Centre For Health Solutions Kenya
Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS), in partnership with the County Government of Nyandarua, is seeking to employ the services of motivated and proactive individuals to fill the following vacancy in the Ministry of Health (MoH)/CHS Tegemeza Plus Project, which supports and strengthens HIV/AIDS services in Nyandarua County.
Position: Pharmaceutical Technologist (2 positions)
Location: Nyandarua County
The Pharmaceutical Technologist is responsible for the management of the pharmacy and related equipment, making sure that all required drugs are available and issued in the correct doses/courses to the patients.
Ensure complete documentation of all pharmacy records and reporting tools
Verify prescriptions for accuracy and suitability to ensure rational dispensation and prescribing
Complete the expiry chart accurately and in a timely manner for proper monitoring of drugs
Participate in implementing national clinical guidelines on drugs use and pharmacy standard operating procedures
Provide comprehensive and accurate drug information to patients and health care workers
Implement procedures and guidelines on forecasting, quantification, storage, commodity management and inventory management in line with required standards
Maintain accurately the pharmacy database keeping up to date
Ensure that the pharmacy SOPs are well utilized
Work with the comprehensive care team to observe and comply with environmental and occupational safety measures and regulations
Participate in the implementation of quality control and quality assurance program with the comprehensive care team
Assist in identifying and reporting on suspected adverse drug reactions and poor-quality products to PPB
Prepare the weekly, monthly and annual reports for the pharmacy
Participate in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTs) to discuss complicated cases.
Participate in continuous quality improvement initiatives to improve service delivery and patient-level outcomes
Participation and contribution to the capacity building of clinical and other staff through CMEs, mentorship, sensitization and updates
Support implementation of differentiated care
Conduct any other duty as may be prescribed by the supervisor
Qualifications and Requirements
For appointment to the post of Pharmaceutical Technologist, a candidate must;
Have a Basic Diploma in Pharmacy from a recognized institution
Have a valid License from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board
At least 2 years’ work experience in a hospital pharmacy
Experience working with MOH/County systems and personnel will be an added advantage
Experience working in PEPFAR funded projects is an added advantage
Should be self-motivated
Should have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
Successful candidates will be supervised by their respective hospital/facility health management team (HMT) from the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the CHS Program team.
Applications should include the following
Cover letter and current CV with names and telephone contacts of at least three (3) referees
Copies of academic and professional certificates
Photocopy of ID
Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria are invited to email their applications clearly indicating the job title as the subject line by 5.00PM on or before Thursday, June 21, 2018.
Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification