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Technical Assistant - Pharmacy (X2)

Closing: Sep 18, 2022

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Published: Sep 14, 2022 (17 days ago)

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Responsibilities

  • Dispense Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) and other medication in line with approved regimens and standards.
  • Dispense ARVs in appropriate packaging with clear instructions.
  • Provide medication-related counseling, including reinforcing adherence and advising on potential side effects and drug interactions.
  • Provide drug information to health service providers and clients on request.
  • Identify and supporting follow-up of clients who do not return for refills of their ARVs.
  • Work with providers and clients to identify, manage, and report adverse drug reactions and drug interactions.
  • Contribute to decision making on treatment and care for individual clients.
  • Monitor ARV and other drug (STIs, OIs, etc.) stock levels at the OSS and communicate with the project team for re-stocking
  • Contribute to forecasting /quantification of health commodities and monitoring of drug distributions.
  • Oversee drug logistics i.e., stock-taking, proper drug storage, drug stock out and monitor the effectiveness of the pull system.       
  • Assess the functionality of existing pharmaceutical management systems and develop implementation plans that prioritize and address gaps.
  • Oversee quality assurance systems at the OSS by close monitoring of prescription patterns, ensuring proper documentation, side effects monitoring (pharmacovigilance) and reducing dispensing errors.
  • Identify needs for information resources—for example, ART guidelines and drug information for medication counselling
  • Implement monitoring and reporting of medication errors, suspected adverse reactions to medicines, and other medication-related events
  • Monitoring ART prescriptions for appropriateness and discrepancies
  • Monitoring adherence to ARVs; working with clients and other health service providers to address difficulties
  • Address emerging problems as client numbers increase
  • Contribute to the development of data collection tools for KPs (HTS, ART and Prevention for Positives)
  • Monitor and report weekly enrolment
  • Provide support to the Strategic Information (SI) unit to conduct research (qualitative and quantitative) surveys on service delivery outcomes for HIV prevention, care and treatment.
  • Ensure timely submission of quality reports to the PR/SR on monthly and quarterly basis or as required.
  • Maintenance of transaction records and inventory management tools as required to ensuring transparency in commodity management records.
  • Ensure timely, accurate and timely reporting of logistics reports to facilitate stock replenishment and accountability


Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Dispense Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) and other medication in line with approved regimens and standards.
  • Dispense ARVs in appropriate packaging with clear instructions.
  • Provide medication-related counseling, including reinforcing adherence and advising on potential side effects and drug interactions.
  • Provide drug information to health service providers and clients on request.
  • Identify and supporting follow-up of clients who do not return for refills of their ARVs.
  • Work with providers and clients to identify, manage, and report adverse drug reactions and drug interactions.
  • Contribute to decision making on treatment and care for individual clients.
  • Monitor ARV and other drug (STIs, OIs, etc.) stock levels at the OSS and communicate with the project team for re-stocking
  • Contribute to forecasting /quantification of health commodities and monitoring of drug distributions.
  • Oversee drug logistics i.e., stock-taking, proper drug storage, drug stock out and monitor the effectiveness of the pull system.       
  • Assess the functionality of existing pharmaceutical management systems and develop implementation plans that prioritize and address gaps.
  • Oversee quality assurance systems at the OSS by close monitoring of prescription patterns, ensuring proper documentation, side effects monitoring (pharmacovigilance) and reducing dispensing errors.
  • Identify needs for information resources—for example, ART guidelines and drug information for medication counselling
  • Implement monitoring and reporting of medication errors, suspected adverse reactions to medicines, and other medication-related events
  • Monitoring ART prescriptions for appropriateness and discrepancies
  • Monitoring adherence to ARVs; working with clients and other health service providers to address difficulties
  • Address emerging problems as client numbers increase
  • Contribute to the development of data collection tools for KPs (HTS, ART and Prevention for Positives)
  • Monitor and report weekly enrolment
  • Provide support to the Strategic Information (SI) unit to conduct research (qualitative and quantitative) surveys on service delivery outcomes for HIV prevention, care and treatment.
  • Ensure timely submission of quality reports to the PR/SR on monthly and quarterly basis or as required.
  • Maintenance of transaction records and inventory management tools as required to ensuring transparency in commodity management records.
  • Ensure timely, accurate and timely reporting of logistics reports to facilitate stock replenishment and accountability


Basic Function

  • The successful candidate will provide pharmaceutical care services and support medication adherence counseling services at One-Stop-Shop (OSS) for Key Populations (KPs) and their partners.


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