Clinical Pharmacist Specialist (Geriatric) - 113023

Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacists Doha Qatar


3 Year Contract job opportunities for international medical professionals to work in a destination which if one of the worlds next big hot spots, the host country of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Qatar's premier non-profit health care provider in Doha, strives to recruit only the best international medical professionals for vacancies now available. The hospital group is the main provider of secondary & tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East. 

Candidates from all countries are invited to apply.



3 Year contract (renewable)

  • Single and family contracts available.

Generous Tax free basic salary.

12 800 - 23 625 Qatari Riyals per month.  23 625 QR is +/- 4830 GBP / 5500 EUR / 6500 USD. Salary paid in QR.

  • 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).
  • School allowance: 21 000 QAR (maximum) for up to 3 children (ages 5- 18) per child per academic year provided that they are studying in private schools in Doha.
  • 40 days paid annual vacation days.
  • End of Service Award (at end of contract) which is one month's salary for each year worked.
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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

Education (Fulltime studies) & Experience: (licensed experience)

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) or MPharm or MSc Degree in hospital or Clinical Pharmacy
  • Must have a total of 3+ years licensed experience working in a HOSPITAL SETTING of which 1 year (after completion of the PharmD/MPharm/ OR MSc Degree) must be as a CLINICAL PHARMACIST.

Additional requirements as set by department:

  • Working in a recognized hospital.
  • Have excellent experience as clinical and drug information, prefer in Geriatric
  • Have excellent profile in education, need postgraduate, prefer board of geriatric and pharmacotherapy.
  • Have excellent profile in research and have many publications.

(Make sure this experience reflects clearly in your CV to increase your chance of successful placement)

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.

Language Skills:

  • Fluent in English - Oral and Written.

Position Summary:

  • The job-holder is providing clinical pharmacy services for the majority of their normal working hours. 

  • Their experience, skills and knowledge will make them a source of expertise in pharmacotherapy.

  • The job-holder will consistently work to an advanced level, exceeding the performance expected of a clinical pharmacist in all their work.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Medicine Distribution.

  • Patient care.

  • Medicines Information.

  • Continuing Personal Development.

  • Teamwork and Professional Collaboration.

  • Management and leadership.


Medicine Distribution:

  • Medicine distribution is not usually a large part of their working hours but they are accountable to Understand and adhere to Qatar Medicine laws and regulations.

  • Take legal responsibility for the professional standard of their own work ensuring that medicines they dispense or prepare / check for in-patients and out-patients are provided in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Always demonstrates personal accuracy when dispensing/ preparing and when checking the work of others.

Patient care:

  • Ensuring the safety and effectiveness of medication is a vital part of patient care.

  • The post holders responsibilities require them to; Verify physician orders against the known medication profile of a patient.

  • Identify and resolve problems with medication orders.

  • Clarify the medication profile though the use of the medical record (paper and electronic) and discussions with the doctor and patient or their carer.

  • Monitor medication effectiveness by review of the medical record and direct questioning of the patient or their carer.

  • Monitors and reports medication errors, adverse events and complaints that are identified by or involve the clinical Pharmacists and works with colleagues to resolve the issue and minimize future risk .

  • The clinical pharmacy specialist is also responsible for ensuring that the medication plan of patients in their care is reviewed to identify all actual and potential problems and if they require additional or alternative therapeutic interventions, the clinical pharmacist will recommend these to the physician. [They may be privileged to order certain medication related laboratory tests] e.g. Ensuring appropriate laboratory tests are ordered and interpreted correctly.  

  • Modifying regimen to improve medication adherence.

  • Modifying regimen to comply with formulary policy.

  • Modifying regimen to improve the safety or cost effectiveness of treatment.

  • The clinical pharmacy specialist must document their patient care contribution.

  • Understand the hospital policy and procedure that control the medical record.

  • Be competent in accessing all areas of the medical record.

  • Write in the medical record and progress notes to communicate with clinicians.

  • Ensure that such records are up to date, confidential and secure.

  • Limited prescribing privileges, although not yet established, are anticipated.

  • A senior clinical pharmacist [with appropriate training and privileging] could be expected to take responsibility for writing some in-patient and discharge medication orders.

Medicines information:

As an independent pharmacy practitioner they will be expected to;

  • Counsel patients and their carers on the effective use of their medicines.

  • Accurately identify information needs and meets those needs accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Effective use of readily available reference sources (paper and electronic) to support their recommendations to physicians.

  • Furthermore, clinical pharmacy specialists may provide the formal medicines / drug information service within a hospital in which they would be expected to;

  • Be competent in the retrieval and interpretation of primary source data (published clinical trials and reviews).

  • Provide clinicians with a clear interpretation of inconclusive or conflicting medical information.

  • Understand how evidence based interventions and guidelines are developed.

Continuing professional development:

  • A Senior Clinical Pharmacist is expected to maintain the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements (e.g. Credit Hours) for maintaining a Pharmacist license in the state of Qatar or the hospital requirements if these are higher.

  • In addition to the basic CPD, a pharmacist who has chosen to specialize in clinical pharmacy will be expected to pursue additional post graduate formal studies (including part-time) to underpin their specialization.

  • The Senior Clinical Pharmacist would be expected to contribute to the teaching of in-house clinical pharmacy programs including the in-service training of pharmacy residents, interns and work-place students.

Teamwork and Professional Collaboration:

  • Participate in the pharmacy shift and on-call system for their facility (as required).

  • The senior clinical pharmacist is expected to demonstrate strong interdisciplinary teamwork and work effectively with people of different professions and at different levels.

  • As required, they are expected to demonstrate team leadership skills at pharmacy and interdisciplinary level.

  • Collaboration with local pharmacy education programs is an important activity.

  • When the opportunity is available, a senior clinical pharmacist would be eligible to be considered for; Adjunct professor positions.

  • Cross-appointments between hospital and Qatar based Universities.

Management and leadership:

  • Deputize for their line manager (e.g. Assistant Director) in the meetings of the pharmacy senior management team or P&T Committee.

  • Guide and supervise the Residents, Pharmacy Technicians, Interns and students who work within the clinical pharmacy service.

  • Act as a mentor / coach for clinical residents and contribute to their appraisal.

  • Ensure the consistency of service to patients and other stakeholders by collecting and processing data to evaluate the clinical pharmacy service.

Problem Solving / Decision Making:

  • Problem solving is a key part of this job and will be required to work with clinician, often in acute, changing situations, and use that to produce a pharmaceutical care plan for each patient.

About the Employer

Qatar’s national healthcare delivery system is rapidly developing. 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 workforce 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.

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.

More about Qatar:

  • Qatar is the host country of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and listed as the richest country in the world by Forbes.
  • Qatar is home to many expats who relocated here for work and those drawn to its life of luxury, this is most evident in the capital city Doha.
  • Doha is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of Qatar.
  • Doha has awesome attractions. You will be able to experience adventure, buzzing nightlife, culture or relaxation. Qatar does not only offer the most amazing desert landscapes but also stunning beautiful beaches beautiful beaches to enjoy.