Pharmaceutical Technologist at Premier Hospital

Posted 4 months ago

Reports:          Pharmacy Manager

JOB PURPOSE

To compound, dispense and handle pharmaceutical supplies for all orders/prescriptions as well as educate patients about their medications while providing effective pharmaceutical supplies to meet customer needs.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Receive prescriptions from patients.
  • Verify prescriptions and dispense drugs in a timely manner and within approved standards and procedures.
  • Contact the physician immediately for inaccuracy in a prescription order, document errors and communicate them to the nursing and pharmacy staff.
  • Check that every label placed on the medication contains the correct patient name, drug, quantity and directions.
  • Compound medication through mixing, counting pills and labeling bottles as needed.
  • Counsel patients on drug administration for optimum wellness and recovery.
  • Comply and observe the environmental health and safety measures and regulations by proper handling, storage and dispensation of medications.
  • Record, monitor and update the expiry list of medications in timely manner.
  • Maintain and update personal drug knowledge database to ensure provision of pharmaceutical care of general disease states as well as specialized knowledge in the assigned area of expertise.
  • Conduct nursing floor inspections once a month for all clinic stock, solutions and patient medication left behind.
  • Consistently check and complete documentation of all patient accounts, records and files, interventions, incidents and other records kept in the department.
  • Monitor that the variance levels in your stock-team are kept to a minimum and medication is always available.
  • Compile monthly satellite reports.
  • Carry out a quarterly stock-take exercise.
  • Report any special indicators allocated.
  • Participate in educational activities and departmental meetings.
  • Complete any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor or manager.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/ QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized institution.
  • At least 1 year relevant working experience.
  • Registered with the Kenya Pharmaceutical Association or a relevant Pharmaceutical Regulating body.
  • Practicing license from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

KEY JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge in physiology, pharmacology and pharmaceuticals
  • Familiar with locally available drugs and their indicators.
  • Able to communicate with medical professionals.
  • Able to work with a team of people from various backgrounds and training.
  • Excellent customer service skills and empathetic to patients of all ages.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Culturally sensitive.
  • Able to keep up with the continuous Pharmaceutical Developments and continuous Medical Education Programs.
  • Available to work on Holidays, nights and as need arises within the department
  • Proficient in MS Office.

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