Pharmaceutical Technologist

at Savannah Healthcare
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted January 27, 2021
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES

Description

Dispensing and procurement of medical products and supplies used in the organization. It also involves ensuring secure and proper storage and their distribution of medicinal products and supplies throughout the organization.

Responsibilities 

  • Checking prescriptions to ensure that there are no errors and that they are appropriate and safe for the individual patient
  • Dispensing drugs and counseling patients
  • Take active role in ordering and procurement of drugs and other medical supplies in liaison with the Pharmacist in-charge and Finance department
  • Checking dosage and ensuring that medicines are correctly and safely supplied and labeled (Pharmacists are legally responsible for any dispensing errors)
  • Providing advice on the dosage of medicines and the most appropriate form of medication, for example, tablet, injection, ointment or inhaler
  • Arranging drugs in the pharmacy in a neat and orderly manner
  • Maintaining a clean and hygienic working environment
  • Advising patients of any adverse side-effects of medicines or potential interactions with other medicines/treatments
  • Liaising with doctors about prescriptions when necessary
  • Ensuring medicines are stored appropriately and securely
  • Keeping a register of drugs for legal and stock control purposes;
  • Answering questions about medicines/drugs from within the organization and clients
  • Keeping up to date with current pharmacy practice, new drugs and their uses
  • Actively participate in periodic stock taking for the pharmacy and ensuring stock rotation to minimize stock losses through expiries.
  • Carry out any other work-related duty assigned

Qualifications

  • Diploma in pharmacy
  • Should have a practicing license from Pharmacy and Poisons Board
  • At least 1-year post qualification experience
  • Thorough knowledge of pharmacological effects of drugs
  • The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • The ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to use good reasoning and judgment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, coworkers and the public
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and in a team based environment
  • Ability to work under stress and overtime
  • Able to perform well without close supervision
  • Self-motivated and dynamic
  • Keen to details
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ethical and responsible
  • Self-motivated and dynamic

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing a Pharmacist job in a Medical facility/Pharmacy set up

 

Applying Instructions

All Applicants must submit curriculum vitae, and testimonials by email to careers@savannahhealth.co.ke with the Position as the Subject no later than 7th February 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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