Job Summary

Department: Ministry of Health

Salary: $50976- $60480

Grade: R22 - R16

Allowances: N/A

Deadline Date: Tuesday September 24, 2019

Days Left: 4

About the Job

The Government of Montserrat is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Pharmacist in the Ministry of Health and Social Services.


Job Purpose


The purpose of this job is to be responsible for the prompt and efficient delivery of pharmaceuticals and monitoring of stock levels while providing professional advice and assisting with the implementation of plans and programmes.

Main Responsibilities include:

1.  Dispense pharmaceuticals to the public and fill pharmaceutical orders from the wards, geriatric homes, clinics and private doctors as required based on Government’s medication legislations and procedures.


2. Maintain accurate records of medications dispensed to ensure efficient management of pharmaceutical stocks by:


·       Numbering, dating and filling all completed prescriptions according to established procedures.

·       Maintaining individual ‘bin cards’ for all drugs to facilitate stocktaking.

·       Maintaining Drug Utilization Review records by reference to filled prescriptions.


3.  Supply health care providers and clients with professional pharmaceutical advice and information regarding availability of drugs, prescribing protocols, usage procedures, side effects and appropriate alternatives etc.


4.  Assist with the formation and implementation of plans and programmes to ensure proper pharmaceutical standards and efficient delivery of services.


5.  Perform miscellaneous related duties such as: 


·       Recording and dispensing dangerous drugs to ensure security in the  

          absence of the Senior Pharmacist.

·       Assisting with the ordering of drugs and other supplies.

·       Assisting with the preparation of Annual and other Reports.

·       Ensuring the appropriate disposal of discarded reports.


6.  Perform on-call duties as required and to deputize in the absence of the Senior Pharmacist.



Person Specification/Key Skills Requirements (Qualifications, Experience and Interpersonal):

The Applicant should have:

·       a BSc in Pharmacy

·       Two (2) years’ experience as a Pharmacist

·       Be registered to practice as a Pharmacist

·       Be able to communicate verbally and in writing effectively

·       Be a team player

·       Possess basic computer skills


Terms of Appointment

Appointment will be made on a contractual or permanent basis. 

Remuneration Package

Basic Salary

The salary scale for the post is R22-16, that is, EC$50,976.00 to $60,480.00 per annum (taxable). 



Application forms can be obtained from the Government of Montserrat’s website at (Click on ‘Forms’). Application forms can also be obtained from the Human Resources Management Unit, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail to or by telephone at 1 (664) 491-2365/2444 or by fax at 1 (664) 491-6234.

Applicants must provide all of the following information:


ü  A completed Application Form with a covering letter

ü  A comprehensive curriculum vitae with full particulars of experience, and copies of relevant academic qualifications. 

ü  Original certificates of qualifications or official notarized copies will be requested from those invited to interview

ü  A clear statement detailing why in the applicant’s view he/she considers him/herself well qualified for the position

ü  Two letters of reference with full contact details of the referees


Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Management Unit either by email, or by fax or by ordinary mail. These should be addressed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources Management Unit, Government Headquarters, Brades, Montserrat.



Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in a selection process that involves attending one or more interviews and/or assessment centres.  These interviews are designed to assess the skills, competencies and attitudes of the applicant and may be conducted via SKYPE or in person.  The Interviews and/or Assessment Centres allow the Selection Panel to draw on more evidence about the applicants than can be derived from the written application.


The deadline for the receipt of applications is Tuesday, September 24, 2019.



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