Pharmacist Jobs – Sawa HealthCare Group (SHCG) – Old Kampala Hospital

Job Title:      Pharmacist
Organisation: Sawa
HealthCare Group (SHCG)
Duty Station: 
Old Kampala Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Directors
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
Pharmacist is responsible for dispensing and compounding medication, counseling
patients on medication and health subjects; interpreting prescriptions,
managing patient drug therapy for complications, and performing drug utilization.
He/she collaborates with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare practitioners
to provide safe, high quality, and cost-effective drug treatment. Additionally,
the Pharmacist manages all aspects of medication ordering and inventory.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring medicinal products are stored
    appropriately and securely to ensure freshness and potency and proper
  • Ensuring medication reaches the patient
    in the correct form and dose – this may include tablets, capsules,
    ointments, injections, inhalers and creams.
  • Being responsible for the accurate
    dispensing and timely distribution of drugs and medicines for outpatients
  • Supervising and checking the work of
    pharmacy technicians and assistants.
  • Responding to medication-related queries
    from within the facility and the general public
  • Keeping up to date with, and
    contributing to, research and development, often in collaboration with
    medical staff and colleagues in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Writing guidelines for drug use within
    the facility, preparing bulletins and implementing facility regulations.
  • Providing information to individual
    wards on budgets and expenditure on drugs.
  • Working closely with physicians, nurses
    and other fellow health care professionals to ensure the delivery of safe,
    effective and economic drug treatment.
  • Counseling patients on the effects,
    dosage and route of administration of their drug treatments, particularly
    those who require complex drug therapy.
  • Monitoring every stage of medication
    treatment to improve all aspects of delivery and reporting patient side
  • Communicating effectively with patients
    and their relatives, physicians, nurses, pharmacy technicians, other
    healthcare practitioners, directors and other hospital administration
    staff, etc.
  • Preparing and quality-checking sterile
    medications under special conditions (e.g. Intravenous medications for
    those unable to take food, anti-cancer medications, eye drops, etc.).
  • Assisting with sourcing and procuring
    medications and ordering procedures to ensure adequate inventory and
    options for the conditions treated at the hospital.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a BS, MS, or
    Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited institution and a current
    pharmacist license
  • Three to five years of previous facility
    pharmacy experience, preferably in a hospital setting.
  • Completion of a Pharmacy Practice
    residency or equivalent facility experience.
  • Possesses outstanding leadership,
    communication, listening and interpersonal skills, necessary to quickly
    establish credibility and rapport with a broad set of constituencies and
    motivate others;  
  • Ability to act as an effective agent for
    change, recognizes the need for change and adapts and inspires others to
  • Ability to address both broad and
    strategic issues and the management of day-to-day operations;
  • Ability to innovate, encourage creative
    thinking and imaginative solutions to issues or problems;
  • Ability to serve as an effective
    champion for quality and continuous performance improvement using passion
    and persuasive skills;
  • Thorough understanding of all elements
    of healthcare delivery;
  • Excellent analytical and report writing
  • Proficient computer skills including
    spread sheets, data bases, statistics, software knowledge and
    installation, and accounting practices for budgetary responsibilities;
  • Broad based knowledge of office support
    and computer systems and exhibit the following characteristics: a strong
    customer focus; foster mutual respect; strong commitment to organization
    mission, vision and values; promote teamwork; perform independently; maintain
    confidentiality; adhere to high standards of personal conduct; and
    maintain and enhance professional/job competency;
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and
    regulatory requirements and best practices in clinical care; and
  • Excellent decision-making and judging

How to Apply:
All candidates who
are suitably qualified are advised to send their application and curriculum
vitae to
Deadline: 30th January 2019

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