Base Grade Hospital Pharmacist

Job Description

The role of the Basic Grade Pharmacist includes but is not limited to:

*The provision of a comprehensive pharmaceutical service.
*The supervision/storage and supply of drugs, pharmaceutical and other related items as may be required.
*Ensuring that the purchase, storage and supply of all items is operated on the most economical lines, consistent with quality at pharmacy, ward and department levels, and with reference to legal requirements, transit, security and conditions of chemical and physical stability.
*Providing services in the wards of the Hospital as may be required - drug control and inspection of MDA drugs, etc.
*Co-operation in the development, implementation and ongoing review of the hospital medication management system
*Contribute to the development and expansion of the ward pharmacy service.
*Maintenance of records for purchasing, quality control, compounding and dispensing to the standards required.
*Reviewing and encouraging the use of generic drugs where possible.
*Record monthly statistics in relation to activity.
*Assist in the supervision and management of any student pharmacist (or technician) as assigned.
*Evaluate the effectiveness of the provision of service.
*Ensuring that the needs of patients and professional staff are being adequately met by the pharmaceutical service provided.
*Provision of advice as required, to medical and nursing staff on the proper and economic use of drugs and medicines including participation in the scheme for the dissemination of information in relation to drugs and drug usage.
*The provision of lectures/in-services in the hospital for nursing, pharmacy and clinical staff and students and to participate in the development and expansion of drug information service and a continuing education programme.
*The participation in personal continuing education activities, to ensure continual professional development.
*Create and promote healthy working relationships within the Pharmacy Department and with other Departments throughout the hospital.
*Participation in protocol and guideline development, quality initiatives, audit and service development
*Actively participate in ensuring the hospital's compliance with HIQA standards and the ethos of Continuous Quality Improvement and implement and maintain procedures.
*Use research and audit as a means of raising the quality of the service, staff development and organisational goals.
*Act as a clinical resource person for patients, family, staff and multidisciplinary team providing expert advice and support.
*Attending meetings as required.
*Report accidents and incidents as per hospital policy.
*Demonstrate initiative and be receptive to new ideas and development.
*Demonstrate positive and active participation in change management and development.
*Ensuring that all policies and procedures identified by the hospital as being relevant to the post have been read, acknowledged, implemented and adhered to.
*To assist the Chief Pharmacist and/or Senior Pharmacist in the performance of his/her duties and responsibilities, as required.
*Perform such other duties appropriate to the office as may be assigned to him/her by the Chief Pharmacist or other authorised officer.
*Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc.