Locum Pharmacist

Saint Helena (SH)
£50k pa pro rata (taxable in St Helena)
01 Mar 2019
22 Mar 2019
Pharmacy sector
Job Type

Locum Pharmacist

St Helena Island, South Atlantic

2 months FTC May-July 2019

£50k pa pro rata (taxable in St Helena) plus other non-taxable allowances (see Overseas Vacancy Information)

In this vital role you will promote and ensure safe use of medicines and supplies at primary care settings, ensuring evidence-based, cost-effective prescribing.

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK.  Following the opening of its international airport in October 2017, St Helena is better placed to develop both economically and socially.  The 28-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

Monitoring prescriptions, you must advise clinicians on all aspects of medication, including information on side-effects, harmful interactions with other drugs and the suitability of treatments for patients with particular health conditions. 

Compiling and placing orders, receiving deliveries and reconciling invoices, you will maintain and order additional stock, ensuring secure and safe storage. Suggestions on alterations to pharmacy protocols, guidelines and SOPs will be welcomed. You will offer on-the-job guidance and continuous training and clinical supervision of the pharmacy staff. Leading the weekly team meeting you will also participate in healthcare governance meetings and risk management activities.

Holding a Pharmacy degree and registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council, you will have substantive post registration experience. Good communication, team and interpersonal skills will be essential, with the ability to work autonomously. Computer literate, you must have experience of electronic stock control.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 20 days leave pa, pro rata, fare paid travel, subsistence, pension contribution, rent, utilities, baggage, transport and relocation allowances (see overseas vacancy information). An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.co.uk where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com This is where applications must be sent and received by 22 March. We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.