Lead Pharmacist at NSIA-LUTH Cancer Center (NLCC)

Posted on: Tue 14-05-2024

The NSIA-LUTH Cancer Center (NLCC) is West Africa’s most renowned center dedicated solely to offering premium cancer care, research, education and prevention. Our aesthetic facility stands distinct within the walls of the prestigious Lagos University Teaching Hospital and boasts of world class, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that deliver international standard Cancer care in a comfortable and safe environment. Our Clinical team comprises of highly skilled and experienced in-house Clinical and Radiation Oncologists, Oncology Nurses and other multidisciplinary specialists with a proven track record of excellence in clinical leadership and expertise in the field of Oncology.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Lead Pharmacist

Location: Lagos

Employment Type: Full Time

Reports To: Centre Director / CEO

Job Purpose and Summary

Responsible for the profitable running of NLCC Pharmacy in compliance with professional standards and regulatory requirements.

Job Description

  • We are seeking a Lead Pharmacist for our cancer treatment facility in Lagos State, Nigeria.
  • This is a full-time on-site role.
  • As the Lead Pharmacist, you will be responsible for overseeing the pharmacy operations and ensuring the safe and effective use of medications in the treatment of cancer patients.
  • Your main tasks will include managing medication inventory, conducting medication reviews, supervising pharmacy staff, and collaborating with oncologists and other healthcare professionals to optimize patient care.


  • Coordinates and oversees the workflow in the retail pharmacy.
  • Promotes teamwork within the Pharmacists and other team members.
  • Coach and mentor staff through feedback, positive discipline and performance evaluations.
  • provide leadership to assigned Pharmacy staff by proactively assisting in high level clinical tasks, operations, training and education, and act as a liaison between staff and management.
  • Coordinate the daily activities of the pharmacy technicians and pharmacists in their area of practice/responsibility.
  • Demonstrate a service orientation toward patients, staff and visitors.
  • Ensures the retail Pharmacy is profitable and sustainable.
  • Develop pharmacy policies in accordance with regulatory requirements and ensure compliance.
  • Develop workflow guidelines, policies and procedures, and other necessary tools (assignment sheets, scheduling, etc.) to maximize productivity and standardize practices in the department and / or practice area
  • Consults with pharmaceutical companies in terms of old, new and currents medications.
  • Manages Inventory and supply chain. Assure adequate inventory of drugs and supplies necessary for proper patient care.
  • Ensure and Assist in the procurement as needed, by following established procedures.
  • Audit and maintain accurate records for all controlled substances. Assure that all such drugs are stored and dispensed in compliance with Regulations.
  • Ensures all drugs are adequately delivered by adhering to transportation and delivery procedures.
  • Instructs and advises patients on how and when to take prescribed medicine and inform them about potential side effects they may experience.
  • Administers vaccinations.
  • Mixing Chemotherapy drugs.
  • Consults with oncologists, resident oncologists , oncology nurse and other practitioners on patients and their medications.
  • Ensures the pharmacy runs in accordance to company policies and procedures and in compliance to regulatory bodies.
  • Gives regular reports to management on activities on the retail pharmacy.
  • Provide timely, comprehensive and accurate drug information to Clinicians/consultants, nurses, patients and personnel of other departments.
  • Supervise the daily activities and assist in training and education of pharmacy technicians, pharmacists and student interns.
  • Assure that the proper drug is dispensed to the correct patient for administration at the appropriate time, and that proper technique is used in the preparation of drugs
  • Use computer skills to process patient medication orders/prescriptions and maintain all necessary patient information.
  • Evaluate each patient’s medication order/prescription for appropriateness of drug selection, drug dosage and dosage form, taking into consideration patient specific factors such as disease state(s), age, weight, sex, eliminating organ function, diagnosis and allergies. Apply pharmacokinetic principles when appropriate. Consult with prescriber for corrections or clarifications if needed.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm)
  • Operating Pharmacy License by the approved Board in Nigeria.
  • Minimum of 8 years relevant experience.
  • A minimum of 4 years in supervisory and Managerial role.
  • Firm knowledge of Pharmacy regulatory bodies in Nigeria.
  • Experience in Oncology drugs is an added advantage.

Skills And Competencies:

  • Business strategy skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • People Leadership skills
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Problem solving, Analytic and Negotiation skills
  • Ability to work with diverse teams and clarify complex concepts
  • Business & Commercial Acumen
  • Result oriented with proven zeal for delivery and execution
  • Research skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Detail Oriented.
  • Excellent Oral and written communication skills

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CVs to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.