The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) was established under the Pharmacy Act 2007 as the pharmacy regulator. The PSI is an equal opportunities employer.

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26 June 2018

Regulatory Project Pharmacists – Temporary Full-time (nine month fixed term contract)

PSI requires two Regulatory Project Pharmacists for a nine-month fixed-term contract basis (the purpose of which is to cover for a period of maternity leave) to plan, coordinate, and deliver on the following key activities of a strategic nature which the PSI is pursuing as part of its 2018 Service Plan:

  • Develop a risk assessment framework of retail pharmacies to assist with the effective deployment of regulatory resources together with an associated implementation plan and pilot of new framework.
  • Design the PSI’s programme of themed inspections in key areas of pharmacy practice and develop and implement the associated piloting of this approach as part of the PSI’s compliance activities.

In the medium-term, these key strategic activities will contribute to delivering on the PSI Corporate Strategy 2018-2020 commitment, particularly in the area of ‘Regulating effectively for better health outcomes and patient safety’, and the stated objective to regulate in ways that are proportionate, effective and risk-based, with a focus on the key areas relevant to patient health and safety, including:

  • Developing outcomes-based, responsive, targeted and proportionate regulatory approaches which are designed to assess the true quality of pharmacy practice and services that will assure the public that these services can be trusted.
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of our current regulatory approaches in identifying and responding to key safety issues and facilitating the development of new and inclusive safety collaborations to address these areas of risk.
  • Designing and conducting themed inspection programmes in key areas of pharmacy practice and producing overview reports which will provide assurance to the public that standards for pharmacists and pharmacies in these areas are being met.

In addition to contributing to the above key strategic activities, the Regulatory Project Pharmacists will be required, from time to time, to undertake the delivery of a number of regulatory activities such as assisting with aspects of PSI’s compliance-related fieldwork and supporting other compliance and also enforcement activities.

Key requirements: candidates must on the closing date for receipt of applications: be qualified as a pharmacist and be registered on the PSI’s Register of Pharmacists; have at least five years’ post-registration/post-qualification experience in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, industry, regulation, or in another relevant area of pharmacy practice with a similar range of responsibilities; have experience in the delivery of projects of a strategic nature in community or hospital pharmacy, industry or other regulatory context; and have experience in the use of appropriate technology and IT applications.

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To apply for this post, each candidate should submit a covering letter outlining why they believe their skills, experience and values meet the requirements of the post highlighting the relevant key competencies along with an up-to-date CV.

This documentation should be emailed to Miriam Carolan, HR Officer, at on or before the closing date of 10.00 am on Monday, 30 July 2018.

Late applications will not be accepted.