Clinical Pharmacist

Life Fourways Hospital
Clinical Pharmacist

A vacancy exists for a Clinical Pharmacist based at Life Fourways Hospital, reporting to Lorisha Sewdass, Pharmacy Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, managing, coordinating, monitoring and driving improvement in the clinical pharmacy services within the hospital.

Critical Outputs

Effective clinical pharmacy services

  • Ensure the provision of customer focused, professional clinical pharmacy services;
  • Drive implementation of available management information and tools to achieve strategic objectives and targets for clinical pharmacy in the hospital to improve patient outcomes;
  • Provide workplace based support and mentoring to pharmacists to develop skills, capacity and professional competency within the pharmacy;
  • Ensure effective medication reconciliations are performed, and implement enhanced therapeutic drug monitoring;
  • Ensure medication safety
  • Provide appropriate clinical pharmacy input and support for cost of care management initiatives and projects;
  • Provide input into clinical pharmacy tools and guidelines aligned to the national clinical pharmacy priorities.

Professional collaboration

  • Enhance cooperative and influential working relationships with doctors, microbiologists and other key functional stakeholders;
  • Provide drug information and evidence based guidance and training of other health professionals as required;
  • Collaborate with Nursing, Infection Prevention, Regional Clinical Manager and Regional Clinical Pharmacist and to achieve key outputs.

Advanced antimicrobial stewardship

  • Elevate the hospital’s performance on antimicrobial stewardship as a key focus area;
  • Monitor microorganisms cultured at unit level, and compile and implement ward specific antibiograms;
  • Collect and analyse AMS data to identify sustainably inappropriate utilization of antimicrobials.
  • Drive interventions to optimise drug utilisation and stewardship, and improve safety and outcomes.
  • Co-lead the AMS committee together with the AMS champion doctor.

Systems, communication and reporting

  • Utilise AMS and medication surveillance software system to optimise effective stewardship and clinical practice;
  • Preparation for and active participation in internal stakeholder meetings including presentation of progress and gaps;

Patient medication safety

  • Elevate the performance on medication safety management and medication adverse event interventions;
  • Role in development and implementation of drug administration protocols to proactively manage risk.

External stakeholder relationships and industry visibility and profile

  • Contribute to research and participate in industry conferences, relevant societies and external stakeholder meetings
  • Pharm, plus MSc (Med) Pharm, M. Pharm (Clinical Pharmacy), or Pharm D postgraduate degree is essential
  • Relevant operational experience and application of clinical pharmacy masters in a hospital setting
  • Current registration with the South African Pharmacy Council
  • Contribution to appropriate industry conferences and journals would be a distinct advantage
  • Computer proficiency, Including basic MS Excel® skills and MS PowerPoint®
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Attention to detail
  • Resilience
  • Motivating and developing people
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Action orientation
Closing date
Friday, June 14, 2024

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered.

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Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.



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