Pharmacist Job Opportunities – Sawa HealthCare Group (SHCG)

Job Title:      Pharmacist
Organisation: Sawa
HealthCare Group (SHCG)
Duty Station:  Old
Kampala Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Directors
About US:
Sawa HealthCare Group exists to
provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare services in the
communities we serve and to do so in a sustainable manner with the highest
level of integrity. 
Job Summary: The Pharmacist
is responsible for dispensing and compounding medication, counseling patients
on medication and health subjects; interpreting prescriptions, managing patient
drug therapy for complications, and performing drug utilization. He/she
collaborates with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare practitioners to
provide safe, high quality, and cost-effective drug treatment. Additionally,
the Pharmacist manages all aspects of medication ordering and inventory.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring
    medicinal products are stored appropriately and securely to ensure
    freshness and potency and proper dispensing.
  • Ensuring
    medication reaches the patient in the correct form and dose – this may
    include tablets, capsules, ointments, injections, inhalers and creams.
  • Being
    responsible for the accurate dispensing and timely distribution of drugs
    and medicines for outpatients.
  • Supervising
    and checking the work of pharmacy technicians and assistants.
  • Responding
    to medication-related queries from within the facility and the general
  • Keeping
    up to date with, and contributing to, research and development, often in
    collaboration with medical staff and colleagues in the pharmaceutical
  • Writing
    guidelines for drug use within the facility, preparing bulletins and
    implementing facility regulations.
  • Providing
    information to individual wards on budgets and expenditure on drugs.
  • Working
    closely with physicians, nurses and other fellow health care professionals
    to ensure the delivery of safe, effective and economic drug treatment.
  • Counseling
    patients on the effects, dosage and route of administration of their drug
    treatments, particularly those who require complex drug therapy.
  • Monitoring
    every stage of medication treatment to improve all aspects of delivery and
    reporting patient side effects.
  • Communicating
    effectively with patients and their relatives, physicians, nurses,
    pharmacy technicians, other healthcare practitioners, directors and other
    hospital administration staff, etc.
  • Preparing
    and quality-checking sterile medications under special conditions (e.g.
    Intravenous medications for those unable to take food, anti-cancer
    medications, eye drops, etc.).
  • Assisting
    with sourcing and procuring medications and ordering procedures to ensure
    adequate inventory and options for the conditions treated at the hospital.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a BS, MS, or Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an
    accredited institution and a current pharmacist license
  • Three
    to five years of previous facility pharmacy experience, preferably in a
    hospital setting.
  • Completion
    of a Pharmacy Practice residency or equivalent facility experience.
  • Possesses outstanding leadership,
    communication, listening and interpersonal skills, necessary to quickly establish credibility and rapport
    with a broad set of constituencies and motivate others;  
  • Ability to act as an effective agent for
    change, recognizes the need for change and adapts and inspires others to
  • Ability to address both broad and strategic issues and the management
    of day-to-day operations;
  • Ability to innovate, encourage creative
    thinking and imaginative solutions to issues or problems;
  • Ability to serve as an effective champion for
    quality and continuous
    performance improvement using passion and persuasive skills;
  • Thorough understanding of all elements of
    healthcare delivery;
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
  • Proficient computer skills including spread
    sheets, data bases, statistics, software knowledge and installation, and
    accounting practices for budgetary responsibilities;
  • Broad based knowledge of office support and
    computer systems and exhibit the following characteristics: a strong customer focus; foster mutual
    respect; strong commitment to organization mission, vision and values;
    promote teamwork; perform independently; maintain confidentiality; adhere
    to high standards of personal conduct; and maintain and enhance
    professional/job competency;
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulatory
    requirements and best practices in clinical care; and
  • Excellent decision-making and judging
How to Apply:
All candidates who are suitably
qualified are advised to send their application and curriculum vitae to
Deadline: 12th February 2018

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