PHARMACY ASSISTANT

Job Description

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Principal Duties:

 

1. Inventory Control
• Checking of stock level both manually and by system.
• Creating Purchase Requisitions for items that are of low stock and need to be replenished.
• Following up with the suppliers to ensure stock(s) delivery.
• Performing receiving via system and arranging stock(s) according to storage requirements.
• Troubleshooting any inventory related problems.

 

 

2. Outpatient Dispensing
• Screening of prescription for accuracy.
• Preparing and labeling of medications accurately.
• Charging the medications ordered on the prescriptions accordingly.
• Double checking the accuracy of the medications prepared.
• Dispensing the medications to the patients.
• Counseling the patients on medications and device usage.

 

3. In-patient Dispensing
• Screening of in-patient prescriptions for accuracy.
• Preparing and labeling of medications accurately.
• Charging the medications ordered on the prescriptions accordingly.
• Double checking the accuracy of the medications prepared.
• Dispensing the medications to the nurses.
• Counseling the patients on device usage.


4. Chemotherapeutic Reconstitution
• Screening the prescription for accuracy.
• Preparing and labeling of the medications required
• Preparation of the worksheet for the patient
• Reconstitution of the medications under the Laminar Airflow Cabinet
• Dispensing the finished product to the nurses.
• Cleaning and disinfection of the Laminar Airflow Cabinet.

 

5. Stock Management
• Transferring stocks to other substores and vice versa.
• Providing barcodes for the substores to enable charging of medications
• Participate in yearly general stock take as well as departmental stock takes as deemed necessary.
• Circulate stocks accordingly to reduce wastage due to expiry.

 

6.   Expiry Management
• Compiling expiry report for write-off
• Verifying the expired items with the documentation
• Disposing the expired items

 

7.   Compounding
• Preparing simple dosage forms such as syrups for patients
• Preparation of labels for compounded preparations.

 

8. Miscellaneous

• To supervise and check the work of pharmacists, technicians and other staff as required (when deemed competent).
• To assist in the training of pharmacy staff and other professional staff as required.
• To ensure that statutory requirements are met at all times and to implement ISO policies and procedures as directed by the Head of Pharmacy Services.
• To attend relevant training courses as appropriate.
• To undertake other reasonable duties within the framework of the post as directed by the Head of Pharmacy Services.