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Aga Khan Hospital University – Pharmaceutical Technologist.

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Pharmaceutical Technologist, Outreach Clinic Prestige  (220000RL)
 
Pharmaceutical Technologist

Department

Outreach Clinic Prestige

Entity

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

Location

Nairobi Kenya

Introduction

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH, N) is a private not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides tertiary and secondary level healthcare services. It is one of the hospitals in East Africa accredited by the Joint Commission International from USA. The University Hospital has been providing high quality care for the people of East Africa and beyond for over 60 years.

The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi Outreach Division is a rapidly growing network of 50 medical centers spread over East Africa. These medical centers feature three to five consulting rooms with a practice that is home to qualified medical officers, highly-experienced nurses and constant reception cover. The clinics offer an on-site pharmacy and laboratory as well as radiology and sonography services. There is high expectation for staff to provide high quality professional services.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the above position based in Nairobi Kenya. The position holder will be responsible for providing effective and efficient pharmacy services to ensure departmental and institutional inventory, quality and customer service goals are met.

Responsibilities:

  • Receive, verify prescriptions and dispense drugs in a timely manner within approved standards and procedures.
  • Contact the physician immediately for inaccuracy and illegibility in a prescription order, document errors and communicate them to the nursing and pharmacy staff
  • Verify expiry dates of drugs prior to dispensing medication to patients/customers.
  • Check that every label placed on the medications contains the correct patient name, drug, quantity and directions.
  • Compound extemporaneous preparations and mix certain intravenous medications as per laid down procedures.
  • Counsel patients on drug administration and use of devices for optimum wellness and recovery.
  • Receive, return and update drug credits on the system in a timely manner.
  • Deliver drug discharges to patients in the ward where applicable
  • Communicate out of stock and non-stock effectively and timely to prescriber and nurse and provide alternative choice or make arrangements to order promptly.
  • 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.
  • Complete documentation of Interventions, Medication errors and Near Miss, Adverse events, Medication queries, Patient complaints or any other incidents and forward to relevant office
  • Perform random medication checks daily and Monitor variance levels in your respective satellites.
  • Compile daily satellite reports.
  • Carry out regular satellite stock-take exercise.
  • Report any special indicators allocated.
 Requirements:
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized institution
  • Registered with The Kenya Pharmaceutical Association
  • Practicing License from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
  • 1 year working experience in a busy facility, preferably a hospital
  • Heart Saver Certification.
  • Computer literate.

How To Apply

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