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Locum Pharmacist Junior

  • Job reference: 926135
  • Location: Dublin North, Dublin
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Health Economics, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 20/06/2019

Orion Group are looking for a Locum Pharmacist Junior for our multinational healthcare company based in the Dublin area on an initial 12-month part-time contract with the potential to extend.


Job Purpose:
The Locum Pharmacist would be acting in a support pharmacist role one full day (8 hours) or two half days (2 X 4 hours) per week and would be assisting with the dispensing duties on those days. The locum pharmacist would also be responsible for providing holiday cover. The role will be based in a homecare pharmacy in a facility in North Dublin.


Main Responsibilities of the role:
The Locum pharmacist is accountable and responsible for the following activities:

  • Daily home patient dispensing of medicinal products manufactured in the Dublin
  • Compounding Facility and other client facilities, and ancillary medicinal products. Products to be dispensed include client Dialysis products, chelation products and aseptically manufactured antimicrobial products for the OPAT service
  • Performance of administration tasks associated with the dispensaries in Dublin
  • Maintenance of professional status and standards
  • Participating in continuous professional development and complying with client specific training requirement
  • Generating all relevant paper work and dispensing records and ensuring records are up to date and stored in accordance with the relevant pharmacy legislation
  • Compliance to PSI standards and regulations
  • GDP (Good Distribution Practice)
  • Compliance to Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) requirements

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • Degree in Pharmacy
  • Registered as a Pharmacist with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland
  • Minimum of one-year experience in a dispensary that is registered as a retail pharmacy business by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (experience as a pharmacy intern will be considered)
  • Meticulous and demonstrate good attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines and respond well to time constraints
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Good professional standards and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team based environment, and the ability to manage a wide range of specific tasks
  • Good organisational and coordination skills
  • Good communicator and team worker

    Further Details
  • The locum pharmacist will be required to work eight hours per week (with one-hour lunch break) in a homecare pharmacy. There is flexibility around the day/times of working day(s). There is potential for locum hours to be increased in the future.
  • Locum will be required to provide holiday cover for Supervising Pharmacist which may involve working full time hours (37.5-hour week) for 1 to 2 weeks at a time. Advance notice will be provided.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.