UG-Pharmacy Technician job at Medical Teams International


Medical Teams International

UG-Pharmacy Technician job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 26 July 2022

Hiring Organization: Medical Teams International

Job Details:

JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for providing technical supervision related to the safe, effective and cost-efficient use of medicines in all regional health facilities.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
 Update DONOR Stock reporting systems (RX Solution)
 Review PRs for medicine quantification to prepare orders of medical and drug material
 Ensure an efficient and appropriate consumption pattern under budget constraints at HF level by approving each HF order before distribution
 In close collaboration with the Store Officer, ensure adherence to MTI and donor policies and procedures on storage, stock management and supply such that proper medicine storage conditions are maintained, including pest control, temperature, humidity and light exposure
 Train Store personnel on drug families, usage and recommendations for storage, especially with regards to cold chain items and controlled drugs
 Monitor prescriptions to ensure that correct medications are being prescribed, adherence to clinical guidelines and the rational use of medicines; conduct related trainings for clinical staff
 Check prescription logs at Health Facility and ensure that complete documentation of transfer of drugs from Health Facility store is available
 Analyse monthly stock report in close collaboration with Medical Coordinator and Store Officer to ensure all essential medicines are available and to verify over or under usage of specific medicines each month; collaborate with Pharmacy Technicians from other locations on transfer of medicines to avoid stock outs and reduce overstocks
 Assure respect of order cycles on Health Facility level
 Generate average monthly consumption and regularly review with Medical Coordinator
 Effect redistribution order upon approval of either Pharmacy Coordinator or Medical Coordinator
 Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct
 Conduct regular support supervision performance assessment strategy (SPARS) and follow up on gaps identified in the reports
 In collaboration with Store Officer, participate in Monthly Physical Inventory Count of all stocks in the Warehouse
 In collaboration with Store Officer, he/she supports enforcement of safety and security procedures for warehouse premises and housed stocks specifically on access control
 Prepare monthly support visit work plans and share with Procurement Logistician, Medical Coordinator and Pharmacy Coordinator
 Other duties as assigned


EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS
 Minimum of a Diploma in Pharmacy is required
 Registration with Allied Health Professionals Council is required
 Valid practicing license is required

EXPERIENCE
 Minimum 2 years of experience in a community or hospital pharmacy
 Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE
 In-depth technical knowledge of pharmacy including purchasing, dispensing and aseptic manipulations
 In-depth knowledge of pharmacy policies and procedures, including safe and secure handling of medicine
 Knowledge of computerized pharmacy systems or ERP systems

SKILLS
 Skilled in aseptic dispensing
 Skilled in managing stock levels and forecasting needs to avoid stock outs whenever possible
 Skilled in using appropriate database systems (ERP, HIS, HRIS)
 Skilled in developing and conducting trainings for health facility staff
 Skilled in record keeping with high attention to detail

ABILITIES
 Ability to be proactive and take responsibility for own work
 Ability to work collaboratively with others as a member of a team
 Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information and adhere to professional code of conduct
 Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
This position requires work at health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.
NOTE: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position. Duties, responsibilities and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

Application procedure

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Date Posted: 2022-07-14

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