Pharmacy Technician at AIDS Healthcare Foundation – Job Ref: 92

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a legally registered not for profit, NGO registered in Zambia. AHF collaborates with the Zambian government and other partner institutions, to provide technical assistance to these key stakeholders to establish sustainable and replicable models for the delivery of quality and comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support, HIV Counseling, and Testing, Prevention and Psychosocial services to people living with HIV/AIDS. The AHF wishes to recruit the following:

Pharmacy Technician (Lusaka)

Duties and responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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

How to Apply

Candidates are expected to send a cover letter and CV as one document to globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org with a copy to

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, with a clear indication of the position they are applying for in the subject line. First write the word Zambia, put a hyphen then indicate the position you are applying for. All should be in capital letters. For example, “ZAMBIA-PHARMACIST”. The deadline for applications is 18th January 2020.

*No phone calls, no walk-ins, no direct e-mails to AHF staff members*

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