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Pharmaceutical Technologist

Closing: May 18, 2024

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Published: May 16, 2024 (11 days ago)

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Key Competencies:

  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized medical training institution
  • Be registered by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya.
  • Must have a valid practicing license
  • Proficiency in computer application skills
  • At least seven (7 ) years working experience preferably in a busy hospital setup
  • 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 u nder stress and overtime
  • Able to perform well without close supervision
  • Self motivated and dynamic
  • Keen to details


Responsibilities

Key Competencies:

  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized medical training institution
  • Be registered by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya.
  • Must have a valid practicing license
  • Proficiency in computer application skills
  • At least seven (7 ) years working experience preferably in a busy hospital setup
  • 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 u nder stress and overtime
  • Able to perform well without close supervision
  • Self motivated and dynamic
  • Keen to details


  • Checking all prescriptions for medications from medical doctors and other health professionals, and dispensing the drugs to patients ensuring accuracy and appropriateness for individual patient safety
  • Take an 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 and labeling of 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and as the profession demands.


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