Kenya Ports Authority Pharmaceutical Technologists Jobs 2014 vacancy in Mombasa Kenya

 

Kenya Ports Authority was established by an Act of Parliament on 20th January, 1978 with the mandate to maintain, improve and regulate all scheduled sea ports along Kenya’s Coast.
In this regard, the Authority manages the port of Mombasa which is strategically placed to serve the commercial, agricultural and industrial hinder land of Kenya and the surrounding landlocked countries.
The key focus areas of KPA include capacity expansion, productivity improvement, growth in market share as well as safety and security.
Due to the tremendous growth of its business, the Authority is seeking to recruit high caliber professionals to support and strengthen its workforce.

The successful candidates will fill the following positions:

Medical Services Department

1. Senior Pharmaceutical Technologist
Grade
HM3
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Chief Pharmacist, the job holder will be responsible for the provision of quality pharmaceutical care and services in the Authority.
Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Monitoring drug usage and advising the pharmacist accordingly.
  • Supervising and coordinating pharmaceutical services to ensure quality services are offered.
  • Coordinating patient flow at the pharmacy and ensuring high standards of cleanliness in the pharmacy section.
  • Assisting in carrying out audit surveys on the quality of pharmaceutical care to ensure they are as per the World Health Organization guidelines.
  • Assisting in the study of disease patterns over time using prescriptions and generating appropriate reports.
  • Maintaining records on all issues arising from dispensing errors, drug abuse and patients complaints on medication.
  • Maintaining records on all drug allergies, adverse drug reaction, counterfeit and sub- standard products.
  • Keeping records of stock items and posting of prescriptions.
  • Monitoring expiry and storage conditions of drugs, both in the drugs stores and pharmacies.
  • Facilitating distribution of pharmaceuticals and other supplies to user units.
Job Specifications
  • Higher National Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology.
  • Must be registered by the Pharmacy & Poisons Board.
  • Member of the Kenya Pharmaceutical Association.
  • At least five (5) years working experience in a busy Pharmacy or a reputable Hospital.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Counseling skills.
2. Pharmaceutical Technologist
Grade HM 4
1 Post
Reporting to the Senior Pharmaceutical Technologist, the job holder is responsible for the provision of quality pharmaceutical care in the Authority.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinating pharmaceutical services to ensure quality services are offered.
  • Dispensing drugs to patients and counseling patients on their medication.
  • Maintaining registers for usage of antiretroviral drugs, opportunistic infections and anti-malarial drugs.
  • Compiling daily reports for National Programs on drugs.
  • Keeping records of stock items and posting of prescriptions.
  • Monitoring storage conditions and expiry of drugs.
Requirements for the Post
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from Kenya Medical Training College or any other institution approved by the Ministry of Health.
  • Must be registered by the Pharmacy & Poisons Board.
  • Member of the Kenya Pharmaceutical Association.
  • At least five (5) years relevant experience in a busy Pharmacy.
  • Good Computer literacy
  • Counseling skills.
How to Apply
Interested candidates for the above positions should have excellent ICT and communication skills with the ability to achieve results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with shifting priorities and deadlines.
Kenya Ports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and female candidates and People Living with Disabilities (PLWD) are encouraged to apply.
If your qualifications and career objectives match the requirements of any of the above positions, please submit your application with detailed Curriculum vitae indicating your qualifications, experience, present position, e-mail address and mobile telephone number with copies of your certificates and testimonials on or before 3Pt October, 2014 addressed to:
The Managing Director,
Kenya Ports Authority,
P.O. Box 95009,
Mombasa.