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Table 3 Clinical pharmacists level of job satisfaction in clinical pharmacy service, September 2014

From: Current status, challenges and the way forward for clinical pharmacy service in Ethiopian public hospitals

Items SA=strongly agree, A=agree, N=Neutral, DA=Disagree, SDA=Strongly Disagree, SD=Standard Deviation; Responses ranged from strongly agree (5) to strongly disagree (1)
  Agree N (%) Neutral N (%) Disagree N (%) Mean ±SD
Items related with inter professional collaboration
 Physicians consult me on professional matters 83 (51.9) 40 (25) 37(23.2) 3.28±1.1
 Physicians cooperate when I communicate “job-related” matters with them 116 (72.5) 23 (14.4) 21 (13.2) 3.67±0.95
 Health officers consult me on professional matters 67 (41.9) 59 (36.9) 33 (20.6) 3.21±1.01
 Health officers cooperate when I communicate “jobrelated” matters with them 71 (44.4) 70 (43.8) 19 (11.9) 3.34±0.91
 Nurses cooperate when I communicate “job-related” matters with them 122 (76.2) 24 (15) 14 (8.8) 3.86±0.9
 Nurses often initiate consultations with me on professional matters 106 (66.2) 30 (18.8) 24(15.0) 3.67±1.0
 I am satisfied with the “on-the-job” relationships I have with others 80(50.0) 44 (27.5) 36 (22.5) 3.34±1.03
Items related with service recognition
 The working environment is conducive 61(38.2) 31 (19.4) 68(42.5) 2.86±1.17
 The hospital management respects and treats pharmacy professionals similar to other health professionals in the hospital 52 (32.5) 32 (20.0) 76 (47.5) 2.71±1.25
 The acceptance of clinical pharmacy services in the hospital is good 72 (45.0) 44 (27.5) 44 (27.6) 3.21±1.15
 Staff working with me treat me with professional respect 115 (71.9) 36 (22.5) 9(4.7) 3.81±0.83
 The services that I provided is recognized by the community 42 (26.3) 48 (30.0) 70 (43.7) 2.61±1.2
 My salary is appropriate 12(7.6) 24 (15.0) 124 (77.5) 1.81±0.99
Items related with commitment and professional satisfaction
 My talents are fully utilized on my job 55(34.1) 33 (20.6) 72 (45.1) 2.82±1.17
 I like spending the rest of work life in my current job 55 (34.4) 33 (20.6) 72 (45.0) 2.76±1.37
 Time goes quickly while I am at work 89(55.7) 36 (22.5) 35 (21.9) 3.41±1.19
 I often leave work with a feeling that I’m doing something which I enjoy 66 (41.3) 36 (22.5) 58 (36.3) 2.98±1.25
 If I had to decide all over again, I would still choose pharmacy again 71 (44.4) 29 (18.1) 60 (37.5) 2.99±1.5
 If my children are interested in pharmacy, I will encourage them to pursue it as a career 72(45.1) 31 (19.4) 57 (35.7) 3.01±1.43
 All things considered, I am satisfied with my job 57 (35.7) 29 (18.1) 74 (46.2) 2.78±1.29
  1. n = 160