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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Medical Store Keeper (Temporary) Job at Uganda Christian University (UCU) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Medical Store Keeper (Temporary)

Jobs at:
Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Deadline of this Job:
28th September 2017

Duty Station:
Mukono, Uganda

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Job details:
Reports to: Medical Officer
About UCU:
Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono. International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the higher education - not only of clergy but of other professionals as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.
Job Summary: The Medical Store Keeper will monitor demand and plan for the procurement of essential drugs and other medical consumables so as to avoid stocks outs and expiry of items in the medical store.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for safety and custody of drugs and other medical items at AGHC Medical stores.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Dispenser, to assess need for drugs and other medical consumables, plan for identification of the right items, timely procurement, verification, storage, issuing and tracking data on a daily basis. Adhere to practice, policies and procedures of procurement.
  • Develop and utilize the procurement information system to maintain adequate stock levels of medicines and other items and avoid stock outs, expiry of drugs, and ensure systematic and safe storage conditions.
  • Maintain store equipment and ensure that they are in good working order.
  •  Using a stores software system linked to the Clinic Master Software system to ensure that all relevant information is recorded in order to monitor work at the store.
  •  Ensure the safe disposal of unsafe medications.
  •  Maintain and order for stock of dispensary and any other related items.
  • Adhere to all aspects of the Health and Safety Control of Substances hazardous to health, ensuring good hygiene, cleanliness and a safe environment in the medical store.
  •  Maintain the integrity and security of the store by admitting only authorized personnel and ensuring that all medicines and other items are stored appropriately.
  • Work closely with members of the clinical team regarding availability of medicines and items for patients with rare conditions.
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with other members of the Health centre team to ensure accurate exchange of information relating to patients and their medication.
  •  At all times maintain absolute confidentiality.
  •  Be pro-active in developing new initiatives in store management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Dispensing from a recognized Institution of higher learning.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working in a reputable Hospital or Registered Health Care Centre performing similar tasks.
  • High degree of integrity and with a good work ethic.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Should be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills especially when dealing with staff, students and visitors, and a good team player.
  •  Should be willing and able to work outside the normal working hours.
  •  Should be a practicing and committed Christian.
Job application procedure
All qualified candidates should send two (2) copies of an application letter clearly demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vitae and three references.( Academic, Leadership and Pastoral). Please remember to attach two (2) copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts and send to:
The Manager Human Resource & Administration
Uganda Christian University,
Pilkington Building,
P.O. Box 4, Mukono. Uganda
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