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Pharmaceutical Technologist

Role Summary

  • Provide quality, efficient and integral pharmacy services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strict maintenance and documentation of the dangerous drugs act.
  • Receive prescriptions for medications from medical doctors and other health professionals, and dispense the drugs to patients
  • Preparing or supervising the preparation and labeling of liquid medicines, ointments, powders, tablets, and other medications to fill prescriptions
  • Monitor storage conditions i.e., expiry status and security of the pharmaceuticals
  • Conferring with the doctor or his assistants regarding the ordering, stocking, and pricing of the drugs.
  • Keep records / take inventory of all drug stocks ordered, drugs issued to clients and stocks remaining.
  • Ensure order and cleanliness at the pharmacy
  • Evaluating labels, packaging, and advertising of drug products
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with customers which includes clinics, doctors, and other institutions
  • Perform other duties as assigned and as the profession demands.

Qualification and Key Competencies

  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized medical training institution
  • Be registered by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya.
  • Valid practicing license
  • Proficiency in computer application skills
  • Minimum two (2) years of working experience preferably in a busy hospital set up
  • Certificate of Good Conduct

Maternity Nurse

Job Purpose

  • To ensure high-quality clinical care to all patients through provision of effective nursing services as a Registered Nursing Officer. Successful candidates will work in Maternity.

Reports to

  • Maternity Nurse In Charge

Direct Reports

  • None

Skills and Competencies Required

  • Excellent clinical acumen.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Effective communication skills – listening, oral and written.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Empathetic to patients of all ages.
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Problem-solving, conflict resolution and crisis management skills.
  • Analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Report writing and presentation skills.
  • Desire for personal development, improvement, and learning.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain the highest possible standard of client care by adhering to the hospital standard treatment protocols and guidelines.
  • Identify obstetric complications and institute appropriate and timely interventions.
  • Effective monitoring and evaluation of patients admitted in the maternity ward.
  • Administer medication and perform medical procedures within prevailing Hospital guidelines and protocols.
  • Ensure an outstanding client experience.
  • Counsel and prepare mothers for labour, childbirth and postpartum.
  • Monitor and manage pregnant mothers during labour and childbirth and ensure timely intervention in case of emergency.
  • Perform deliveries.
  • Provide care for mothers and new-born after birth.
  • Ensure proper documentation in pantograph.
  • Educate and support mothers in breastfeeding and care of the new-born.
  • Follow through investigations and procedures ordered by Doctors during ward rounds.
  • Run MCH, Family planning and other clinics as assigned by Head of Clinical Services.
  • Provide comprehensive client counselling e.g., reproductive health, HIV, vaccination, Pap smear & • cancer screening amongst other services.
  • Ensure maintenance and availability of medical equipment in the doctors’ and nursing room.
  • Professionally and timely prepare and present regular nursing reports.
  • Assist in the formulation, review and implementation of relevant policies and procedures e.g. infection prevention etc.
  • Adequately prepare and participate in health talks, presentations, and Continuous Medical 
  • Education (CME) events.
  • Participate in clinical audits.

Accountability

  • Ensuring cost effective use of maternity supplies.
  • Patient safety, quality control, infection control and equipment care and planned preventive maintenance
  • Compliance with the stipulated regulations including Policies and Procedures adopted by the hospital
  • Communication and enforcement of policy or procedure gaps
  • Continuous training and learning on procedures and equipment
  • Adherence to the rules and regulations contained in the HR Policy & Procedure Manual (Employee Handbook)
  • Protect the Hospital’s reputation by not engaging in conduct which could bring it into disrepute
  • Adherence to privacy and confidentiality rules and regulations
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Levels of Authority Financial Measures and Impact:

  • Operational efficiency which leads to retained client base and sustained growth
  • Unit Measures and Impact: Operational efficiency
  • Resources: resource management and wastage reduction

Performance Management & Employee Engagement Measures

  • Turn-around time (TAT)
  • Operational costs- reducing wastage
  • Quality and safety standards compliance audit
  • Attendance/participation and absenteeism
  • Appraisal by objective
  • Bi-annual performance review by direct supervisor
  • Employee satisfaction survey

Job Conditions

  • Work is carried out in 6-12 hour shifts
  • Responsibility may call for extra hours
  • May be required to work on Public Holidays and Weekends depending on work schedules
  • May be exposed to biohazards during regular hospital duties
  • There will be occasional travel to different organizations and communities during scheduled marketing activities e.g. health talks, community outreach and wellness programs
  • Environment may be physically and emotionally demanding, working under stressful conditions
  • Entitled to 21 working days leave after each complete year of service
  • Attend a minimum of 40 hours of short-term training per year

People Skills

  • Work as part of a team
  • Collaborate with other staff to ensure best patient management

Academic Qualifications

  • Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution i.e. KRCHN, KRN/KRM.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution will be an added advantage

Professional Requirements

  • Must be registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Valid Nursing Practice License.
  • Valid competency in BLS, ACLS, ETAT+ and EmOC will be an added advantage.
  • Certificate of Good Conduct

Scientific Competencies Required

  • Basic equipment maintenance
  • Proficiency in computer software packages i.e. MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

Relevant Work Experience

  • At least five (5) years relevant work experience in a busy maternity ward.

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