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Part-Time Pharmacist (Child-0001) Cape Town

University of Cape Town Lung Institute

University of Cape Town Lung Institute Cape Town South Africa

2 months ago

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Job: Part-Time Pharmacist (Child-0001)

Company: University of Cape Town Lung Institute

Type: Part time

Place: Rondebosch Western Cape


Last Date to Apply:


The Centre for Child and Adolescent Lung Health Unit (CHILD), based at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town Lung, requires applications for a PHARMACIST* on a Fixed Term Contract.

The main purpose of this position is to manage the day-to-day duties of the pharmacy according to South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC), Medicines Control Council (MCC), Pharmacy Guidelines and Instructions for DAIDS Clinical Trials Networks, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Good Clinical and Good Pharmacy Practice Guidelines (GCP and GPP); and be responsible for the pharmacy maintenance and development.

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
• Registration with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) as a Pharmacist
• HSP certificate
• Current Professional Malpractice... Insurance (MPS)
• 2 to 3 years’ experience working as a Pharmacist post community service
• Previous Clinical Trial experience (advantageous)
• Knowledge of Pharmacy Act no. 53 of 1974, Medicines and related substances Act, 1965 (Act no. 101 of 1965), International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) Guidelines and Good Pharmacy Practice Guidelines
• Valid Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification
• Advanced computer skills including using Microsoft Office, internet browsers and medical databases.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills
• Able to work autonomously

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
• To be prepare and maintain all essential study- and participant-related and pharmacy documents required to individually and collectively permit evaluation of the conduct of a study and the quality of the data produced, as well as maintenance of all essential regulatory documents in the study-specific pharmacy binders.
• Ensure the pharmacy is run according to South African pharmacy and research ethical standards.
• Maintain Pharmacy technical appliances – including maintenance of all pharmacy equipment and calibration of all required temperature monitoring devices
• Ensure that equipment is calibrated on an annual basis Equipment Maintenance (ensure calibration of temperature monitoring devices is in place, etc.).
• Investigational Product (IP) Management
• Dispense IP as per pharmacy regulations and according to study requirements
• Assist with financial administrative tasks as required (e.g. prepare drug invoices sourced study medication reimbursements from sponsors; ensure drug cost is allocated to correct sponsor; follow up on payments; apply for vat exemption, if required.)
• Record Management – review and file all documents in the pharmacy binders. Maintain records of Investigational Product (IP) receipt at the site, IP dispensed to participants and IP returned to Sponsor/Contract Research Organisation (CRO) or destroyed at site (if allowed).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive a response within 30 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary
Contract length: 6 months

Application Deadline: /03/04

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