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Production Paharmacist (Hay level 16/D1) needed at NECSA

Job title : Production Paharmacist (Hay level 16/D1)

Job Location : Gauteng, Pretoria

Deadline : April 08, 2024

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Position Overview:

  • Reporting to the Production Managers: Radiopharmaceuticals, the incumbent will be required to ensure a routine production of all NTP’s Radiopharmaceutical products. Provide customer satisfaction with regards to product quality and reliability, i.e. time delivery while minimising production costs.

Key Performance Areas:

Product Availability and Customer Satisfaction

  • Compound and dispense of FDG and possibly other Radioactive isotopes.
  • Manufacture of Medical Radioactive products in accordance with cGMP requirements.
  • Ensure product is dispensed to quality on time.
  • Ensure efficient product packaging and verification system.
  • Allocate resources and coordinate activities to meet production plan.
  • Explore ways of increasing efficiencies through achieving more product with same (or less) inputs, without compromising quality.
  • Continuously monitor and improve processes and systems to achieve departmental objectives.
  • Manage customer complaints, nonconformities, and continual improvement by implementing the corrective actions thereof.
  • Production planning and on time supply of product.
  • Product adherence to customer specification.
  • Effective preparation of reagents according to cGMP and ISO requirements.
  • Effective component/material control to ensure availability according to ISO requirements.
  • Effective utilisation or resources to keep processes cost effective.
  • Maintenance of an ISO Quality Management System.
  • Effective communication with support functions from orders receipt to product shipments.
  • Continual staff training and effective staff management.

Quality Assurance

  • Check all reagents / materials to be used are released and have approval.
  • Ensure completion of all batch records and log sheets.
  • Ensure all equipment in use is calibrated.
  • Release final product by ensuring that all quality control tests have been completed and that all parameters are within specification.
  • Approve or reject product based on compliance to specification.
  • Carry out validations and compile validation reports where required.
  • Stand in for Responsible Pharmacist when necessary.
  • Oversee that all production is performed according to SOPs.
  • Oversee processes and ensure CGMP compliance.
  • Train personnel in CGMP and SOPs; and
  • Continuous re-evaluation of SOPs in order to maximize efficiency of pharmacists and other staff members.

Marketing and Product Development

  • Keep abreast of new developments in Radiopharmaceuticals. This involves pharmacists being actively involved in continuing education and self-study sessions.
  • Perform periodic account visits and analysing trends in ordering patterns.
  • Sourcing of Cyclotron/F-18 based products and services relevant to the local nuclear medicine community.
  • Expansion of the Radiopharmaceutical client base and services rendered and
  • Continuous evaluation of methods to maximise company profitability.

Draw on Internal Cross-Functional Resources???????

  • Use SHEQ and Regulatory inputs throughout production processes and activities.
  • Embed disciplines within production functions.
  • Ensure production staff always embrace safety and quality disciplines.
  • View adherence to SHEQ and Regulatory as essential parts of NTP’s business model in order to serve the interests of all stakeholders.
  • Liaise with the Maintenance, Technology Development and Waste departments to manage facility, equipment, processes, and waste; and
  • Liaise with the Responsible Pharmacist to obtain approvals as per SOPs.

Job Requirements:

  • Understanding and working knowledge of pharmaceuticals and the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current good manufacturing practices applicable to all pharmaceuticals products.
  • Full understanding of science and scientific principles.
  • The ability to apply mathematical principles and laws to execute outcomes requiring mathematical application.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently at all levels in the organization.
  • A consistent awareness of the requirements that will ensure a safe working environment.
  • Must be able to work odd hours / shifts due to the short half-life of final product.

Requirements

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree (BPharm).
  • Registered as a Pharmacist with South African Pharmacy Council.
  • Preferably, five (5) years’ experience in pharmaceutical production.
  • cGMP and GDocP Training will be added as an advantage.
  • Exposure to cGMP regulations
  • Must be medically fit to qualify as a radiation and chemical worker.

 Closing date: 22 March 2024.

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