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Pharmacist (PH1) - Trelawny Health Department

Date Posted
22nd November 2016
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the position of Pharmacist (PH1) - Trelawny Health Department.

Job Description

The Western Regional Health Authority (a Statutory Body under the Ministry of Health) is currently seeking to employ a Pharmacist for the Trelawny Health Department. Reporting to the Medical Officer of Health, the incumbent’s core responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing prescription orders on a daily basis.
  • Ensuring that the weighing devices are calibrated weekly according to standard and request repairs as required.
  • Ensuring that weighing, measuring and compounding are done in accordance with good manufacturing practices (sterility, attire, and environment).
  • Ensuring that the items dispensed are suitably packaged and appropriately labeled.
  • Ensuring that adequate supplies are available to satisfy prescription requests, advising the supervisor of needs as they arise.
  • Conducting weekly checks of emergency cupboards to ensure that adequate levels of supplies are available to satisfy demand.
  • Providing drug information daily for prescribers and other members of staff on areas which include availability of supplies, incompatibility and contraindications.
  • Ensuring that inventory is securely stored at the required temperature and humidity, reporting any undesirable conditions.
  • Monitoring expiry dates of pharmaceuticals.
  • Conducting quarterly performance evaluation of supervised staff.
  • Providing on call services as required.


Skills and Qualities:

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of regulatory framework related to the practice of Pharmacy.
  • Knowledge of norms and standards related to Ministry of Health Drug Policy e.g: V.E.N. List, inventory management and quality assurance.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft suite


Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from an accredited institution.
  • Registration with the Pharmacy Council of Jamaica.
  • A minimum of one (1) years working experience.


NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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