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Job Title : Pharmacist
Location : Fisher Clinical Services (South Africa), Centurion
Reports To : Pharmacist
The BioPharma Services Division (BSD) of Thermo Fisher Scientific is a cohesive group of businesses that play a critical / integral part in delivering lifesaving and life-
enhancing therapies for tens of thousands of patients globally. BSD partners with pharmaceutical and biotech customers around the world to ensure the right patients get the right therapies in the right doses at the right time a concept that we internally embrace as There is a Patient Waiting.
Our unique blend of services include project management, packaging, distribution, transportation management and specialty logistics, ancillary supply management, clinical supply optimization, bio-
repository storage, kitting and much more. Our nearly 3000 employees in over 33 countries work hard every day knowing that what they do matters.
Fisher Clinical Services South Africa is responsible for ensuring product is delivered efficiently in accordance with the company or client specific policies and procedures within client delivery time lines.
The Pharmacist will, with limited supervision and with appropriate training on software tools and processes, be capable of coordinating time sensitive cold chain shipments with high levels of accuracy on clinical trial data processing, have the knowledge and confidence to identify areas for improvement and with limited oversight develop solutions to achieve our service goals.
The purpose of this position is to ensure our quality management system remains up to date and
adhered to through our quality policies / procedures and to ensure they are maintained to Fisher Clinical Services Global quality and / or our clients standards at all times, The holder of this position is independent in carrying out assigned tasks listed below and is expected to practice continuous improvement and self-
training on our quality management system.
Applies Good Manufacturing Principles in all areas of responsibility
Demonstrates and promotes the company vision of the 4I's : Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement
Conduct all activities in a safe and efficient manner.
To ensure that clinical supplies are stored and distributed in accordance with Fisher Clinical
Logistics approved procedures and policies, cGMP, cGDP, and regulatory requirements.
Assist in maintaining the FCS South Africa Quality System in compliance with Fisher Clinical
Logistics approved procedures and policies, cGMP, GXP, and regulatory requirements
To maintain pharmacy plans, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and other relevant documentation required by law.
To liase with the QA Manager for the implementation of changes to pharmacy plans, SOPs and other relevant documentation
To dispense study and related drugs according to project specific protocols and SOPs
To monitor drug storage conditions and record keeping
To monitor 100% drug accountability and compliance with randomisation codes as per study specific procedures
Ensure that required environmental conditions are continually met
Overall control within the guidelines for warehouse as per Pharmacy Council specifications
Destruction of returned and expired drugs
Batch recall procedures
Participate and follow up on actions from monthly quality control monitoring
Participate in and contribute to the development and achievement of the corporate goals and objectives
Participating in additional and re-labeling of Investigational products within the storage facility.
Assist in the investigation of internal and external non conformances through to resolution where required
Assist in the investigation of customer complaints through to resolution where required
Liaise closely with clients on return drugs & destruction.
Assist in internal audits according to SOP requirement and assist in regulatory, supplier and client audits.
Assist in the QA / GMP training of employees across the company
Perform ad-hoc duties as requested by line management
Minimum Qualifications :
4 year college degree (BPharm).
Minimum of 3 years practical experience working within a Pharmaceutical environment.
Experience in Regulatory Requirements, Warehouse, Distribution Stock Control will be advantageous.
Proficient to Advanced Microsoft office skills. Excel, Word, Power Point.