UPMC ITALY is issuing a call for applications for the following no-term position: 1 Medical Device Expert Pharmacist (Ref. FEDM/18)

UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) is a world-renowned health and research enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A $17 billion company with 80,000 employees, UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. With over a thousand employees and offices in Latium, Sicily, and Tuscany, UPMC Italy (the Italian division of UPMC) is a leader in patient care, biomedical research, telemedicine, IT development and consulting services in areas related to medicine and research. UPMC Italy’s clinical and scientific activity mainly focuses on transplantation and oncology, and also in other specialties: from emergency medicine to neurosurgery, from preventive medicine to cardiac surgery.

UPMC Italy offers professional opportunities in an international and multicultural setting at IRCCS ISMETT (Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione), one of the most technologically advanced and state-of-the-art medical centers in Italy, managed by UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) in partnership with Civico Hospital and the Ri.MED Foundation.

The Medical Device Expert Pharmacist is responsible for the acknowledgment, planning, qualitative and quantitative assessment of medical device requirements, and for drafting technical specifications for bid processes and awarding of medical device supplies. He/she also provides guidelines for the use, storage, and management of medical devices, and monitoring consumptions for purpose of rationalizing expenditure.

Requisites:

All candidates are expected to possess the following requisites at the time of application:

  • University Degree in Pharmacy or Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology or equivalent title.
  • Specialization in hospital pharmacy or equivalent title.
  • Pharmacist professional license.
  • Enrollment in the Board of Pharmacists.

The ideal candidate has a documented work experience in the field of medical devices, in a private or public hospital setting, or in private or public and business institutions operating in the field. He/she has knowledge of the European and Italian regulations on medical devices, including European and Italian regulations on medical device surveillance. The Medical Device Expert Pharmacist has a good knowledge of quality management and HTA (Health Technology Assessment) processes, and hospital therapeutic programs. Knowledge of the different medical device acquisition and management modalities (e.g., consigned inventory, goods on approval) is also required. Good knowledge of English and excellent knowledge of computer applications, good communication, interpersonal, problem solving, organizational, time and stress management, confidentiality, critical thinking, teamwork, and flexibility skills are also instrumental to the role.

The contract offered will be commensurate with the experience and skills of the selected candidate.

The workplace is Palermo.

UPMC Italy reserves any and wider sole right of discretion in assessing the applicants and the eligibility of the applications.

Only applicants who are not excluded under the provisions articulated in Legislative decree 165/2001, art. 53, para. 16-ter, and subsequent modifications and amendments can participate in this selection (General Rules Governing the Work of Public Administrations http://www.upmcitaly.it/wpcontent/uploads/2017/01/Art-ENG.pdf).

After reading the privacy statement and authorizing the processing of their personal data (Legislative decree 196/2003), applicants of either sex (Law 903/77) are requested to fill out the on-line application form, indicating the reference code, available at http://selezioni.upmcitaly.it. When filling out the on-line application form, applicants will be requested to attach their CV. Applicants are also requested to attach any supporting documentation demonstrating experience in the field of medical devices. At the end of the on-line process, applicants will be requested to state, by means of a self-declaration, their possession of the requisites listed in this call for applications.

All communications from UPMC Italy will be e-mailed to the address given by the applicant upon submission of the application.

The deadline to submit applications is January 14, 2019.

Only applications submitted on-line (http://selezioni.upmcitaly.it) with an attached CV will be taken into consideration.

Please note that selection records are confidential documents for internal use only, and may not be disclosed.

Under penalty of exclusion, at the request of UPMC Italy at any time during the selection process and within the mandatory deadline, applicants must provide evidence of the requisites stated in their selfdeclaration. Should any preliminary verification show a discrepancy with any statement submitted by the applicant, the latter will be excluded from the selection process, and any negotiation deemed permanently suspended.

Personal data included in the CV will be processed by UPMC Italy and IRCCS ISMETT for selections for this or other similar positions. Applicants are requested not to include special categories of personal data (e.g., health status), unless strictly necessary. Detailed information also with reference to data storage times and rights recognized under EU Regulation 2016/679, are available at www.ismett.edu and www.upmcitaly.it in the “Job Opportunities” section.

 

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