Fresher Medical Store Keeper Job Careers – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title:     Medical Store Keeper

Organisation: Uganda
Christian University (UCU)

Duty Station: Mukono,

Reports to:
Medical Officer

About US:

Uganda Christian
University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was
promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained
clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local
chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono.
International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The
Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the
College had the necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s,
the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the
higher education – not only of clergy but of other professionals as well.
Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.

Job Summary:  The Medical Store Keeper will monitor demand
and plan for the procurement of essential drugs and other medical consumables
so as to avoid stock outs and expiry of items in the medical store.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for safety and custody of drugs and other medical items
    at AGHC Medical stores.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Dispenser, to assess need for
    drugs and other medical consumables, plan for identification of the right
    items, timely procurement, verification, storage, issuing and tracking
    data on a daily basis. Adhere to practice, policies and procedures of
  • Develop and utilize the procurement information system to maintain
    adequate stock levels of medicines and other items and avoid stock outs,
    expiry of drugs, and ensure systematic and safe storage conditions.
  • Maintain store equipment and ensure that they are in good working
  • Using a stores software system linked to the Clinic Master Software
    system to ensure that all relevant information is recorded in order to
    monitor work at the store.
  • Ensure the safe disposal of unsafe medications.
  • Maintain and order for stock of dispensary and any other related
  • Adhere to all aspects of Health and Safety Control of substances
    hazardous to health, ensuring good hygiene, cleanliness and a safe
    environment in the medical store.
  • Maintain the integrity and security of the store by admitting only
    authorized personnel and ensuring that all medicines and other items are
    stored appropriately.
  • Work closely with the members of the clinical team regarding
    availability of medicines and items for patients with rare conditions.
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with other members of the
    Health center team to ensure accurate exchange of information relating to
    patients and their medication.
  • At all times, maintain absolute confidentiality.
  • Be pro-active in developing new initiatives in store management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Dispensing or its equivalent
    from a recognized Institution of higher learning
  • Training /skills and experience in procurement and medical logistics
    management will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working in a reputable Hospital
    or Registered Health Care Centre performing similar tasks.
  • Should be a person of high integrity and with a good work ethic.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills especially when dealing with staff,
    students and visitors, and a good team player.
  • Should be willing and able to work outside normal working hours.
  • Should be a mature and committed Christian.

How to Apply:

All qualified
candidates should send two (2) copies of an application letter clearly
demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vita and two
(Academic, Leadership, Pastoral) references. Please attach copies of academic
and professional certificates and transcripts on each application. Send to:

The Director, Human
Resource & Administration

Uganda Christian

Pilkington Building,

P.O. Box 4, Mukono,

Email to:

NB:  Applications sent online should have all the
attachments as ONE PDF document otherwise they will not be considered.

Deadline: 24th May 2019 by 5:00 pm

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