisfied than staff (P <.05). Conclusion: Job satisfaction was directly related to the number of clinical activities performed. Integrated and clinical pharmacists were both more satisfied than staff pharmacists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-312
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Pharmacy Practice
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2006

Keywords

  • Clinical
  • Hospital
  • Job satisfaction
  • Pharmacist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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