|Location||Westville, South Africa|
|Date Posted||June 12, 2019|
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A vacancy exists for a Clinical Pharmacist based at Life Westville Hospital, reporting to Anusha Bhana, 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.
Coordination of antimicrobial stewardship initiatives, identification of problem areas and implementation of corrective actions
Leadership of the hospital's clinical pharmacy team and mentoring of the team members
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.
Partner with Antimicrobial Stewardship Doctor Champion to identify and address inappropriate antimicrobial usage. Perform pharmacokinetic calculations and interpretation when required
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
Usage of antibiograms to establish evidence-based guidelines for empiric antibiotic therapy performing dosage adjustments based on organ function, extremes of age and disease states. Retain, motivate and develop staff according to LHC people policies and practices.
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
Verbal & written communication skills