SOS Children’s Villages invites applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates who fulfill the eligibility criterion for the below position.
Position title : Pharmacy Assistant ( Position)
Reporting to : Pharmacy in Charge
Location : Mogadishu
MA : Somalia
The Employee assists with the preparation and distribution of pharmaceuticals, inventory management, and documentation. He/She works within a scope of responsibilities, code of ethics and understanding of the regulatory requirements in the Pharmacy.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Check for expired medications
Notify the doctor when stock is low
Take in and handle out prescriptions
Use store’s computer systems to enter supplies and stock.
Help in maintaining reasonable dispensary stock levels
Receive and/ or unload incoming goods coming in the pharmacy
Deliver pharmaceuticals goods to sites within a pharmacy department and clinical areas/wards/departments
Pre-pack, assemble and label medicines
Ensure medicines and supplies are stored in optimal conditions
Update list of 10 most vital drugs
Answer queries on the availability and supply of medicines
Respond to face to face and telephone enquiries of a routine nature from members of the public, patients, their representatives and a wide range of staff groups
Create and maintain patient profiles
Promote an environment of physical, occupational, ethical and legal safety
Observe safe work practices, rules and instructions relating to work, and be pro-active in hazard management
Willingly co-operate in the achievement of all health and safety goals and initiatives
Cleaning and sterilizing dispensing bottles and instruments
Oversees the orders for drugs, solutions and equipment for the Centre. Ensures that accurate records of all drugs / medicine in stock are maintained. Records all receipts and disbursements.
Directs the preparation and maintenance of clinical records of drugs, through the stock card system.
Ensures that there is always an adequate supply of drugs at all times.
Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor / Diploma health related field.
Certification as a Pharmacy Technician, particularly for hospital pharmacy assistants/technicians.
At least 2 years work experience in clinical pharmaceutical management
Knowledge of sterile product preparation
Knowledge of drug regulations
Knowledge of medical and pharmaceutical terminology
Knowledge of generic and trade names of commonly prescribed medications
Experience with administrative and clerical procedures and systems
Familiar with relevant computer applications
SOS Children’s Villages Somalia holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes. SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages Somalia understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe.
How to apply
Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to: this email email@example.com Indicating with subject line of the position.
Closing date is. 6th August, 2022
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
This job description outlines only the general scope of activity and the basic tasks and responsibilities associated with this position. It is updated annually in the course of performance appraisal. It may be supplemented with a more detailed definition of tasks, responsibilities and involvement in processes.