Vacancies

Clinical Pharmacist

Function
Pharmacy
Facility
Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital
Position
Clinical Pharmacist
Introduction

A vacancy exists for a Clinical Pharmacist based at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital, reporting to Faghrie Sirkhotte, Pharmacy Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering a patient-centered clinical pharmacy service within the hospital as an integral part of the healthcare team, ensuring that objectives and standards are met to promote safety, efficacy and sustainability in medication use in the hospital.

Critical Outputs
  • Provide a comprehensive pharmaceutical care service evaluating all aspects of patient care to drive evidence-based pharmacotherapy, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care and outcomes.
  • Implement all components of the LHC antimicrobial stewardship program.
  • Compile and update antibiograms, and monitor microorganisms cultured at unit level. Discuss trends with local microbiologists and build effective working relationships.
  • Drive improvements in hospital program metrics.
  • Drive the delivery of key performance indicators in clinical pharmacy processes and practice to improve patient safety and outcomes.
  • Drive improvements in clinical pharmacy metrics and enhance clinical pharmacy service delivery.
  • Utilise surveillance system optimally to support effective prioritization and work practices in wards.
  • Preparation for and active participation in internal stakeholder meetings including presentation of progress and gaps.
  • Provide appropriate clinical pharmacy support for cost of care initiatives and projects and drive appropriate implementation.
  • Enhance cooperative and influential working relationships with doctors and other functional stakeholders.
  • Provide drug information and evidence-based guidance and training for other healthcare professionals.
  • Elevate the performance on medication safety management and medication error interventions at ward level.
  • Implement customer satisfaction and quality initiatives as identified.
  • Comply with all legal, professional, and procedural requirements pertaining to dispensing of prescriptions.
  • Participate in the implementation of and compliance with LHC Quality Management Systems.
  • Participation in industry conferences, relevant societies and external stakeholder meetings.
  • Drive the appropriate utilisation of cost-effective medication and formulary medication in the hospital.
Requirements
  • Pharm and post-graduate Master’s Degree in Clinical Pharmacy acknowledged by the South African Pharmacy Council
  • Keen interest in following a clinical pharmacy career path.
  • Relevant clinical knowledge and experience in the critical outputs in a hospital environment.
  • Current registration with South African Pharmacy Council as a pharmacist.
  • Understanding of pharmacy and related healthcare industry, legislation, regulation and challenges.
  • Computer proficiency (MS office).
  • Private hospital experience will be advantageous
Competencies
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Attention to detail.
  • Resilience
  • Motivating and developing people
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Innovative thinking
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Attention to detail.
  • Resilience
  • Motivating and developing people
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Innovative thinking
Email
debra.choice@lifehealthcare.co.za
Closing date
Friday, April 12, 2024

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

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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