Pharmacy Dispenser

Vacancy Details

  • Career Level Qualified / Experienced
  • Experience 2 Years
  • What we do NGO / NPO & CharityHealth / Medical services
  • Qualifications Certificate levelRegistered / Valid License
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Job Description

MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) is a renowned international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance and support to populations affected by crises and emergencies worldwide.

With a strong commitment to delivering quality healthcare services, MSF has been at the forefront of medical interventions in Zimbabwe and beyond. We value diversity, inclusivity, and teamwork, and strive to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need.

MSF is looking for a dedicated and compassionate Pharmacy Dispenser to join our dynamic team. As a Pharmacy Dispenser at MSF, you will play a crucial role in providing accurate and timely dispensing of medications to patients in artisanal small-scale mining sites.

Your commitment to following medical prescriptions and MSF protocols will contribute to improving patient health and well-being.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Dispense medication to patients according to medical prescriptions, ensuring accuracy and adherence to MSF protocols and standards.
  • Provide clear and concise instructions to patients regarding medication use, potential side effects, and other relevant information.
  • Pack and transport medical supplies following best practices and protocols.
  • Maintain minimum medical stocks for daily outreach activities, promptly flagging potential stockouts and placing accurate orders with the MSF Pharmacy Supervisor.
  • Maintain accurate dispensing and inventory records, ensuring proper documentation of medication usage and stock levels.
  • Monitor expiry dates of medications and coordinate with the Pharmacy Supervisor to manage FIFO/FEFO (First In, First Out/Front Expiry, Front Out) principles.
  • Work closely with clinical staff to ensure integrated patient care and self-care practices.
  • Participate in community health events and support health education initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the mobile outreach team to provide accurate and timely dispensing of drugs in artisanal small-scale mining sites.
  • Contribute to maintaining a safe and clean working environment in the pharmacy area.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Valid Dispensary Certificate from the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ).
  • Diploma or Certificate in Pharmacy Drug Dispensing.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working in pharmacy dispensing.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Motivation to work in an international and intercultural context with a humanitarian team spirit.
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Clear knowledge and experience of legislative instruments and procedures for medical supplies.
  • Experience using any ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system and Microsoft Office packages.
  • Strong command of English and local languages.

To apply, interested candidates who meet the criteria should submit their detailed CVs and a motivation letter indicating the position being applied for on or before November 21, 2023.

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