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Medicines Dispenser (MSF)

Job Summary

Job location: Muse, Shan Project

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

ACCOUNTABILITIES

 Dispensing medication to patients according to medical prescription, ensuring the medication is

labelled with the correct drug name, strength, quantity, expiry date, directions for use and includes

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 MSF 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Ensuring returned and out-of-date medication is safely removed to a well designated quarantine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 pharmacy, 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).

 Carrying out Patient Therapeutic Education (PTE) and interacting with patient using a patient based

approach to accompany chronic disease (HIV, TB, etc.) patients along their visits. Receiving patients,

informing about treatment and adherence, giving appointment for the next drug delivery. Informing

the medical doctor in case of lack of adherence and identifying the reasons and finding solutions to

improve adherence.

 Understanding recording and informing on any complaint received from patients related to

medicine use or side effects.

 Perform any other relevant tasks assigned by his/ her supervisors as necessary.


REQUIREMENTS

Education  Essential Secondary Education (equivalent to Matriculation exam passed)

 Paramedical background is desirable

Experience Previous work related experience

Languages Mission language desirable and local language SHAN and CHINESE essential

Knowledge  Essential knowledge of basic mathematics and use of measuring equipment

 Desirable computer literacy (word, excel) 


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