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RCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Permanent / Part-time
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Objective of this post:

The objectives of this post are to:

    Contribute to the design, development and delivery of the School’s educational programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
    Work alongside academic staff, teacher-practitioners and the technical team to ensure an authentic learning experience for students, including management of medicines related supplies and provision of technical support.

Specific Responsibilities include:


    Assisting the development, preparation, delivery and assessment in the broad areas of pharmacy including pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics
    Teaching patient-centred care skills (including Self-care, responding to symptoms and dispensing skills), aseptic and extemporaneous compounding skills, and other relevant teaching
    Providing technical support for preparation, set-up and take down of the School’s teaching practicals
    Preparing material for authentic teaching and assessment, such as simulations and OSCEs
    Participating in the delivery of our teaching and learning strategy including the effective use of technology-enhanced learning
    Exploring and developing technology-enhanced learning for teaching patient-centred care skills, aseptic and extemporaneous compounding skills, and other relevant teaching
    Utilising a student-centred approach to all duties so as to ensure optimal educational outcomes
    Ensuring that the medicines in the School are efficiently and cost-effectively procured, safely stored, managed and disposed of appropriately, in accordance with contemporary pharmacy practice guidance
    Ensuring efficient and cost-effective procurement, maintenance and stock control of other equipment and consumables


    Working alongside the technical team to support research activities, as required


    Assisting in the development and co-ordination of school outreach activities
    Participating in student recruitment activities
    Providing training and/or inductions for students and staff members
    Complying with statutory legislation and departmental rules and requirements in furtherance of your own, staff and student welfare and safety
    Promoting the best interests of RCSI at all times, enhancing the School’s reputation in both pharmacy practice research and education
    Performing such other duties as may be required from time to time

Person Specification:

The successful candidate:

    Has a relevant qualification such as The Pharmaceutical Technician Diploma awarded by the University of Dublin, or a Pharmacy Technician Qualification (NFQ Level 6) awarded by an Institute of Technology, or the Pharmacy Services Certificate (NVQ Level 3) offered by the Irish Pharmaceutical Union, or an equivalent qualification
    Has 3 years’ experience working as a pharmacy technician,
    Has good knowledge of medicines (names, forms, manufacturers, basic therapeutics), pharmacy legislation and reimbursement schemes in Ireland,
    Has the ability to design and delivery effective education,
    Is highly computer/IT literate
    Has good organisational and administrative skills
    Has excellent communication skills,
    Has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as a member of a team,
    Has the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships,
    Requires minimum direction to effectively deliver on assigned functions, and demonstrates a positive, student–centred and solution focused approach to addressing challenges and ambiguity,
    Has flexibility to work irregular hours on occasion


    Experience in hospital pharmacy and compounding would be an advantage
    Experience of providing education or training would be an advantage

The Process:


Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a formal competence-based online interview. We expect that successful candidates would be in place for the start of the new academic year in Sept 2020.


Technician, pharmacy technician, Teaching, patient-centred care

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