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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist ( Qatar)
Sandra Zone , 30 Days Ago Job reference: (614)
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Salary Range: $ 1000 - 1000 Per Month
Job Category: Health / Medical
Sub Category:
Job Shift: Morning
Posted: 07-03-2020
Admin Notes: A few candidates will be shortlisted
Minimum Education: University
Degree Title:
Minimum Experience: 3 Years
Age: 25 Years - 25 Years
Work Permit:
Required Travel:
Job Status
Job Status: Sourcing
Start Publishing: 07-03-2020
No of Jobs: 0
Stop Publishing: 07-04-2020
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The job-holder is providing clinical pharmacy services for the majority of their normal working hours.

They provide clinical pharmacy input on a day to day basis to a medical or surgical sub-specialty or an

ICU. Their experience, skills and knowledge will make them a source of expertise in pharmacotherapy.

The job-holder will consistently work to an advanced level, exceeding the performance expected of a

clinical pharmacist [see HMC Pharmacist competence framework] in all their work


Medicine Distribution

Patient care

Understand and adhere to Qatar Medicine laws and regulations

Take legal responsibility for the professional standard of their own work ensuring that

medicines they dispense or prepare / check for in-patients and out-patients are provided in

a safe and efficient manner.

 Always demonstrates personal accuracy when dispensing/ preparing and when checking the work of others

Ensuring the safety and effectiveness of medication is a vital part of patient care. The post

 holder’s responsibilities require them to;

Verify physician orders against the known medication profile of a patient

Identify and resolve problems with medication orders

Clarify the medication profile though the use of the medical record (paper and electronic)

and discussions with the doctor and patient or their carer

Monitor medication effectiveness by review of the medical record and direct questioning of

the patient or their carer

 Monitors and reports medication errors, adverse events and complaints that are identified

by or involve the clinical Pharmacists and works with colleagues to resolve the issue and

minimize future risk The clinical pharmacy specialist is also responsible for ensuring that the

medication plan of patients in their care is reviewed to identify all actual and potential

problems and if they require additional or alternative therapeutic interventions, the clinical

pharmacist will recommend these to the physician. [They may be privileged to order certain

medication related laboratory tests] e.g.

Ensuring appropriate laboratory tests are ordered and interpreted correctly

 Modifying regimen to improve medication adherence

 Modifying regimen to comply with formulary policy

 Modifying regimen to improve the safety or cost effectiveness of treatment

 The clinical pharmacy specialist must document their patient care contribution

 Understand the HMC policy and procedure that control the medical record

 Be competent in accessing all areas of the medical record

 Write in the medical record and progress notes to communicate with clinicians

 Ensure that such records are up to date, confidential and secure

Limited prescribing privileges, although not yet established, are anticipated. A senior clinical

pharmacist [with appropriate training and privileging] could be expected to take

responsibility for writing some in-patient and discharge medication orders.

3. Medicines information

As an independent pharmacy practitioner they will be expected to;

 Counsel patients and their carers on the effective use of their medicines.

 Accurately identify information needs and meets those needs accurately and in a timely


Effective use of readily available reference sources (paper and electronic) to support their

recommendations to physicians

Furthermore, clinical pharmacy specialists may provide the formal medicines / drug 

 Be competent in the retrieval and interpretation of primary source data (published clinical

trials and reviews)

 Provide clinicians with a clear interpretation of inconclusive or conflicting medical


Understand how evidence based interventions and guidelines are developed.

4 Continuing professional development

 A Senior Clinical Pharmacist is expected to maintain the Continuing Professional

Development (CPD) requirements (e.g. Credit Hours) for maintaining a Pharmacist license in

the state of Qatar or the HMC requirements if these are higher

 In addition to the basic CPD, a pharmacist who has chosen to specialize in clinical pharmacy

will be expected to pursue additional post graduate formal studies (including part-time) to

underpin their specialization

The Senior Clinical Pharmacist would be expected to contribute to the teaching of in-house

clinical pharmacy programs including the in-service training of pharmacy residents, interns

and work-place students.

 Teamwork and Professional Collaboration

Participate in the pharmacy shift and on-call system for their facility (as required)

 The senior clinical pharmacist is expected to demonstrate strong interdisciplinary teamwork

and work effectively with people of different professions and at different levels.

 As required, they are expected to demonstrate team leadership skills at pharmacy and



 Collaboration with local pharmacy education programs is an important activity. When the

opportunity is available, a senior clinical pharmacist would be eligible to be considered for;

 Adjunct professor positions

 Cross-appointments between HMC and Qatar based Universities

6. Management and leadership

 Deputize for their line manager (e.g. Assistant Director) in the meetings of the pharmacy

senior management team or P&T Committee.

 Guide and supervise the Residents, Pharmacy Technicians, Interns and students who work

within the clinical pharmacy service.

 Act as a mentor / coach for clinical residents and contribute to their appraisal

 Ensure the consistency of service to patients and other stakeholders by collecting and

processing data to evaluate the clinical pharmacy service.


An advanced pharmacy degree (e.g. MSc or PharmD)

Required Certification/Licensure:

Valid Primary license from the country of origin (if applicable) AND should be eligible for license from

the Licensing authority in the State of Qatar to practice Healthcare Profession.


Essential Experiance:

3 years of full time hospital pharmacy experience including at least one year as a clinical pharmacist

Prefered Skills
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