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Pharmaceutical Technologist

The Nairobi Hospital
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Team Leader – Pharmacy, the successful candidates will be responsible for the following amongst others:
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology.
  • Enrolled with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
  • Possession of valid annual practicing license.
  • Two (2) years working experience.
  • Good communication skills, honest and good interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities

  • Processing and dispensing prescriptions, treatment sheets and medication orders correctly and accurately.
  • Giving accurate drug information to all doctors, nurses, patients and other user departments.
  • Following the laid down security and safety systems and procedures in all transactions including not sharing computer log-in and password with other staff.
  • Participating in the drug stocking process i.e. stock requisition, reception from stores, prompt shelving and keeping a tight control of pharmacy stock items.
  • Following up to conclusion all stock issues requiring attention such as the pricing of drugs, patient credits, replacement of damaged or expired stocks.
  • Participating in stock takes and actively take part in stock variance reconciliation.
  • Checking the expiry dates of medicines, making sure that the short expiry drugs are tagged and returned back to the store in compliance with the Short Expiry Drug Policy
  • Carrying out quarterly medicine storage areas inspection in all medicine storage areas including theatres, critical care areas and crash carts.
  • Participating in the formulation and implementation of hospital policies on drug use, pharmacy standard operating procedures and work instructions.
  • Assisting the Senior Pharmacists in the training of new Pharmaceutical Technologists and students who come to the pharmacy unit for their internship.

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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