Contract, Full Time Co. Dublin

Senior Hospital Pharmacist – Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin



Pharmaconex is recruiting a Senior Hospital pharmacist for a prestigious Hospital in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin


Start Date: ASAP

This is a temporary contact (6 months) full-time and requires 5 days per week (35 hours), Monday to Friday primarily. Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm, with 45 minutes lunch break.

The system used is  Cliniscript.

The salary & contract for this role follows the HSE guidance’s.



  • Be registered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland or be entitled to be so registered.
  • Have at least 3 years relevant post-registration experience.
  • Demonstrate evidence of up-to-date pharmaceutical knowledge.
  • Possess the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and management ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.
  • Postgraduate clinical qualification is an advantage.
  • Relevant computer skills are an advantage.


Core Competencies

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with health care professionals, patients and carers.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and to network with multidisciplinary staff.
  • Good organizational skills and people skills.
  • Up-to-date pharmaceutical knowledge and a commitment to continuous learning.
  • Commitment to patient-centred care.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

Work System

  • Be fully conversant with all approved hospital systems of work and documentation associated with the pharmaceutical care of the patient.


General Duties

  • Assist in the efficient running of the pharmacy service, including the clinical pharmacy service, top-up services and dispensary services.
  • Ensure good pharmaceutical practice, legal and ethical, in the provision of the pharmacy service and ensure that operations are in compliance with the requirements of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI).
  • Participate in regular dispensary duties – e.g. dispensing/ checking/ ordering/ compounding – and ensure all activities meet the appropriate PSI standards.
  • Monitor standards and systems of working and in conjunction with other pharmacy staff.
  • Modify policies, procedures, guidelines in order to further improve the quality of the service, safety of personnel and cost effectiveness of the service provided.
  • To oversee the maintenance of record for purchasing, quality control, compounding and dispensing to the standards required.
  • Provide clinical pharmacy services to patients in SMH. This includes medication record clinical review, medication reconciliation, patient counselling etc. as required.
  • Liaise with community pharmacists, GPs, patients’ carers, nursing home etc. as appropriate, to carry out medicines reconciliation and/ or to ensure continuity of supply of medication to a patient.
  • Review medication incidents/ near misses and recommend appropriate actions to the hospital risk manager. Implement any pharmacy actions required.
  • Develop and implement medication safety initiatives. To be involved in the early detection of adverse events and other drug-related problems as well as monitoring the effectiveness of medicines and making relevant reports in relation to pharmacovigilance.
  • Identify and develop key performance indicators (KPIs). Develop and comply with action plans to address KPI targets.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary working groups, and in hospital and external committees, as required e.g. Drugs and therapeutics committee, Infection Control committee.
  • Engage in clinical audit, as the opportunity arises.
  • Participate in antimicrobial stewardship activities, including regular surveillance, development/ monitoring of KPIs, production and dissemination of reports as appropriate.
  • Provide medicine information and medication management advice to other health professionals in the hospital as required.
  • Prepare reports as required by chief pharmacist e.g. antimicrobial usage reports, finance reports.
  • Engage in mandatory training as required by the hospital.
  • Ensure maintenance and development of professional knowledge and competency, including engaging in appropriate continued personal development as required by the
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) and the Irish Institute of Pharmacy (IIOP).
  • Participate in continuing education and research activities consistent with the post.
  • Attend such study days and continuing education courses as may be deemed necessary for the development of both the service and the individual.
  • Participate in and promote a performance management culture.


Standards / Guidelines

  • Be familiar with relevant national standards and guidelines that are relevant to pharmacy practice and comply with/ help develop measures to meet these standards/guidance e.g.
    • Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) National Standards for Safer and Better Healthcare
    • HSE Antimicrobial stewardship guidance for all healthcare settings
  • Be familiar with JCI accreditation standards as relevant to pharmacy practice and comply with/ help develop measures to meet these standards.
  • Be familiar with, and adhere to, Health and Safety regulations and with Infection Control policies and guidelines in the hospital.
  • Be familiar with, and adhere to, relevant organisational hospital policies, procedures and standards e.g. Dignity at work, Fire safety, Incident management. Risk management, Safety statement, Data protection, Confidentiality.


The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved.


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