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Specialist - Medication Safety & Quality Pharmacy

  • Job reference: BBBH3688
  • Location: Qatar
  • Salary: Attractive Package
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent

We are working in partnership with the Sidra Medical and Research Center. Our client is an ultramodern, all-digital academic medical centre specialising in the provision of care for women and children. Based in Qatar, our client will focus on world-class patient care, medical education and biomedical research.

We are recruiting for a Specialist - Medication Safety & Quality Pharmacy.

Cavendish will be hosting interview days on behalf of our client. Upon enquiring, your dedicated consultant will brief you on the process, the organisation, Qatar and outline the next steps.

Department:

The Department of Pharmacy provides world class pharmaceutical care to a diverse patient base of women and children of both local and international origin. Our expert staff is dedicated to the provision of specialized pediatric and maternal healthcare in an empathetic and caring clinical environment. Our department services inpatient, emergency and ambulatory settings in a 399 bed facility utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. Job Summary:

Key Role Accountabilities:

Medication Safety & Quality Improvement:

  • Serves as an authoritative resource on medication safety and quality improvement for the Department of Pharmacy.
  • Analyzes current practices that contribute to medication errors and takes proactive steps for prevention. Facilitates process and system changes to reduce the likelihood of error recurrence.
  • Collects, reviews, and analyzes the organization's medication-use, medication error, adverse drug reaction, and continuous quality improvement data (e.g., markers of adverse drug events, smart pump event data, triggers and surveillance information, automated dispensing system and bedside bar-code scanning reports). Uses appropriate data analysis techniques to identify needed improvements and develop high-leverage error-reduction strategies.

Clinical:

  • Occasionally, The Medication Safety & Quality Pharmacist may be called upon to assist with tasks relating to medication distribution and order-entry, which may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Checks and verifies that medication reconciliation is completed on admission and discharge.
  • Reviews patients' medication orders for efficacy and safety, and makes recommendations to Prescriber if changes are required.
  • Provides drug information to healthcare professionals, including but not limited to prescribers and nurses.

Competency:

  • Maintains knowledge of trends and developments in the patient safety field through continuous professional development: reading articles, journals, and related material; attending appropriate seminars, conferences, or educational programs; and using information from the Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) National Medication Error Reporting Program, MedWatch program, and similar programs.

Regulatory:

  • Assists Pharmacy Management in complying with the rules, regulations and standards of TJC, MOPH, and other relevant regulatory agencies.
  • Adheres to the hospitals standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.
  • Complies in all activities with accreditation, legal, regulatory, and safety requirements for a specific practice setting.
  • Completes all required Continuing Education activities to maintain licensure to practice as a Pharmacist in Qatar, per the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP).

Essential Requirements:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy (PGDipClinicPharm)
  • All degrees must have been obtained from an ACPE accredited college of Pharmacy or equivalent.
  • Residency or Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) certification in field of practice + 3 years or no residency/BPS certification + 6 years' experience as a licensed/registered Clinical Staff Pharmacist after graduation from primary degree in a recognized pediatric/women's hospital in North America or equivalent in UK, Republic of Ireland, EU States, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand.

Qualifications/ Specialisation - as per the client's requirements.

A full job description available upon request.

Benefits- Highly competitive package including a Tax free salary + benefits. Full details of the package will be discussed directly.

Please note the targeted start date for the position is dependent on the current timeline for the project. Likewise, the processing of licensing (if applicable)/ visas etc. also need to be considered. We will advise candidates specifically when we discuss the opportunity.

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