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Registrations as a pharmacist intern

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR SUBMISSION TO THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE FOR REGISTRATION AS A PHARMACIST        

The following documents must be submitted to Council for consideration by the Education Committee of Council:
(a)                 an original letter of confirmation from the institution or examining body where the qualification was obtained stating that the applicant was enrolled as a student and qualified at that institution (submitted directly to Council by the institution);
(b)                 an original Letter of Good Standing issued by the registering authority of the country in which the qualification was awarded (submitted directly to Council by the institution);
(c)                 a certified copy of your identity document or passport;
(d)                 a recent colour photograph of yourself;
(e)                 a certified copy of your qualification in pharmacy (degree/diploma);
(f)                  a certified copy of proof of current registration as a pharmacist in the country in which the qualification was awarded; 
(h)                 information regarding the syllabus and curriculum of the qualification obtained from the institution where training was undertaken;
(i)                   documentary proof of having completed at least 12 months of practical training prior to registration as a pharmacist;

Registration as a Pharmacist>> Pharmacy in Zimbabwe

As in most countries, the practice of a profession in Zimbabwe requires evidence of an appropriate level of education and practical experience. The recognition of qualifications in most health-related professions is the responsibility of a registration authority established by government statute.

To be able to work as a pharmacist in Zimbabwe, registration with the Pharmacists Council of Zimbabwe is needed. The practice of pharmacy by unregistered persons is punishable by law. The procedure to be followed to obtain registration as a pharmacist in Zimbabwe is explained in this brochure.

Pharmacists in Zimbabwe are expected to:
·      organize the manufacturing, compounding and packaging of pharmaceutical products;
·      organize the procurement, storage and distribution of pharmaceutical products;
·      dispense and ensure the optimum use of medicine prescribed to the patient;
·      provide pharmacist initiated care to the patient and ensure the optimum use of medicine;
·      provide education and information on health care and medicine;
·      promote community health and provide related information and advice;
·      participate in research to ensure the optimal use of medicine.
Most pharmacists practise in community pharmacies or in hospital pharmacies in the public and private sector. A smaller number of pharmacists work in manufacturing pharmacies, wholesale pharmacies, academic and government institutions or the armed services

Community and hospital pharmacists have a wide range of responsibilities. These include:
1.     the provision of pharmaceutical care by taking responsibility for the patient's medicine related needs and being accountable for meeting these needs, which includes the following functions:
a.     evaluation of a patient's medicine related needs by determining the indication, safety and effectiveness of the therapy;
b.     dispensing of any medicine or scheduled substance on the prescription of an authorized prescriber;
c.     furnishing information and advice to any person with regard to medicine;
d.     determining patient compliance with the therapy and follow up to ensure that the patient's needs are being met; and
e.     provision of pharmacist initiated therapy;
2.     compounding, manipulation or preparation of medicines and scheduled substances;
3.     purchasing, acquiring, keeping, possessing, using, supplying or selling of medicine or scheduled substance;
4.     applications for the registration of medicines or medical devices;
5.     re-packaging of medicine;
6.     promotion of public health in accordance with guidelines and standards including:
a.     the provision of information and education regarding the promotion of human health;
b.     the provision of immunization, mother and childcare, blood pressure monitoring; health education; blood-glucose monitoring; screening tests for pregnancy; family planning; cholesterol screening tests; HIV screening tests; urine analysis; and Visio metric and audiometric screening tests;
c.     the provision of animal health care services including:
i.      the compounding and dispensing of prescriptions written by veterinarians and ensuring the optimal use of veterinary medicines;
ii.     the immunization of animals;
iii.    the handling of minor and/or self-limiting ailments in animals; and
iv.    the provision of information and education regarding the promotion of animal health.
7.     conducting of pharmaceutical research and development;
8.     provision of primary care drug therapy with prior authorization from council; and
9.     any other health service as may be approved by council from time to time.
Pharmacists in manufacturing pharmacies are involved in:
1.     manufacturing of medicine and scheduled substances;
2.     purchasing, acquiring, keeping, possessing, using, supplying or selling of any medicine or scheduled substance;
3.     furnishing of information and advice to any person with regard to medicine manufactured;
4.     applications for the registration of medicines or medical devices;
5.     formulation of medicine for the purposes of registration as a medicine;
6.     distribution of medicine or scheduled substances;
7.     repackaging of medicine in accordance with the Medicines Act;
8.     initiation and conducting of pharmaceutical research and development; and

9.             any other health service as may be approved by council from time to time.

 

 

 
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