AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Pharmacy Technologist

Zambia
Req No
2017-6609
Category
Medical
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

AMAZING INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE at AIDS Healthcare Foundation!

 

Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?

 

If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

 

Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.

  

AHF’s core values are to be:

 

• Patient-Centered

• Value Employees

• Respect for Diversity

• Nimble

• Fight for What’s Right

 

 

STILL INTERESTED? Please continue!

Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

 

  • Assists the pharmacist in the retrieval of accurate, concise, applicable and timely drug information.
  • Collects patient specific data for prescription processing including allergies, etc.
  • Provides instruction and information regarding correct use of drugs supplied
  • Receives and stores incoming supplies; counts stock and enters data in computer to maintain inventory records
  • Assists pharmacist in stock management, including regular stock takes
  • Maintains clinical competency, as demonstrated in providing directing and monitoring patient care; begins clinic on time: advices patients concerning diet, hygiene and method for prevention of diseases.
  • Assists and communicates with medical staff concerning patient care issues (e.g. drug allergies.)
  • Participates in the case management of individual patients to ensure the continuity care;
  • Participates in Developing   internal working systems relevant to the  medical/pharmacy  operations within a clinic setting:
  • Produces required reports on a timely basis;
  • Maintains compliance with Health Professional Council of Zambia and National Public Health policies and other standards/guidelines.
  • Directs Pharmacy activities in a manner reflective of the philosophy of AIDS Healthcare Foundation:
  • Provides education to patient and patient’s personal support system in areas such disease management including treatment adherence.;
  • Promotes team work, good interpersonal relations and communication among staff at the healthcare setting partner organisations, governmental organs etc.;
  • Participates in pharmacy and clinic staff orientation;
  • Plans and participates in educational programs for the pharmacy and clinic staff;
  • Works with the clinic team to ensure that supplies that directly impact patient care are available.
  • Exercises appropriate judgment and good decision-making skills; and
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as necessary

 

 

Participation in AHF Meetings/Committees

  • Medical Staff Meeting
  • General Staff Meeting
  • CME activities

Qualifications

Education and / or Experience:

  • Diploma in Pharmacy:
  • Certification in ART and Logistics:
  • Certification in ART and OIs:
  • Certification in Advanced ART pharmacy training
  • 1-2 years post graduate experience in a pharmacy, preferably with ARV and OI medications.
  • Registration by HPCZ with a valid Practicing License

 

 

Computer Skills

 

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point presentation.

 

Language Skills

This position requires someone who is conversant with the local languages and cultures in the region

 

Mathematical Skills

  • Basic Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent to draw and interpret bar graphs.

 

Reasoning Ability

  • Highest Skills:  Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) and its most difficult phases.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

 

 

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Sensitivity to issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to provide coverage at other AHF sites upon request.

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