Staff Pharmacist

International Professional Medical Recruitment for and to the Middle East


Doha

Introduction

International Medical professionals are invited to apply for these exiting 3 year contract job opportunities in Qatar. Qatar’s national healthcare delivery system is rapidly developing. This group strives to lead in developing the national health system by operating new facilities, implementing state-of-the art technologies, and recruiting the best, most qualified international talent to care for Qatar’s future. Here, you will have the opportunity to team with the best and the brightest professionals in healthcare and to provide world class patient care service for the population. This medical group has one of the biggest workforces in Qatar, with more than 2 million people living and working in Qatar, this diverse and exciting organization has more than 90 different nationalities working to deliver the best care always to their patients and the Qatar community.


Package

  • 3 Year contract (renewable)
  • Single and family contracts available.
  • Generous Tax free basic salary. Offered according to experience.
  • From 10300 QAR up to 18875 QAR per month.  18875 QAR is +/- equal to 94 000 SDG / 74 000 South-African rand / 14400 TND / 3700 JOD / 4000 GBP. Salary paid in QAR.
  • Free fully furnished accommodation provided.
  • Transport allowance of 1250 QAR per month added to your basic salary.
  • Free "round trip" (to and from home country) flight tickets on joining, annual leave, and on repatriation. For those with family contract offered this will be also be applicable for your family (wife and up to 3 children up to 18 years old).
  • 40 days paid annual vacation days.
  • End of Service Award (at end of contract) which is one month's salary for each year worked.
  • Etc.

 

The benefits outlined here are those that apply to most employees. Salary offer packages are determined by the employer. Global Medical Recruiting can assist the applicant with salary offer negotiations with the employer, but in the end the final salary package offered is at the sole discretion of the employer and not of Global Medical Recruiting.


Minimum Requirements

Minimum Education: (FULL TIME STUDIES ONLY)

Graduated with APD from recognized program or graduated from an accredited BS with 1 year pharmacy experience.

BS Pharmacy form recognized Pharmacy Program with two years pharmacy experience.

 

Required certification/licensure:

Valid Primary License from the country of origin if applicable AND should be eligible for license in the State of Qatar within the Supreme Council of Health.

 

Minimum Experience: (LICENSED OR REGISTERED EXPERIENCE)

As Education requirements above.

 

Language Skills:

Fluent in English - Oral and Written.


Job Specification

Position Summary:

  • The job-holder is working as a hospital pharmacist on all parts of the pharmacy service.
  • Patient care, Operations and Quality Assurance service.
  • They provide the main pharmacist input on a day to day basis and may, in the absence of a senior pharmacist, deputize for the Pharmacy Supervisor of their section as required.
  • They provide clinical pharmacy services as a part their working day.
  • They manage their manpower resources in accordance with the Employer’s policies on Human Resources.
  • The job-holder will consistently work to an advanced level, exceeding the performance expected of an entry to practice Pharmacists in all their work

 

Common Responsibilities:

  • Patient Care
  • Professional Collaboration and Team Work
  • Ethical, Legal and Professional Responsibilities
  • Drug, Therapeutic and Practice Information
  • Communication and Education
  • Drug Distribution
  • Understanding Management Principles

 

Specific Responsibilities:

Patient care:

  • Verify physician orders for appropriateness according to the Employer’s policies and procedures.
  • Gather required patient information.
  • Maintains and updates a patient profile with demographics, diagnosis, allergies, and current medications.
  • Identify, prioritize and resolve drug related problems.
  • Uses appropriate communication skills, and effectively communicates with patients, physicians, and nurses to solve identified drug related problems.
  • Provide patient education (e.g., counseling information and education on adherence issues, either verbal or written).
  • Monitor medication effectiveness by review of the medical record and direct questioning of the patient or their carer.
  • Monitors drug therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use, drug, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication, and drug interactions.

 

Professional Collaboration and Team Work:

  • Participate in the pharmacy shift and on-call system for their facility
  • Cooperate with and show respect for all members of the inter-professional team.
  • Refer patients to other health care providers when required.
  • Work with other health care professionals to promote health and wellness in the community.
  • Participating in collaborative health related research.
  • Detects, monitors, documents, and reports adverse drug reactions and medication errors and near miss.

 

Ethical, Legal and Professional Responsibilities:

  • Knowledgeable of and complies with laws, rules, and regulations that govern the practice of Pharmacy in Qatar.
  • Participates in continuing education programs, meetings, training programs, and related activities.
  • Precepts pharmacy students consistent with academic credentials and practical experience.
  • Drug, Therapeutic and Practice Information
  • Provides drug information to health care professionals and to patients and their carer
  • Utilize medical references and evaluate scientific information to answer drug information questions
  • Identifies and acts upon cost avoidance in drug therapy, by promoting cost effective drugs and by reducing waste.

 

Communication and Education:

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Demonstrate sensitivity, respect and empathy when communicating with diverse groups or individuals.
  • Participate in health promotion activities.

 

Drug Distribution:

  • Interpretation of drug orders.
  • Performance of pharmaceutical calculations.
  • Insures proper technique and accurate preparation of all pharmaceutical products.
  • Ensure proper storage and handling conditions
  • Acquiring and disposing of drugs.
  • Checks accuracy of prescriptions filled by technicians.
  • Checks all pharmaceutical products prepared by technicians.
  • Insures timely and accurate dispensing of prescriptions.
  • Insures compliance with narcotic and controlled substance related policies and procedures
  • Assign technician duties.

 

Understanding Management Principles:

  • In the absence of a senior pharmacist, deputize for their Pharmacy Supervisor e.g. in the meetings of the pharmacy senior management team.
  • Guide and supervise the Junior Pharmacists, and students who work within their service.
  • Ensure the consistency of service to patients and other stakeholders by assisting in the evaluation of the [P/T/QA] service.
  • For technicians and Junior Pharmacists, provides input to the initial assessment, departmental appraisal, personal development need.
  • Monitor and reports medication errors and near miss, adverse events and complaints that are identified by or involve [P/T/QA] service and works the supervisor to resolve the issue and minimize future risk
  • Attends and assists with the end of the fiscal year inventory process.
  • Assists with the maintenance and care of department equipment and supplies
  • Performs other duties as requested.

About the Employer

Premier non-profit health care provider in Doha, Qatar and the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East. Since its establishment the healthcare provider rapidly developed medical facilities capable of providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of disease.  It currently manages 12 hospitals – 9 specialist hospitals and 3 community hospitals – as well as the National Ambulance Service and home and residential care services.