JUNIOR PHARMACIST

Job Categories:

Pharmacist


Date Posted:

2022-01-22

Employment Type

Full Time

Website

bemconsult.com

Location:

Lusaka

Salary:

Negotiable


Description:

Job Purpose
The Junior Pharmacist will prepare medication by reviewing and interpreting physicians’ orders, detecting incompatibilities. Communicate with local physicians to determine the type of medication and dosage for a customer, take inventory of pharmaceutical drugs to reorder them based on local demand and interact with pharmacy customers to give them their prescriptions and answer medication questions.

Summary of Key Responsibilities;

  • Preparing medication by reviewing and interpreting physicians’ orders, detecting incompatibilities
  • Dispense medication by compounding, packaging and labelling pharmaceuticals
  • Handle direct customers and patients and provide professional counselling and advice on health issues, symptoms, and medications.
  • Monitoring customers’ drug therapies, advising interventions, and informing customers of any potential side effects.
  • Ensure dispensing of pharmaceuticals, identification and correction of potential allergic reactions and drug interactions/incompatibilities.
  • Check expiry dates, short-dated and overstocked pharmaceuticals and reports them directly to the Pharmacy Supervisor.
  • Receiving and filling prescriptions
  • Communicating with medical professionals about patients and their medications
  • Listening to patients’ reports of symptoms and providing suggestions for over-the-counter medications
  • Accurately measuring, preparing and distributing proper medications to the patients that need them
  • Instructing customers on how and when to take prescribed medications.
  • Conducting health and wellness screenings.
  • Providing immunizations, and other medical services, such as taking blood pressure, temperature measurements, and checking blood sugar levels.
  • Ensuring a safe and clean working environment in and outside the pharmacy
  • Completing operational requirements of the pharmacy, including verifying order entries, maintaining records of controlled substances, charges, and removing expired and/or damaged drugs from the pharmacy’s inventory.
  • Adhering to applicable legal rules, regulations, and procedures governing pharmaceutical practice.
  • Upon request provide medication information to medical/nursing personnel.
  • Actively participates in the promotion and implementation of patient and family rights.


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Exhibits knowledge in drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and interaction.
  • Knowledge in chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceuticals, therapeutics, patient care technique, biopharmaceutics, microbiology, quality assurance and medication administration techniques.
  • Demonstrates ability in communication, instruction and interacting with other health professionals.
  • Should have excellent communication skills and an ability to manage people.
  • Demonstrates excellent computer skills


Primary Areas of Accountability:

Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Pharmacy
  • A degree in Pharmacy will be a plus
  • Must have a minimum of 1-2 years ‘work experience in Retail Pharmacy
  • Exposure to Hospital Pharmacy or Community Pharmacy will be an added advantage
  • Excellent clinical competency
  • Strong desire to provide exceptional pharmaceutical care
  • Passion for People and Retail Business
  • Must have a valid license to practice.
  • Membership with a recognized Pharmaceutical Society will be a plus
  • Able to work on Weekends and Some Public Holidays

                  RECENT GRADUATES WITH INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to: jobs@bemconsult.com and copy in bemconsult@outlook.com


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