Miss Chan Bora
Pailin Referral Hospital
I’ve get to ensure that patients are given the right medicine, as prescribed by the Doctor, and that they use the medication correctly.
In 2011, I graduated in the field of Pharmacy, and have been working as a Pharmacist in the Pailin Referral Hospital since 2012. Because this is a public hospital, I had to pass an exam that was prepared by the Ministry of Health.
Before this job I worked as a Medical Representative and Regulatory Affair Officer with Medicom, a medical products and equipment supplier. My own curiosity about how the government runs hospitals motivated me to change direction and take the Ministry’s exam.
My responsibilities today are to dispense medication to patients and to Nurses; prepare drug records; calculate the amount of medicine that is going out each day; daily drug management; and place medication orders once every three months. My job allows me to put all my knowledge to use – everything I studied in university – which is the most satisfying part of it.
Like many other jobs, there are certain challenges. I’ve got to ensure that patients are given the right medicine, as prescribed by the Doctor, and that they use the medication correctly. Communication can be difficult at times, as we cannot guarantee that patients will agree with our advice.
Working as a Pharmacist is rewarding in its own way, much like it is for Doctors and Nurses. I have the opportunity to help improve someone’s health. I would highly recommend this job for anyone that has an interest in how drugs work. Being a Pharmacist also means being completely responsible, having strong management skills and a keen attention to detail.