Recruitment

12th February 2015

Expressions of Interest for PSI Committees


The PSI is seeking Expressions of Interest from pharmacists, public interest representatives and healthcare professionals to participate in the work of a number of its Advisory Committees.

PSI Advisory Committees are established by PSI Council to assist it in the performance of its functions, and to ensure that a broad range of contributions, skills and qualities are available to it in the interest of patients and the public. Committees are composed of Council and non-Council co-opted members who demonstrate knowledge, skills and/or expertise in the primary area of focus and responsibility of a particular Committee. 

Individuals are asked to consider their interest in contributing to the ongoing work of the PSI through its Committees. The expertise and competencies welcomed are set out below.

Interested individuals are sought to participate in the work of the following Committees: Professional Development and Learning (PD&L), Pharmacy Practice Development (PPD), Registration and Qualification Recognition (RQR), and Inspection and Enforcement (I&E).

Position ref no. Area of practice/sector  Key attributes and experience required 
1  Pharmacist practising in pharmaceutical industry environment - Registered pharmacist working in pharmaceutical industry environment,

- Experience of having acted as a tutor pharmacist in industry, or of having taught pharmacy or a related discipline for CPD purposes or within higher education as part of degree programme delivery,

- Experience of having contributed to workplace-related learning.
 2
Pharmacist OR non-pharmacist Person with experience of the development and/or implementation and/or evaluation of quality and risk management systems, particularly in the areas of regulation, education or healthcare.
 3 Pharmacist practising in community setting
- Registered pharmacist working in community pharmacy,

- Pharmacy owner,

- Experience of participation in committee/working group desirable but not essential.
 4 Pharmacists practising in community/hospital/
industry setting

- Registered pharmacist,

- Employee pharmacist, ideally with five years’ post-registration experience in the workplace.

- Experience of participation in committee/working group desirable but not essential.
 5 Pharmacist OR non-pharmacist - Person, including a registered pharmacist, with specialist knowledge of ‘fitness’, as understood in relation to health,

- Knowledge and context-specific understanding of the criteria and processes of registration, including fitness in terms of health, behaviour and competence issues.
 6 Pharmacist OR non-pharmacist - Person, including a registered pharmacist, with experience in another healthcare regulatory body e.g. HIQA, HPRA, Mental Health Commission, etc.,

- Experience in inspection, audit, accreditation or compliance assessment in pharmacy or another discipline, either nationally or internationally.
 7 Patient representative; non-pharmacist  - Person working as a patient representative, or as part of an organisation advocating in relation to public health and safety,

- Experience in contributing to public health policy, or public safety matters is beneficial,

- Experience as part of a healthcare committee or similar is beneficial.
 8  Person with experience working in an agency with responsibility for investigation and enforcement activity; non-pharmacist  - Person with experience working as part of an agency involved in investigation and enforcement activities, e.g. An Garda Síochána, Health and Safety Authority, HPRA, Veterinary Council, Dept. of Agriculture, Revenue Commissioners, etc.,

- Person with experience of the development and/or implementation and/or evaluation of quality and risk management systems, particularly in the areas of regulation is desirable but not essential.

It will be useful to refer to the Competency Framework for Advisory Committees for the general competencies and requirements of Committee members. Induction is provided for appointees. Participation in the work of the committees is voluntary, however expenses incurred will be reimbursed. Advisory Committees meet on average six times per year at PSI House in Dublin. See the Committees section of this website.

Suitably qualified persons possessing the key attributes and experience required are invited to register their interest by email to info@thepsi.ie by Friday 6th March 2015. Please mark the subject as ‘Committee Expressions of Interest’. In applying please refer to the reference number of the position that interests you, and outline with specific examples how you meet the key attributes and experience required for that position.  All applications received will be acknowledged. 

The selection process will be carried out on behalf of Council and the Committee by the PSI President, the relevant Committee Chair and the Registrar.  Depending on interest, a shortlist of applicants may be created and additional information may be sought. Those selected will be recommended to PSI Council for appointment. 

In addition, it is hoped to create a panel of pharmacists who might be called on when additional Committee or other project vacancies arise.

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