Overview

Pharmaceutical Technologist

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
Participate in educational activities and departmental meetings.

Requirements

Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized institution
Registered with The Kenya Pharmaceutical Association
Practicing License from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
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 programme
(6 Month’s Contract)

 

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About Aga Khan University Hospital

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 Hospital, Nairobi is to be the premier, tertiary, teaching and referral health care facility in sub-Saharan Africa. ​For over fifty years, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH) has been taking care of families in East Africa. As a private, not-for-profit hospital, we strive to provide access to quality healthcare to all who need it. At AKUH, patients are our first priority. Our team of medical professionals, faculty and staff are here to provide you and your loved ones with the highest standards of healthcare. We are committed to working together to ensure that you and your family receive outstanding medical services, first-rate facilities and compassionate care. The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi has set the standard for comprehensive healthcare and modern medical education in East Africa. Our dedicated staff, advanced facilities and state-of-the-art technologies have earned the hospital great reputation as a leading medical institution and teaching hospital in the region, and beyond. Patients benefit from our unique team-based approach to car​e, which enables you to benefit from the diverse expertise of our entire team of medical professionals. As the teaching hospital for Aga Khan University’s Medical College and School of Nursing and Midwifery, we practice an evidence-based approach to medicine, driven by the cutting-edge research conducted by our experienced faculty members. Our approach to care is guided by our core principles of Quality, Access, Impact and Relevance.​