Senior Pharmacist

Life Carstenhof Hospital
Senior Pharmacist

A vacancy exists for a Senior Pharmacist based at Life Carstenhof and Carstenview Hospitals, reporting to Roschelle Dhani, Pharmacy Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and co- ordinating the Pharmacy services within the hospital environment to achieve hospital and company strategic objectives by ensuring that quality pharmaceutical services, financial objectives, legislative compliance and people management requirements are achieved to the required standards.

Critical Outputs

Effective medication risk management

  • Report 100% of medication incidents, complete root cause analysis for every incident, develop and implement remedial actions as appropriate
  • Complete trends analysis with relevant actions quarterly together with Pharmacy Manager.
  • Report 100% of stock alerts relating to ethical stock not available for patient use, complete a root cause analysis, develop and implement remedial action and complete a trends analysis quarterly
  • Review pharmacy medication process, identify improvement opportunities and implement actions as well as best operating practice related to medication risk management
  • Develop an implementation plan for published pharmacy procedures, identify compliance gaps and implement corrective actions from QMS reviews

Effective clinical pharmacy services

  • Actively involved in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes

Effective customer satisfaction management

  • Participate in company pharmacy customer satisfaction survey annually, identify gaps and implement remedial action

Effective people management

  • Recruit, retain, motivate and develop staff according to LHC people policies and practices
  • Complete rosters to ensure staffing is adequate in the dispensary
  • Participate in Pharmacist Assistant programmes as appropriate

Effective asset management

  • Review daily stock cover template to ensure adequate coverage according to target, inform doctors, theatres and wards of alternative products available in supplier out of stock situations
  • Review dead stock report and reduce dead stock according to target
  • Participate in cycle counts and stock takes, and ensure they are in line with governance, investigate variances and implement corrective actions where necessary

Effective product management

  • Participate in the active management of cost of sales of pharmaceuticals in line with revenue and budget
  • Pharm/Dip. Pharm/Bsc Pharm
  • Relevant clinical knowledge and experience to the critical outputs
  • Current registration with South African Pharmacy Council
  • Understanding of pharmacy and related healthcare industry, legislation, regulation and challenges
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical legislation
  • Pharmaceutical product knowledge
  • Computer proficiency (MS office)
  • After hours and on call duties as per roster
  • 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
011 655 5637
Closing date
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive any communication after 2 weeks of closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

External candidates will also be considered.

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