Pharmaceutical Technician job at Medical Teams International

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Vacancy title:
Pharmaceutical Technician

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Health Care , Category: Healthcare ]

Jobs at:

Medical Teams International

Deadline of this Job:
08 August 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Kigoma , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

To provide an accurate, timely, and qualitative dispensing service of drugs according to medical prescriptions and Medical Teams International’s protocols, standards, and procedures in order to improve the patient’s health conditions.

Job Responsibilities
• Dispenses medication to patients according to medical prescription, ensuring the medication is labeled with the correct drug name, strength, quantity, expiry date, directions for use and additional required information and providing clear instructions and advice on how to take the drug, when, how long, how to store, possible side-effects and any other relevant warnings. Making sure the patient understands in order to ensure correct treatment.
• Adhering to Medical Teams International’s practice policies and procedures for dispensing medicines, in particular those relating to controlled drugs and ensuring respect of confidentiality in dispensing
• Placing accurate and timely orders with the central stock, maintaining minimum stock levels of medicines, checking expiry dates and storage conditions and ensuring no medicines or material are taken out of the dispensary without authorization.
• Maintaining accurate dispensing records and regularly reporting them to his/her technical reference. Ensuring returned and out-of-date medication is safely removed to a well designated quarantine zone for unwanted pharmaceuticals, separated from the normal stock.
• Organizing and keeping clean the dispensing area, ensuring cleanliness and care in handling medicines to avoid contamination and mix-up. Maintaining dispensary equipment, ensuring it is clean, accurate and in a good state of repair.
• Maintaining the integrity and security of the dispensary by admitting only authorized personnel and ensuring that all medicines are stored as appropriate. Reporting immediately to the technical reference on any problem arising in the service (especially loss, robbery, quality problems with medicines (abnormal changes in colour, consistency, and odour) damage of medical equipment or medicines).
• Carrying out Patient Therapeutic Education (PTE) and interacting with patient using a patient-based approach to accompany chronic disease (HIV, TB, etc.) patients along their visits. Receiving patients, informing about treatment and adherence, giving appointment for the next drug delivery. Informing the medical doctor in case of lack of adherence and identifying the reasons and finding solutions to improve adherence.
• Understanding, recording and informing on any complaint received from patients related to medicine use or side effects.
• Support safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.
• Other duties as assigned.

Education, Licenses, & Certifications
• Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science is required
• Enlisted with Pharmacy Council of Tanzania
• Valid practicing license is required.
• Additional qualifications in Inventory Management are an added advantage
• Experience
• Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar role is required.
• Experience working with an international NGO is an added advantage.
• Pharmaceutical Technician Job Vacancy at Medical Teams International

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Knowledge of good dispensing practices and inventory management
• Skills
• Skilled in developing and conducting trainings.
• Good communication skills, with good command of written and spoken English.
• Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and stand
• Abilities
• Analytical with attention to detail
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of patient information and test results.
• Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
All interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their application letter and CV in either PDF or Word only, including three work related referee to: [email protected]  

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