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Pharmacy Technician

Job Details-
Level- Experienced
Uganda
4 Year Degree
Description

Job Summary: Responsible for providing technical supervision related to the safe, effective, and cost-efficient use of medicines in all regional health facilities.

Job Location: Adjumani

Job Responsibilities

  • In close collaboration with Store Officer, responsible for monitoring inventory and stock levels in Unit 4 ERP system to ensure appropriate stock levels, anticipate stock-outs and advise on actions to be taken; support Procurement team in planning and issuing of requisitions to avoid stock out of medicines
  • Support in preparing requisitions for orders of medical and drug material to ensure an efficient and appropriate consumption pattern under budget constraints
  • In close collaboration with the Store Officer, ensure adherence to MTI and donor policies and procedures on storage, stock management, and supply such that proper medicine storage conditions are maintained, including pest control, temperature, humidity, and light exposure
  • Train Store personnel on drug families, usage, and recommendations for storage, especially with regards to cold chain items and controlled drugs
  • Monitor prescriptions to ensure that correct medications are being prescribed, adherence to clinical guidelines and the rational use of medicines; conduct related pieces of training for clinical staff
  • Check prescription logs at Health Facility and ensure that complete documentation of the transfer of drugs from Health Facility store is available
  • Analyze monthly stock report in close collaboration with Medical Coordinator and Store Officer to ensure all essential medicines are available and to verify over or under usage of specific medicines each month; collaborate with Pharmacy Technicians from other locations on the transfer of medicines to avoid stock-outs and reduce overstocks
  • Produce monthly stock-out reports and share information with Health Facilities including recommendations for alternatives
  • Assure the respect of order cycles on Health Facility level
  • Generate average monthly consumption and regularly review with Medical Coordinator
  • Issue donations of overstock drugs as advised by Medical Coordinator
  • Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications

Education, Experience, Licences, and Certifications

  • A diploma in Pharmacy is required
  • Registration with Allied Health Professionals Council is required
  • A valid practicing license is required
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a community or hospital pharmacy
  • Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • In-depth technical knowledge of pharmacy including purchasing, dispensing and aseptic manipulations
  • In-depth knowledge of pharmacy policies and procedures, including safe and secure handling of medicine
  • Knowledge of computerized pharmacy systems or ERP systems
  • Skilled in aseptic dispensing
  • Skilled in managing stock levels and forecasting needs to avoid stock-outs whenever possible
  • Skilled in using appropriate database systems (ERP, HIS, HRIS)
  • Skilled in developing and conducting pieces of training for health facility staff
  • Skilled in record keeping with high attention to detail
  • Ability to be proactive and take responsibility for your own work
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others as a member of a team
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient information and adhere to a professional code of conduct
  • Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct                                                                                                                  

This position requires work at health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position.  Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

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