AMREF Pharmaceutical Technologist Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

AMREF Pharmaceutical Technologist Jobs in Nairobi Kenya


Amref Health Africa was officially founded in 1957 to deliver mobile health services and to provide mission hospitals with surgical support.

A medical radio network was developed to coordinate the service, and provide communication

Amref Health Africa is currently recruiting for a Pharmaceutical Technologist to provide technical pharmaceutical expertise in health care service delivery, strategy development and implementation.

Main Purpose of Job:-

To provide technical pharmaceutical expertise in health care service delivery, strategy development and implementation

Principal Responsibilities

Key Area Activities

Strategy and implementation

Develop project activity strategy with timely and regularly reviewed implementation work plans.

Dispensing

  • Receive written prescription or refill requests and verifying that information is
    complete and accurate- Ensuring proper dispensing in the health centre.
  • Pre-packing of medicines for dispensing.
  • Enhancing rational drug use within the health centre.
  • Timely and accurate dispensing to patients drugs.

    Procurement

  • Coordinating, ordering of pharmaceutical purchase. Develop/ adopt relevant
    materials to support field activities.
  • Monthly ordering of ARVS and 0I for the patients on HIV care and treatment.
  • Ensuring cost effective selection of commodities for purchase.
  • Order, label and count stock of medication and chemical supplies.

    Drug Store management

  • Maintain proper storage, security conditions and records of pharmaceutical
    stocks.
  • Ensuring timely requisition and inventory management.
  • Timely issue ARVS & 0I to satellite sites.
  • Tallying medicines received from supplies against invoices and cheeked for
    correctness of quantity, price, batch numbers and expiry date.
  • Maintain shelves and medicine clean
  • Maintain purchase records and invoice
  • Ensure medicines for cold temperatures are always kept on refrigerator.
  • Receive and store incoming supplies verify quantities against invoices and
    inform supervisors of stock needs.

    Job Title

    Key Area Activities

    Drug forecasting

  • Forecasting drug needs for the health centre and satellite facilities.
  • Monitoring stock and informing supervisors of stock needs.

    Counselling

  • Adherence Counselling of ARV patients and advising on drugs dispensed.
  • Assessing adherence at
    every visit for improved individual patient care.

    Record keeping

  • Establish and maintain patient’s profiles, including list of medication taken
    by individual patients.
  • Documenting reports done.
  • Streamlining data entered in computer for ensuring accurate data quality.

    Reporting & documentation

  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project as per
    donor requirements.

    Committees & memberships

  • Pharmacy and therapeutic committee.
  • Multidisciplinary team for second line treatment.
  • Project quality improvement team.

    Required Qualifications

    Education (academic and professional)

  • Minimum of Diploma in pharmaceutical technology from a recognized institution.
  • Registered with relevant professional body
  • Valid current practicing license
  • Paediatric training
  • Training in HIV/AIDS

    Experience and knowledge

  • At least 3 years working experience
  • Experience in handling multiple tasks and working independently and in multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • Implementation of activities leading to the desired effects
  • ART commodity management
  • Management for health systems strengthening
  • Experience in working in informal settlement in a similar position will be an added advantage

    Skills

  • Team player,
  • Excellent communication and planning skills.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Listening skills

    Competences

  • Integrity and honesty
  • Mature
  • Ethical work practices
  • Confidentiality
  • Respect for diversity

    Hours of Work

  • Normal working hours as per Amref guidelines and regulations.
  • Job holder may be required to work outside normal working hours due to the nature of the work in general.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 12th October, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; AMREF Pharmaceutical Technologist Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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