15 July 2016

3 Pharmacy Technician NGO Job Positions - TASO Uganda

Organisation: The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)
Duty Station: Gulu (1), Jinja (1) and Tororo (1), Uganda
VA No.: TASO-2016-HR/5
Reports to: Lead Pharmacy Technician

About US:
The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda) is an organisation contributing to a process of preventing HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the quality of Life of persons, families and communities affected by HIV infection and disease.

Job Summary: The Pharmacy Technician will ensure that the service provision complies to set pharmaceutical procedures, regulations and standards

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Actively participate in planning and budgeting for the medical department
  • Dispense prescribed drugs to TASO clients and staff
  • Counsel clients and staff on drug indications/contraindications, dosage, drug interactions, and side effects.
  • Provide appropriate pharmaceutical information to TASO clients and staff.
  • Manage the acquisition and disbursement of drugs and medications from the pharmacy.
  • Provide technical guidance and training to Dispensers and other staff involved in giving out drugs
  • Collect and document information on adverse drug reactions
  • Appraise and technically support subordinates
  • Establish and maintain good methods and manner of storage and recordkeeping systems to provide for safekeeping of pharmaceuticals.
  • Follow established TASO policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards
  • Prepare and submit periodic reports on the pharmaceutical services of the Centre

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The Pharmacy Technician must hold a Diploma in Pharmacy Technology
  • At least three years in a busy drug dispensing environment 
  • Knowledge of drugs and their indications, contraindications, dosing, side effects, and proper administration.
  • Knowledge of patient care charts and patient histories
  • Knowledge of policies and regulations pertaining to the disbursement of pharmaceutical drugs.
  • Computer knowledge
  • Basic counselling skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High degree of integrity
  • Emotional Control
  • High degree of confidentiality

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are invited to send an application letter, resume, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and three referees.
All interested Candidates MUST attach a fully filled Application Form, download here, or pick it from any TASO Centre and register in the applications book.

Note: Please firmly staple your papers together only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please forward your applications to:                     
The Director, Human Resource & Administration,
P.O. Box 10443,                                                      
Kampala. Uganda
OR Hand deliver your application to TASO HQ level II, located at Old Mulago Hospital

OR Apply Online -> Click Here

Deadline: 22nd July, 2016.

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