Pharmacy Technician

at Makerere University Lung Institute
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted September 21, 2019
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


Makerere University Lung Institute (MLI) is a center of excellence for lung health research at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Our mission is to conduct high quality lung health research that integrates disease prevention, clinical care and training in Sub-Saharan Africa. MLI in collaboration with Servicio Madrileño de Salud/Fundación para la Investigación Biomédica Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre and EDCTP are conducting a clinical trial for empirical treatment of cytomegalovirus and tuberculosis among HIV positive infants. MLI now Reports to: Site Principal Investigator Station: Kampala Engagement: Full time Duration: 1 year with possibility of renewal Position Summary: The Pharmacy Technician will be responsible for handling, preparation, dispensing, drug accountability and final disposal of study products. seeks to recruit personnel for the Trial. .

Job Responsibilities:
• Handling, preparation, drug accountability and final disposal of study products for the clinical trial(s).
• Securely store study products, equipment and other ancillary supplies at correct storage conditions based on the requirements of the manufacturer and study protocol
• Requesting and receiving of study products through customs
• Develop procedures for ordering, receipt, storage, preparing, dispensing, disposing, accountability, inventory and quarantine of study products
• Maintain the Pharmacy Site File and study logs
• Create study labels for the EMPIRICAL investigational products
• Maintain temperature logs for the clinical trial
• Report protocol deviations to the Principal Investigator and sponsor pharmacist
• Perform routine physical inventory counts and communicate with sponsor Pharmacist
• Dispense study medication to the patient according to information on the prescription
• Inform patients on the correct use of study medication (when they should take the medication and the dose)
• Check that the patient is compliant in taking the medication according to the trial protocol
• Check and log returned medication
• Check numbers and expiry dates of any medication returned. Log details of the returned medication onto the EMPIRICAL study drugs returned log
• Send used/unused study medication for destruction
• Request authorization to destroy medication from sponsor Pharmacist and Principal investigator
• Send any relevant destruction formal certification to sponsor Pharmacist as requested
• Support & participate in MLI pharmacy related activities

Job Skills: Not Specified

Qualifications and Skills
• Diploma in Pharmacy at a recognized institution in Uganda (or abroad)
• Registration with the Allied Health Professionals body
• At least 2 years’ post qualification experience. Experience working in a research organization is an added advantage
• Experience in the usage of computers / MS Office Packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
• Good interpersonal skills
• Effective Communication; ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate orally
• Flexible and reliable with demonstrated ability to adapt to different clinical/research environments
• Must be diligent, honest and able to work with minimal supervision
• Ability to work well in a team
Willing to learn new skills to obtain high-quality research data

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Applying Instructions

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should email their application letters, CVs with two professional referees; and photocopies of academic qualifications to  .

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications should be addressed to:

Principal Investigator
Makerere University Lung Institute
College of Health Sciences
Upper Mulago Hill Road
P.O. BOX 7749, Kampala, Uganda

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