The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) is a renowned African-led research institute that seeks solutions to Africa’s health challenges.
It is located within the University of the Witwatersrand and addresses some of the greatest public health concerns affecting our region, including HIV and its related problems, sexual and reproductive health and vaccinology. This is done through pioneering, multi-disciplinary research; responsive technical support and innovation in health services; and evidence-based policy development and advocacy with national, regional and global stakeholders.
The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) is a leading research institute attached to the University of the Witwatersrand. We address some of the greatest public health concerns affecting the region, including HIV, sexual and reproductive health, and vaccinology. We do this through pioneering, multi-disciplinary research; responsive technical support and innovation in health services; and evidence-based policy development and advocacy with national, regional and global stakeholders. Our Key Populations Programme seeks a Technical Advisor to join our senior leadership team.
Main purpose of the job
To assist in the management of a registered Pharmacy specialising in clinical research and ensuring that medication is effectively dispensed to clinical trial patients
Shandukani Research, Hillbrow Health Precinct, Hillbrow
Key performance areas
Comply with all relevant legislative and regulatory requirements
Implement and maintain study specific procedures according to regulatory requirements and protocol
Maintain study documentation
Conduct internal monitoring and quality assurance
Identify any regulatory issues and bring it to the attention of the Project Coordinator
Prepare for any monitoring or auditing visits from regulatory authorities or sponsors
Manage general housekeeping of the Pharmacy and Clean Room according to infection control standards
Interpret prescriptions, prepare and dispense drugs/investigational products according to protocol
Advise participants on the correct use of or adherence to drugs
Maintain drug accountability records for all drugs
Conduct stock control to ensure the correct availability of stock levels and expiry of drugs
Administer process and file relevant documentation
Order medicines (scheduled, cold chain, comparative, concomitant and basic) from suppliers to ensure sufficient stock
Ensure appropriate destruction of all expired and quarantined drugs
Maintain appropriate storage conditions
Compile periodic drug accountability reports and study specific reports as and when required
Complete Pharmacy CRFs and file accordingly
Maintain and file all relevant pharmacy specific participant documentation
Rotational 24 hour on-call responsibilities
Required minimum education and training
Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy
A valid driver’s license and own transport
Required minimum work experience
Minimum 3 years relevant experience
Professional body registration
South African Pharmacy Council
Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities
A certificate in Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
Valid driver’s license will be an advantage
Good administration skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Able to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Self-starter and take initiative. Patient, tactful and empathetic towards participants
Attention to detail
Exceptional organisational and administrative skills are required together with working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Minimum of 2 years’ experience of which one should be in a clinical trial or research environment
Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV - Please Apply Online
Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
The closing date for all applications is18 September 2019.
Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.
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