Clinical Pharmacist

at Life Carstenhof Hospital and Life Carstenview
Location Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Healthcare
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



A vacancy exists for a Clinical Pharmacist based at Life Carstenhof Hospital & Life Carstenview, reporting to Roschelle Dhani, Pharmacy Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the quality pharmaceutical services, financial objectives, legislative compliance and people management requirements are achieved to the required standards.


Critical Outputs

Perform daily ward rounds with a multitude of medical specialists

Coordination of antimicrobial stewardship initiatives, identification of problem areas and implementation of corrective actions

Review all ICU prescriptions and monitor all ICU patients to ensure effective and safe drug therapy and provide feedback and advice to healthcare team regarding potential problems.

Collaborate with Antimicrobial Stewardship Doctor Champion to identify and address inappropriate antimicrobial usage.

Participate in the implementation of and compliance to LHC Quality Management Systems.

Practice of evidence-based patient care Identifying and disseminating clinical evidence to support clinical

pharmacy and antimicrobial stewardship interventions ensuring cost-effective management of patient care

Participate in the active management of cost of sales of pharmaceuticals in line with revenue and budget.

Build effective working relationships with doctors, allied healthcare professionals, infection prevention and nursing staff

Training of Nursing and Pharmacy staff

Usage of antibiograms to establish evidence-based guidelines for empiric antibiotic therapy performing dosage adjustments based on organ function, extremes




MSc (Med)/M.Pharm/ Pharm D degree in Clinical Pharmacy is essential

2-5 years’ experience in the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship and clinical pharmacy services

Relevant clinical knowledge and experience in the critical outputs

Current registration with South African Pharmacy Council as a Pharmacist

Understanding of pharmacy and related healthcare industry, legislation, regulation and challenges

Pharmaceutical product knowledge

Computer proficiency (MS office)




Problem-solving, analysis and judgement

Attention to detail


Motivating and developing people

Engaging diversity

Verbal & written communication skills

Influencing skills

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness

Excellence orientation

Ethical behaviour

Action orientation


Interested candidates can send their CV