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Chief II Pharmacist

  • Location: UPMC Whitfield Hospital
  • Job ID: PHRMDW002
  • Type: Permanent
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Job Post Close Date: 02 October, 2022

Description:

We are currently recruiting a Chief II Pharmacist for UPMC Whitfield Hospital.

Responsibilities:

Key Duties Responsibilities:

  • The management and oversight of dispensary services within the hospital to ensure the delivery of a safe, legal, efficient and cost-effective drug distribution service.
  • Ensuring the purchase, storage and supply of all medicinal products is operated safely, appropriately and economically, consistent with quality at pharmacy, ward and department levels and with reference to clinical appropriateness.
  • The supervision, development and monitoring of the clinical pharmacy services.
  • Promoting safe medication management practices within the dispensary and in the wider hospital and effectively managing risk to facilitate continuous improvement in the medicines management process.
  • Providing advice and education to Nursing and Medical staff on the proper, safe and economic use of drugs including participation in initiatives for the dissemination of information.
  • Liaising with Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical, other relevant stakeholders including the Quality and Risk Department to ensure safe standardised medicines management processes and to implement quality improvement initiatives
  • The development, coordination and performance of audits and Key Performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Participating in the Drugs and Therapeutics Committee including the preparation of reports, audits and KPIs.
  • Providing leadership and acting as a role model, ensuring effective communication to and between all members of the pharmacy department
  • Actively participating in the recruitment, induction, and development of staff involved in the dispensary and clinical services.
  • Acting as Line Manager to Senior Dispensary Technicians and Clinical Pharmacists.
  • Managing resources effectively and efficiently, having reference to budgetary provision.
  • Participating in the Hospital’s JCI accreditation process.
  • Deputising for the Chief I Pharmacist as required and performing any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

Essential Criteria, the candidate will:

  • Be registered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland or be entitled to be so registered.
  • Have at last 5 years satisfactory post registration hospital experience.
  • Be able to demonstrate
    • excellent planning, organisational and resource management skills
    • excellent leadership, interpersonal and people management skills
    • experience of quality improvement initiatives

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in management, training and supervision of Pharmacy staff.
  • A relevant management development course.
  • A further qualification such as a post graduate diploma or MSc in Clinical Pharmacy.

A $24 billion healthcare provider and insurer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centred, cost-effective, accountable care. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialisation arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. 
 
Providing high-quality healthcare in the South East since 2006, UPMC’s operations in Ireland now include UPMC Whitfield Hospital in Waterford, UPMC Kildare Hospital in Clane and UPMC Aut Even Hospital in Kilkenny. Outpatient care is available at the UPMC Carlow Outreach Centre, UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre radiotherapy locations at UPMC Whitfield and in Cork, the UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic at WIT Arena and the UPMC Concussion Network. UPMC is the Official Healthcare Partner of the GAA and GPA. 

 
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