Job title: Ward Pharmacist
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Medical
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Job published: 06/02/2020
Job ID: 32356
Contact name: Linda Pakshong
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Job Description

A Private Hospital in Pretoria is seeking to employ a Ward Pharmacist to be responsible for the provision of medication and supplementary services to patients and members of the healthcare team as well as assume responsibility for meeting patients needs in a responsible, satisfactory and cost effective manner.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A relevant pharmaceutical qualification (B.Pharm. Degree or Dip.Pharm) or equivalent NQF 7 qualification.
  • MPharm (clinical pharmacy) would be advisable.
  • Registration with the South African Pharmacy Council
  • Advanced computer literacy. ( SAP and CKS).
  • Work experience in a Hospital and Retail Pharmacy environment
  • Three to five years hospital pharmacy experience

Responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Implement and maintain pharmaceutical evaluation (clinical ward round) of hospital In-patients as per Clinical Ward Round specifications, with special care to geriatrics, paediatric, neonates, ICU and high care patients.
  • Complete ward rounds regularly in accordance with hospital needs and resources available
  • Document and capture all ward round queries
  • Dispense prescriptions (hospital and retail)
  • Ensure maximum safety of patients by providing advice on the appropriate selection, dosage and drug interaction, potential side effects and therapeutic effects of medicines
  • Act as custodian for the management of Schedule 5 & 6 drugs as per legal requirements
  • Record prescriptions as per legislative requirements
  • Ward rounds should include special focus on Antibiotics usage, high alert drugs and feeds
  • Ensure pharmaceutical evaluation (clinical ward round) with respect to individualised medication regimens, continuous therapeutic drug monitoring, clinical intervention, pharmaco-dynamic and pharmacokinetic consultation
  • Assist and offer advice on the usage, side effects, contra-indications, drug interaction and proper storage of medication to patients and other members of the healthcare team
  • Advise and provide information regarding general health matters, including the effective use of medicines, treatment for general diseases, primary health care, screening services, essential medication, mother and child healthcare services, family planning and immunisation
  • Conduct cyclical and full stock takes
  • Update doctors and wards with regards to out of stock situations and offer alternatives