Pharmacy Dispenser – Afghan Nationals Only

Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee


Pharmaceutical Management

  • Dispense medicines to all patients according to the doctor’s prescription
  • Provide counselling to patients regarding the proper usage of prescribed medications
  • Routinely monitor the expiry dates of medicines ensuring that those with short expiry dates will be used first before they become expired.
  • Keep the drug store clean, store medicines appropriately with the up to date, to be checked easily
  • Monitor and ensure optimum room temperatures are maintained and charting room temperatures regularly.
  • Prevent physical damage and contamination of drugs.
  • Ensure all stock related reports and inventories are completed.
  • Notify the clinical officer in-charge of the drug stock levels to ensure no stock outs.
  • Work with other health staff to ensure wards/clinic areas are appropriately stocked with essential equipment and supplies.
  • Ensure regular inventory and consumption tracking of medical drugs and supplies.
  • Work with relevant staff to ensure prompt requesting of medical drugs and supplies.
  • Carry out day duties as per duty roaster.

Staff Supervision & Development

  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and provide guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Provide pharmaceutical support and mentorship to other mobile clinic staff, providing on-the-job training where needed.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Ensure all dispensary documents are completed in a timely manner in line with IRC’s Pharmaceutical guidelines
  • Maintain up-to-date stock inventories.
  • Compile and submit stock consumption reports and flag to Medical doctor if supplies stocks are low

Other Duties

  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs.

Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

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