Job Summary

Pharmacy technicians work with pharmacists to help prepare and give out prescription medication

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

JOB Responsibilities
  1. Retrieving prescription orders
  2. Medicine compounding
  3. Maintaining patient profiles
  4. Answering phones related to pharmaceutical queries
  5. Being aware of the latest medicines and their availability
  6. Receive prescriptions from doctors.
  7. Prepare prescriptions for patients.
  8. Verify insurance and prescription information.
  9. Helps health care providers and patients by greeting them in person and answering questions and requests; referring inquiries to the doctor
  10. Maintains pharmacy inventory by checking pharmaceutical stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed medications and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt; removing outdated drugs.
  11. Maintains a safe and clean pharmacy by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  12. Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  13. Organizes medications to dispense by reading medication orders and prescriptions; preparing labels; calculating quantities; assembling intravenous solutions and other pharmaceutical therapies.
  14. Maintains records by recording and filing physicians' orders and prescriptions.
  15. Ensures medication availability by delivering medications to patients and departments.
  16. Prepares reports by collecting and summarizing information.
  17. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  18. Reporting adverse drug reactions and poor quality drugs to the pharmacy and poisons Board
Qualifications
  • Holder of diploma in pharmacy from Kenya Medical Training College/any recognized medical institution
  • Duly registered by pharmacy and poisons board
  • Current practicing License
  • Supply Management, Organization, Integrity, Reporting Skills, Attention to Detail, Dependability, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Quality Focus, Supply Management, Analyzing Information , Informing Other
  • Required to maintain utmost level of accuracy while processing prescriptions.
  • Expected to demonstrate ethical behavior with emphasis on confidentiality, realization of professional liability and importance of following a protocol.
  • Empathetic and compassionate listener as a member of a healthcare team, who is able to communicate with tact and diplomacy, should be friendly and interactive with patients and other members of the team.
  • While dealing with patients, co-workers, doctors and nurses, should have the emotional maturity to solve conflicts.
  • 2 years working experience in a busy dispensing unit
NOTE:
Interested candidates should attach the following when submitting their applications:
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Two recommendation letters from persons familiar with applicants’ work
  3. Copies of relevant Academic Transcripts
  4. Three referees with physical /Telephone contact addresses
  5. Copy of National ID and diploma certificate and practicing licence where applicable

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