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Senior Pharmacist

Hamad Medical Corporation
Doha, Qatar

Duties/Responsibilities:

Patient care

  • Verify physician orders for appropriateness according to HMC polices and procedures

  • Gather required patient information.

  • Maintains and updates a patient profile with demographics, diagnosis, allergies, and current medications

  • 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 shifts 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 the pharmaceutical products (e.g IV products, TPN)

  • Ensure proper storage and handling conditions

  • Acquiring and disposing of drugs.

  • Insures timely and accurate dispensing of prescriptions.

  • Insures compliance with narcotic and controlled substance related policies and procedures

  • Assign pharmacist & technician duties.

Education/Qualifications Required:

BS Pharamacy from recognized Pharmacy Program with 3 years Pharmacy experience.

(APD)** with 2 years with pharmacy Experience. Advance Pharmacy Degree (APD)**: For senior operatinal positions this includes relevant (e.g MBA) or Postgraduate Diploma as well as 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

Experience Required:

BSc with 3 years Pharmacy Experience

Advanced Degree with 3 years Pharmacy Experience 

Preferred Hospital Hospital

Language Skills: English advanced, Arabic Basic

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