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Monday, July 18, 2016

Pharmacy Technician



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:

• Patient-Centered
• Value Employees
• Respect for Diversity
• Nimble
• Fight for What’s Right
 
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Justification for Pharmacy Technician for Kwacha – Kitwe
AHF has expanded the program in Kitwe with Kwacha being one of the supported sites. The patient volume in these sites stood at 1253 by 5 April 2015. There is need to have a pharmacy technician based at the clinic to coordinate the pharmaceutical logistics and operations. The pharmacy technician will also supervise the dispenser so as to offer quality health services. It is also a requirement to have a pharmacy technician at this level of care by the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ).

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
Pharmacy Technician

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