Job Title: 


Job Description: 

Supply, dispense, design, manufacture and research medicines and drugs in, or for, hospitals and community pharmacies, and advise on their appropriate use.


Pharmacists store, preserve, compound, and dispense medicinal products and counsel on the proper use and adverse effects of drugs and medicines following prescriptions issued by medical doctors and other health professionals. They conduct research into the formulation, production, storage, quality control and distribution of medicines and drugs. Also, they may contribute to researching, testing preparing, prescribing and monitoring medicinal therapies for optimizing human health. Industrial pharmacist tend to be involved in research and the development, manufacture, testing, analysis and marketing of pharmaceutical and medical products. They may also be required to be registered or licensed with a relevant government authority or agency.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • receiving prescriptions for medicinal products from medical doctors and other health professionals, checking patients? medicine histories, and ensuring proper dosage and methods of administration and drug compatibility before dispensing
  • preparing or supervising the preparation and labelling of liquid medicines, ointments, powders, tablets and other medications to fill prescriptions
  • providing information and advice to prescribers and clients regarding drug interactions, incompatibility and contra-indications, side effects, dosage and proper medication storage
  • collaborating with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review, and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the medicine therapy of individual patients, and the effectiveness of particular drugs or therapies
  • maintaining prescription files and recording issue of narcotics, poisons and habit-forming drugs in accordance with legal and professional requirements
  • storing and preserving vaccines, serums and other drugs subject to deterioration
  • advising clients on and supplying non-prescription medicines and diagnostic and therapeutic aids for common conditions
  • supervising and coordinating the work of pharmacy technicians, pharmacy interns and pharmacy sales assistants
  • conducting research to develop and improve pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and related chemical products
  • conferring with chemists, engineering professionals and other professionals about manufacturing techniques and ingredients
  • testing and analyzing drugs to determine their identity, purity and strength in relation to specified standards
  • evaluating labels, packaging and advertising of drug products
  • developing information and risks of particular drugs

Comprehensive and detailed knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice

  • Highly specialized knowledge of analyzing, planning, managing and establishing ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Detailed knowledge of research principles and methods
  • Detailed knowledge of high level governance of systems, processes and procedures including legislative, regulatory, standards, codes and conventions
  • Detailed knowledge of recent developments in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Advanced knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in management, economics, finance, statistics and fiscal disciplines related to the field of work and/or professional practice
  • Advanced knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work
  • Advanced knowledge of laws, regulations, standards codes and conventions of the UAE and specific Emirates related to the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice and more general subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness
  • Advanced knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in sensitively managing highly complex ethical issues
  • Leverage information technology, executive information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal field of work performance and/or professional practice
  • Advanced skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to evaluate ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions and generate high-level recommendations and/or alternative scenarios
  • Manage high level relationships and coordinate related activities of respective stakeholders
  • Substantial skills and experience in high level policy analysis, formulation and research, plus strategic planning in sensitive and confidential environment
  • Conceptualize and convey strategic indications from the spectrum of development experience
  • Advanced negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
  • Use of information, tools, resources to support high-level and highly complex work achievement
  • Manage sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Work with others to develop innovative solutions to highly complex, unpredictable and unfamiliar problems
  • Communicate with authority and influence, and a proven record of developing and maintaining effective partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
  • Highly developed specialist oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice
  • Highly developed leadership and effective management skills, with capacity to develop, initiate, implement and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and effectively manage risks associated with change, as well consistently and sensitively manage highly complex ethical issues
  • Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to develop and establish new policy directions
  • Highly developed advanced organizational skills, including the ability to manage priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Work Context: 

    The demand for prescription drugs caused by a demand in the size and aging of populations is growing. The work of pharmacists is changing as continued advancement occur in drug technology, science and distribution systems. More specialized, targeted and designer drugs will come available thus broadening the role and responsibilities of the Pharmacist from the traditional pharmacy setting. They are more likely to now be involved in on-line sales, insurance coverage and benefit agreements, out patient visits and aged care settings and so-on. Quality assurance checks of their work will expand and thus registration or licensure measures are likely to be strengthened by relevant government authority or agency to protect the public.


    Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacy or related fields of work, higher qualification or equivalent.

    Required Work Experience: 

    7 - 10 Years and above.

    Probable Employers: 

    Al Mafraq Hospital, Madinat Zayed Hospital, Tawam Hospital, Mubadala Health Care

    Occupational Size: 
    Less than 5,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Higher than the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Dispensing chemist - Hospital pharmacist - Industrial pharmacist - Retail pharmacist
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Staff pharmacist - Clinical pharmacist - Pharmacist in charge (PIC) - Pharmacy manager - Registered pharmacist - Hospital pharmacist - Outpatient pharmacy manager - Pharmacy informaticist - Pharmacologist - Pharmaceutical technician - Community pharmacist - Hospital pharmacist - Industrial pharmacist - Consultant pharmacist - Government pharmacist

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    Community, health and social services
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    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi