Pharmaceutical Technologist at Marie Stopes Kenya

On Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Position: Pharmaceutical Technologist
Work Station: Eastleigh Nursing Home
Reporting To: Center Manager, Eastleigh Nursing Home
Working With: Other Medical team members
Type of Contract: Two years subject to renewal
Salary: Gross pay of 27,000

Overall Objective of the Position

General Responsibilities:

To carry-out any other duties and/or responsibilities assigned by his/her immediate supervisor.

To be flexible as required.

To be accountable, give feedback and appropriate information regarding the requested or ongoing tasks to the person or department, for the duties and performances he/she is carrying out.


  • Ensures good inventory management practices, of the medicines and medical supplies, at Eastleigh Nursing Home, Marie Stopes Kenya
  • Oversees the acquisition (prepares drug orders) and disbursement of drugs and medical supplies to the nursing home inpatient department.
  • Ensures rational use of drugs at ENH with focus on improved therapeutic outcomes based on appropriate drug use
  • Ensure maintenance of cold chain
  • Liaise with the program pharmacist regarding drugs and medical supplies orders and buffer stocks
  • Monitor drug consumption at ENH pharmacy store and submit timely regular stock level and drug consumption reports to the Program Pharmacist
  • Keep records of serious untoward incidents e.g. drug errors, poor quality, expired drugs as requested by Program Pharmacist
  • Keep up to date stock records and information on stock of medicine and medical supplies with a view of improving inventory management practices.
  • Prepares medicine needs projections and submits orders to the Program Pharmacist and Center Manager.
Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Diploma in Pharmacy from accredited institutions, by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB)  with a minimum of 2 years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Enrolled Pharmaceutical Technologist with the PPB
  • Computer skills – excel and word (good)
  • Language skills – English and Kiswahili, written and spoken (good)
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
  • Knowledge of drugs and their indications, contraindications, dosing, side effects, and proper administration.
  • Skill in the use of computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
  • Knowledge of policies and regulations pertaining to the disbursement of pharmaceutical drugs.
  • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain and analyse data.
  • Ability to supervise and train assigned staff as necessary.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
Applications quoting the position title with detailed CVs with contact details of 3 referees (2 of which should be immediate former supervisors) should be submitted to:
People and Development Dept.
[email protected]
Marie Stopes Kenya
On or before 13th August, 2013
Due to the urgency of this position applications will be reviewed as they come.

NB: Please clearly indicate on the subject as ‘Pharmaceutical Technologist’

Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity Employer

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