Drug Dispenser at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

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    Drug Dispenser

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 1 – 2 years
    • Location Borno
    • Job Field Pharmaceutical&nbsp

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Contract Start Date: First week of May, 2020.
    Nationality: For Nigeria Nationals only

    Job Description

    • PUI is now looking for a Drug Dispenser for its medical health team to implement mobile health clinic in Maiduguri.

    Overall Mission
    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.

    Drugs Dispensing:

    • Receive prescriptions from Clinician/ Nurse and Midwife, and verify that required information is on the form, and dispense it to the patient.
    • Notify the Nurse or Midwife of incomplete or inaccurate prescriptions; as unclear handwriting, missing dose, etc.
    • Dispense the medication to patients.
    • Give clear instructions how to take the drug, when, how long, how to store.
    • Advise and educate patients of any adverse side-effects of medicines.
    • Check if the patient understands the given instructions.
    • Prepare clear and detailed labels for dispensed drugs written in language that patients can understand.
    • Adhere to PUI practice policies and procedures for dispensing medicines, in particular those relating to controlled drugs.
    • Maintain confidentiality.

    Drugs Management:

    • Store drugs according to PUI standards and protocols.
    • Record and compile daily and weekly consumption form and send information to pharmacist.
    • Submit drug order to pharmacy 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.
    • Arrange stock by designation and in alphabetical order, with the earliest expiring stock at the front of the shelf and the first in first out techniques.
    • Monitor the supply quantity, expiration dates and quality of medicines and medical supplies.
    • Maintain accurate dispensing records and report weekly to the Pharmacist.
    • Apply specific hygiene protocols.
    • Maintain cleanliness of the dispensary and equipment.
    • Notify Pharmacist in a timely manner in case of a high consumption that may lead to low stock or stock out.
    • Ask advice from Pharmacist in case a drug is prescribed which is not available.
    • Together with Pharmacist assistant and /or MHC Team Leader conduct inventory control of dispensary on a regular basis;
    • Follow all safety measures and rules in the dispensary.
    • Notify the pharmacist assistant / MHC Team Leader immediately about any change in drugs, in form of appearance, colour, smell, etc.
    • Collect and file patients’ prescriptions.


    • Participate in meetings and trainings when required;
    • Perform other relevant duties as requested by supervisors

    Required Skills

    • Language Skills: Fluent in local languages – Hausa and Kanuri.
    • 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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) on forms.office.com to apply
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