23 Oct 2023

Pharmaceutical Technicians at THPS / Tanga City Council

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Job Description

The Tanga City Council in Collaboration with Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS)
will implement PEPFAR / CDC supported AFYA HATUA (Sustain Treatment, Enrolment
and HIV Prevention- STEP) project in Tanga CC aiming to deliver client centered,
comprehensive facility and community-based HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for
populations of this district hence contribute to the country’s epidemic control.

Tanga CC is currently seeking highly experienced, committed and motivated Tanzanians to fill
in vacant positions for AFYA HATUA project as shown below.

Position title: Pharmaceutical Technicians. (1 Positions)

Reports to: Medical Officer in Charge.

Overall Job Function: Work closely with District and Facility authorities and THPS team in the

region to ensure constant availability and accessibility of ARVs and other HIV commodities at

the health facility.

Key responsibilities:

Use Pharmacy Module and other logistics tools to dispense ARVs and other Pharmaceuticals
to clients at the CTC Pharmacy as per good dispensing practices.

Provide patients adherence counselling on medication use and advice clients on rational use
of medicines

e Conducting spot checking for expired medications available in all pharmacy sections i.e.
wards, CTC dispensing unit and main stores and separate them from usable stock

e Help in maintaining reasonable stock levels (Max Min stock levels)

o Use of e-Logistics Systems (Pharmacy Module and e-LMIS) to prepare logistics reports and
requests(R&R) as per the MOH schedule.

e Maintain updated paper-based inventory systems at CTC Pharmacy and Main store

¢ Conducting monthly Physical Inventories for all ARVs and OI Medicines and keep record in
the Pharmacy Module, Store Ledger and in the files

e Receive, load and unload incoming goods from Medical Stores Department, wholesale
vendors and donors

e Coordinate delivery of pharmaceuticals products to other health facilities within the region,
within a pharmacy department, at RCH/PMTCT Unit, TB/HIV Unit and other areas in the
hospital where ARVs and Ols are needed

e Respond to queries on the availability and supply of medicines.

e Provide technical advice to prescribers on availability of ARVs and options available for
switching clients and rational use of medicines

e Document and Report on any adverse drug reaction reported by clients at CTC and share the
case with CTC in-charge and later to TMDA.

e Maintaining prescription records and inventories of medications and pharmaceutical

e Managing pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies by making sure, all inventory
(receipts, issues, adjustments and balances) have been recorded in the store’s ledger and
Pharmacy Module

e Receive written prescriptions or requests for prescription refills from patients or from the

o Verify that the information on the prescription if is complete and accurate before dispensing
medication to patients

eo Prepare the prescription (this involves retrieving, counting, pouring, weighing, measuring and
sometimes mixing the medication) for patients

o Maintain cleanliness of pharmacy equipment and working environment

o Perform any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills:

o Diploma in Pharmacy with specialized training and/or experience relating to health systems
strengthening and supply chain management. 1 years of experience in supply chain
management in the areas of Antiretroviral Therapy, ILS and TB Logistics.

o Experience in working at Care and Treatment Units CTC and using Pharmacy Module and
e-LMIS database will be an added advantage.

o Experience using computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and power
point presentations is required.

o The incumbent must be enrolled by the Pharmacy Council of Tanzania

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Method of Application

Interested applicants should send an email to [email protected] copying [email protected] attaching 1. Application cover letter (one page maximum), 2. Curriculum Vitae (four pages maximum) 3. Copies of your relevant certificates. The email should be position being applied for (e.g. Clinical Tracker Job Application for Tanga City Council). The deadline for application is 29 October 2023. Tanga City Council is an equal opportunity employer; women, people living with HIV/AIDS and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.

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