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Sep 26, 2017

Access Afya Pharmacy Technician Job in Kenya

The Organization: Access Afya is a social enterprise working to change the healthcare delivery system in Kenya. 

We are creating a network of high-tech micro-clinics that provide consultations, information, on-site diagnostics, and authentic medication directly in Nairobi’s informal settlements. 

Too often, people are not getting care when they need it because their options are expensive, inconvenient, or low quality. 

Our model makes it possible for our patients to seek care early by bringing health workers and supplies directly to the people who need it the most.

Are you passionate about improving care? 

Are you ready to spend your days working in tough and tiring environments? 

De you enjoy talking to your patients?

Do you think access to quality healthcare is everyone’s right? 

If so, we want you to join us.

Job Summary: We are hiring a Pharmacy Technician who will be responsible for managing medication distribution within Access Afya pharmacies and provide drug information and education to patients. 

He/she should have complete understanding and appreciation for the use and side effects of prescription and non-prescription drugs used to treat common disease states.

He/She must demonstrate ethical conduct and maintain confidentiality of patient information.

Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for selling and advising members of the community about over the counter medicines, cosmetics, hygiene products, and the management of minor ailments and healthy lifestyles
  • Label and dispense prescribed medicines and provide information and advice to patients about how to use their medicines
  • Responsible for ordering, labeling and counting stock of medications, chemicals and supplies, and enter inventory data in the computer
  • Responsible for receiving and storing incoming supplies, verifying quantities against invoices and informing the Medical Director of stock needs and shortages
  • Accountable for maintaining knowledge and staying abreast of all the changes that occur in the Pharmaceutical field
Access Afya’s micro-clinics are lean and compact spaces. In addition to running our lab, you will be interacting with the community and our patients.

This includes:
  • Welcoming and registering clients as they walk in.
  • Assisting when necessary with patient follow-up calls and coordination.
  • Participate in outreach events in the community.
  • Talk to patients and communicate their wants, needs, compliments, and complaints to the whole Access Afya team.
Skills and Experience
  • Computer Literacy
  • Diploma or degree in Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Proficient in Supply chain management and Pharmacy operations
General: An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the role and experience will be offered to the successful candidate. Position available immediately.

How to Apply

Please CLICK HERE  to complete the Pharmacy Technician Assessment as part of the interview process.

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