Right to Care Zambia
Posted Job
3 months ago

Pharmacy Technologist

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council of Zambia
  • HIV Treatment & Care, ART and Essential Medicines experience
  • 3 years’ experience
  • Previous public sector experience preferably within HIV field

TECHNICAL AND BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Client orientated.
  • Good planning, organizing and decision-making skills.
  • High quality standard of work
  • Computer literate – MS Office and call centre programmes
  • Good understanding of Medicines and Related Substances Legislation
  • Be able to work within the framework of a team

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Conduct ongoing assessments and situational analysis to identify gaps within the supply chain system.
  • Develop quality improvement plans (QIPs) for identified gaps.
  • Implement strategies to effectively manage stock and ensure quality and safety of pharmaceutical products in the clinics.
  • Ensure compliance with good pharmacy practices and good dispensing practices.
  • Assist facilities with stock rotation and re-distribution.
  • Ensure availability of provincial primary health care (PHC) pharmacy standard operating procedures (SOPs), Standard Treatment Guidelines
  • (STGs) and Essential Medicines List (EML) in all facilities
  • Assist facilities with stock take procedures as outlined in the SOP.
  • Perform site supervisory visits.
  • Issuing medicines to patients, furnishing information and advice to patients about the use of medicines.
  • Counselling patients on the proper use of drugs they are taking.
  • Determining patient compliance with the therapy and follow up to ensure that patient’s medicine related needs are being met.
  • Evaluating patient’s medicine related needs by determining the indications, safety and effectiveness of therapy.
  • Document medication errors and interventions made during dispensing.
  • On-going adherence monitoring of patients.
  • Involvement in Pharmacovigilance activities.
  • Clinical Pharmacy to ensure efficacy, safety and continued access to ARVs for inpatients.
  • Ensure continuous supply of medication for patients accessing care from pharmacy and areas that we support.
  • Facilitate multidisciplinary team approach to patient care
  • Stakeholder engagements and meetings e.g. MoH, MSL, ZAMRA, Partners etc.
  • Compile monthly statistics and reports and forward to relevant persons
  • Overall Pharmacy staff management and support
  • Plan, organize and approve leave of junior staff
  • Ensure monthly and weekly task allocation of Pharmacy staff
  • Performance appraisals for staff.
  • Continued evaluation and monitoring of Pharmacy systems i.e. waiting times, prescription errors etc.
  • Perform ongoing assessments for measuring impact of interventions and outcomes thereof for continuous self-improvement.
  • To support and Monitor facility pharmacy / clinical staff.
  • Supports the implementation of alternative access to chronic medicines (e.g. ART Adherence clubs, Demonstration projects (CCMDD, Interval Study, HIV Self-Test Study) and ART Community support groups
  • Coordinates the implementation of DMAD projects (e.g. MMSD and CCMDD
  • Provides training and mentorship on DMAD projects
  • Compiles Monthly/weekly reports on the implemented DMAD projects
  • Provide data for indicators for DSR and WSR meetings on supply Chain updates
  • Compile weekly /monthly stock status reports
  • Report and submit pharmacovigilance information and data