JOB DESCRIPTION- DISPENSER (PHARMACIST)
JOB TITLE: DISPENSER (GRADE 4)
REPORTS TO: BRANCH MANAGER
HOURS: 48 HRS A WEEK
Duties and Responsibilities:
Issuing stock items and prepared prescriptions
Collection of prescription charges/checking patient exemption statements
Operation of efficient stock control appropriate to the needs of the dispensary with the objective of ensuring continuity of supply for patients and minimising wastage
Ensuring that drugs are received and stored in an appropriate manner in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions
Ensuring that refrigerated items are stored at the appropriate temperature and maintaining the temperature control record/logbook
Cleaning work surfaces and shelving on a regular basis and ensuring that that all dispensary equipment is kept clean and kept in good working order.
Maintaining full and accurate records of all dispensing transactions.
Using the computer to keep records up to date.
Sending daily reports on daily sales made
Dealing with queries from patients regarding their prescriptions.
Ordering drugs using the modem link to the wholesalers.
Some reception work as required as part of the dispensing process.
Handling controlled drugs (and keeping register).
Handling prescription money and operating/balancing the till.
Assisting when required to meet targets in relation to dispensing doctors scheme
Assisting in stock checks
Providing cover for annual leave/sickness.
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience
Minimum Qualification is Certificate of Nursing with experience in dispensing drugs.
Diploma in Pharmaceuticals with experience in working at a pharmacy.
Diploma in Nursing with experience in working at a pharmacy is dispensing drugs.
Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages, in particular Excel and Word. Hands-on experience with data entry into online databases and forms.
Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
Able to maintain confidential information
Strong customer service ethic and abilities
Self-motivated to perform routine tasks independently and meet deadlines
Good verbal and written communication skills