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Basic Grade Pharmacist, Wexford General Hospital

  • 24 Jan 2021 12:13 PM
    Message # 9999575

    Pharmacist Staff Grade

    • Wexford, Ireland
    • Full time, Permanent
    •  34,759 - 67,056
    • Fluent English
    • Closing date: ‎04‎ ‎Feb‎ ‎2021

    Who We Are

    Wexford General Hospital is part of the Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG) governed by a Board of Management which is chaired by the General Manager.  Wexford General Hospital is a 280-bedded hospital providing Inpatient, Outpatient, Day Care, Outreach and Emergency Services and is situated in the South East corner of Ireland with access from the M11 and M25, accessed by road and rail from Rosslare Europort.  The Hospital is positioned along the eastern seaboard, over one hour and fifteen minutes from Waterford to the south, two hours and thirty minutes from Cork and one hour and fifteen minutes from Dublin hospitals to the north. 

    This hospital provides acute services to the county of Wexford and also provides services to the adjoining counties of Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow, and South Tipperary and, particularly, maternity services to Wicklow. Wexford General Hospital’s Emergency Department is the only ED between St. Vincent’s Hospital – Dublin and University Hospital Waterford on the east coast. It has the second largest Maternity Unit in the South East and continues to provide a broad range of acute hospital services to the county with the largest population in the South East.  The population of Co. Wexford is 149,605 (Census 2016) an increase of 3% since Census 2011. Due to its geographical location on the coast in the South East corner of Ireland, the population of Wexford increases significantly in the summer months.


    The current vacancy is Pemanent & whole time.

    The Salary scale as at 1stOctober 2020 for the post is:

    €34,759, €37,519, €38,503, €41,570, €44,482, €47,429, €50,389,€53,385, €56,399, €59,469, €62,593, €65,777, €67,056, LSI


    Wexford General Hospital

    Purpose of the Post:

    The overall aim of the post is to assist in the medication management process in the hospital and to ensure as far as is practical, the safe, effective and economic use of medicines.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Pharmacist, Staff Grade will contribute to:

    • The supply of drugs, pharmaceuticals and other related items as required
    • The purchase, storage and supply of all items on the most economical lines, consistent with quality at pharmacy, ward and departmental levels and with reference to legal requirements, transit, security and conditions of chemical and physical stability.
    • The development and expansion of a clinical pharmacy service. The provision and development of services to the wards, including ward and clinical pharmacy services, stock control and MDA inspection.
    • The performance of Medication Reconciliation in accordance with pharmacy guidelines.
    • To participate in and assist in the Medication Safety and Antimicrobial Stewardship programmes at Wexford General Hospital.
    • The maintenance of records for purchasing, quality control, compounding and dispensing to the standards required.
    • The provision of advice, as required, to medical and nursing staff on the proper and economic use of drugs and medicines including participation in schemes for the dissemination of information in relation to drugs and drug usage.
    • Participation in training rotations in various specialties such as aseptic compounding, maternity services, dispensing to patients of infectious diseases and Hepatology clinics, etc.
    • The supervision and management of any pharmacy intern or student pharmacy technician as assigned.
    • Participation in personal continuing education activities, to ensure continual professional development.
    • Participation in protocol and guideline development, quality initiatives, audit and service development.
    • The provision of lectures/in-services in the hospital for nursing, pharmacy and clinical staff and students and to participate in the development and expansion of drug information service and a continuing education programme.
    • Liaise with other pharmacists and pharmaceutical technicians working in the pharmacy service at Wexford General Hospital as part of a professional, punctual and dedicated team.
    • To assist the Chief Pharmacists and/or Senior Pharmacists in the performance of his/her duties and responsibilities, as required.
    • The post holder must maintain throughout the hospital, an awareness of the primacy of the patient in relation to all hospital activities.
    • The post holder must demonstrate behaviour consistent with the values of Wexford General Hospital and the Health Service Executive.
    • S/he will help to create, promote and maintain open communications and healthy working relationships.
    • S/he will maintain the principles of equity, accountability and quality of service in daily work.
    • Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc.
    • Support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service.

    The Person:

    Be a registered Pharmacist with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) or be entitled to be so registered and 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.

    The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties, as appropriate to the post, which may be assigned to him / her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.

    For further information please see the attached job specification

    Information submitted in your application will be shared with the assessment panel as part of the recruitment and selection process.

    ‍‍Informal enquiries:

    Name: Cliona Hayden, Chief Pharmacist, Wexford General Hospital

    . Phone: 053 9153261 Email: clionam.hayden@hse.ie

    Closing date: 4th February 2021 @ 5pm

    Application details: Applications are to be made by Rezoomo System

    https://www.rezoomo.com/job/16200/ - Pharmacist Staff Grade

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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