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Pharmaceutical Technologist Job in Ruiru Kenya

Pharmaceutical Technologist 

Jacaranda Health is a social venture that aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. 

We are combining business and clinical innovations to provide affordable maternity and reproductive health services to low-income urban women. 

We have launched one clinic in Nairobi last year, and are currently expanding to other locations in the region. 

We strive to be a data-driven company which improves its operational efficiency through informed decision making on the costs and pricing mechanisms in the health care market.

Job Summary
We are seeking a licensed, experienced pharmaceutical technologist to work in our maternity, clinic in Ruiru at the Eastern Bypass, just off Thika Road. 

The successful applicant should have at least 3 years’ experience working as a licensed pharmaceutical technologist in a busy pharmacy. Strong preference will be given to applicants who have experience setting up pharmacy operations in a comparable facility for the first time. 

The candidate should be available immediately or with minimal notice required. In all our staff, we seek experience in maternal and child health, and a strong commitment to providing friendly and respectful care to all women. 

Jacaranda is an excellent opportunity to learn new clinical skills, and to receive mentorship on cutting-edge innovation in maternal health care.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintaining detailed, meticulous records of all use of medicines in Jacaranda facilities
  • Checking prescriptions for accuracy and suitability to ensure safe, economical and rational dispensation and use of drugs and pharmaceutical products
  • Preparing and labeling extemporaneous preparations for both in and out patients
  • Participating in formulating and implementing Clinical policies on drug use and pharmacy standard operating procedures.
  • Performing clinical checks on all treatment sheets and prescriptions
  • Providing comprehensive and accurate drug information to patients and other users.
  • Designing and implementing procedures and guidelines on forecasting, storage and stock management, procurement and distribution of drugs in line with the required standards
  • Working closely with the clinical teams to support adequate and reliable supply medicine and participating in drug stock takes.
  • Assist in the setup and strategy for pharmacy operations in our subsequent facilities, including providing Jacaranda with the necessary licensure
  • Performing other administrative duties within the organization as may be tasked from time to time
Desired Qualifications

The desired candidate should possess the following:
  • Diploma/Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from a recognized university/college
  • Registration with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
  • Possession of valid annual practicing license.
  • At least 3 years’ pharmacy experience following receipt of diploma/degree
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Computer literacy, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work effectively with a team in a culturally diverse environment
  • A good understanding of community dynamics. Knowledge and familiarity with low-income urban areas of Nairobi.
Additional Comments
Interested candidates may apply by:
1. Completing the online form available by clicking here Jacaranda Health Pharm Tech Application Form - May 2013 or by pasting this link into your web browser:
2. After completing the application form, please send your current CV to

Only applicants that have completed the online form as well as submitted their CVs by May 31, 2013 will be considered.
Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications received, we will be unable to confirm all submissions.

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