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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Pharmacy Technician Job at Sawa HealthCare Group ( SHCG ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Pharmacy Technician

Jobs at:
Sawa HealthCare Group ( SHCG )

Deadline of this Job:
12th February 2018

Duty Station:
Old Kampala Hospital, Kampala, Uganda




Job details:
Reports to: Pharmacist or Director of Pharmacy
Sawa HealthCare Group exists to provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare services in the communities we serve and to do so in a sustainable manner with the highest level of integrity.
Job Summary: The Pharmacy Technician assists the Pharmacist by filling orders for medications for oral, rectal, topical and injectable use; mixes solutions as required; types labels, prepares and files charge slips and performs other related duties.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assists the Pharmacist in providing medication, drug information and pharmaceutical services to patients, nurses, physicians and other hospital staff.
  • Prepares intravenous solutions and admixtures.
  •  Maintains inventory of supplies and reorders them accordingly.
  • Assists in filling prescriptions.
  •  Processes records of medications and supplies dispensed to patients or customers, computes charges and either enters them into the computer or forwards them to Information Systems.
  • Prepares and submits select reports.
  • Receives and stores incoming deliveries of medication and supplies.
  • Participates in departmental and organizational performance improvement and quality improvement activities.
  • Assists the Pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical care for patients ranging in age from newborn to the elderly. Must be able to identify and understand that there are dosage variations between newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, and know to consult with the Pharmacist if any doubts or questions arise.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety, quality and excellent customer service.
  •  Maintains Pharmacy services in a clean and orderly manner.
  •  Ensures that patient information is accurate and entered on a timely basis.
  • Demonstrates ability to calculate figures and amounts relating to dosage calculations when filing various prescriptions ranging from the newborn to the elderly populations.
  •  Demonstrates ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instruction furnished in written, oral and diagram form.
  • Demonstrates ability to deal with problems involving several variables in particular situations.
  •  Recognizes inappropriate dosing based on available dosage forms for various age groups.
  •  Demonstrates knowledge and skill ensuring that pharmaceutical preparations are sterile, properly packaged, labeled and stored, and not outdated.
  •  Ensures compliance with applicable protocols and guidelines.
  •  Performs other pharmacy-related duties as requested or required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in pharmacy or Registered Nurse/Midwife.
  • Three years’ experience in a pharmacy; hospital setting preferred.
  • Proficiency in computer packages like Microsoft excel, word and other office products.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and customer service skills.
  • Proof of registration with the appropriate professional council.
Job application procedure
All candidates who are suitably qualified are advised to send their application and curriculum vitae to hr@sawahealthcare.org