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  • Posted: Sep 15, 2021
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  • Aga Khan University Hospitals in Karachi, Pakistan and Nairobi, Kenya are private, not-for-profit institutions providing high quality health care. The Main Hospitals serve as the principal sites for clinical training for the University's Medical Colleges and Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Pakistan and East Africa. Our Vision of Aga Khan University Ho...
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    Pharmaceutical Technologist, Main Pharmacy

    Requirements

    • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized institution
    • Registered with The Kenya Pharmaceutical Association
    • Practicing License from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
    • 1 year working experience in a busy faciliy, preferably a hospital
    • Heart Saver Certification.
    • Computer literate
    • Able to communicate with medical professionals
    • Able to work with a team of people from various backgrounds and training
    • Excellent customer service skills and empathetic to patients of all ages
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Culturally sensitive
    • Able to keep up with pharmaceutical developments and Continuous Medical Education programmes.

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities

    • Receive, verify prescriptions and dispense drugs in a timely manner within approved standards and procedures.
    • Contact the physician immediately for inaccuracy and illegibility in a prescription order, document errors and communicate them to the nursing and pharmacy staff
    • Verify expiry dates of drugs prior to dispensing medication to patients/customers.
    • Check that every label placed on the medications contains the correct patient name, drug, quantity and directions.
    • Compound extemporaneous preparations and mix certain intravenous medications as per laid down procedures.
    • Counsel patients on drug administration and use of devices for optimum wellness and recovery.
    • Receive, return and update drug credits on the system in a timely manner.
    • Deliver drug discharges to patients in the ward where applicable
    • Communicate out of stock and non-stock effectively and timely to prescriber and nurse and provide alternative choice or make arrangements to order promptly.
    • Comply and observe the environmental health and safety measures and regulations by proper handling, storage and dispensation of medications
    • Record, monitor and update the expiry list of medications in timely manner.
    • Conduct nursing floor inspections once a month for all ward stock, solutions and patient medication left behind
    • Complete documentation of Interventions, Medication errors and Near Miss, Adverse events, Medication queries, Patient complaints or any other incidents and forward to relevant office
    • Perform random medication checks daily and Monitor variance levels in your respective satellites.
    • Compile daily satellite reports.
    • Carry out regular satellite stock-take exercise.
    • Report any special indicators allocated.
    • Maintain and update personal drug knowledge data base to ensure accurate provision of pharmaceutical care of general disease states as well as specialized knowledge in the assigned area of expertise

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    Pharmacist, Main Pharmacy

    Job Summary

    The Pharmacist will provide quality pharmaceutical services that are efficacious, safe and cost effective and that meet or exceed the expectation of the patients.

    Responsibilities

    • Review and verify written prescriptions for authenticity, validity, indication, dose, strength route, form, duration, drug interactions and assure that drugs are dispensed in proper manner.
    • Verify expiry dates of drugs prior to dispensing to prevent anomalies in service delivery.
    • Prepare, compound and dispense drugs and other pharmaceutical supplies.
    • Maintain prescription record, for proper maintenance of records, and retrieval
    • Compute and record prescription charges
    • Perform a thorough clinical check on all treatment sheets and discharge prescriptions
    • Identify, resolve and prevent potential and actual drug –related problems and reviews patient profiles for drug interactions, allergies, contraindications and adverse drug reactions to determine and implement optimal drug therapy.
    • Communicate directly with physicians, nurses and other health care providers to relate information regarding patient drug therapy.
    • Conduct patient counselling on medicines, devices and adherence to therapy.
    • Ensure proper inventory management of drugs and supplies, their storage and handling and updating of the inventory records on a regular basis, to ensure product conformity.
    • Monitor drug consumption and prepare reports regarding drug usage in the hospital and utilize reports to determine levels to be set on the IT System.
    • Monitor ad hoc drug requests, out of stock drugs and non-stock drug orders
    • Maintain strict control over usage of controlled drugs such as narcotics, for compliance with policy on dangerous drugs, and avoid misuse.
    • Facilitate nursing floor Inspections on a monthly basis and satellite inspections daily.
    • Participate in quarterly stock takes and prepare variance reports within stated times.
    • Maintain accurate documentation of all interventions and recommendations regards drug therapy and rational use of drugs, and their outcomes.
    • Provide drug and poison information to medical personnel on availability and usage of drugs, drug to drug interactions and adverse effects of these drugs, and appropriately document the same.
    • Monitor and record adverse drug reactions and medication incidents.
    • Schedule and conduct operational and quality indicator audits.
    • Provide training to other healthcare professionals.
    • Proactively participate in departmental continuous medical education.

    Requirements

    • B.Sc. in Pharmacy
    • Certificate and Practicing License from Pharmacy and Poisons Board
    • Registered with Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya
    • At least 1 year experience preferably in a hospital
    • Heart Saver Certification
    • Demonstrable supervisory skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
    • Remarkable ability to follow through on tasks assigned.
    • Sound knowledge of teaching and the methods involved in learning and instruction.
    • Proficient in MS Office Suite
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Sound time-management skills.

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    Research Assistant- Nurse, Department of Haematology and Oncology

    Job Summary

    The position is required to provide competent and compassionate care for oncology patients, including ensuring safe  and   competent   management   of  chemotherapy   administration   and  other   supportive therapies for cancer patients.  In addition the Research Assistant – Nurse will be a Member of a multi-disciplinary research team of the CRU, and will be responsible for clinical and research support for all research trials, including study and patient management.

    Responsibilities

    • Plan, organize, and engage in the day to day clinical and related research study activities under the direction of, and in consultation with the lead doctors and managers
    • Review research protocols, plan daily tasks and study flow in conjunction with the other study team members (pharmacy, lab, regulatory, etc.)
    • Assist in directing the daily flow of patients and study related tasks
    • Facilitate and provide care of research patients within the CRU’s scope of its central support services
    • Perform routine technical procedures such as patients’ vital signs, I/V cannulation, ECG, drug administration, etc. as per policies and procedures of AKUH,N and approved research protocols
    • Provide laboratory support services including phlebotomy and collection/handling of required specimens (e.g., stool, urine, nasal swabs) using standard techniques
    • Process specimens (centrifuging, processing, shipping, preparation procedures, etc.)
    • Practice ICH-GCP, good documentation practices, as well as ensure compliance of ICH-GCP
    • Ensure compliance of established safety standards and maintain safe environment for patients, families, and clinical staff in accordance with regulatory and institutional health standards
    • Oversee the management, stocking and maintenance of clinical space, including management of clinical supply inventories, ordering and appropriate stocking of clinical areas (e.g., ensure servicing and maintenance of medical/clinical equipment and maintain service logs)
    • Document and maintain accurate records (such as, patients’ assessment, subject specific specimens collected, document/specimen custody, document/specimen storage records, supply inventories, temperature logs, calibration records, etc.) as part of source documentation, regulatory, and research and institutional requirements
    • Ensure appropriate handling, disposal of biological and hazardous specimens/materials
    • Inform the medical and clinical leads of any adverse event, incidence and occurrence related to patient, visitor, or staff during their time at the CRU, including a written report of the incident/event and the action(s)
    • Disburse investigational drug and provide patient teaching regarding administration, as necessary
    • Management of clinic patients, outside of the CRU, as necessary and in accordance with AKUH,N policies and procedures
    • Prepare for and facilitate monitoring visits and audits in the CRU
    • Assist in grant preparation, costing, and study budgeting

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (preferred); will consider Diploma in Nursing, only if candidate has significant past research experience
    • Must have a valid and active Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) license
    • CITI / Research training preferred
    • Minimum of 3 years of work experience as a nurse in a hospital or related setting in inpatient and/or outpatient services with demonstrated knowledge and competencies in nursing clinical practices applied to direct patient care. Experience in oncology nursing is preferred.
    • Excellent knowledge in nursing practice, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
    • Sound working knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), clinical trial processes, nursing patient care, biomaterials handling, health safety practices
    • Prior experience in operating basic medical equipment (e.g., Infusion pump, ECG machine, etc.).
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication - written and verbal
    • Excellent organizational capabilities and ability to handle diverse set of tasks for multiple studies (and clinics) simultaneously
    • Maturity & ability to work independently
    • Versatility to work in a variety of related roles such as clinical/nursing care, patient services support, lab/bio-specimen processing, data management
    • Proficiency in use of computers and basic office software (Outlook, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Candidate with prior research experience will be given preference

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    Specialist, Talent Acquisition

    Introduction

    Reporting to the Manager, Talent Acquisition, you will be responsible for managing the end-to-end talent acquisition processes which includes research and sourcing, resume review and screening, assessing, organising data, and other general Human Resources duties, along with maintaining an effective talent pool of candidates. If you are keen to be part of an impactful, innovative and exciting team whilst developing your career further, Talent Acquisition could be the place for you. ​​​

    Responsibilities:

    • Ensure all hirings are in accordance with the budget and necessary approvals.
    • Liaise with hiring managers to understand job requirements and competencies.
    • Draft job advertisements based on the job description of the position.
    • Evaluate and identify staffing strategies and develop diverse candidate pools, set expectations and keep hiring manager informed of recruitment status.
    • Identify high-quality candidates through active and passive sourcing via direct channels, job postings, social media, web sourcing, referrals and networking.
    • Conduct first-round of interviews for all suitable candidates, including administrating AKU's competency-based assessments.
    • Assist with implementation of innovative sourcing strategies to cater to challenging roles in consultation with Global Talent Acquisition Director and/or senior team members.
    • Contribute towards building talent pipelines to fill current and future roles.
    • Foster long-term relationships with past applicants and potential candidates.
    • Assist with identification and development of sustainable talent acquisition planning and related strategies.
    • Prepare and make salary offer maintaining internal parity.
    • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes and related employment laws, and new technologies in HR talent management.
    • Partner with the stakeholders, HRBPs and business lines to ensure that talent management and recruitment processes are smooth, including procedures for improving candidate experience.
    • Participate in quality improvement initiatives and special projects as assigned by the supervisor.
    • Attend career and college fairs, and similar events to develop future talent pools.
    • Collect and analyse data to create and present KPI reports on talent acquisition.

    Requirement​s

    • Master’s degree, preferably in Human Resources.
    • At least 5 years of professional work experience in Human Resources (experience in recruitment and selection will be an advantage).
    • In-depth knowledge of candidate sourcing, selection and assessing methods.
    • Excellent understanding of the full cycle end-to-end talent acquisition process.
    • Good organisational and time management skills.
    • Outstanding communications and interpersonal skills with an attention to detail.
    • Initiative taking approach and customer orientated skills, with the motivation and ability to function independently.
    • Experienced in creating and sustaining productive relationships with external and internal clients.
    • A sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on the company's success.
    • Ability to support the development and execution of innovative and forward-thinking recruiting strategies.
    • Hands on experience with HRIS/applicant tracking system (ATS).

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Aga Khan University Hospital on aku.taleo.net to apply

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