Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Chief Pharmacist 1 (Radiopharmacist) (HPC/PHS 3) at the University Hospital of the West Indies.



Under the general direction of the Director Pharmacy Services, the Chief Pharmacist (Radiopharmacist) is responsible for:

  • Communicating with consultant physicists concerning radiation protection.


  • Negotiating with suppliers concerning the purchase, supply and quality of radiopharmaceuticals and the resolution of any resulting issues.


  • Communicating with national and international colleagues and organizations regarding the implementation of guidelines relating to radio-pharmacy.


  • Working effectively and efficiently with other staff members of the Department of Pharmacy.


  • Providing pharmaceutical care to patients attending Nuclear Medicine Department.


  • Leading in the establishment of systems to assure the management of risk and compliance of pharmaceutical services with Health and Safety legislation and with security policies.


  • Planning budgets and monitoring the expenditure, for staffing and delivery of services within the areas of responsibility.


  • Participating in the extended hours service, out of hours service, out of hours rota and public holidays as required by the needs of the service.


  • Providing advice to consultant clinicians and to consultant radiologists about the choice of radiopharmaceutical to achieve the optimum diagnostic or treatment outcome for the patient.


  • Communicate with, consultant clinicians, consultant radiologists, consultant physicists and chief technologists about the use and availability of radiopharmaceuticals.




  • Master’s degree in pharmacy, pharmacology 


  • Postgraduate qualification in Radio-pharmacy or demonstrate evidence of knowledge, training, and experience equivalent to that level.
  • Possess a wide-ranging experience in one or more branches of pharmacy practice.
  • Experience in Aseptic Techniques
  • Registrant of the Pharmacy Council of Jamaica and Membership of the Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica


Applications accompanied by resumes should be submitted no later than February 12, 2024



Senior Director, Human Resource Management & Development

University Hospital of the West Indies

Mona, Kingston 7