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Pharmacist

Company: Ministry of Health and Social Services.
Salary: Incl
Contract Period: Permanent
Hours: Full Time
Location: Montserrat
Category: Government

The Government of Montserrat is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Pharmacist in the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

Job Purpose

The purpose of this job is to be responsible for the prompt and efficient delivery of pharmaceuticals and monitoring of stock levels while providing professional advice and assisting with the implementation of plans and programmes.
Main Responsibilities include:
1. Dispense pharmaceuticals to the public and fill pharmaceutical orders from the wards, geriatric homes, clinics and private doctors as required based on Government’s medication legislations and procedures

2. Maintain accurate records of medications dispensed to ensure efficient management of pharmaceutical stocks by
• Numbering, dating and filling all completed prescriptions according to established procedures.
• Maintaining individual ‘bin cards’ for all drugs to facilitate stocktaking.
• Maintaining Drug Utilization Review records by reference to filled prescriptions.

3. Supply health care providers and clients with professional pharmaceutical advice and information regarding availability of drugs, prescribing protocols, usage procedures, side effects and appropriate alternatives etc.

4. Assist with the formation and implementation of plans and programmes to ensure proper pharmaceutical standards and efficient delivery of services.

5. Perform miscellaneous related duties such as:
• Recording and dispensing dangerous drugs to ensure security in the absence of the Senior Pharmacist.
• Assisting with the ordering of drugs and other supplies.
• Assisting with the preparation of Annual and other Reports.
• Ensuring the appropriate disposal of discarded reports.

6. Perform on-call duties as required and to deputize in the absence of the Senior Pharmacist.

Person Specification/Key Skills Requirements (Qualifications, Experience and Interpersonal):
The Applicant should:
- Have a BSc in Pharmacy
- Have two (2) years’ experience as a Pharmacist
- Be registered to practice as a Pharmacist
- Be able to communicate verbally and in writing effectively
- Be a team player
- Possess basic computer skills

Terms of Appointment
Appointment will be made on a contractual or permanent basis.

Remuneration Package
Basic Salary
The salary scale for the post is R28-22, that is, EC$40, 248.00 to $49, 392.00 per annum (taxable).

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, send your completed application form along with certified copies of your qualifications, the names of at least two referees and your Curriculum Vitae supported by a covering letter to the Human Resource Management Unit to jobs.hrmu@gov.ms.

Application forms can be obtained from our website www.jobs.ms or by contacting the Human Resources Management Unit, Office of the Deputy Governor, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail at hrmu@gov.ms or by telephone at (+664) 491 2365/2444.

OR
By mail to reach the Chief Human Resources Officer (Ag), Human Resources Management Unit, Office of the Deputy Governor, P O Box 292, Brades, MSR1110, Montserrat.

A two day training exercise will be held for applicants and applicants will be required to shadow substantive post holders prior to interviews.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is September 3, 2018.


APPLY FOR THIS JOB: To apply, send your completed application form along with certified copies of your qualifications, the names of at least two referees and your Curriculum Vitae supported by a covering letter to the Human Resource Management Unit to jobs.hrmu@gov.ms. Application forms can be obtained from our website www.jobs.ms or by contacting the Human Resources Management Unit, Office of the Deputy Governor, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail at hrmu@gov.ms or by telephone at (+664) 491 2365/2444.