Entry Level Pharmacy Technician Jobs – Sawa HealthCare Group (SHCG)

Job Title:      Pharmacy Technician
Organisation: Sawa
HealthCare Group (SHCG)
Duty Station:  Old
Kampala Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Pharmacist
or Director of Pharmacy
About US:
Sawa HealthCare Group exists to
provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare services in the
communities we serve and to do so in a sustainable manner with the highest
level of integrity. 
Job Summary: The Pharmacy
Technician assists the Pharmacist by filling orders for medications for oral,
rectal, topical and injectable use; mixes solutions as required; types labels,
prepares and files charge slips and performs other related duties.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assists
    the Pharmacist in providing medication, drug information and
    pharmaceutical services to patients, nurses, physicians and other hospital
    staff.
  • Prepares
    intravenous solutions and admixtures.
  • Maintains
    inventory of supplies and reorders them accordingly.
  • Assists
    in filling prescriptions.
  • Processes
    records of medications and supplies dispensed to patients or customers,
    computes charges and either enters them into the computer or forwards them
    to Information Systems.
  • Prepares
    and submits select reports.
  • Receives
    and stores incoming deliveries of medication and supplies.
  • Participates
    in departmental and organizational performance improvement and quality
    improvement activities.
  • Assists
    the Pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical care for patients ranging in
    age from newborn to the elderly. 
    Must be able to identify and understand that there are dosage
    variations between newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric
    patients, and know to consult with the Pharmacist if any doubts or
    questions arise.
  • Performs
    all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient
    safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Supports
    and maintains a culture of safety, quality and excellent customer service.
  • Maintains
    Pharmacy services in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Ensures
    that patient information is accurate and entered on a timely basis.
  • Demonstrates
    ability to calculate figures and amounts relating to dosage calculations
    when filing various prescriptions ranging from the newborn to the elderly
    populations.
  • Demonstrates
    ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instruction
    furnished in written, oral and diagram form.
  • Demonstrates
    ability to deal with problems involving several variables in particular
    situations.
  • Recognizes
    inappropriate dosing based on available dosage forms for various age
    groups.
  • Demonstrates
    knowledge and skill ensuring that pharmaceutical preparations are sterile,
    properly packaged, labeled and stored, and not outdated.
  • Ensures
    compliance with applicable protocols and guidelines.
  • Performs
    other pharmacy-related duties as requested or required.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a Diploma in pharmacy or Registered Nurse/Midwife.
  • Three
    years’ experience in a pharmacy; hospital setting preferred.
  • Proficiency
    in computer packages like Microsoft excel, word and other office products.
  • Excellent
    communication, leadership and customer service skills.
  • Proof
    of registration with the appropriate professional council.
How to Apply:
All candidates who are suitably
qualified are advised to send their application and curriculum vitae to
hr@sawahealthcare.org
Deadline: 12th February 2018

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