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Pharmacy Lead

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  • Liberia
  • TBD USD / Year
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Partners in Health

Position Title: Pharmacy Lead

Reports to: Director of Clinical Services

Department: Clinical

Work Location: Maryland

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview:

The Pharmacist supports and assists in the preparation, distribution, and inventory control of pharmaceuticals. S/he is responsible for distributing patient medication according to physician orders and providing counseling to patients on drug use. He/she works closely with the operation team for medical equipment’s procurement. The Pharmacist also plays an integral role in the quality assurance activities in the provision of care (Pharmacovigilance, Prescribing practices AMS) and pharmacy education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs pharmaceutical dispensing duties, including filling new outpatient prescriptions, refilling prescriptions, and entering orders into databases.
  • Supporting the establishment, monitoring and evaluation of clinical pharmacy activities at JJD hospital
  • Answers questions and information to providers (patients in some exceptional situations) on drugs interactions, side effects, dosage and storage of pharmaceuticals.
  • Capacity building of the existing Health care providers
  • Collaborates with other care providers in Maintaining established policies and procedures concerning quality assurance, prescribing practices and prescription privileges, security of controlled substances, and disposal of hazardous waste drugs.
  • Manages appropriate data collection, such as patient name, prescribed medications and cost, to maintain pharmacy files, charge system and inventory.
  • Performs a monthly stock count of pharmaceuticals at clinical sites.
  • Collaborates with Clinical and Operations staff to ensure there is adequate stock of Pharmaceuticals at the sites.
  • Contribute to pharmacy education providing mentorship to pharmacy interns’ rotations, medical/nursing students and residents at JJD hospital
  • Oversees the process of ordering and distributing of pharmaceuticals products.
  • Collaborating with operation team in the procurement, tracking, custom process and delivery of medical equipment’s.
  • Prepares and submits a monthly technical and consumption report of clinical sites.
  • Representing PIH at national level in support of GoL’s efforts for national pharmacy policies writing and review.
  • Other technical and clerical duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Master degree or equivalent degree in Pharmacy/ Pharmacology required.
  • Documented experience in Clinical pharmacy and procurement processes.
  • 3-5 years’ relevant pharmacy experience; experience in hospital pharmacy preferred.
  • Documented background in evidence based Pharmacy (Research and QI) is a plus.
  • Documented background in Project management is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and multitask.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Outstanding knowledge of MS Office and Pharmacy information systems (eg. Open boxes, med tech etc.
  • Ability to respond to frequently shifting needs on the ground with flexibility while maintaining positive approach and sense of humor.
  • Interest in social justice and health care issues.
  • Valid License to practice the profession
  • Demonstrated ability to work respectfully, productively, and with humility across cultures.
  • Ability to live in Maryland County full-time required.

Organizational Profile:

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health Care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

At Partners In Health, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including our patients, families and community members –as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Partner In Health’s PSEAH policy. Partners In Health will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Social Justice

We are a global health and social justice organization that responds to the moral imperative to provide high-quality health care globally to those who need it most. We strive to ease suffering by placing patients at the center of all care, bringing the benefits of modern medicine to all.

How to apply

All interested candidates are encouraged to send their functional resume and cover letter to: [email protected] on or before March 11th, 2024 not later than 4:30 pm. All open positions with PIH are also posted on our employment website: https://www.pih.org/pages/employment .

Deadline: 11 Mar 2024

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