Drug Dispenser At Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

Job Details

Job Title: Drug Dispenser At Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)
Organisation: Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)
Location: Borno State
Min Work Experience: 1-2 year(s)
Qualification: SSCE
Industry: Medical/ Health Care/ Pharmaceutical
Course: Related Discipline

Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency.

The PUI Nigerian Mission was officially opened in April 2016, with a focus on meeting urgent humanitarian needs, including improving access to food commodities for Internally Displaced People (IDP) and host communities (HC), later adding Primary Health Care and Nutrition activities. This initial intervention was focused on populations living in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) LGA. The progressive sectorial widening allowed PUI to start implementing an integrated programming from 2017 onward in Bolori II sub-ward of MMC, in food security, livelihoods, nutrition, health, and Protection and Community Outreach (PCO), with the support of ECHO, FFP, OFDA and CIAA/CDC, in line with PUI’s global strategy. In 2018, PUI also started MHPSS activities. In parallel, PUI is supporting the coordination mechanisms through the Logistics Sector by consolidating and transporting humanitarian partners’ cargo funded by WFP since 2016.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Drug Dispenser

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract End Date: 30th November, 2021 (renewable based on the availability of funding)

General Objective

  • Under the direct supervision of the Nurse in MHCs, the Drug Dispenser dispenses drugs to patients, gives indication on drug utilization, and monitors drug consumption, according to PUI procedures. S/he respects logistic and pharmacy procedures fills in weekly orders and does inventory controls.

Responsibilities and Tasks 1
Dispense Medicines:

  • Dispensing medication to patients according to medical prescription.
  • Ensures the medication is labeled with the correct drug name, strength, quantity, expiry date, directions for use and includes and additional required information.
  • Provides clear instructions and advice on how to take the drug, when, how long, how to store, possible side-effects and any other relevant warnings. Make sure the patient understands in order to ensure correct treatment.
  • Maintaining accurate dispensing records and regularly reporting them to OPT supervisor.
  • Ensure that all patients and their relatives are treated equally with respect of ethical and confidential issues, following Première Urgence Internationale Charta.

Drugs Management:

  • Maintain the integrity and security of the dispensary by admitting only authorized personnel.
  • Set up and maintain the pharmacy stock according to good storage practices (storage of drugs by categories, alphabetic order, and expiry date…).
  • Implement stock cards system for each item and update each stock card on a timely manner.
  • Ensure that FEFO (first expired first out) is respected.
  • Report to the OPT Supervisor/Team Leader immediately about any change in drugs, in form of appearance, colour, smell, etc.
  • Inform the OPT supervisor in case of any missing/damaged/expired item.
  • Participate in a physical inventory of the pharmacy and medical stock, including consumables and laboratory material on a monthly basis.
  • Record and compile daily and weekly consumption form and send information to OPT supervisor.
  • Submit drug order to OPT supervisor on a requested basis.
  • Receive the orders from Pharmacy and inspect items, as to quality, quantity, and expiry dates. Provide the Pharmacy with feedback in case of irregularity.
  • Ensure that the main stock and the pharmacy are kept clean.

Other Duties:

  • Adhere to supervisor with regards to work schedules, record keeping, patient communications, re-stocking of necessary drugs, consumables and other items.
  • Participate in appropriate trainings provided by Première Urgence Internationale.
  • Participate in any other activities such as vaccination, survey, etc…according to the needs.
  • Participate actively in meetings when required.
  • Inform the direct supervisor of the various needs.
  • Maintain the working environment in a clean and presentable state.
  • Comply with PUI security procedures at all times.
  • Remain aware of the security situation in office and clinic locations at all times and provide feedback to the health program manager.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required direct supervisor.
  • Be available for any emergency.

Priorities of the Department:

  • Ensure the drugs at the facilities are stored properly and clear records maintained
  • Ensure all patients are served diligently and clear instructions are given on storage and use of the prescribed medications
  • Monitor the stock and make sure orders are made in time to avoid shortages.

Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Language Skills:
    • Fluent in local languages - Hausa, etc.
    • Acceptable knowledge of English (speaking, reading & writing)
  • Education Level:
    • Secondary school, with skills in mathematics
    • A health background is desirable
  • Work Experience:
    • Desirable at least 1-2 years of experience in a health facility or work with MHUs/ MHCs
    • Work experience with other NGO’s would be an asset.

Other Requirements:

  • Communication: able to communicate clearly with respect for patients, caretakers, team members and supervisors
  • Motivation: shows commitment, flexibility and is service oriented
  • Team work: shows ability to work in a team.

Transversals Skills:

  • Communication: able to communicate clearly with respect for patients, caretakers, team members and supervisors
  • Motivation: shows commitment, flexibility and is service oriented
  • Team work: shows ability to work in a team.

 

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Application Deadline: 06 June, 2021


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