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Clinical Pharmacist

at Life Westville Hospital
Location Westville, South Africa
Date Posted June 12, 2019
Category Health Care Jobs in South Africa
Currency ZAR





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.


Critical Outputs

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

Engaging diversity

Verbal & written communication skills

Influencing skills

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness

Excellence orientation

Ethical behaviour

Action orientation