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Pharmaceutical Technologist at Tenwek Hospital

Mission Statement: “Tenwek Hospital is a Christian community committed to excellence in compassionate healthcare, spiritual ministry, and training for service to the glory of God.” The hospital was founded in 1937 by missionaries from World Gospel Mission and has since grown to be a leading teaching and referral hospital in the region and one of the largest mission hospitals in Africa. It is a non-profit faith-based organization, a ministry of Africa Gospel Church and in partnership with World Gospel Mission. It has a capacity of 300 beds and offers a wide-range of quality and affordable primary and specialized healthcare services.

Job Ref: 07/07/2020

Job Description

Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager, the Pharmaceutical Technologist job exists to provide pharmaceutical services to patients, and provide pharmacy and pharmaceutical support services at Tenwek Hospital.

Responsibilities

  • Dispense medications and monitor patient health and progress to maximize their response to the medication in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Provide expertise about the composition of drugs, including their chemical, biological, and physical properties and their manufacture and use in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Ensure drug purity and strength and make sure that drugs do not interact in a harmful way in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Receive and process patients’ prescription correctly and accurately for both in/outpatients in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Give accurate drug information to patients, wards and other user departments in the hospital.
  • Constitute, restructure, prepare and label extemporaneous preparations for in/outpatients in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Participate in drug stocking and stock taking drug in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Check the expiry dates of pharmacy drugs and ensuring compliance with the short Expiry Drug Policy in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Participate in chemotherapy dispensing and reconstitution in strict accordance with Cytoxic Handling Policy in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Participate in planning for all medicines and other medical material needs of the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Support the pharmacist in charge in proper medical warehousing applying the appropriate principles in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Dispense medicines to patients and explain to them on how to use, in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Document and file drug related information such as prescription as required by the pharmaceutical policies and practices in the hospital.
  • Support the pharmacist in charge in collecting, recording and analyzing data related to drug dispensing use in the pharmacy in the hospital.
  • Perform any other duty given from time to time.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized institution
  • Higher Diploma in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
  • Must be registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board
  • Must have a valid practice license
  • At least one year as a Pharmaceutical Technologist in a reputable hospital.

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