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Hermitage Medical Clinic: PHARMACIST- Basic Grade

  • 16 Jan 2019 12:12 PM
    Message # 7004058

    Hermitage Medical Clinic: PHARMACIST- Basic Grade

    39 hours p.w. Permanent Position

     Reporting to the Chief Pharmacist, the role holder will be expected to:  

    • Provide pharmacy services and rotate through the dispensary, clinical areas, and aseptic compounding (not currently operational), as required.  

    • Prepare, supply and supervise the provision of medicines and other items as may be required.  

    • Ensure accurate dispensing and timely distribution of drugs and medicines for inpatients or outpatients.  

    • Ensure medication reaches the patient in the correct form and dose.  

    • Counselling patients on the effects, dosage and route of administration of their drug treatments, particularly those who require complex drug therapy, when required.  

    • Communicating effectively with patients' relatives, community pharmacists, and general practitioners (GPs), etc.  

    • Ensuring medicinal products are stored appropriately and securely to ensure highest quality and patients’ and staffs’ safety.  

    • Supervising and checking the work of pharmacy technicians as necessary  

    • Work with the IT Department and clinicians in the development of computerised systems for patient management and ensure that these are maintained and upgraded.  

    • Responding to medication-related queries from within the hospital, other hospitals and the general public.  

    • Carrying out such duties as outlined in the pharmacy policies.  

    • Assist with stock control, ordering and receipting.  


    The Person  

    Essential requirements for the ideal candidate:  

    • Be registered in the Register of Pharmaceutical Chemists for Ireland or be entitled to be registered  

    • Possess the requisite knowledge and ability for the proper discharge of the duties of the office  

    • Have at least 6 – 12 months of hospital experience  

    Essential Skills  

    • Clinical skills  

    • IT skills  

    • Quality focus  

    • Risk Management  

    • Clinical audit  

    • Team work  

    • Planning and organising skills  

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


    Applications should be made via the Hermitage Medical Clinic website see https://www.hermitageclinic.ie/employment/current-employment/

    Closing date 25/01/2019

About the association

The Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland (HPAI) is a voluntary organisation that represents it members on issues relevant to hospital pharmacists.

Mission Statement

The Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland exists to:

  • further the development of hospital pharmacy practices.
  • assist in the provision of continuing pharmaceutical education.
  • represent the views of the hospital pharmacist on issues of relevance to hospital pharmacy.
  • advance the professional welfare of our members



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