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Table 2 Pharmacy professionals’ characteristics assessed for job satisfaction in public hospitals in Eastern Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 220)

From: Job satisfaction among pharmacy professionals working in public hospitals and its associated factors, eastern Ethiopia

Variables Number (%)
Qualification
 Diploma in pharmacy 98 (44.6)
 Degree in pharmacy 122 (55.4)
Service year/s
 < 2 60 (27.3)
 2–4 88 (40.0)
 > 4 72 (32.7)
Working hours per weeka
 40 h and less 190 (86.4)
 more than 40 h 30 (13.6)
Current working unit
 Dispensing 166 (75.4)
 Inpatient Ward 28 (12.7)
 Inventory and drug supply control 10 (4.6)
 Administrative activities 16 (7.3)
Dispensing unit (n = 166)
 Outpatient unit 94 (56.6)
 Inpatient unit 40 (24.1)
 Emergency Drugs unit 12 (7.2)
 Antiretroviral Drugs unity 20 (12.1)
Technical support or supervision
 No 124 (56.4)
 Yes 96 (43.6)
Measures to increase job satisfactionb
 More knowledge or updates or training 158 (71.8)
 More incentives for professionals 114 (51.8)
 Better facility infrastructure 106 (48.2)
 Less workload 90 (40.9)
 More support from supervisor 70 (32.4)
 More quality supplies or stock 66 (30.3)
 More autonomy or independence 38 (17.3)
  1. aProfessionals are expected to serve 40 h per week (five working days), bthe sum does not give 100%