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Recruiter: Debbie Kelly

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Senior Clinical Pharmacist

Waterford, Connecticut
€10000 - €90000 per annum

Clinical Pharmacist - Private hospital Waterford

Overview of Role

Provide effective, efficient, and safe pharmaceutical care to all patients in the hospital, under the direction of the Chief Pharmacist. Identify and address individual patient care needs where appropriate. Advise and provide information to other healthcare professionals, including other pharmacists and to assist them in their care of the patient. Any other duties assigned to him/her by the Chief Pharmacist.


  • At all times to ensure that the care and safety of patients is assigned the highest priority.
  • Understand, model, and promote hospital core values: Quality and Safety, Dignity and Respect, Caring and Listening, Responsibility and Integrity, Excellence, and Innovation.
  • Be fully conversant with best practice and relevant competency frameworks for the delivery of clinical pharmacy services.
  • Take a lead role in the management of medicine shortages within the hospital.
  • Support and participate in the development and maintenance of Standard Operating
  • Procedures (SOPs) required for procurement, storage, handling, and dispensing of medication and ensure that these are updated and implemented in line with changing practices locally, nationally, and internationally, and in accordance with Pharmacy law.
  • Contribute to the provision of medicines information and advice on drug availability and procurement to clinical staff.
  • Support and participate in the development of medicines information resources for clinical colleagues and patients e.g., patient information leaflets, monographs, policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines.
  • Contribute to the development of clinical guidelines as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team.
  • Identify and address deficiencies in medications management systems and processes.
  • Highlight any discrepancies, incidents, or deficits in services to the Chief Pharmacist, Director of Pharmacy, and General Manager as appropriate.
  • Report and encourage reporting on incidents/near misses in to support management and mitigation of risk and to inform quality improvement initiatives.
  • Audit compliance to good clinical practice standards in relation to medication.
  • Develop and compile reports on Key Performance indicators (KPIs) for the Pharmacy service and ensure that these are disseminated to, and actioned by, appropriate stakeholders in a timely manner. These KPIs will include metrics describing capacity, workload, drug costs, quality, and medication safety.
  • Assist with the timely provision and analysis of drug usage reports to Finance.
  • As agreed with the Chief Pharmacist, provide expert support to colleagues in Finance and
  • Hospital leadership to help manage the drugs budget, through regular reporting, analysis, and horizon scanning.
  • Identify drug budget savings in collaboration with the MDT to ensure optimal and cost-effective use of medication.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary meetings, hospital committees and working groups as required.
  • Co-ordinate service delivery with the other Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Technicians.

Experience and qualifications

  • Have at last 3 years satisfactory post-registration hospital experience.
  • Possess the requisite specialised knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and management ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the role.
  • Significant, proven post-registration hospital practice experience, with a broad clinical pharmacy experience.
  • Evidence of ongoing Continuing Professional Development and role-specific learning.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent planning, organisational and resource management skills, excellent interpersonal and people management skills experience of quality improvement initiatives.

Essential Criteria:

Must hold a PSI approved Pharmacy Qualification and be registered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland.

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This position was pPosted on 23 May 2023

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