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  • Posted: Mar 21, 2023
    Deadline: Mar 27, 2023
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    Kenya Red Cross is one of the many International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement societies around the world. The Kenya organisation was established in 1965, The Kenya Red Cross supports and runs a number of projects whilst raising awareness to the Kenyan public about the current issues or problems which may affect them.
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    Pharmaceutical Technologist (2 Position)

    Overall Purpose

    The pharmaceutical Technologist will be working under the guidance and supervision of the Pharmacy in Charge and will be directly responsible for the running of the hospital/health post dispensing pharmacy.                                                                                                    

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Monitoring and supervising the hospital/health posts dispensing pharmacy staff to ensure all pharmaceutical ethical protocols are observed.
    • Prepare and submit regular inventory reports and requisition orders in time.
    • Monitoring drug consumption rate and keeping accurate records of the same.
    • Carry out regular pharmacy quality audits in all dispensing units.
    • Advise the logistics Manager of procurement-specific issues or improvements.
    • Provide on time, standard monthly reports to pharmacy in charge.
    • Review prescriptions to assure accuracy, to ascertain the needed ingredients and to evaluate their suitability.
    • Provide information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage and proper medication storage.
    • Analyze prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive usage or harmful interactions
    • Maintain records such as pharmacy files, patient files inventories, control records and registries of poisons, narcotics and controlled drugs.
    • Collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor review and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of drugs and drug regiments, providing advice on drug applications and characteristics.
    • Compound and dispense medications as prescribed by clinicians by calculating, weighing, measuring and mixing ingredients.
    • Offer health promotion and prevention activities, for example training people to use devices such as blood pressure or diabetes monitors.
    • Plan, Implement and maintain procedures for mixing, packaging and labelling pharmaceuticals, according to policy and legal requirements to ensure quality, security and proper disposal.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Diploma in Pharmacy. Degree in pharmacy is an added advantage
    • Member of Pharmacy Society of Kenya and valid practicing license form PSK
    • Registered with Pharmacy and Poisons Board
    • 2 years work experience and at least 1 year working in a Refugee Operations set up.

    Key Competencies

    • Knowledge in international procurement
    • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s strategic objectives.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, email and utilization of the internet.
    • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
    • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Red Cross Society on to apply

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