Director, Pharmaceutical & Regulatory Affairs HPC /PHS 7

JOB PURPOSE

The Director has the responsibility to facilitate the administration of legislation, policies and guidelines in order to achieve the objectives of the ministry as regards to pharmaceuticals and other designated products.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

Management and Administration

  1. Plans, organizes, directs, control and coordinates the work and activities of the P&RA Department.
  2. Develops, establish and maintain systems for the department
  3. Develops and maintains a system for monitoring and registering all healthcare institutions in both the public and private sectors.
  4. Collaborates with the Regional Directorate in the design and implementation of post-basic training programmes for Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technicians.
  5. Establishes and maintains an up-to-date database system and management information system for recording details of individuals, entities and institutions concerned.
  6. Establishes and maintains registry of health care institutions including children’s and Nursing Homes in private sector.
  7. Liaises with statutory agencies, which take regulatory decisions relating to health care.
  8. Interacts with other agencies such as the Children’s Services Division and Public Health Departments, which have immediate responsibility for the operation of such institutions.
  9. Monitors and inspects Health Care Institutions for purposes of registration.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director, Standards and Regulation.
  11. Interacts and collaborates with other members of management team.

 

Technical/Professional

  1. Develops and maintains a system for registration of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, cosmetics, foods and herbal products.
  2. Develops guidelines and carries out inspections as required, under the relevant Acts.
  3. Develops and implements a system for auditing the use of drugs, precursor chemicals and psychotropic substances.
  4. Establishes and maintains a system for controlling and monitoring the importation of foods, drugs, herbal product, cosmetics, chemicals and related devices.
  5. Reviews applications and grant permits for the manufacture and importation of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, herbal products, precursor substances and related devices for local consumption.
  6. Assists in coordinating the accessing of life saving drugs from overseas or local sources in times of National Emergency.
  7. Designs and coordinates a system of post-marketing surveillance pharmaceuticals, chemicals, etc, to verify safety, efficacy and quality.
  8. Develops criteria for the registration and re-registration of health care institutions involved with drugs, pharmaceutical supplies, chemicals, cosmetics etc.
  9. Participates in relevant international seminars and conferences.
  10. Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Director, Standards and Regulations

 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

  1. Statutory reports prepared and submitted as decided by the Ministry and the Division in the established timeframe
  2. Professional research prepared and submitted in a timely fashion
  3. Active participation in activities related to delivery of quality healthcare
  4. Criteria for registration and re-registration of health care facilities developed and communicated to stakeholders
  5. System for post-marketing surveillance pharmaceuticals, chemicals, etc, to verify safety, efficacy and quality adhered to/maintained.
  6. System for controlling and monitoring the importation of foods, drugs, herbal product, cosmetics, chemicals and related devices maintained in accordance with established procedures
  7. Permits processed within established time frame
  8. Mechanisms in place to minimize the Incidence of illegal substances being imported
  9. Guidelines and relevant legislation adhered to

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCES

Core Competencies Levels
Problem solving and decision making skills 3
Written Communication Skills 3
Oral Communication skills 3
Compliance 3
Interpersonal skills 3
Planning and organizing skills 3

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • B.Sc. in Pharmacy
  • MSc. In Health Related Science/Public Administration/Management Studies

Plus

  • Eight (8) years experience in the public sector health care system, of which four (4) years should be in Regulatory Affairs
  • Registration with the Pharmacy Council of Jamaica

 

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Interested persons may apply in writing. Applications must be submitted no later than July 7, 2017 to:

Director

Human Resource Management & Development

Ministry of Health

10A Chelsea Avenue

Kingston 10

jobs@moh.gov.jm

 

Please note that responses will be sent to short- listed applicants only