|Location||Pietermaritzburg, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa|
A vacancy exists for a Pharmacist (Permanent on Demand-POD) based at Life Hilton Private Hospital, reporting to the Pharmacy Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the quality of pharmaceutical services, financial objectives, legislative compliance and people management requirements are achieved to the required standards.
The successful candidate will only be working as per operational requirements and hours worked will vary from month to month.
Effective medication risk management
Report 100% of medication incidents, and develop and implement remedial actions as appropriate.
Report 100% of pharmacy alerts and implement remedial action
Review pharmacy medication process, identify improvement opportunities and implement actions as well as best operating practice related to medication risk management when required
Develop an implementation plan for published pharmacy procedures, identify compliance gaps and implement corrective actions from QMS reviews, when required
Effective Quality Management Systems & customer satisfaction management
Manage the agreed ethical product issuing and replenishment process to achieve customer service levels to wards and theatre
Participate in the implementation and compliance to LHC Quality management systems.
Ensure compliance with SAPC, DOH and LHC legal and professional standards
Participate in achieving required customer service levels in theatre and wards
Implement customer satisfaction and pharmacy quality initiatives
Participate (Involvement) in Clinical Pharmacy / ward pharmacy as required
Effective financial management
Participate in achieving hospital budgeted financial measures relating to pharmacy
Effective people management
Participate in Pharmacist Intern and Pharmacist Assistant programs as appropriate.
Effective asset management
Participate in achieving stock targets
Inform doctors, theatres and wards of alternative products available in supplier out of stock situations
Participate in dead stock reduction according to targets
Participate in cycle counts and stock takes, and ensure they are in line with governance, investigate variances and implement corrective actions where necessary
Achieve optimal system utilization
Effective product management
Participate in the active management of cost of sales of pharmaceuticals in line with revenue and budget
Ensure stock is ordered from preferred suppliers according to LHC procurement agreements
Build effective working relationships with doctors and hospital staff
Pharm/B.Sc and Current registration with South African Pharmacy Council
Relevant clinical knowledge and experience to the critical outputs
Understanding of pharmacy and related healthcare industry, legislation, regulation and challenges
Pharmaceutical product knowledge as well as knowledge of pharmaceutical legislation
Computer proficiency (MS office)
Work flexi hours accordingly to operational demand when required
The successful candidate will be required to perform standby duty, and to be available for weekend, public holiday and after hour duties.
Active participation in relevant hospital committees
Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
Verbal & written communication and presentation
Drive & energy
Interested candidates can send their CV