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  • Posted: Jun 7, 2022
    Deadline: Jun 13, 2022
  • WHO ARE WE ? Emergency First International is an international NGO, non-profit, apolitical and secular. Emergency First International was born from the merger between two French NGO Première Urgence and Aide Médicale Internationale. First International Emergency assists civilian victims, marginalized or excluded by the effects ...
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    Drug Dispenser

    General Objective

    • Under the direct supervision of the PHC Supervisor, the Drug Dispenser dispenses drugs to patients, gives indication on drug utilization, and monitors drug consumption, according to PUI procedures.
    • S/he respects logistic and pharmacy procedures fills in weekly orders and does inventory controls.

    Dispense Medicines:

    • Dispense medication to patients according to medical prescription
    • Ensure the medication is labeled with the correct drug name, strength, quantity, expiry date, directions for use and includes and additional required information
    • Provide clear instructions and advice on how to take the drug, when, how long, how to store, possible side-effects and any other relevant warnings.
    • Maintain accurate dispensing records and regularly reporting them to OPD supervisor.

    Drugs Management:

    • Maintain the integrity and security of the dispensary by admitting only authorized personnel.
    • Set up and maintain the pharmacy stock according to good storage practices (storage of drugs by categories, alphabetic order, and expiry date…)
    • Implement stock cards system for each item and update each stock card on a timely manner
    • Ensure that FEFO (first expired first out) is respected
    • Report to the OPD Supervisor/Team Leader immediately about any change in drugs, in form of appearance, colour, smell, etc.
    • Inform the OPD supervisor in case of any missing/damaged/expired item
    • Participate in a physical inventory of the pharmacy and medical stock, including consumables and laboratory material on a monthly basis
    • Record and compile daily and weekly consumption form and send information to OPT supervisor.
    • Submit drug order to OPD supervisor on a requested basis
    • Receive the orders from Pharmacy and inspect items, as to quality, quantity, and expiry dates. Inform the Pharmacist with feedback in case of irregularity.
    • Ensure that the main stock and the pharmacy are kept clean.

    Communication and Reporting:

    • Participate in appropriate trainings provided by Première Urgence Internationale
    • Participate actively in meetings when required.
    • Inform the direct supervisor of the various needs.

    The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs. The employee could be requested to perform other tasks as his/her line manager may judge necessary.

    Education Level:

    • Secondary School, with skills in mathematics.
    • A Health Background is desirable.

    Work Experience:

    • 1-2 years of experience in a health facility or work with MHUs/ MHCs.
    • Work experience with other NGO’s would be an asset.

    Other Requirements:

    • Communication: able to communicate clearly with respect for patients, caretakers, team members and supervisors
    • Motivation: shows commitment, flexibility and is service oriented
    • Team work: shows ability to work in a team.

    Language Skills:

    • Fluent in local languages - Hausa and Kanuri.
    • Acceptable knowledge of English (speaking, reading & writing).

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) on to apply

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