Senior Pharmacist – King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz University Hospital – Saudi Arabia

Position Purpose

Provides pharmacy services to assigned areas, including the dispensing and monitoring of drug therapy to ensure positive therapeutic outcomes. Has broader and higher level of experience and responsibility and can work as in charge/acting supervisor at different areas during periods where area supervisors are not available.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring the safe, effective and rational use of drug therapy in assigned area/s including the dispensing and monitoring of prescribed medications.
  • Performs regular pharmacist tasks independently and work at a different pharmacy area as assigned.
  • Responsible for ensuring that prescribed drug therapies are appropriate with respect to each individual patient’s age, weight, disease state(s) and laboratory parameters.
  • Effectively communicates with staff on matters related to drug therapy and the provision of Pharmacy services at KAAUH and recommends drug therapy treatment plans to the appropriate prescribers.
  • Participate in the training of new pharmacy staff, residents and students.
  • Prepares and presents educational materials that promote the safe, effective and rational use of medications within KAAUH.
  • Reviews, compounds, dispenses and monitors prescribed medications to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of therapy.
  • Supervises Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Aides within the Department to ensure that medications are packaged, prepared, dispensed and delivered accurately and appropriately.
  • Provides counseling and drug information to patients, families and staff regarding the correct use and storage of medications, as well as other relevant information regarding potential side effects and/or drug interactions with prescribed drug therapies.
  • Participates in quality improvement programs of the department and KAAUH as a whole and offers suggestions to improve the delivery of quality patient care services.
  • Ensures that all applicable policies and procedures are followed, including those related to the security, documentation and handling of narcotics and scheduled drugs.
  • Maintains own personal and professional competence by participating in continuing education programs within pharmacy practice.
  • Works as per work schedule including shifts & on-call duties as assigned.
  • Prepares reports related to medication use at KAAUH as required by the Director of Pharmacy Services.
  • Serves on KAAUH committees as requested.
  • Participates in and supports quality improvement and patient safety activities as an individual or as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Identify and report of potential allergic drug reactions and drug interactions/incompatibilities, medication errors and near misses.
  • Respects patients and their families to promote a patient-centered care culture.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualification and Experience

Education and Professional Certifications/Licenses

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy. Or entry level Pharm. D.
  • A valid license to practice as a pharmacist issued by the Saudi Council for Health Specialties.
  • BLS.

Experience 4 years


Job Details

Posted Date: 2019-04-27
Job Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Job Role: Medical, Healthcare, and Nursing
Company Industry: Medical/Hospital

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career
Nationality: Saudi Arabia
Degree: Bachelor’s degree

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