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  • Posted: May 17, 2024
    Deadline: May 21, 2024
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    Borno, also known as Borno State, is a state in north-eastern Nigeria. Its capital is Maiduguri. The state was formed in 1976 from the split of the North-Eastern State. Until 1991 it contained what is now Yobe State. The state is dominated by the Kanuri and Babur ethnic groups. Other smaller ethnic groups are also found. Shuwa Arabs are mainly the descend...
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    Medicines Dispenser

    Main Purpose

    • To provide an accurate, timely, and qualitative dispensing service of drugs according to medical prescriptions and the protocols, standards and procedures in order to improve the patient’s health conditions.

    Job Description

    • Dispensing medication to patients according to medical prescription, ensuring the medication is labeled with the correct drug name, strength, quantity, expiry date, directions for use and additional required information and providing clear instructions and advice on how to take the drug, when, how long, how to store, possible side-effects and any other relevant warnings. Making sure the patient understands in order to ensure correct treatment.
    • Adhering to practice policies and procedures for dispensing medicines, in particular those relating to controlled drugs and ensuring respect of confidentiality in dispensing
    • Placing accurate and timely orders with the central stock, maintaining minimum stock levels of medicines, checking expiry dates and storage conditions and ensuring no medicines or material are taken out of the dispensary without authorization
    • Maintaining accurate dispensing records and regularly reporting them to his/her technical reference.
    • Ensuring returned and out-of-date medication is safely removed to a well designated quarantine zone for unwanted pharmaceuticals, separated from the normal stock
    • Organizing and keeping clean the dispensing area, ensuring cleanliness and care in handling medicines to avoid contamination and mix-up.
    • Maintaining dispensary equipment, ensuring it is clean, accurate and in a good state of repair.
    • Maintaining the integrity and security of the dispensary by admitting only authorized personnel and ensuring that all medicines are stored as appropriate.
    • Reporting immediately to the technical reference on any problem arising in the service (especially loss, robbery, quality problems with medicines (abnormal changes in colour, consistency, and odour) damage of medical equipment or medicines).
    • Understanding, recording and informing on any complaint received from patients related to medicine use or side effects.
    • Ensure that all medication shelves are checked in the morning and refilled.
    • Review of stock and communicate to supervisor when stock reaches minimum level.
    • Ensure supply of items follows the FEFO/FIFO rule according to the protocol.
    • Double check the prescription and the medication according to the condition of patient
    • Ensure that delivery is according to the admission criteria
    • Report the number of patients
    • Understanding, recording and informing supervisor on any complaint received from patients related to medicine use or side effects.

    Requirements
    Educational Qualification:

    • Diploma in Pharmacy / Pharmacy Technician Certificate (Pharmacy License is an Added Advantage)

    Experience:

    • Working experience of at least 1 year in a hospital or health care center
    • Working experience in a dispensary is a plus

    Languages:

    • Fluent English (oral and written English), Hausa, Kanuri are Essential

    Knowledge:

    • Essential: Knowledge of basic mathematics and use of measuring equipment
    • Desirable: Computer literacy (word, excel)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Borno State Government on docs.google.com to apply

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