3 AIDS Healthcare Foundation US Non-profit Careers – Dispenser

Organisation: AIDS
Healthcare Foundation, AHF (U.S.A)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Masaka and Soroti, Uganda
About AHF:
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
(AHF) is an international not for profit NGO, with its Headquarters based in
Los Angeles-California, and is the largest community-based provider of HIV
treatment and care services in the United States of America. AHF registered in
Uganda as AHF-Uganda Cares, is collaboration between the Ministry of Health and
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (U.S.A) to provide free HIV/AIDS services; including
antiretroviral therapy in resource constrained settings.
Job Summary: The Dispenser
will ensure the smooth running of day-to-day activities of the pharmacy and
dispensary and AHF Uganda Cares clinics in Masaka, Soroti & St
Balikuddembe. He/she directly oversees all pharmacy and dispensing activities
within the clinic such as planning, monitoring and reporting of
pharmacy/dispensary activities, maintain patient confidentiality, ensure patient
safety, liaising with other team members regarding patient medications. He/she
performs while ensuring delivery of high quality standard of care for all
patients by leading and directing staff and volunteers at the center; carries
out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies
and procedures. “
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Dispensing:
  • Dispense
    medication as stated on prescriptions, maintaining accurate dispensing
    records and ensuring that the medication is labeled correctly with –
    strength, quantity, directions for use To adhere to practice policies and
    procedures for dispensing medicines Provide a second-check on all
    medication issued.
  • Maintain
    minimum stock levels of medicines, checking expiry dates and storage
    conditions.
  • Place
    accurate and timely orders with suppliers and accept deliveries of
    medication, adding them to the computerized stock control records.
    Maintain dispensary equipment, ensuring it is clean, accurate and in a
    good state of repair.
2. Communication:
  • Quickly
    respond to queries from patients, hospitals, partners etc, whether by
    face-to-face contact, telephone, email, fax etc.
  • Works
    closely with members of the clinical team regarding updates in the
    pharmacy and medication for individual patients.
  • Communicate
    effectively and regularly with other members of the dispensing team to
    ensure the accurate exchange of information relating to patients and their
    medication.
3. Supervisory
Responsibilities:
  • Offers
    direct supervision and mentorship to a team of health workers including
    Nurses, HIV medics and data entry clerks Provides support and mentorship
    to a team of health workers working in collaboration with AHF Uganda Cares
    within Masaka, Soroti or St. Balikuddembe clinic respectively.
  • Monitors
    that pharmacy operations are in accordance with the good pharmacy practice
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    dispensers must be a medical technician dispenser from a recognizable
    institution. 
  • Possess at least two years medical/health service experience preferred
    with a sound knowledge of HIV basics.
  • Should
    have experience with knowledge of clinical protocols and procedures in the
    management of HIV related diseases and logistics management.
  • Prior
    experience in planning and budgeting is desired Experience in quality
    management and assurance practices desired
How to Apply: 
All qualified and interested
candidates should submit their updated C.Vs, photocopies of their relevant
academic qualifications and application letter with three professional references
addressed to:
The Human Resource Manager,
AHF-Uganda Cares Secretariat
Plot 54B, Kira Road.
P. 0. Box 22914, Kampala,
Uganda
Or by email:
globalhr.Africa@aidshealth.org
Deadline:  Friday, 21st
November 2014 by 5PM

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