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Clinical Pharmacist

Hamad Medical Corporation
Doha, Qatar

Duties/Responsibilities:

1. Patient Care:

  • Conduct medication reconciliation; identifying the most complete and accurate list of medications a patient is taking and using this list to provide correct medications for the patient anywhere within the organization upon admission or transition of care.

  • Participate in the multidisciplinary ward rounds/meeting

  • Assess current medication therapy; patient’s medical record should be reviewed in conjunction with the medication administration record and medication history obtained. Recent consultations, pathology results and investigations, treatment plan and daily progress should be taken into account when determining the appropriateness of current medication therapy and when planning patient car

  • Prevent, detect, and resolve medication-related problems, make appropriate evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy recommendations as part of the interdisciplinary team.

  • Evaluate response to drug therapy using patient’s existing parameters.

  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM): interpretation, monitoring, and communication of measured drug concentrations in body fluids to optimize medication efficacy and minimize toxicity.

  • Provide concise, applicable, comprehensive, and timely responses to requests for drug information from patients and health care providers.

  • Provide medication counseling throughout patient’s journey.

  • Management of medication errors and adverse drug reactions.

2. Conduct and participate in Drug Use Evaluation (DUE) to evaluate and improve medication use process

3. Participate in development of clinical guidelines, protocols or pathways

4. Research:

  • Perform and collaborate on research project

  • Disseminate research results through meetings, conferences, or publications

5. Complete the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements (e.g. credit hours) for maintaining a pharmacist license in the state of Qatar or the HMC requirements if these are higher

6. Training and Education:

  • Provide educational activities for pharmacy staff and other healthcare providers e.g.physician and nurses

  • Participate in the orientation and training of the new staff and pharmacy students

  • Participate in patient education, e.g. presentations and education programs

  • Development of patient information materials

7. Ensure appropriate and safe system of care in collaboration with other healthcare professionals (Nurses, physicians, etc...)

8. Documentation:

  • Write in the medical record to communicate with clinicians and to document pharmacist contributions to patient care as per HMC policies and procedures

  • Documentation of clinical pharmacist interventions

  • Report medication errors and adverse drug reactions

9. Medicine Distribution Responsibility:

  • Provide operational support in the pharmacy as determined by departmental needs

  • Provides leadership and oversight for pharmacy technician.

  • Maintains knowledge of changes in medication delivery systems to provide accurate and timely service.

  • Demonstrate understanding of the process to access medications through the various technological systems.

  • Participate in opportunities to improve the quality, effectiveness, and/or efficiency in distributing medications to patients.

  • Demonstrates quality and safety in the distribution process.

  • Actively collaborates and demonstrates teamwork with pharmacy teams to ensure drug distribution is communicated and delivered safely and effectively.

Education/Qualifications Required:

Advance Pharmacy Degree (APD)* and 1 year hospital pharmacy experience as clinical pharmacist after completion of APD.

BS Pharmacy from recognized Pharmacy Program with two years hospital pharmacy experience in clinical pharmacist role.

Advance Pharmacy Degree (APD)*: For clinical positions this includes Accredited graduates of Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) or clinically relevant MSc (e.g. Master degree in Hospital or clinical pharmacy) or an Accredited hospital residency program

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.

Experienced Required:

2 years hospital pharmacy experience (BSc)

1 year hospital pharmacy experience (PharmD, MSc)

Language Skills: English advanced , Arabic Basic

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