The Chief Pharmacist is responsible to the Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Pharmacist is a member of the senior administrative team and coordinates pharmacy services and support functions to assure optimum delivery of health care. He/she provides leadership and guidance in establishing standards for pharmacy and other technical services under his/her jurisdiction. The chief pharmacist also collaborates with administrative colleagues, physician colleagues, nurse colleagues and other staff.
- Provide specialist expertise and, delegated from the Chief Executive, have corporate responsibility across the hospital for all aspects of medicines management with all statutory responsibilities.
- Perform the duties and responsibilities of the superintendent pharmacist as required by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria.
- Accountable for the delivery of high quality, progressive pharmacy services, ensuring that they are centered around the patient, are safe, modern and are delivered by competent staff within agreed budgets.
- Provide strategic and professional leadership for Medicines Optimisation services provided to the hospital and other external customers.
- · Provide professional leadership to all pharmacy staff and be responsible for their development and support.
- · Have accountability for the audit of all aspects of the pharmacy service against agreed standards and for the co-ordination and implementation of research and development activity related to medicines optimisation.
- · Develop and maintain a strategic vision for the pharmacy service that is shared and owned by pharmacy staff and that has been consulted on widely both internally within the hospital and with external stakeholders.
- · Ensure errors, complaints and incidents are managed within the hospital’s standard operating procedure for incidents relating to medicines the post holder has specific accountability to ensure they are monitored.
- · Ensure pharmacy services are equipped to pro-actively influence safe and cost-effective drug therapy in conjunction with clinical staff.
- · Be involved in recruiting, developing and motivating staff to ensure they can and do perform well in their job, contribute towards improvements to the pharmaceutical service and achievement of the hospital’s corporate objectives.
- B. Pharm/D. Pharm
- Master’s degree in Pharmacy
- Registration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN).
- Post-graduate qualification relevant to hospital pharmacy practice
- At least 10 years’ experience
- Foreign training and experience is an added advantage
- Clinical leadership
- Proficiency with computer/IT tools
- Good organisational and communication skills.
- Possess high degree of accuracy and attention to details.
- Must be able to analyze and solve problems effectively.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work long hours, often under pressure
- Ability to solve problems
- Effective decision-making and leadership skills
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
- Strong analytical and judgmental skills