Interactive Research and Development South Africa (IRD SA NPC) is a South African Section 21 not-for-profit entity and an affiliate of Interactive Research and Development Global (IRD Global), and has fully operational offices in Johannesburg (Gauteng), Pretoria (Tshwane) and in Durban (KwaZulu-Natal).
Job Title: Pharmacist (Pharmacovigilance)
Employment Type: Fixed term contract
Reports to: Technical Team Lead
Purpose of the position:
- Coordinate Pharmacovigilance clusters in the province.
- Facilitate and coordinate training in Pharmacovigilance in the provinces.
- Establish Pharmacovigilance centers and committees in the province
- Communicate Pharmacovigilance matters with the NPC.
Responsibilities(included but not limited to):
Establish and Coordinate Pharmacovigilance (Phv) Clusters in the province: 10%
- Ensure that monthly meeting take place and give feedback to National Pharmacovigilance Centre (NPC) and Provincial DOH.
- Arrange for revisit to PhV clusters to monitor the PhV process and progress.
- Monitor and attend to PhV clusters not reporting.
- Maintain existing clusters and establish new clusters.
- Represent Pharmacovigilance at the provincial Pharmaceutical Therapy Committee (PTC).
- Ensure feedback from national to province.
Facilitate and Coordinate training in Pharmacovigilance in the province: 30%
- Ensure that hospitals/clinics have adequate supply of ADR forms.
- Communicate with health care professionals to ensure that ADR forms are properly completed.
- Prepare orientation of new committee members.
- Advise on the collection and submission of ADR reports from all the facilities.
Perform Pharmacovigilance activities on targeted data collection: 30%
- Provide mentorship visits on ADR reports.
- Provide support to sites where reporting is challenged.
- Retrieve reports and perform retrospective data collection.
Ensure verification of data captured at NPC: 20%
- Assist in managing shortfalls in data of ADR forms and provide technical guidance.
- Compare raw data against info captured on database periodically.
Communicate Pharmacovigilance matters with the NPC: 10%
- Communicate between Clusters NPC and Provincial DOH.
- Ensure Pharmacovigilance reporting and feedback to and from cluster and NPC.
- Ensure feedback from National to Province
- Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy
- Registration with the South African Pharmacy Council
Added advantage would be any of the following qualifications:
- Knowledge and experience of the application of the Medicines and Related Substances
- Act, 1965 (Act 101 of 1995) and quality, safety and efficacy of medicines and Pharmacovigilance
- Sound clinical knowledge in HIV and TB as well as the medication to treat the conditions.
Experience & skills:
Personal qualities & Behavioural competencies
- Good communication skills (written and verbal)
- Good planning and organisation skills.
- Good report writing and presentation skills.
- Computer literacy
- Good interpersonal relations.
- Ability to work in a team
- Innovative thinking, initiative and leadership qualities.
- Ability to work with dedication and accuracy
- Computer literacy is essential (e.g: Ms office, Spreadsheets and experience in Using e-mail)
- Must be willing to travel and work irregular hours.
- A valid driver’s licence
Interested candidates are welcome to apply, please provide two (2) current, relevant employment references. Submit a brief CV and supporting documents, indicating the job title in your cover letter and subject line on email to Lee-Anne Ogle: Human Resources Dept. @ fax +27 (0) 865722820 or e-mail [email protected]
Application Deadline: Monday, 12 October, 2020