Patient Safety Intern
Region Greater Accra, ghana
1d ago

Job Type Internships Working Experience 1 - 3 Years Education Level First Degree Industry Healthcare Jobs Qualifications Key Performance Indicators

  • Quality and timely reporting of KPI and safety reports / updates
  • No critical findings in audits or inspections.
  • Customer feedbackEducation / Experience :
  • Education (minimum / desirable) : Health Care Sciences Professional (e.g. Medical Doctor, Nurse, Pharmacist) or equivalent education, training and experience
  • Knowledge of national and international regulations for pharmacovigilance
  • Knowledge of pharmacological and medical terminology.
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in similar role. Requirements :
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Fluent in both written and spoken local language
  • Knowledge of pharmacological and medical terminology
  • Excellent communications, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Quality and focus oriented
  • Computer skills
  • Additional educational requirements as may be mandated by national requirements Description

    LOCATION : Greater Accra

    Our client, a global healthcare leader is looking for a well-organized and a proactive Patient Safety Intern to help with their operations in Ghana.


    To support management of Patient Safety operational processes at the organization in ensuring compliance with the organizations global / local procedures, national and international regulations / standards / guidelines for pharmacovigilance of the organization, marketed and investigational products (drugs and devices).

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manage collection, processing, documentation, reporting and follow-up of all adverse event reports for all organizations products from clinical trials, non-interventional studies, Patient Oriented Programs, literature, Spontaneous Reports, etc.
  • Transcribe, translate and enter data of all data from source documents into safety systems accurately and consistently with emphasis on timeliness and quality.

  • Manage reporting / submission / distribution of safety reports / updates / information (e.g. SAE, SR, IN / SUSAR, PSUR, Biannual SUSAR Listing, DSUR) to Local Health Authorities (LHA) and / or clinical operations in cooperation with other Country Organization Departments.
  • Work with other local / global Patient Safety associates to ensure accurate evaluation of safety data.
  • Interact and exchange relevant safety information with LHA, Patient Safety associates, other functional groups and third-party contractor, if applicable.
  • Survey and monitor national pharmacovigilance regulations and provide update to global Patient Safety organization.
  • Develop, update and implement local procedures to ensure compliance with Patient Safety global procedures and national requirements.
  • Input, review and approval of program proposals for language, content and establishment of necessary controls on collection and reporting of adverse event information.
  • Perform reconciliation with other departments (e.g. Medical Information, Quality Assurance and third-party contractor, if applicable) for potential AEs resulting from medical inquiries, quality related complaints and other sources.
  • Management and maintenance of all relevant Patient Safety databases.
  • Ensure that relevant local literature articles are screened as appropriate.
  • Prepare and submit KPI reports on compliance in a timely manner including identification of root cause(s) for late reporting to LHA, development and implementation of corrective action(s) as needed.
  • Develop and update training materials for pharmacovigilance and ensure training of Country Organization associates on relevant Patient Safety procedures for AE reporting, including field force and third-party contractor, if applicable.
  • Ensure support for and close-out of audits, corrective action plan, investigation and Health Authority inspections.
  • Ensure training and oversight of staff, as applicable.
  • Manage and maintain efficient Patient Safety filing and archive system.
  • Review of all Phase IV Clinical Trial and NIS protocols safety sections and if a Contract Research Organization (CRO) is conducting the trial, review the contract (SSW), train the CRO associates responsible for the trial
  • Drive all Patient Oriented Programs pharmacovigilance related activities (case processing, submission to local Health Authority, conduct follow-ups, train stakeholders involved in POPs)
  • And any other agreed tasks assigned by manager.
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